Hibs star Martin Boyle was the hero for Australia last night, scoring the second goal in a 3-1 win over Oman to secure a third straight win for Graham Arnold’s side and send them top of their World Cup qualifying group.

The Easter Road hero has been in fantastic goal-scoring form for Jack Ross’ side and continued that with a diving header just after the break to restore Australia’s lead and send them on their way to a valuable three points.

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Martin Boyle in action against Ali al-Busaidi of Oman during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Group B match between Australia and Oman(Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The sides went in level at the break after Awer Mabilv opened the scoring for Australia only for Rabia Al-Mandhar to level, and Boyle reacted first when the Oman keeper could only parry an effort out into the path of the Hibs star and he duly netted to add to the ten goals he’s already scored for Hibs this season.

Boyle would be replaced with a few minutes to go and was already off the pitch when Mitchell Duke scored the third and put the seal on a win which send the Socceroos top of Group B.

 

The goal takes Boyle’s tally to five in eight games for Australia and the Hibs star will be hoping he can help fire his country to the World Cup and secure a place in the squad for Qatar next winter.

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