Aaron Mooy donned the captain’s armband for Huddersfield Town at the weekend, fresh off the back of helping the Socceroos advance to Russia 2018.
However, that aside, it was a day to forget for Mooy and 10-man Town, who were thrashed 4-0 at AFC Bournemouth.
Jackson Irvine made his return to Hull City off the bench, brought on in the 68th minute of their clash against Ipswich Town.
The Tigers’ poor form continued with a 2-2 home draw, leaving them 20th on the table.
Mass Luongo and Mile Jedinak went head to head as QPR at Aston Villa met at Loftus Road, with the Villans emerging victorious.
Luongo started the game but was withdrawn on 45 minutes, while Jedinak played nine minutes of the 2-1 win.
James Meredith completed 90 minutes for Millwall, who fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
A tier down, Aiden O’Neill started Fleetwood Town’s 0-0 draw against Doncaster Rovers.
The on-loan Burnley youngster was withdrawn on 62 minutes.
Cameron Burgess started and goaled for Scunthorpe United, who defeated Northampton Town 3-0 away from home.
Bradden Inman was handed another start for Rochdale in their 3-1 defeat against Oldham Athletic.
Inman saw out 68 minutes.
Ryan Williams started for Rotherham United in their 2-1 home defeat against Shrewsbury Town, seeing out 82 minutes.
Things got ugly for Harry Kewell, who was involved in a spat with Crawley Town’s fans.
Kewell’s Crawley Town were thrashed by Wycombe Wanderers 4-0, leaving them 21st on the table.
They are outside the relegation zone only on goal difference.
In Germany, Robbie Kruse was used off the bench for VfL Bochum in the 59th minute. Bochum draw 1-1 against Greuther Furth.
Brad Jones continued on in goal for Feyenoord, who drew 1-1 with Terry Antonis‘ VVV Venlo.
Former Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Antonis was again an unused substitute.
Mark Birighitti endured a horror night in goal for NAC Breda, as Ajax smashed eight goals past him in an 8-0 drubbing.
Kenny Dougall made another start for Sparta Rotterdam in their 2-2 draw against Willem II, while Craig Goodwin was introduced on 61 minutes.
Mustafa Amini completed 90 minutes and picked up a booking as AGF Aarhus defeated Silkeborg 3-1.
A number of Socceroos, including Mathew Leckie, Aziz Behich and Tom Rogic, were given the night off entirely after international duty.
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