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David Goodwillie produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ruben Palazuelos shown a red card for professional foul. Unfair challenge on David Robertson by Ruben Palazuelos results in a Penalty. A save by Marian Kello from penalty by David Goodwillie. Hearts 2-1 Dundee Utd.
The referee blows for offside. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
David Goodwillie receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Scott Robertson goes off and Andis Shala comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster by David Goodwillie. Andy Webster takes the free kick.
Marius Zaliukas grabs a headed goal from close range. Hearts 2-1 Dundee Utd.Corner taken by Craig Thomson, Craig Thomson provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Rudolf Skacel, Eggert Jonsson takes a shot. Paul Dixon gets a block in.
Daniel Swanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Ian Black takes the free kick.
Eggert Jonsson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Eggert Jonsson results in a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Johnny Russell goes off and Daniel Swanson comes on. David Templeton concedes a free kick for a foul on Dusan Pernis. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Keith Watson receives a yellow card. Keith Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Templeton. Craig Thomson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Caution for Ian Black. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Eggert Jonsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson. Barry Douglas crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Marian Kello.
Andrew Driver replaces Suso Santana. Handball decision goes against Eggert Jonsson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Elliott. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Eggert Jonsson on Prince Buaben. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Timothy van der Meulen by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
Johnny Russell takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on David Robertson by Marius Zaliukas results in a free kick. Paul Dixon takes the free kick.
Foul by Scott Robertson on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Craig Thomson, clearance made by Keith Watson.
Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Rudolf Skacel results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Johnny Russell handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
Eggert Jonsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.
Paul Dixon is booked. Paul Dixon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Suso Santana. Free kick taken by Craig Thomson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Suso Santana on David Goodwillie. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.
David Templeton challenges Johnny Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Prince Buaben has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Long distance effort from Rudolf Skacel misses to the left of the goal.
David Goodwillie is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Right-footed shot by David Templeton went wide left of the net.
Rudolf Skacel fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 1-1 Dundee Utd.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Elliott on Timothy van der Meulen. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Foul by Barry Douglas on Andy Webster, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.
David Obua leaves the field to be replaced by David Templeton.
Timothy van der Meulen replaces Garry Kenneth.
Craig Thomson is brought on as a substitute for Lee Wallace.
Prince Buaben takes a shot. Save made by Marian Kello.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Obua. Indirect free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Watson on Rudolf Skacel. Free kick taken by Rudolf Skacel.
The ball is crossed by Barry Douglas, Garry Kenneth has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas, save by Marian Kello.
Rudolf Skacel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Rudolf Skacel takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson by Barry Douglas. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Stephen Elliott has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Rudolf Skacel by Keith Watson results in a free kick. Lee Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Rudolf Skacel.
Foul by David Obua on Garry Kenneth, free kick awarded. Garry Kenneth takes the direct free kick.
Ruben Palazuelos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben. Prince Buaben takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, Marian Kello makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Douglas by Eggert Jonsson. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
Barry Douglas grabs a headed goal from close range. Hearts 0-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from David Goodwillie.
Ruben Palazuelos has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
David Obua is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
Johnny Russell is penalised for a handball. Marian Kello takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line.
Hearts wait on Wallace
Lee Wallace is a doubt as Hearts prepare to face Dundee United in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Scotland left-back Wallace has bruising on his ankle and missed training on Thursday, but Hearts are optimistic he could be fit for the Tynecastle tussle.
Kevin Kyle (groin) and Calum Elliot (knee) are again set to miss out.
Winger Andrew Driver hopes an injury nightmare is behind him and insists his international future lies with Scotland.
Craig Levein's Scotland side meet Brazil at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on March 27, and with Driver's eligibility question-mark now resolved he could make his debut.
Driver, who has made three appearances as a substitute this season, would be eager to play against the country which has produced five World Cup-winning teams, but knows he must first win back his place in the Hearts team, starting against United.
The 23-year-old Oldham-born winger said: "It would be a good game to play in - everyone will be looking forward to that one (against Brazil).
"I'm not even going to think about it, I'm more bothered if I play at the weekend and the next few games for Hearts.
"With Hearts doing so well, you've got to look at the first step - I've got to do well to get back in the team as it is.
"Hopefully down the line I'll be able to think about it (Scotland), but my first priority is obviously playing here."
United have doubts over Craig Conway and Morgaro Gomis.
The pair picked up knocks against Celtic last Sunday and have only done minimal training this week. Boss Peter Houston will give them late fitness tests.
United will be definitely be without long-term injury-victims Mihael Kovacevic (knee), Darren Dods (knee) and Scott Severin (ankle).
Houston admits it will be difficult to catch Hearts in the race for third place - but not an impossible mission.
The Tangerines are 22 points behind Jim Jefferies' side, albeit with four games in hand, as they look to finish in behind the Old Firm for the second successive season.
Having nine matches called off throughout the campaign has not allowed Houston's players to get into their stride, but if they can win at Tynecastle it will reinvigorate their European challenge.
Houston said: "Hearts have a big lead and it is going to be very difficult to catch them.
"But our ambition is to still finish third and we won't give up on that until it's beyond us."
Zaliukas picks perfect time to break duck
Marius Zaliukas claimed his first goal of the season as Hearts fought back from behind to claim a dramatic 2-1 victory over Dundee United in an action-packed Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash that also saw David Goodwillie miss an injury-time penalty.
United had taken an early lead at Tynecastle through Barry Douglas before Rudi Skacel levelled just before half-time.
Hearts then left it late again in the second half as a header from Zaliukas proved to be decisive after Goodwillie was denied from the spot in the final seconds.
The home side were boosted by the news that Lee Wallace was passed fit enough to start after being rated doubtful with a bruised ankle, while Andy Webster made his first appearance at home since his move from Rangers.
United were without the injured Craig Conway but Morgaro Gomis recovered enough from a knock to be named on the bench.
The visitors thought they had taken the lead after just two minutes when Goodwillie forced home a Douglas corner but referee Calum Murray disallowed the goal, with the striker appearing to use his arm to help the ball over the line.
United were ahead with six minutes on the clock when Goodwillie's cross was met by Douglas 10 yards out and he sent a glancing header beyond the grasp of goalkeeper Marian Kello, despite close attention from Eggert Jonsson.
The Tayside club looked more than capable of finding the back of the net again and were not too far away when a Douglas cross from the right found Garry Kenneth in front of goal and his header bounced narrowly past the post.
Goalkeeper Dusan Pernis then did well to maintain their advantage when he managed to block a deflected effort from Skacel that looked certain to leave the net bulging.
Hearts were dealt a blow when Wallace was forced out of the action after just 34 minutes and replaced by Craig Thomson.
Kenneth played on after requiring treatment to his knee following a collision with Suso Santana but admitted defeat moments later when he limped off, allowing for the introduction of new signing Timothy van der Meulen.
Hearts levelled in injury time when Stephen Elliott's shot was parried by Pernis and van der Meulen's attempts to clear fell for Skacel to bundle home the rebound.
United could have found the back of the net again after the restart when Prince Buaben cut inside from the left before rifling into the side-netting.
Johnny Russell then slipped a neat pass into the path of Goodwillie but Webster prevented him from unleashing a clean shot at goal as Peter Houston's men tried to restore their lead.
Hearts swapped Suso for Andy Driver before Russell made way for Danny Swanson following an earlier challenge from Ian Black.
With time fast running out, Driver saw efforts on goal from the corner of the six-yard box blocked twice in quick succession as stubborn defending prevented him from claiming a late winner.
The home side looked the more likely to snatch a last-gasp goal and that is exactly what happened when Zaliukas rose above everyone else in the box to power home a header from Skacel's corner with two minutes to go.
There was further drama to come deep into injury time when the referee pointed to the spot for a Palazuelos push on David Robertson in the box, but Goodwillie's poor spot-kick was blocked by Kello before he fired wide from the rebound.
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