Garang Kuol made a lively Hearts debut on Friday night following his move from Newcastle United on loan for the rest of the season.
Kuol came off the bench in the 77th minute in Hearts’ 1-0 win over St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership, creating a golden chance which was spurned by Stephen Humphreys.
The 18-year-old earned a 5/10 rating from the Edinburgh Evening News who wrote: “Should have had an assist with his ball for Humphrys. May need time to adjust to the pace of the Scottish game.”
Kye Rowles put in a full shift, earning a 6/10. “Caught a bit of problems by Curtis Main. The subject of a VAR check for a late handball claim but seemed to have his hands by his side.”
Cammy Devlin was a 60th minute substitute and got a 5/10 rating. “Again a little to slack in possession, putting Hearts in danger on a couple of occasions.”
Nathaniel Atkinson was an unused sub, while Keanu Baccus started and played 67 minutes for St Mirren, with Ryan Strain absent due to a minor injury.
Elsewhere in Scotland, Aziz Behich and Mark Birighitti played full games as Dundee United drew 2-2 at Hibernian, who had Lewis Miller on the bench as an unused sub. Birighitti was rated 7/10 by the Dundee Courier, who also rated Behich 6/10.
In the Scottish League Cup semi-finals, Aaron Mooy started and played 93 minutes as Celtic won 2-0 over Kilmarnock.
Mooy earned a 7/10 from the Daily Record, who wrote: “Superb flighted free-kick allowed Celtic to break the deadlock and the architect of some of his side’s more creative moments. Denied by Walker save after 84th minute shot from edge of the box.”
Young Aussie goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic made his Championship debut in Huddersfield’s 1-1 draw with Hull City.
Bilokapic received an 8/10 rating from Yorkshire Live who wrote: “Kept his place from the FA Cup side with Lee Nicholls injured. Good strong save early on to keep the scores level, and kept Town ahead with a brilliant reflex save onto the post midway through the second half. Nicely calm and composed throughout on his Championship debut. Deserved the clean sheet that he didn’t get.”
Riley McGree started and played 94 minutes as Middlesbrough won 1-0 over Millwall, earning a 8/10 rating from Teesside Live, who wrote: “So bright and positive throughout. He really thrives in the free, fluid roles he’s been given by Carrick. Influential in so much Boro do attack-wise, and never neglects the defensive duties either.”
Harry Souttar put in a full shift for Stoke City in a 3-1 loss to Sheffield United, receiving a 6/10 rating. The Stoke Sentinel wrote: “Squeezed onto the right of a back three rather than in his best position. Still tries to take responsibility.”
Cristian Volpato was an unused substitute as AS Roma won 2-0 over Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A on Sunday. Fran Karacic started but was replaced after 68 minutes having picked up a booking in Brescia’s 1-0 loss at Sudtirol in Serie B.
Jason Davidson scored an own goal as KAS Eupen lost 2-0 at home to St Truiden in the Belgian Pro League on Sunday. Davidson started and played 82 minutes while Jimmy Jeggo was absent. Davidson headed in a corner for the own goal.
69' l Goooal, 0-2! Davidson verschalkt zijn eigen doelman met een kopbal op een hoekschop van Koita.
— STVV (@stvv) January 14, 2023
Alex Gersbach played a full game on the left side as Grenoble won 4-2 at Guingamp in the French Ligue 2. Grenoble are up to fifth, three points behind Bordeaux in the second automatic promotion spot.
John Iredale was a 92nd minute substitute for Wehen Wiesbaden as they won 1-0 over Elversberg in the German 3.Liga.
Ash Maynard-Brewer (Charlton), Cam Burgess (Ipswich)
Ryan McGowan – ST 50 (St Johnstone), Callum Elder – SB 58 (Hull City)
Tom Rogic (West Brom), Bailey Wright (Sunderland), Dean Bouzanis (Reading), Kenny Dougall (Blackpool)
Alessandro Circati (Parma)