Hibs players and fans celebrate Martin Boyle's injury-time equaliser against Hearts. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Hibs player ratings: Martin Boyle earns top marks off the bench as defender struggles

Martin Boyle sparked wild celebrations at Easter Road after coming off the bench to score an injury-time equaliser against Hearts.

The winger struck in the 95th minute in his first match back at the club following his return from a spell in Saudi Arabia to secure a point that had looked unlikely for Lee Johnson’s men since Lawrence Shankland’s first-half opener for the visitors.

Boyle sped onto a cut-back from Elie Youan to slot the ball under Craig Gordon before revealing afterwards that he had not kicked a ball in almost two months.

"You could say sports science is out the window," he told Sky Sports. “Last time I kicked a ball was the 28th of June. The gaffer phoned me last night and asked if I could manage. When he gave me the nod I knew that the atmosphere and adrenalin would get me through, and thankfully it has, so back to running club on Monday!”

The result means the derby rivals are tied on four points from the opening two cinch Premiership fixtures of the season.

Moira Gordon was at Easter Road and rated the Hibs players out of ten ...

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