Nathaniel Atkinson scored with a stunning 94th-minute equaliser with a spectacular left-foot volley from outside the box as Hearts grabbed a 2-2 draw at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
Atkinson, who played the full game at right-back, drifted up as Hearts launched a late hopeful free-kick, with the Socceroo getting on the end of the half-cleared header.
The defender lashed his first-time volley into the bottom corner, streaming off in celebration.
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson said: “Thankfully it’s fallen to Nathaniel on the edge of the box. I’m delighted for him because he’s come over from Australia and probably hasn’t played as much as he wanted. But you saw today the quality he’s got.”
Atkinson earned a 6/10 rating from the Edinburgh Evening News who wrote: “Hasn’t had much game time of late, so probably needs more minutes under his belt but late equaliser volley with left foot was absolutely stunning.”
Cammy Devlin was absent due to suspension, while Dylan McGowan wasn’t in the Kilmarnock squad.
Aziz Behich scored his maiden goal for Dundee United as they found form with a 4-0 home win over Aberdeen on Saturday.
Behich opened the scoring, reacting sharply to prod home a rebound on his right foot in the 41st minute.
The Socceroos left-back started and played 87 minutes, earning a 7/10 rating from The Courier. Mark Birighitti was an unused sub for United.
Aaron Mooy returned from a midweek niggle which forced him to miss the Champions League loss to RB Leipzig, coming on as a 68th minute substitute in Celtic’s 2-1 win at St Johnstone.
Mooy only earned a 4/10 rating from Glasgow Live, who wrote: “Brought on to provide fresh legs but was caught wanting when Mitchell stormed through to head into the net.”
Ryan McGowan put in a full shift for St Johnstone.
Martin Boyle played a full game as Hibernian defeated Motherwell 1-0, receiving a 7/10 rating from the Edinburgh Evening News, who wrote: “Got an assist and almost provided a second assist but was flagged for offside as the pass through came too late. Not his most influential of games but still a threat.”
Keanu Baccus played a full game as St Mirren lost 4-0 at Rangers, with Ryan Strain absent with a minor groin injury.
Jackson Irvine was forced off early after a head knock in St Pauli’s 2-1 loss at Eintracht Braunschweig in the German 2.Bundesliga.
Irvine clashed heads with Filip Benkovic, which left him bloodied and unable to continue, replaced by Connor Metcalfe in the 10th minute.
Mat Ryan was left on the bench again as Kamil Grabara was the preferred goalkeeper for FC Copenhagen in their 1-1 draw with Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superliga.
Denis Genreau was a 77th minute substitute for Toulouse as they managed a 1-1 draw at Olympique Lyon in the French Ligue 1 on Friday.
Ajdin Hrustic started and played 71 minutes as Hellas Verona lost 2-1 at Salernitana in the Italian Serie A on Sunday.
Hrustic was involved in the lead-up to Verona’s goal, laying off for Miguel Veloso who spread wide to Josh Doig whose deflected cross was headed home by Fabio Depaoli.
Riley McGree struggled in Middlesbrough’s 2-0 loss at Millwall in the English Championship, hauled off after 51 minutes. The Evening Gazette rated him 5/10 and wrote: “Didn’t influence the game. Not enough ambition or bravery when in possession in the final third.”
Callum Elder was also rated 5/10 after playing the first half in Hull City’s 2-0 loss at Huddersfield on Sunday. The Hull Daily Mail wrote: “Saw plenty of the ball down the left in the first half, even if the final ball left you feeling a tad frustrated. Came off at the break.”
Thomas Deng wasn’t in the matchday squad as Albirex Niigata clinched promotion back to Japan’s J1 League after a 3-0 home win over Vegalta Sendai.
Milos Degenek gave away an 84th minute penalty which ultimately cost Columbus Crew a spot in the MLS playoffs after losing 2-1 to Orlando City on Sunday.
Degenek was penalized for a handball when attempted to block Benji Michel’s volley from a corner.
Michel stepped up and converted the spotkick which moved Orlando ahead of Columbus into the last playoffs spot in the Eastern Conference.
Degenek tweeted after the game: “Today hurts me personally a lot more then anyone else. Sorry to everyone at the club the players and fans. We will bounce back and make the next year better and more successful.”
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