Aussies abroad endure a tough night

Australia's overseas contingent endured a tough time in their respective domestic competitions on Sunday (AEST).

Borussia Moenchengladbach v FC Ingolstadt 04 - Bundesliga

Matthew Leckie (R) in action for FC Ingolstadt 04 against Borussia Moenchengladbach. Source: Bongarts

Huddersfield surrendered top spot on the Championship table after falling 1-0 to fourth-placed Reading as Aaron Mooy failed to reach the heights of his recent star performances.

Other than some quality work in defence, there was little to write home about for Mooy.

#htafc fans applaud the Town players for the amount of effort they put in; unlucky not to grab an equaliser late on (AT) pic.twitter.com/yr9We8f61H — Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) September 24, 2016
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The defeat, coupled with Norwich City’s 3-1 victory over Jackson Irvine’s Burton Albion, allowed the Canaries to take a one point lead over the Terriers at the top of the table.

Massimo Luongo played a full match for Queens Park Rangers as they drew 1-1 with Birmingham City.

While the point snaps a two-game losing streak, QPR remain five points adrift of sixth place - the final playoff qualification spot.

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak produced a 90-minute performance for Aston Villa as they came from behind to steal a point against Newcastle United.

Holte Cam: Supporters celebrate as Aaron Tshibola equalises late on in the 1-1 #AVLNEW draw. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/0uyYxiN3yd — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 24, 2016
The Villans have now gone seven matches without a league win as the pressure begins to mount on manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Jason Davidson helped Groningen to their second clean sheet of the season with their match against Heracles Almelo ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Former Australia Under-23 international, Aaron Downes, scored a goal in Cheltenham Town’s 4-2 loss to Yeovil Town during Sunday’s (AEST) English Football League Two action.

Mathew Leckie had a tough time for Ingolstadt 04 as Borussia Monchengladbach edged back into the top four with a comfortable 2-0 victory.



The result becomes Ingolstadt’s fourth consecutive defeat since their opening day draw with Hamburg, and leaves them languishing inside the relegation zone.

In Switzerland, Tomi Juric came on in the 77th minute as FC Luzern were beaten 3-1 by Lausanne-Sport.

Meanwhile, Scott McDonald scored a goal in Motherwell's 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle.


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Published 25 September 2016 at 12:21pm
By Jonathan Bernard