Ex-Everton star Tim Cahill scored the winner in Australia's 1-0 friendly victory against Costa Rica last night to become his country's joint top goalscorer of all time.

A trademark header in the 69th minute earned the victory in new coach Ange Postecoglou's first game in charge, taking Cahill to 29 international goals, moving him level with record holder Damian Mori.

It was an encouraging start to Postecoglou's reign for the Socceroos, as his side made light work of their friendly encounter against a side who comfortably qualified for Brazil 2014 with notable performances from substitutes Tom Rogic and Cahill himself.

Cahill had been level in second with best mate and current Socceroos star Archie Thompson on 28 goals, making the landmark all the more sweeter.

It was fitting that former Everton star Cahill, who scored Australia's first ever World Cup goal in Germany in 2006, would level the milestone and he will now have his eye on earning the title outright, possibly during next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

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