Palace Wins Through To Play-off Final
A ten-men Crystal Palace secured their place in the First Division play-off final in dramatic circumstances, after scoring deep in injury time to send the game into extra time and win a tense penalty shoot-out 5-4 over Sunderland.
A ten-men Crystal Palace secured their place in the First Division play-off final in dramatic circumstances, after scoring deep in injury time to send the game into extra time and win a tense penalty shoot-out 5-4 over Sunderland. The game looked lost for Palace late in normal time after Julian Gray was sent off in the 86th minute and his side down 2-0 and 4-3 on aggregate. However Palace would not give up and substitute Darren Powell scored with a header at the far post to send the game into extra time. This spurred Palace on and they looked the better side in extra time despite their numerical disadvantage, although they were happy to settle for penalty kicks. In the penalty shootout, which included Socceroo defender Tony Popovic (pictured above), Michael Hughes struck the winning sudden-death penalty after Palace keeper Nico Vaesen had saved Jeff Whitley-s kick. Having dominated the first half, Palace suffered a double-whammy just before half time, when first Kevin Kyle scored in the 42nd minute and then Marcus Stewart sent a header past Vaesen in first half injury time. Palace will meet the winner of today-s match between West Ham and Ipswich at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on May 29, which is likely to rule the Socceroo defender out of the Oceania Nations Cup that starts in Adelaide on the same day.
Cahill's Jamshedpur remain unbeaten in Indian Super League
Tim Cahill’s unbeaten start to life in the Indian Super League has continued with his Jamshedpur drawing 1-1 with ATK overnight. In his first home appearance for his new club, Australia’s greatest-ever goalscorer started in attack and played 74 minutes before he was substitute
Aussies Abroad: Milestone moment for Leckie in Bundesliga
Mathew Leckie has reached an impressive milestone after again featuring for Hertha Berlin as they continued their strong start to the season in the Bundesliga. The Caltex Socceroos winger came off the bench for the last 28 minutes as Hertha drew 1-1 with Freiburg in Berlin.
Aussies Abroad: Rogic stars in clash of Caltex Socceroos, Ryan and Mabil impress
In-form Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic produced a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic’s 4-2 Scottish Premiership win over Hibernian on Sunday morning (AEDT). Rogic - who netted in Australia’s 4-0 friendly win over Kuwait on Tuesday - scored an outstanding goal and then pro
Milicic ‘extremely proud’ of Young Socceroos comeback
Young Socceroos boss Ante Milicic praised his side’s “strong Australian mentality” after they battled back to salvage a 1-1 draw in their AFC U-19 Championship opener against Korea Republic. Melbourne City’s Ramy Najjarine came off the bench to score a stunning 89th-minute equ