Australia: Tom Rogic revels in two-goal cameo

Australia beat Tajikistan 7-0 in AFC World Cup qualifying, with Tom Rogic coming off the bench to score two goals.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Tom Rogic was delighted with his all-action cameo in Australia's 7-0 thumping of Tajikistan, with his two goals helping the Socceroos take one step closer to the next round of World Cup qualifying.

Australia dominated throughout in a real mismatch in Adelaide, with Ange Postecoglou's men kicking on from a 2-0 half-time advantage to run away with the victory.

The result leaves Australia two points better off than second-placed Jordan ahead of a clash between the two in the final round of Group B fixtures next week.

Rogic, who came on as a 68th-minute substitute for Mathew Leckie, scored the hosts' fifth and sixth goals and was one of three players to hit the crossbar in a remarkable spell of late pressure.

"Obviously you want to be starting," Rogic told Fox Sports. "But you have to be ready to come on and it's always a privilege to play for your country.

"And I was just trying to be positive and lucky to get a goal or two. Two is nice, but it could have been three or four.

"I would have taken that before I went on so I'm delighted."

And Postecoglou beamed at his side's ability to put the match to bed after taking a second-minute lead through Massimo Luongo.

"Having such a quick start and scoring the goal it was just a matter of time before they capitulated," he commented.

"And we just had to stay professional in the second half and we missed a fair few opportunities as well."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 UEFA Champions League 24-year-old Chelsea fan dies in Kumasi after...bullet
2 FA Cup This is why Andre Ayew and his brother Jordan will be missing...bullet
3 UEFA Champions League Real Madrid draw Juventus in quarter-finalsbullet
4 Ghana Premier League Results on match day 1 of the GPLbullet
5 Friendly Game Winful Cobbinah’s brace hands Hearts of Oak victorybullet
6 New Haircut Neymar reveals his dreadful new DREADLOCKSbullet
7 Ghanaian Players Abroad Jordan Ayew sets infamous record in...bullet
8 Ghana Football Association George Afriyie declares...bullet
9 Victorien Adebayor Inter Allies star wins first man of...bullet
10 Football Barcelona coach wary of first season treble...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Watch how Hearts thrashed Kotoko eaxctly 18 years todaybullet
2 Didier Drogba Chelsea legend jams to Stonebwoy and Asamoah Gyan’s...bullet
3 Video This is what made Andre Ayew Swansea City legendbullet
4 Video Throwback: Sundowns beat Powerlines 24-0bullet
5 Video Watch top 10 Neymar goals of all-timebullet
6 Video ‘My baby girl is gone’- Songo shed tears over Ebony’s deathbullet
7 Lionel Messi Messi wins 2016/2017 Golden Boot Awardbullet
8 Video Sculptor of Michael Essien's statue says critics...bullet
9 Video Meet the most expensive signing of Manchester Citybullet
10 Video Veteran striker Eric Gawu scores powerful header...bullet