Video: West Brom defender Jason Davidson scores first international goal in Asian Cup semi-final

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The left-back scored a crucial goal against the United Arab Emirates today.

Australia are through to the final of the AFC Asian Cup after winning their semi-final tie with the United Arab Emirates. UAE had made their surprise move to this late stage of the competition after knocking out Japan on penalties at the quarter-final stage of the competition.

They won the game 2-0 after scoring two goals in the opening quarter of an hour of the game, with a Premier League player to thank for one of the strikes.

The first goal was struck by the head of PEC Zwolle defender Trent Sainsbury, towering above the UAE defenders to give Australia an early lead.

Then it was the turn of West Brom defender Jason Davidson to finish things off. Davidson signed for West Brom in the summer from Dutch side Heracles Almelo, after impressing at the World Cup for the Soccerroos.

Since joining the club he has played just five times for West Brom, three times in the League Cup and twice in the league, but at 23 he has plenty of time to improve and he also has a new boss to impress in Tony Pulis, once the Asian Cup comes to an end.

After a goal mouth scramble the ball landed at the left boot of Davidson, who smashed it into the back of the net for his first international goal in 16 caps.

Australia will take on South Korea in the final on Saturday.

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