VIDEO: Aston Villa's Brett Holman scores vital long-range goal for Australia

Brett Holman

Aston Villa's Brett Holman did the business for his country again in World Cup qualifying.

Brett Holman has not set the Premier League alight as he would have hoped after joining Aston Villa last summer, scoring just once in 25 Premier League appearances.

For his native Australia however he is a player transformed, scoring a vital equaliser for them against Oman in World Cup qualifying.

The Socceroos were heading for an embarrassing home defeat, after an own goal from Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak made it 2-0 to Oman with half an hour to go.

Up popped former Premier League veteran Tim Cahill with a header with 15 minutes to go, and it was game on.

Holman took the fightback by the scruff of the neck and fired in a 25-yard strike with five minutes remaining which Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi just could not keep out.

Al-Habsi may feel looking at replays he could have done better, but the pace of Holman's striker and possibly a late sighting of it did for him. He did redeem himself in injury time by saving a late effort from Tim Cahill.

Check out Holman's goal below:

Villa fans, why isn't Holman doing this for you?

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