Craig Goodwin headlines Socceroos’ dominant victory over Lebanon

Australia defeat Cedars 5-0 in second World Cup qualifierFirst international goals for Kusini Yengi and John Iredale

It was an evening in which Craig Goodwin reaffirmed his status as one of the Socceroos’ most important attacking outlets, with two goals and two “in spirit” assists in his side’s 5-0 win over Lebanon. A performance that, again, left one wondering how his pinpoint delivery or ability to pile-up goals and assists hadn’t seen him establish himself in this Socceroos outfit before he was the wrong side of 30, or how he was never to establish a sustained European career.

It was a night in which Kusini Yengi and John Iredale celebrated their first international goals for their country. In just his second international game, Iredale couldn’t hold the tears back as he was enveloped in a bearhug by Jackson Irvine after turning in a cross from Patrick Yazbek at the back post, just minutes after the 21-year-old provider had stepped on to the park to become Socceroo No 641.

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