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Boyle makes instant impact for Hibs

Fans’ favourite Martin Boyle enjoyed a fairytale return to Hibernian as he came off the bench to score a late equaliser against arch-rivals Hearts in front of a full house at Easter Road.

Lawrence Shankland’s first competitive goal for the Jambos looked as if it was going to be enough to secure a third Edinburgh derby victory in succession for the visitors.

But Boyle, who has returned just seven months after leaving in a lucrative transfer to Saudi Arabian side Al Faisaly, struck with the last kick of the game, sparking a mini pitch invasion from the jubilant home support.

Manager Lee Johnson hailed Boyle’s “Roy of the Rovers” return.

The 29-year-old Australia international only signed for Hibs on Saturday.

And after being introduced as a 62nd-minute sub, Boyle sparked bedlam inside a packed Easter Road as he struck with the last kick of the game.

“It’s Roy of the Rovers stuff, isn’t it?”…


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