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Johnny Russell finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 2-0 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Paul Dixon.
Unfair challenge on Jon Daly by David Obua results in a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by David Templeton clears the bar.
David Obua joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ian Black.
Johnny Russell scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Dundee Utd 1-0 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Swanson.
Lee Wallace is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Lee Wallace results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Swanson.
Morgaro Gomis receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgaro Gomis on Andrew Driver. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Paul Dixon.
David Goodwillie is shown a yellow card. David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Morgaro Gomis concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Thomson. Free kick taken by Ian Black.
Scott Robertson takes a shot. Save by Marian Kello.
Gary Glen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Elliott.
Corner taken right-footed by David Robertson.
Ian Black gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
Jon Daly fouled by Stephen Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Daniel Swanson coming on for Barry Douglas. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Swanson from the left by-line, Stephen Elliott makes a clearance.
Craig Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Dixon. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Barry Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Stevenson. Craig Thomson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Marian Kello makes a save.
Centre by Craig Thomson, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Stevenson misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Thomson, clearance by Jon Daly.
Foul by David Goodwillie on Lee Wallace, free kick awarded. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
Ismael Bouzid goes off and Andrew Driver comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Adrian Mrowiec. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Barry Douglas takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ismael Bouzid.
Ismael Bouzid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line.
Jon Daly fouled by Stephen Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Daly.
Unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Ismael Bouzid results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Elliott. Jon Daly restarts play with the free kick.
Johnny Russell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Barry Douglas goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Douglas on Marius Zaliukas. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Stephen Elliott from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
David Goodwillie takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save. Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, Ryan Stevenson manages to make a clearance.
Right-footed shot by David Templeton missed to the left of the goal.
Ismael Bouzid receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Ismael Bouzid on Barry Douglas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Thomson from the left by-line.
Foul by Ian Black on Morgaro Gomis, free kick awarded. Morgaro Gomis takes the free kick.
Adrian Mrowiec challenges Morgaro Gomis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morgaro Gomis takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Ryan Stevenson from 25 yards. Save by Dusan Pernis.
David Goodwillie is ruled offside. Marian Kello takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against David Goodwillie. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Goodwillie misses to the left of the goal.
Kenneth in United frame
Defender Garry Kenneth could return as Dundee United take on Hearts in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Wednesday.
Kenneth may a contender to start after being an unused substitute in Sunday's 2-2 Scottish Cup quarter-final draw with Motherwell following a recent knee injury.
Craig Conway has been struggling with a thigh problem and was substituted against Motherwell and could be doubtful, while Darren Dods (knee) and Scott Severin (ankle) remain long-term absentees.
United manager Peter Houston is unfazed by the prospect of his side squeezing in their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay with Motherwell two days after Scotland's friendly with Brazil.
United's 2-2 draw with Well last Sunday added to their fixture congestion but kept alive their hopes of a successful defence of the Scottish Cup.
The replay has been scheduled for March 29, meaning Scotland assistant boss Houston will return to prepare his United side for the match immediately after the clash with Brazil at the Emirates Stadium.
Houston said: "We're planning for the 29th because there's nothing else to go for.
"We haven't got dates for it, so unless Motherwell look to change it... but I don't know when we'll be able to fit it in."
United are in the midst of a run of five games in 12 days, all at home.
With the SPL split approaching, games continue to come thick and fast and following the Scottish Cup replay at Fir Park - the winners of which will take on Brechin or St Johnstone in the semi-final - United are scheduled to play Rangers, Motherwell and then St Johnstone.
Houston, who will be hopeful Wednesday's match survives the weather after torrential and persistent rain fell in the east of Scotland on Tuesday, added: "We're going to give the guys three or four days off next week because they've earned it and deserve it.
"We want to look at the next two games, try and take some points from that.
"They'll train Thursday, Friday, Saturday, I'll give them Sunday off and they'll train on Monday with me - I'll be back the day before the game.
"We know Motherwell exceptionally well. All we'll be doing is working on our own team shape."
Hearts pair Eggert Jonsson and Ruben Palazuelos are unavailable due to suspension.
Lee Wallace (ankle) is battling for fitness while Rudi Skacel (Achilles) is also a doubt and Kevin Kyle (groin) remains out.
But Hearts have reported no other problems with Ian Black and Jason Thomson returning to the squad.
Skacel is confident Hearts can improve next season - but the midfielder knows they first have to ensure their impressive campaign does not fizzle out.
Hearts are 13 points ahead in third place in the SPL, despite losing to fourth-placed Kilmarnock at the weekend.
But manager Jim Jefferies is already looking ahead to strengthening his squad - recently holding talks with Kilmarnock midfielder Mehdi Taouil over a summer move and visiting owner Vladimir Romanov in Lithuania at the weekend for talks on transfer targets.
And Skacel feels young players like David Templeton and Craig Thomson can hit even greater heights next term.
The Czech Republic international said: "We have a young squad and so many are playing their first season, they can definitely improve and Hearts can be stronger next season."
Skacel was part of the last Hearts team to win a trophy, playing in the 2006 Scottish Cup final win over Gretna, but he dismissed questions over whether the current side could emulate their past achievements.
"I don't want to compare the teams, you can't compare the teams," he said. "We had great players, experienced players and at this point you can't compare them. There is still a big difference.
"I don't think these young guys know what happened here five or six years ago, they can't imagine the atmosphere after the Scottish Cup.
"It's past, it's a nice history for Hearts but we have to look forward. We have a young team and have to help this young team to grow.
"I believe next season can be better because we are out of the Scottish Cup, it was a big disappointment because it was the chance to go to the semi-final or final."
Skacel signed a contract until the end of the season when he rejoined Hearts in September, but there was an option for another 12 months and he will soon hold talks over his future.
The 31-year-old said: "I feel young as well, so I am glad I am part of this family!
"We have to finish the job, I will focus on the next couple of games and we will wait and see what happens."
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