Mile Jedinak’s Crystal Palace got off to the perfect start in the English Premier League while Maty Ryan suffered a reality check in Spain overnight.
Jedinak was a surprise substitute for Palace’s opening match of the English Premier League season away to Norwich City, with new signing Yohan Cabaye starting in midfield for Alen Pardew’s side.
But the Socceroos skipper was introduced for the final 20 minutes with the game in the balance at 2-1 before Cabaye sealed the result in stoppage time with a neat finish from close range.
It was a different story for Massimo Luongo in the Championship as his new club QPR suffered a 2-0 loss away to Charlton Athletic.
Luongo was impressive in midfield as he played the full 90 minutes but second-half goals to Tony Watt and Morgan Fox handed the Addicks victory.
Elsewhere, Jason Davidson endured a difficult night as his Huddersfield outfit were downed 2-0 by Hull City.
Davidson played the full 90 minutes but was unable to prevent goals either side of half time to Sam Clucas and Chuka Akpom as the Tigers ran out comfortable victors.
Socceroo shot-stopper Ryan had a difficult night in Spain as his Valencia outfit suffered a 3-1 loss to Serie A outfit AS Roma at Estadio de Mestalla.
Ryan played a full match as goals to Mohamed Salah, Francesco Totti and Gervinho handed the Italians a deserved victory.