EuROOvision: Trent Sainsbury continues in midfield

EuROOvision: Trent Sainsbury continues in midfield


Trent Sainsbury again lined up in a holding midfield role for Grasshopper, playing a full 90 minutes in the position against FC Basel.

However, Grasshopper lost the game, which Sainsbury captained, 1-0.

In the Premier League, Brad Smith was an unused substitute for AFC Bournemouth, who lost 2-0 at home to Manchester United.

Sparta Rotterdam sealed a massive three points in the Netherlands, now within just three points of Eredivisie survival.

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They defeated NAC Breda 2-1, though all the Australians involved in the game – Craig Goodwin, Kenny Dougall and Mark Birighitti – were all unused substitutes.

Brad Jones carried on in goals for Feyenoord, who thrashed Willem II 5-1.

On Tuesday, Mat Ryan played a full game as Brighton held Tottenham Hotspur to what could prove a vital draw.

The 1-1 result sees the Seagulls in 13th, eight points above the drop zone.

Danny Vukovic was in action in Belgium, keeping a clean sheet in Racing Genk’s 0-0 draw against Gent.

In England, Callum Elder saw out a full 90 minutes for Wigan Athletic, who continued their march to automatic Championship promotion with a 1-0 win over Oxford United.

Ryan Williams also played a full game as Rotherham United shored up their promotion play-off place with a 1-0 win over Gillingham.

Further north, Scott McDonald came off the Dundee United bench to score a brace and nab an assist in their 5-0 thrashing of Brechin City.

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Across in Asia, Ange Postecoglou‘s Yokohama F Marinos came from two goals down against FC Tokyo to secure a 2-2 J-League Cup draw and stay top of their group.

Postecoglou gave Milos Degenek the night off.

Mitch Duke completed a 70-minute shift for Shimizu S-Pulse, who drew 1-1 with Ventforent Kofu.

Mitch Langerak also cooled his heels as Nagoya Grampus defeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1.

Andrew Nabbout played a full game though as Urawa Red Diamonds downed Gamba Osaka 1-0.