Aaron Mooy was selected in the starting line up for the Socceroos match vs Guam.
He then proceeded to score his first ever international goal, his second in a senior competitive match with a well taken free kick.
In the 54th minute he unleashed a perfect through-ball that enabled Eli Babalj to make the score 4-0 in favour of Australia.
The goal and assist is justification for those confused and angry at Mooy being left on the bench for the opening two matches against Hong Kong and North Korea, and will be further fuel to his elevation to the full national team setup.
Mooy hit the post on another free kick, then missed two golden chances. The first had a Guam defender just knock the ball from his feet as he was about to strike, the second was a chip cleared off the line when Mooy perhaps should have blasted it home.
Despite the missed chances Australia won the match 9-0 and Mooy was arguably the man of the match. This puts them in a good position to qualify, the group will end in a goal difference shootout, as long as Australia who play Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) can better the result of North Korea who play Hong Kong.