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Heart of Midlothian defender Alim Öztürk scored his first goal for the club with a sensational injury-time wonder goal to salvage a 1-1 draw in their derby clash at Hibernian.

Hearts player Alim Öztürk celebrates after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Hibernian
Hearts player Alim Öztürk celebrates after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Hibernian

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Hibs took a deserved lead on 44 minutes through Dominique Malonga and when Callum Paterson saw red for the visitors after the break, it appeared Hearts were heading for their first league defeat of the season.

When all looked lost, though, Öztürk came to his side's rescue in the most spectacular fashion.

Galloping into the last chance saloon, the 21-year-old picked up the ball fully 40 yards from goal, took a couple of paces forward and let fly at the Hearts end.

The ball took off like a rocket and seemed to be heading upwards of the target when it swerved and dipped over the upstretched arm of Mark Oxley, crashing off the underside of the bar and over the line.

"The goal was something he's fantastic at - he should probably do more of it," Hearts boss Robbie Neilson told BBC Scotland.

"We work on it in training and he steps forward and people sit in for cover.

"Nine times out of 10 we ask him to hit the pass and slip someone in, but he has a good strike and takes our free-kicks.

"It was a fantastic strike. As soon as it leaves his boot, he probably knows it's going in."


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