Caltex Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak got more minutes under the belt as Aston Villa climbed to fourth in the Championship with a 2-1 win over Sunderland on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
Jedinak, the hero of Australia's intercontinental play-off win over Honduras, stepped in for the final 27 minutes to help see the hosts to victory.
England-born Australia youth international Tom Beadling, who had a spell on loan at Bury last season, sat on the bench for the Black Cats.
Jackson Irvine also enjoyed a good night in England's second tier, completing 90 minutes in Hull City's 0-0 draw away to Millwall.
It was the midfielder's fifth league start for the Tigers and second in November.
Elsewhere, Bailey Wright played a full match as Bristol City's five-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended in a 2-1 home defeat to former club Preston North End.
Wright and Irvine are due to face off when their two teams clash at the KCOM Stadium early Sunday morning (AEDT).
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