Aussies Abroad: Vukovic helps extend Genk lead while Mooy, Giannou on the scoresheet in Europe

There was plenty of action for our overseas-based Caltex Socceroos on Sunday morning (AET) as the race for silverware heats up.

Starting in Belgium and Danny Vukovic and Genk bounced back to form with a 2-1 win over Gent.

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The win keeps them four points clear atop the Belgian Pro League ladder although closest rivals Club Brugge do have a game in hand.

Mat Ryan’s F.A. Cup dream is over after they narrowly went down to Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley.

The Seagulls, who defied expectations to make it to the last four, were on the backfoot from the start after Gabriel Jesus netted in the 4th minute to set City on their way.

After having their relegation confirmed last week, Huddersfield Town and Aaron Mooy looked to put things right against Leicester City.

Mooy was to get on the scoresheet, converting a 52nd minute penalty but it was to no avail as the Foxes scored four of their own for a convincing victory at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Down a division and Jackson Irvine’s Hull City continued their strong form with a 3-1 victory over Reading at the KC Stadium.

Elsewhere in the Championship and Massimo Luongo wasn’t involved through illness as his Queens Park Rangers side ran head first into league leaders Norwich City, losing 4-0 at Carrow Road.

Heading north and Mark Milligan played the full 90 as Hibernian won their first Edinburgh Derby at Tynecastle Park since 2013 with a 2-1 triumph over Hearts.

Despite the Jambos dominating the match, Hibs were able to grab two goals against the run of play to seal a memorable victory.

At Celtic Park, Tom Rogic continued his return from injury with 70 minutes for the Hoops as they fought out a 0-0 draw with Livingston.

It was a bitter pill to swallow for the hosts who, despite registering 11 shots on target, couldn’t breach the West Lothian side’s defence.

Taking a continental route now and Mat Leckie started for Hertha Berlin as they went down 2-1 to Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Olympiastadion.

Despite the loss it was another positive outing for the Caltex Socceroos winger as he continues his comeback from injury.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse was not in the matchday squad for VfL Bochum as they lost 2-1 to Jahn Regensburg.

It was a similar story in the Eredivisie with Alex Gersbach not involved as NAC Breda went down 1-0 to Heracles.

Finally, Apo Giannou was on the scoresheet for AEK Larnaca as they beat AC Omonia 2-0 in the Cypriot First Division.

Giannou netted in the 90th minute to secure all three points for his side who move up to third on the ladder.

Apostolos Giannou
Apo grabbed another goal for Larnaca in Cyprus.