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Callum Tapping fouled by Gregg Wylde, the ref awards a free kick.
Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.
Josh Magennis delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by Willo Flood.
Chance falls to Josh Magennis who heads at goal. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Corner taken by Gregg Wylde.
Josh Magennis takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Callum Tapping restarts play with the free kick. Jordan McGhee finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Callum Tapping.
Callum Tapping takes the free kick. Jordan McGhee scores direct from the free kick. Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Callum Tapping.
Foul by Ryan Jack on Callum Tapping, free kick awarded.
Niall McGinn takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Centre by Gregg Wylde.
Shot by Jonny Hayes went wide of the left-hand upright.
Clearance made by Danny Wilson.
Peter Pawlett goes off and Josh Magennis comes on.
David Smith sends in a cross.
Jamie Hamill takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Hector gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Tapping.
Peter Pawlett crosses the ball.
Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Jamie Walker goes off and David Smith comes on.
Caution for Peter Pawlett.
Joe Shaughnessy restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Scott Robinson.
Gregg Wylde replaces Clark Robertson.
Jonny Hayes takes the free kick.
Callum Paterson challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Jonny Hayes.
Jonny Hayes fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick.
Callum Tapping replaces Billy King.
Penalty scored by Niall McGinn. Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen.
The referee sends off Kevin McHattie for serious foul play.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Kevin McHattie.
Scott Robinson is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robinson on Willo Flood.
Free kick taken by Jordan McGhee.
Clark Robertson booked for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Billy King by Clark Robertson results in a free kick.
Jordan McGhee on for Brad McKay.
Billy King takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Nicky Weaver safely holds on.
Shot by Danny Wilson missed to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy King on Willo Flood.
Jamie Walker takes a shot. Nicky Weaver parries the effort to safety.
Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Calvin Zola coming on for Scott Vernon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Jason Holt.
Jonny Hayes makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Willo Flood.
Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robinson on Ryan Jack.
Mark Reynolds challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jason Holt.
Header by Clark Robertson goes to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.
The ball is crossed by Peter Pawlett.
Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.
Jamie Walker takes a shot.
Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.
Clark Robertson challenges Billy King unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the right by-line.
Mark Reynolds crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Kevin McHattie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jack.
Corner taken by Brad McKay.
Scott Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Willo Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robinson.
Clark Robertson crosses the ball.
Ryan Jack restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Walker challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Billy King fouled by Clark Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.
Scott Vernon takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Shot by Jamie Hamill went wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick taken by Brad McKay.
Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brad McKay.
Jamie Walker scores with their right foot. Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen.Jamie Hamill provided the assist for the goal.
Peter Pawlett has an effort at goal. A parry by Jamie MacDonald prevents the goal.
Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Shaughnessy on Callum Paterson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Jonny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Scott Vernon by Kevin McHattie results in a free kick.
Header at goal by Mark Reynolds misses to the right.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dylan McGowan on Peter Pawlett.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McHattie.
Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.
Callum Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clark Robertson.
Jamie Walker takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.
Unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie by Joe Shaughnessy results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Dylan McGowan.
Hearts stars on behaviour warning
Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson has revealed Gary Locke's squad are under orders from the manager to be on their best behaviour.
The administration-hit Edinburgh club have been banned from signing new players and fined 15 points for breaching insolvency rules.
A positive start to the season that has seen them pick up four points from their first three games has been tempered by a knee injury that has ruled experienced campaigner Ryan Stevenson, 28, out for seven weeks.
With just two other players aged older than the squad average of 22 - goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald and utility-man Jamie Hamill - Locke can ill afford to lose any more players from his fresh-faced first team.
And for that reason, anyone collecting petulant cautions and suspensions will be severely punished.
Robinson said: "We can't afford any injuries right now or suspensions. We've been told to cut out stupid things like picking up yellow cards for talking back to the referee.
"We need everyone available with the squad being so small.
"The gaffer had a meeting with us at the start of the season and spelled out that if anyone gets booked for kicking the ball away or talking back to the ref they will be fined."
Stevenson injured knee ligaments in the 1-0 Edinburgh derby win over Hibernian two weeks ago but could be back in time for the busy festive period.
"We're missing Ryan right now, he's a big character for us," said Robinson, before joking: "He can be like a new signing coming back in when he's fit again. We can't sign anyone right now so he can be our new addition in January."
Hearts welcome Aberdeen to Tynecastle on Saturday hoping to chip away at another chunk of their points deduction.
They earned a point last week against Partick Thistle when Walker struck two minutes from time to immediately cancel out Aaron Muirhead's late penalty for the Firhill hosts.
And Robinson says the strong bond forged by the club's off-field troubles will again be crucial against the Dons.
He said: "Everyone is buzzing after we managed to get off to such a good start. Friday night was crucial. Last season, I don't think we would have got that goal late on.
"Having lost the penalty so near to the end, heads would have dropped a year ago but there is a lot of team spirit this year and that will help us against Aberdeen."
Meanwhile, Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn insists he does not care if one of his colleagues beats him to the top of the Reds' scoring charts so long as the Dons continue to notch up victories.
The former Celtic winger was converted into lethal frontman by former Pittodrie boss Craig Brown following his arrival in the Granite City last season and repaid the ex-Scotland manager's conviction with 21 goals.
The Northern Ireland international has already opened this season's account with a double against Motherwell in the second of Aberdeen's two opening Scottish Premiership victories.
But the signs are that he will not have to shoulder so much of the scoring responsibility this term following new manager Derek McInnes' dramatic overhaul of the Dons squad
Jonny Hayes, Willo Flood and Mark Reynolds are already off the mark and McGinn stressed the name on the score sheet is not important to him.
He told Red TV: "It's a new place for me to be renowned for scoring goals, so I'm just enjoying my football, which is the main thing.
"It's always nice to see the other boys chipping in with goals but the main thing is to get the wins. We have got the first two league wins under our belts and we just need to kick on and get the consistency into our games."
Goalkeeper Jamie Langfield is suspended for the Jambos clash after being sent off against Celtic.
Nicky Weaver will continue to deputise after replacing Langfield midway through the 2-0 defeat by the champions.
Barry Robson and Chris Clark remain out with knee injuries but Andrew Considine is edging closer to a return from a broken leg.
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