Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.
Winston Reid started at the heart of defence for West Ham in their upset 1-0 victory over Tottenham, delivering a massive blow to their London rivals’ Premier League title hopes in the process.
Australian defender Brad Smith was on the bench for Bournemouth as they drew 2-2 with Stoke City.
Down in the Championship Callum Elder, Jackson Irvine, Bailey Wright, Massimo Luongo and Aaron Mooy all played 90 minutes for their respective sides.
Three minutes into the second half of their eventual 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic, Leeds were awarded a penalty which Chris Wood stepped up to convert from the spot and become only the sixth player in Leeds United’s history to net 30 goals in a season.
✅ 30th goal of the season
✅ 100th career goal
✅ 2016/17 @SkyBetChamp Top Goalscorer
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 8, 2017
Another level down and James Meredith helped Bradford City book their place in the League One play-off final after a goalless draw at Fleetwood saw them through 1-0 on aggregate, with the NSW-born defender playing the full match in both legs of the fixture.
League one also has a new presence from Australasia, with Kiwi keeper Nik Tzanev signing on at AFC Wimbledon.
— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) May 8, 2017
In the Dutch Eredivisie, Australians Brad Jones and Jason Davidson both played full games for Feyenoord Rotterdam and FC Groningen respectively, while All White Ryan Thomas did the same for his PEC Zwolle side in a 2-1 victory over SC Heerenveen.