Mooy's Huddersfield crash out of EFL Cup

Socceroos star Aaron Mooy was unable to save his Huddersfield Town side from an early EFL cup exit on a day with several other Australians in action.

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A 13th minute Bakary Sako strike was enough to give Roy Hodgson a 1-0 win against their Premier League rivals, his first win as Palace coach since replacing Frank de Boer.  

The Australia international was brought on in the 69th minute by Terriers coach David Wagner during the third round cup clash but could not find a way through a stout Eagles defence.

The midfielder had his best chance in the 76th minute with a curling free-kick which was saved by Palace shot stopper Julian Speroni

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Huddersfield had chances to equalise late in the match but Palace held on

In other EFL Cup action Brad Smith played the full 90 minutes in his Bournemouth side's 1-0 win against Socceroos teammate Mat Ryan's Brighton.

Brighton & Hove Albion coach Chris Hughton left Ryan on the bench for the match, preferring Dutch international Tim Krul between the posts.

Bailey Wright's Bristol City claimed  a shock 2-0 win against Premier League opponents Stoke City thanks to two second half goals.

The Socceroos defender was an unused substitute.

In EFL Trophy action, Australian striker Brad Inman starred for Rochedale in their 4-0 win against Bury.

Inman scored a brace in the win showing plenty of pace and a clinical finish to side foot past Bury shot stopper Leo Fasan for both goals. 

In the Netherlands, Craig Goodwin, who on Tuesday was named in Ange Postecoglous 30-man Socceroos squad, and Australian midfielder Kenneth Dougall played the full 90 minutes in Sparta Rotterdam's shock 2-0 KNVB Cup loss to RKC Waalwijk.


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Published 20 September 2017 at 9:30am