India v. Australia – (0-4)

Australia beat India by a decent scoreline, however they could and probably should have had a few more goals. I only grabbed the final 20 minutes of the first half and final 10 of the second half.
From what I saw in the first half the team were playing some fine, fluid football though in the second period they seemed to become complacent and seemed to be putting a lot of passes off target.
McDonald once again failed to break his duck during his 20 minute spell, while I thought Nathan Burns impressed during his cameo and McKay looked comfortable at least in central midfield.
Ognenovski also looked solid enough next to Neil and hopefully the defensive partnership can perform against South Korea in the next match.
The Indian keeper, Subrata Paul definitely prevented the scoreline from getting higher, with two notable saves from Cahill late in the first half.
Kewell’s goal was a well placed rocket from outside the area, while Holman’s was a free header in the box from an accurate Emerton ball on the right sideline.
I missed both Cahill’s goals so I have no idea what they were like yet…

Carney, Ognenovski, Neil, Wilkshire;
Kewell (McDonald 72nd), Culina, Jedinak (McKay 61st), Emerton (Burns ?);
Cahill, Holman


Cahill 11th, Kewell 25th, Holman 45th, Cahill 65th


About janekspeight

I'm 22 years old, love football, want to be a football journalist
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