WATCH: Subway Socceroos clinical in big Canberra win against Lebanon

The Subway Socceroos are through to the third round of AFC qualifiers after a dominant 5-0 victory over Lebanon in Canberra.

An early goal from Kusin Yengi was compounded on in the second half, with clinical goals from Craig Goodwin, and a first international goal for John Iredale.

Graham Arnold indicated pre-game that he wanted to shuffle the decks following Thursday's victory, and the national team manager did exactly that, with four changes made to the side that started in Parramatta.

Craig Goodwin regained his place on the left flank having been unavailable through illness, while Gethin Jones returned to the backline.

Having been brought on late on Thursday night, Mitchell Duke and Ajdin Hrustic were promoted to the starting XI in the nation's capital.

Just like Thursday night, Australia flew out of the blocks, scoring within the first five minutes, this time Kusini Yengi was on the end of a delightful low cross from Craig Goodwin.

It was the 2022 World Cup hero Goodwin that proved to be Australia's most dangerous asset in the first 45 minutes, causing havoc alongside the left hand side of the field alongside Ajdin Hrustic.

Having not been able to add to their advantage on the first half, the Subway Socceroos capitalised immediately in the second, with an own goal in the 46th minute, followed up by an outstanding half-volley from 25 yards out by Craig Goodwin.

Three goals to the good and Australia were not yet finished, with Graham Arnold making a number of attacking substitutions, two of those were Patrick Yazbek (Socceroo #641) and Josh Nisbet (Socceroo #642) who both came on during the last half hour.

Yazbek immediately provided a spark, crossing the ball into John Iredale in the 68th minute, who calmly tucked home his first international goal, with the forward overwhelmed by the emotion and pride felt.

A late strike from Craig Goodwin completed the rout, with a 5-0 win sufficient in helping Graham Arnold's men secure their passage to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, with two matches to spare.

Lebanon: 0 
Australia: 5 (Kusini Yengi 2', Bassel Jradi OG 46', Craig Goodwin 48', 82', John Iredale 68')
Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024 
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra, ACT

Lebanon: 21. (GK) Mostafa Matar, 5. Nassar Nassar, 13. Khalil Khamis, 16. Walid Shour, 2. Hussein Hamid Sharafeddine, 4. Hassan Chaitou (Daniel Lajud 46'), 7. (c) Hassan Maatouk (Karim Darwich 58'), 20. Ali Tneich (Gabriel Bitar 59'), 14. Nader Matar, 22. Bassel Jradi, 11. Omar Bugiel

Substitutes Not Used: 1. (GK) Mehdi Khalil, 3. Abdullah Ali Moghrabi, 6. Jackson Khoury, 8. Mouhammed-Ali Dhaini, 10. Mohamad Haidar, 12. Hasan Srour, 17. Ali Al Haj, 18. Leonardo Farah Shahin, 23. Ali Al-Sabaa

Yellow Cards: Daniel Lajud 46', Ali Tneich 51', Khalil Khamis 66' 
Red Cards: N/A

Subway Socceroos: 1. (c) (GK) Mathew Ryan, 13. Gethin Jones (Thomas Deng 82'), 19. Harry Souttar, 21. Cameron Burgess, 4. Kye Rowles, 8. Conor Metcalfe (Josh Nisbet 67'), 10. Ajdin Hrustic (Patrick Yazbek 55'), 22. Jackson Irvine, 23. Craig Goodwin, 15. Mitchell Duke (Samuel Silvera 82'), 11. Kusini Yengi (John Iredale 67')

Substitutes Not Used: 3. Nathaniel Atkinson, 9. Bruno Fornaroli, 12. (GK) Tom Glover, 14. Adam Taggart, 16. Brandon Borrello, 17. Joel King, 18. (GK) Joe Gauci

Yellow Cards: Mitchell Duke 9', Samuel Silvera 90+5' 
Red Cards: N/A