Set up by a nice lay back from Ahmed Samir, Al-Tamari unleashed a fierce left-foot drive that swerved and beat goalkeeper Ryan, another who has not played much for his Spanish club Real Sociedad this season.
He was a buzzing presence throughout for a team that really should have hit the front on the hour mark when substitute Yazan Al-Naimat lobbed wide when clean through with just Ryan to beat.
Wright was wrong – then right
Socceroos defender Bailey Wright has had a whirlwind week or two, capped by his display for Sunderland in the Wembley play-off final victory that took the storied old club back up to the English Championship.
The big centre back was recalled to the Australian squad for the first time since 2019 by coach Arnold, and his re-appearance was marked by two crucial first-half involvements at either end of the pitch.
With Australia trailing and Jordan pressing for a second…