Rhyan Grant scored his first international goal as Australia sealed a 10th consecutive World Cup qualifying win with a 1-0 victory over Vietnam.
The defender nodded home in the 43rd minute after Ajdin Hrustic’s searching cross picked him out at the back post.
It maintained the Socceroos’ perfect qualifying record on the road to Qatar 2022.
Grant was an unlikely match-winner, opening his account on the occasion of his 14th cap with what proved to be the visitors’ only shot on target at an empty My Dinh Stadium.
43′ GOAALLLL!!!!@RhyanGrant heads home his first international goal and we lead in Hanoi!!
— Socceroos (@Socceroos) September 7, 2021
Despite appearing a little shot-shy on this outing, Graham Arnold’s men have scored 32 goals in their winning streak, while Tuesday’s clean sheet means they have conceded only twice.
Arnold’s men resume their qualifying campaign with games against Oman and Japan next month.
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