EuROOvision: Opening day Premier League defeat for Aussie duo

EuROOvision: Opening day Premier League defeat for Aussie duo


It was a less than ideal start to the Premier League season for Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy, with both men suffering defeat. 

Away at Watford, the tale of the tape became familiar to the Seagulls by full time in their 2-0 loss.

Roberto Pereyra netted twice past Ryan either side of half time, assisted by Jose Holebas in both instances.

Mooy completed a full 90 minutes for Huddersfield Town, but they were overrun by Chelsea in Maurizio Sarri’s first match in charge.

In the Championship, Mile Jedinak started and played the full 90 minutes at centre-back as Aston Villa defeated Wigan Athletic 3-2.

The Villans slipped 2-1 behind but eventually prevailed courtesy of a 94th-minute Birkir Bjarnason winner.

James Meredith played the full 90 minutes for Millwall, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Blackburn Rovers.

It is the Lions’ second straight draw to start the season.

Massimo Luongo saw out 90 minutes for QPR, but they let a 1-0 lead slip against Sheffield United to lose 2-1.

Ryan Williams was again deployed as a substitute for Rotherham United, playing 28 minutes in their last-gasp 1-0 win over Ipswich Town.

Ben Folami was not a part of the Tractor Boys’ matchday squad.

Jackson Irvine started as a substitute for Hull City and played 24 minutes in their 1-1 away draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

Bristol City came from 2-0 down against Bolton Wanderers, but Bailey Wright was again absent from their matchday squad.

A tier further down, Kenny Dougall started and completed a full 90 minutes for Barnsley in their 2-0 win over Bradford City.

Fit-again Ryan McGowan was an unused substitute for the Bantams.

Cameron Burgess completed a full 90-minute shift for Scunthorpe United, who drew 1-1 with Walsall.

Young goalkeeper Ashley-Maynard Brewer was an unused substitute in Charlton Athletic’s 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town.

In League Two, Harry Kewell and Crawley Town were brought back down to earth after an opening day win, losing 3-1 at home to Stevenage.

The Red Devils are currently 13th on the table.

Further north in Scotland, Hearts were able to upset Celtic, claiming a 1-0 win over the Hoops.

The match was packed with an Aussie presence on either side, though Ben Garuccio was the only one to start and play a full game.

Tom Rogic played 24 minutes for Celtic, while Oli Bozanic saw 16 minutes for the Edinburgh side.

Jesse Curran played a full 90 minutes for Dundee in their 1-0 defeat against Aberdeen.

In Scotland’s second tier, Lyndon Dykes played the full 90 minutes for Queen of the South, who lost 2-1 against Dundee United.

Jack Iredale was an unused substitute for Greenock Morton, who defeated Alloa Athletic 2-0.

Watching on from the stands, Trent Sainsbury will have been impressed as PSV Eindhoven obliterated FC Utrecht 4-0.

Sainsbury signed for Mark van Bommel’s team during the week.

First game of the new season @psv 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️

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Also on the Eredivisie, on Friday, Denis Genreau made his competitive debut for PEC Zwolle, playing out the opening half against Heerenveen.

PEC lost the match 3-2.

Despite taking an early 1-0 lead against Fenerbache, Bursaspor could not hang onto the lead and fell to a 2-1 loss against the Turkish giants.

Aziz Behich completed the full 90 minutes.

In the 2.Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse played 92 minutes for VfL Bochum, who defeated MSV Duisburg 2-0.

Jimmy Jeggo was not part of Austria Vienna’s matchday squad for their 2-0 loss against Salzburg.

In Asia, Ange Postecoglou and Yokohama F Marinos got back on the winners list with a 1-0 win away against Shonan Bellmare.

Three points takes Marinos up to 13th with a game in hand on much of the J-League.

Bottom-placed Nagoya Grampus kept pace with the competition, claiming a crucial 4-2 win over Kashima Antlers.

Mitch Langerak played the full 90 minutes.

Mitch Duke earned a start for Shimizu S-Pulse and registered an assist, but it was not enough as they lost 2-1 against Kawasaki Frontale.

Duke played 62 minutes.

In the K-League 1, Connor Chapman completed 90 minutes as kept a clean sheet in Pohang Steelers’ 0-0 draw with Jeju United.

Kwabena Appiah played 18 minutes off the bench for Incheon United, who lost 2-1 away to Daegu.