The Australians opened their campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a tenacious triumph in Bishkek, overcoming their unheralded but highly charged hosts.
Captain Mile Jedinak scored in 60 seconds before the Kyrgyzs even touched the ball and substitute Tommy Oar coolly slotted another in the 68th minute.
The Australians were outplayed for much of the encounter at a raucous Dolen Omurzakov Stadium before a capacity 18,000-strong crowd.
Some fans perched on light towers, others scaled fences to get in, with an estimated 10,000 more fans crowded outside the gates - including a mob on the rooftop of an adjacent building.
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