Martin Boyle continued his bright start to the new Scottish Premiership season with a goal in Hibernian’s 2-2 draw with Rangers on Saturday.
Boyle netted Hibs’ equalizer for 1-1 in the 51st minute with a close-range tap-in from Elie Youan’s low ball across goal.
The Scotsman rated Boyle 8/10 and wrote: “Constantly harried and pestered the Rangers defence and timed his run well to score Hibs’ first goal. Makes Hibs so much more dangerous in the final third.”
Young Aussie Lewis Miller also made his Hibs debut, coming on as a 77th-minute substitute.
Elsewhere in Scotland, Aaron Mooy came on as a 72nd minute substitute as Celtic won 2-0 over Hearts who had Kye Rowles and Nathaniel Atkinson play full games.
Mooy earned a 6/10 rating with the Scotsman writing: “On for O’Riley after 72 minutes, proved an effective enforcer as Celtic sought to ensure no slips from one up.”
The Scotsman rated Rowles 8/10 and wrote: “A very, very good centre-back performance from a very, very good centre-back. Cut out crosses on a regular basis, cleared his lines. No nonsense and assured.”
Atkinson earned a 7/10: “One of his better defensive performances as a right-back in a four. Was guilty of overplaying with the ball a couple of times but got the basics spot on from a full-back point of view, especially being up against arguably the best player in the league in Jota. Positioned himself well with crosses coming into the box.”
Mark Birighitti was dropped to the bench after his unconvincing start to life at Dundee United as they lost 3-0 at home to St Mirren.
Carl-Johan Eriksson started for United ahead of Birighitti, while Aziz Behich started and played 61 minutes after picking up an early booking.
Ryan Strain put in a full shift while Keanu Baccus started and got through 72 minutes for St Mirren.
In the Spanish La Liga, Awer Mabil made his starting debut for Cadiz, getting through 62 minutes as they lost 2-0 at Osasuna.
In the German Bundesliga, Ajdin Hrustic was absent from the Eintracht Frankfurt matchday squad due to a thigh injury as they drew 1-1 with FC Koln on Sunday.
In the French Ligue 1, Denis Genreau was an 86th minute substitute in Toulouse’s 2-2 draw with Lorient on Sunday.
In the Danish Superliga, Mat Ryan made his league debut for FC Copenhagen – having debuted for the club in their midweek Champions League qualifier win – as they triumphed 3-0 at Lyngby on Friday.
Ryan was under pressure early, making top saves to deny Adam Sorensen twice before a brilliant low stop from Kristian Riis’ goalbound header.
In the English Premier League, Tyrese Francois was an unused substitute as Fulham won 3-2 over Brentford.
Dean Bouzanis was promoted to the Reading starting line-up for his English Championship debut and he kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough.
Bouzanis got his chance after some unconvincing displays by Joe Lumley who was ineligible to face parent club Boro whom he’s on loan from, but the Aussie took his opportunity.
Berkshire Live rated Bouzanis 7.5/10 for his display, writing: “Brought in for his league debut with Lumley unable to play against his parent club. Didn’t have a huge amount to do throughout the game but kept his cool at the end with Boro pressing hard.”
Riley McGree started but only played the first half for Boro. Gazette Live rated him 5/10 and wrote: “Tried to get involved more by dropping deep but it isolated Forss. Understandably sacrificed at the interval.”
Callum Elder scored an own goal as Hull City were thrashed 5-2 by West Bromwich Albion. Elder, who put in a full shift, earned a 6/10 rating from the Hull Daily Mail who wrote: “Started really well and came close to breaking the deadlock with a fizzing effort. Great clearance to deny Wallace before seeing the ball hit him and go in the net, could do nothing about it.”
Kenny Dougall played a full game as Blackpool drew 3-3 at Burnley, while Bailey Wright played the second half as Sunderland won 1-0 at Stoke City.
Jackson Irvine, Fran Karacic, Cameron Burgess, Mitch Duke, Thomas Deng, Alex Grant, Harrison Delbridge, Mitch Langerak, Milos Degenek
James Holland – ST 63, Jason Davidson – ST 81, Jimmy Jeggo – SB 81, Ryan McGowan – ST 84, Jack Iredale – ST 79, Stefan Mauk – ST 80, Aaron Calver – SB 46
Connor Metcalfe, Zach Duncan, Phillip Cancar, Caleb Watts