Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic has scored again for Celtic while Mile Jedinak set up Aston Villa’s winner on a big night for Aussies around the globe.
On another comfortable night for the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership, Rogic came off the bench with 20 minutes left as Brendan Rodgers’ side won 3-0 against Inverness CT at Parkhead.
And after Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths had them up 2-0 against a 10-man Inverness, the 23-year-old playmaker iced the result seven minutes from time.
Rogic received a clever cut back to the top of the 18-yard box, taking one touch to control before driving a powerful low shot which squeezed in despite the keeper getting a glove on it.
It was the young Aussie’s fifth goal of the campaign as Celtic remain 10 points clear at the top of the ladder.
While it was delight for Rogic, Scott McDonald tasted defeat as he played 90 minutes in Motherwell’s 2-0 loss to Dundee.
In the Championship in England, Mile Jedinak had his best game in an Aston Villa shirt as they came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1.
With scores locked at 1-1 with 20 minutes left, Jedinak played a sublime pass over the top of the Rovers defence for Jonathan Kodjia to score.
The win increases Villa’s unbeaten run to five matches and propels them to 14th spot on the Championship table.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Bailey Wright played a full match as Preston North End recorded a strong 3-1 win away at Rotherham to be just three points outside the play-off places.
Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town stayed third despite being held to a 1-1 at home against Birmingham City, while Jackson Irvine played 90 minutes as Burton drew 0-0 with Barnsley, who had Ryan Williams on the bench.
In Germany, Mathew Leckie couldn’t inspire FC Ingolstadt to their first win over the season, beaten 2-0 at home by Augsburg to remain in the relegation zone.
Winger Robbie Kruse watched from the bench as Bayer Leverkusen beat Darmstadt 98 3-2.
Daniel De Silva came off the bench in the final minute as Roda JC drew 0-0 against PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie, while James Jeggo didn’t feature for league-leaders Sturm Graz in Austria, as they lost at home against St Polten.
In Turkey, it was another full game for left-back Aziz Behich as Bursaspor were held to a 0-0 draw at Karabukspor to stay in fourth spot.
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