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Jedinak On Target In Opening Day Success

9 January 2015

Australia captain Mile Jedinak enjoyed the perfect start to his side's Asian Cup campaign as he scored in the Socceroos' 4-1 victory against Kuwait on the opening day of the tournament.

The midfielder scored from the penalty spot on 62 minutes to put his side in control of the game after they had fallen behind early on against the Gulf side.

Hussain Fadel had given Kuwait a shock lead just eight minutes in when he scored with a diving header, but goals from Tim Cahill and Massimo Luongo before half-time gave the host nation the lead in Melbourne.

Just after the hour mark Robbie Kruse was brought down inside the area and Jedinak stepped up to once again convert from 12 yards, notching his seventh goal in his 53rd appearance for his country.

In injury-time James Troisi added a fourth to cap a great opening night for the Aussies, who now face Oman on Tuesday aiming for another win that will all-but book their place in the knockout stages.

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