Rogic's Celtic comeback, PL Aussies earn point

Tom Rogic has played his first game of the season for Celtic after coming on in the 67th minute of the Scottish Champion's 1-0 win over Hamilton.

Celtic scored the only goal of the match in the fourth minute through James Forrest, before Caltex Socceroos midfielder Rogic was given his first minutes of the Scottish Premier League season.

The 26-year-old Australian won several fouls in the second half as he marked his return with a victory, which saw Celtic maintain their three-point lead at the top of the ladder.

Elsewhere in the UK, Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy’s Brighton earned a point after a 1-1 draw with Burnley in their Premier League match.

Ryan started in goal for the Seagulls, who went ahead in the 51st minute courtesy of a superb volley from Neal Maupay.

The Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper was alert to pounce on any loose balls, and was largely untroubled until the first minute of stoppage time when he was beaten by Jeff Hendrick’s strike from outside the box.

That was after Mooy came on as a second half substitute in the 86th minute, with the draw seeing Brighton earn their fifth point of the campaign.


In the Championship, Jackson Irvine played a full game for Hull City as they drew 2-2 with Wigan, while Harry Souttar came on in the 81st minute of Fleetwood Town’s 3-3 draw with Southend United in League 1 (Mark Milligan was absent for the match).

In Belgrade, Milos Degenek was involved a dramatic match, which saw Red Star score twice in the final minutes to snatch a 2-1 win over Indija.

And in Israel, Trent Sainsbury and Nikita Rukavytsya both played full games for Maccabi Haifa as the latter scored in their side’s 2-0 win over Kiryat Shmona.

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