CELTIC anchorman Aaron Mooy earned high praise after his selfless performance in Australia’s 1-0 World Cup win over Tunisia in Qatar this morning.
The 32-year-old all-action man played a pivotal role in his nation’s much-needed victory after their 4-1 trouncing from reigning champions France earlier in the week.
Mooy led by example as the Socceroos claimed three points after a brilliant head flick from Mitchell Duke had broken their opponents’ barrier in the 23rd minute to set them up for the final Group D clash against Denmark on Wednesday afternoon.
BEST FOOT FORWARD…Aaron Mooy takes control against Tunisia.
HEADS I WIN…Mitchell Duke (right) sends a header soaring past the Tunisian keeper for the points-clincher.
Former England and Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy, a match analyst for BBC, was hugely impressed by the Hoops star when he helped repel the raids of the frantic Tunisians deep in stoppage-time as they tried to salvage a point.
He said: “Aaron is such an intelligent player. To keep your calm in these situations late in the game when you know you are being pressed and to find the right pass.
“It’s been a classy display from him.”
Mooy appeared to be involved in everything the Aussies did at the back and going forward.
Now all eyes are on the crunch with the Danes in midweek.