News. Loan Watch: Kuol nets first Hearts goal

25 May 23

A look at how United's teenage forward got on north of the border this week...

Garang Kuol

Kuol netted his first goal in British football on Wednesday, with his late strike snatching a point for Hearts at Rangers.

The on-loan forward had made eight appearances for the Scottish Premiership side since joining on loan from Newcastle United in January, but had yet to find the target going into their penultimate outing of the season at Ibrox.

Steven Naismith's men had gone in front early on through Lawrence Shankland, but efforts either side of half time from Todd Cantwell and Fashion Sakala put the hosts in command.

Australian international Kuol had only entered the fray as a substitute with seven minutes remaining, but four minutes into added time the teenager struck, pouncing in the Rangers box to turn home and rescue his side a point with his first club goal since moving to the Magpies, and then on to the Jambos, from Central Coast Mariners in his homeland at the turn of the year.

Kuol and his side will now bring the curtain down on the campaign with an Edinburgh derby against Hibernian on Saturday, with Hearts needing a point to secure fourth spot and a place in the Europa Conference League qualifiers.

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