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Foul by Jamie Hamill on Robert Milsom, free kick awarded. Caution for Jamie Hamill. Free kick crossed by Fraser Fyvie, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Robert Milsom results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kari Arnason on David Templeton. Eggert Jonsson goes off and Ryan McGowan comes on. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Kari Arnason challenges Scott Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Kari Arnason a yellow card. Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Rudi Skacel, free kick awarded. Rudi Skacel takes the free kick.
Kevin McHattie comes on in place of Ryan Stevenson.
Kari Arnason challenges Scott Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Robinson.
Rudi Skacel takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by David Gonzalez.
Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Rudi Skacel. Strike comes in from Daniel Grainger from the free kick.
Foul by Scott Robinson on Kari Arnason, free kick awarded. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.
Eggert Jonsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Milsom, Marius Zaliukas manages to make a clearance.
David Templeton is ruled offside. David Gonzalez restarts play with the free kick.
Adrian Mrowiec challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Milsom, John Sutton manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against John Sutton. Josh Magennis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Vernon. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.
Scott Vernon challenges Eggert Jonsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Unfair challenge on Scott Robinson by Robert Milsom results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Short corner taken by Jamie Hamill.
Effort from 30 yards by Richard Foster. Save made by Marian Kello.
Scott Vernon crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Fraser Fyvie from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jamie Hamill concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Fyvie. Free kick crossed by Robert Milsom, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Milsom, save by Marian Kello.
John Sutton finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 3-0 Aberdeen.David Templeton provided the assist for the goal.
Rudi Skacel joins the action as a substitute, replacing Arvydas Novikovas.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Peter Pawlett coming on for Darren Mackie.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
Adrian Mrowiec challenges Darren Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Considine takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Fraser Fyvie. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.
Daniel Grainger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.
Richard Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton. Jamie Hamill delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Kari Arnason.
Scott Vernon produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
John Sutton fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 2-0 Aberdeen.Assist by David Templeton.
A cross is delivered by Kari Arnason, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Darren Mackie misses to the right of the target.
Scott Vernon challenges Adrian Mrowiec unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Header from deep inside the area by Scott Vernon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Foul by Jamie Hamill on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fraser Fyvie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by Andrew Considine. Daniel Grainger produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, David Gonzalez makes a save.
Foul by Eggert Jonsson on Darren Mackie, free kick awarded. Andrew Considine takes the direct free kick.
Arvydas Novikovas gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from David Templeton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraser Fyvie on David Templeton. Direct free kick taken by Scott Robinson.
The offside flag is raised against David Gonzalez. Marius Zaliukas takes the direct free kick.
Kari Arnason produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
The referee blows for offside against Scott Vernon. Marian Kello takes the free kick.
Robert Milsom concedes a free kick for a foul on Arvydas Novikovas. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.
Isaac Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Templeton. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Foul by Youl Mawene on John Sutton, free kick awarded. Adrian Mrowiec takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the left by-line, Kari Arnason takes a shot.
Darren Mackie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Eggert Jonsson takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Fraser Fyvie. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
The official flags Darren Mackie offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Stevenson. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance.
Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robinson. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mrowiec.
The referee blows for offside against Darren Mackie. Free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marius Zaliukas by Scott Vernon. Scott Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Hamill challenges Robert Milsom unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Arvydas Novikovas. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Fitness concerns for Hearts
Ian Black is suspended and Hearts have a host of fitness concerns ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen.
David Templeton (ankle), Adrian Mrowiec (knee), Jamie Hamill (leg) and Danny Grainger, who was granted leave to be with his pregnant wife, have all failed to play a full part in training this week, but could feature against the Dons.
Andy Webster and Mehdi Taouil (both groin) are still struggling for fitness, while Stephen Elliott (dead leg) and David Obua (hamstring) are out along with long-term absentees Kevin Kyle (hip) and Calum Elliot (knee).
Templeton believes Hearts are capable of meeting owner Vladimir Romanov's ambition of winning the title.
Romanov last week replaced Jim Jefferies with new manager Paulo Sergio and tasked the Portuguese boss with bringing success to Gorgie.
Templeton is confident that, with a fully-fit squad, the Jambos can challenge Rangers and Celtic at the top of the table, despite falling away towards the end of last season - a run which coincided with the loss of team talisman Kevin Kyle.
Asked if Romanov's aim was realistic, the 22-year-old winger said: "I think we've got a good enough squad to do it.
"We were close to Celtic and Rangers at one point last season and then we went on a bad run of games.
"If you look at this season, the old manager (Jefferies) strengthened the squad with some of the players he brought in. A couple have been injured, which has been unfortunate, but I'm sure when we get everyone fit we'll have a good chance."
Ryan Jack is available following suspension for Aberdeen.
Chris Clark (knee) and Youl Mawene (hamstring) are poised to return, while Peter Pawlett could play despite suffering a strain while on Scotland under-21 duty.
Fraser Fyvie (groin) withdrew from the Scotland under-21 squad in midweek and could again miss out for the Dons.
Sutton off the mark
John Sutton scored his first goals for Hearts as the Edinburgh side warmed-up for their Europa League clash against Tottenham with a comfortable 3-0 defeat of Aberdeen.
After Aberdeen's Kari Arnason had hit the bar and Arvydas Novikovas had given Hearts a 24th-minute lead, Sutton scored his first goal since his summer move from Motherwell after 35 minutes.
The striker added his second after 52 minutes as the hosts claimed a morale-boosting first Clydesdale Bank Premier League win of the season ahead of Spurs' visit to Tynecastle on Thursday.
The Dons' most recent previous appearance in Gorgie was the 5-0 loss the day after Craig Brown's appointment as boss last December.
If Aberdeen were short of confidence that day, they appeared deflated once again after a third loss from four games this season - and they are still to score.
More can be expected of Hearts' next visitors in white.
With Tottenham's Barclays Premier League match with Everton postponed this weekend, Spurs assistant first-team coach Clive Allen took the opportunity to assess Paulo Sergio's Jambos from the Tynecastle directors' box.
Allen would have seen little to unduly concern Spurs boss Harry Redknapp as the scoreline suggested a dominance which was not really apparent in the contest.
Hearts' weakness defending set-pieces was almost exposed from the Dons' second corner after 11 minutes when Arnason, who was on trial at Tynecastle over the summer, saw his header palmed onto the crossbar by Marian Kello.
Arnason was allowed to shoot narrowly wide from 25 yards soon after as Hearts' defence backed off.
The hosts then ruthlessly took advantage of Youl Mawene's failure to clear a Danny Grainger cross to take the lead.
Novikovas was the beneficiary, controlling the ball inside the area before shooting left-footed inside the far post.
Aberdeen continued to create chances, with Darren Mackie heading wide from Rory McArdle's cross when he perhaps should have done better.
Hearts punished the miss on the counter attack as Sutton converted David Templeton's cross.
Aberdeen supporters had spent the first half indulging in tasteless chanting in relation to Hearts' initial support of convicted sex offender Craig Thomson over the summer, the full-back having subsequently joined FBK Kaunas in Lithuania.
Like Hearts, FBK Kaunas are owned by Vladimir Romanov.
But the second goal quietened the away end.
Novikovas was replaced by Rudi Skacel at half-time after picking up a knock towards the end of the first period, with Mackie going off for the Dons and Peter Pawlett coming on.
After missing a header from a Grainger cross, Sutton netted his second after 52 minutes following a defensive mix-up.
Templeton was tackled, the ball ran for Scott Robinson, who passed between two lines of Aberdeen defenders and Sutton ghosted behind them to tuck in.
Fraser Fyvie dragged a shot wide when Hearts failed to clear a cross from the left before Richard Foster's long-range shot was easily held by Kello.
Templeton then failed to connect with Jamie Hamill's cross at the other end as Hearts spurned the chance for a fourth.
Aberdeen made two further changes, with Ryan Jack and Josh Magennis brought on for Rory McArdle and Vernon, respectively.
But the Dons still struggled and Skacel was shoved over by Arnason on the edge of the area, presenting Hearts with a free-kick.
Grainger's effort hit the wall and Skacel fired straight at Gonzalez soon after.
Kevin McHattie made his debut in place of Ryan Stevenson and Eggert Jonsson was replaced by Ryan McGowan soon after.
Jonsson had required treatment after nipping in front of Magennis to deny the Dons striker a shooting opportunity as Hearts kept a clean sheet in a comfortable win.
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