Tunisia 0-1 Australia: Player Ratings as the Aussies seal landmark victory
Mitchell Duke opens the scoring - Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Australia grabbed their first win of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with a victory over Tunisia in Group D.

Mitchell Duke scored the only goal of the game with a well-improvised glancing header into the far corner.

The Africans created little in response but defended well as the Aussies looked to add to their advantage.

Graham Arnold's side bagged their first World Cup win since 2010 after failing to in the 2018 edition of the tournament.

They now head into the final group game against Denmark with a chance of qualification for the knockouts.

Aymen Dahmen - 6

No real saves of note from Dahmen, but could not have done anything about the goal which came as a surprise.

Dylan Bronn - 5

The Salernitana defender looked okay in a largely cohesive back-line, but seemed a bit uncomfortable when dragged wide.

Yassine Meriah - 6

Lost Duke for the goal. However, Meriah recovered well with his performance from then on in.

Montassar Talbi - 6

Connected well with a volley late on in the game which was saved by Ryan. Did well when faced with the threat of Australia's wingers.

Ali Abdi - 6

Industrious performance from the winger, who ran the channels well. Booked for pulling back Irvine on 64 minutes.

Aissa Laidouni - 5

The midfielder did not quite have the impact he did in the draw against Denmark. Subbed for Khazri in the second half.

Ellyes Skhiri - 5

The Koln midfielder did not have the best game for the losing side and added little quality on the ball considering his quality.

Mohamed Drager - 5

Unlucky not to score in the first half as Souttar made an excellent block. Substituted at half-time as they reverted from the 3-4-3 they began the game with.

Naim Sliti - 6

Created the most chances in the match (2) but did not really add a huge goalscoring threat from the wing. Would have hoped for a better performance having been given a start.

Youssef Msakni - 7

Missed a huge chance during Tunisia's best spell towards the end of the first half. He really should have scored after making a run across the near post. But one of the better players for Tunisia.

Issam Jebali - 6

Isolated throughout the first period, Jebali was visibly frustrated as they struggled to get bodies forwards to support him.

Subs:

Ferjani Sassi - 5

Brought on at half-time for Drager. Had a wild effort from range in the second half, but didn't provide the difference they would have been looking for. Booked late on for a handball.

Wahbi Khazri - 6

Found on the cut-back with just minutes to go. But his left-footed strike was easily saved by the goalkeeper.

Wajdi Kechrida - 6

Came on at right-back, but didn't really make an impact.

Taha Yassine Khenissi - 5

Ran through on goal on the counter-attack but was halted by the impressive Souttar. 

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Mathew Ryan - 6

Had a shaky moment in the first half as he lost grip of the ball, thankfully the referee blew for a foul. But aside from that, Ryan was very useful when dealing with the threat from opposition crosses.

Fran Karacic - 7

A very solid display from the right-back who completed the most tackles in the match. Dealt with Tunisia's wide overloads well.

Harry Souttar - 9*

A stellar defensive performance from the Stoke City man, made an excellent block as Drager looked certain to score at the back post. You would not have thought this was just his second game this season.

Kye Rowles - 7

Looked assured alongside Souttar. The Hearts defender was dominant in the air and marked Jebali well.

Aziz Behich - 6

Did his best to deal with the threat of Msakni and was frequently aided by the wingers to help double up on the Tunisian.

Jackson Irvine - 7

A tricky customer out of possession in the midfield third, helped the Aussies win the ball back on several occasions.

Aaron Mooy - 7

Dominated the midfield battle alongside Irvine. Showed quality on the ball and helped them regain shape as Tunisia looked to spring counter-attacks.

Matthew Leckie - 6

Unlucky not to score as Maclaren's cross just evaded his sliding effort. Useful performance from the winger who helped combat Tunisia's wide threat.

Riley McGree - 6

Played the ball wide for Duke's goal, but had a fairly quiet game and was subbed off in the second half.

Craig Goodwin - 7

Provided the assist for Duke's opener with a pin-point delivery. Workman-like performance in the channels.

Mitchell Duke - 8

Superb glancing header to open the scoring but also provided a real threat throughout for the Aussies, his movement off the ball gave them a useful outlet for their attacks.

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Subs:

Jamie Maclaren - 6

Put an inviting delivery towards Leckie just after being brought on. Threatening on the counter-attack.

Ajdin Hrustic - 6

Came on to help seal the victory. Dropped into shape well to help the midfield.

Milos Degenek - 6

Won a couple of fouls late on to alleviate pressure on the Socceroos' defence.

Awer Mabil - 5

Maclaren was fuming with him as he failed to square the ball from a promising attack.

Keanu Baccus - 5

Little time to make an impact for the St Mirren midfielder.

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