Tuesday 23 January 2018 / 05:21 PM


Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.


Former Melbourne City wonder boy Aaron Mooy made history over the weekend for Huddersfield Town, scoring his first ever Premier League goal and giving Town their first ever top-flight goal at home at John Smith’s Stadium.

Mooy struck the screamer in the 50th minute against Newcastle United, following a series of beautiful passes from his side, in an eventual 1-0 victory over the Zebras which lifts Huddersfield to a perfect start, now sitting second on the Premier League ladder.

As of this week Australasia has another Premier League star too, with All Whites marksman Chris Wood sealing a move to Burnley on what is a club record fee, thought to be around £15m.

Wood was one of the best forwards in the second-tier Championship last year, scoring 27 goals for Leeds United and lifting them to at one stage be among the promotion favourites.

The four-year deal will be Wood’s third attempt at the English top flight, having earlier played briefly for both West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City.

Meanwhile Winston Reid inked a new deal with West Ham through until 2023, but his week soured when he was stretchered off in the warm up of last week’s game with a calf injury.

Mat Ryan was again in the nets for Brighton and Hove Albion, while Brad Smith was a non-playing reserve for AFC Bournemouth.

Down in the English Championship, Jackson Irvine played the 90 for Burton Albion, as did Bailey Wright for Bristol City.

Moving up to Scotland and in the Scottish Premiership Canberra lad Tom Rogic set up both of Celtic’s goals in a 2-0 win against Kilmarnock.

In the Netherlands, Aussie products Brad Jones, Ajdrin Hrustic, Craig Goodwin and Kenneth Dougall all saw action, while Kiwis Ryan Thomas and Marco Rojas both played through 1-1 draws.

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