Aussies Abroad: Return of the Jedi

The fixtures are coming thick and fast over the festive period. See how our Socceroos fared in all the overnight action in England.

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak returned to Crystal Palace's starting XI as the Premier League club were held at home by Swansea City.

Jedinak, who was a second-half substitute over the weekend, played 90 minutes for Palace on Monday (Tuesday morning AEDT) as they stretched their unbeaten run to six matches with a scoreless stalemate at Selhurst Park.

It was only the defensive midfielder's second start of the season as he anchored Palace's midfield alongside James McArthur.

Boxing Day PR by the Socceroos and Palace skipper

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Adam Federici sat on the bench as Bournemouth lost 2-0 at Arsenal.

In the Championship, Jason Davidson started for Huddersfield before being withdrawn on the hour mark in a 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers.

Massimo Luongo watched from the pine for the hosts.

Socceroos defender Bailey Wright made his first league start in over a month, completing a full match as Preston North End defeated Hull City 1-0.

Neil Kilkenny sat on the bench for Preston.

Chris Herd played 80 minutes for Chesterfield in a 1-1 draw with Coventry City in League One, while James Meredith came off the bench in the 69th minute in Bradford City's 3-1 loss at Sheffield United.

In League Two, Alex Cisak started in goals as Leyton Orient lost 2-1 at Bristol Rovers.

Just why was Herd subbed late in the match? Here's the running tweet commentary as events unfolded.