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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:11,988
  • Elliott (1) Taouil (26)
    Templeton (70) Skacel (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Rudi Skacel grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Hearts 4-0 Dunfermline.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Stevenson.

90mins

Ian Black takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan by Paul Burns. Direct free kick taken by Ian Black.

87mins

Foul by Andy Dowie on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Black.

86mins

Effort from inside the area by Rudi Skacel misses to the left of the target.

84mins

Ryan Stevenson replaces Stephen Elliott.

83mins

Paul Burns gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Arvydas Novikovas. Ian Black fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Scott Robinson takes a shot.

81mins

Martin Hardie challenges Marius Zaliukas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Hardie is given a yellow card. Ian Black delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel. Arvydas Novikovas on for David Templeton.

79mins

David Graham is caught offside. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

73mins

Jamie Hamill concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mason. Jamie Hamill goes into the referee's book. Free kick crossed by Joe Cardle, clearance by Ian Black. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Willis from the left by-line, Alex Keddie produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

72mins

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Rudi Skacel coming on for Mehdi Taouil. Andy Kirk replaces Liam Buchanan.

71mins

Goal scored by David Templeton from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hearts 3-0 Dunfermline.Assist by Scott Robinson.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Keddie by Andy Webster. Andy Webster is shown a yellow card. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

David Templeton takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

65mins

Unfair challenge on David Templeton by Andy Dowie results in a free kick. Andy Dowie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black, clearance made by Gary Mason.

64mins

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Elliott. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Paul Burns concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Elliott. Paul Burns receives a yellow card. Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Willis, Scott Robinson manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Jamie Hamill fouled by Gary Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Barrowman goes off and Joe Cardle comes on. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Effort from deep inside the area by David Templeton misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan by Paul Willis. Ian Black delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Alex Keddie makes a clearance.

58mins

Andy Dowie challenges Stephen Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Black takes the direct free kick.

55mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Buchanan. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Stephen Elliott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

50mins

Corner taken by Paul Willis, Mehdi Taouil manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Adrian Mrowiec fouled by Gary Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Black takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil by Martin Hardie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Potter by Stephen Elliott. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

43mins

Effort on goal by Martin Hardie from long distance goes over the crossbar.

42mins

Handball decision goes against David Graham. Ian Black delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Marius Zaliukas misses to the left of the goal.

40mins

The referee blows for offside. Marian Kello takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

The ball is swung over by Ian Black.

38mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Black.

37mins

Martin Hardie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. Jamie Hamill crosses the ball in from the free kick.

36mins

Stephen Elliott fouled by John Potter, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

35mins

Mehdi Taouil challenges Martin Hardie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Keddie.

34mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ian Black, clearance by Andrew Barrowman.

33mins

David Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robinson. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

32mins

The referee blows for offside against Liam Buchanan. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

32mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Robinson. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

Ryan McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Willis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Willis, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Willis from the left by-line, Andrew Barrowman produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

27mins

Mehdi Taouil gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 2-0 Dunfermline.Assist by Ryan McGowan.

26mins

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Willis from the right by-line, save by Marian Kello.

26mins

Mehdi Taouil takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Keddie on Adrian Mrowiec. Alex Keddie is given a yellow card. Ian Black takes the free kick.

21mins

David Graham takes a shot. Save by Marian Kello.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mason on Ian Black. Ian Black delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Paul Gallacher.

17mins

Ian Black produces a cross.

16mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Black from the left by-line.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Black, Shot on goal by Ryan McGowan from just inside the area goes over the target.

14mins

The offside flag is raised against Liam Buchanan. Marian Kello takes the free kick.

12mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ian Black, Header from deep inside the area by Marius Zaliukas goes over the bar.

11mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Alex Keddie goes wide of the right-hand post.

11mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Willis, clearance made by Andy Webster.

9mins

Shot by Paul Willis from outside the box goes high over the target.

6mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ian Black, Ryan McGowan takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.

5mins

Foul by Ryan McGowan on Paul Willis, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Paul Willis, Andrew Barrowman takes a shot. Liam Buchanan is caught offside. Marian Kello takes the free kick.

2mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Black from the right by-line, Stephen Elliott scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 1-0 Dunfermline.Assist by Ryan McGowan.

1mins

Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Save made by Marian Kello.

Match Preview

Webster set for return Andy Webster could return for Hearts as they face Dunfermline in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Defender Webster came off at half-time in the loss to St Johnstone with a calf problem and missed last week's loss at Celtic, but returned to training this week. Left-back Danny Grainger is out for around six weeks after undergoing groin surgery, defender Darren Barr (groin) is also missing, while striker Kevin Kyle, forward Gary Glen and winger Suso Santana remain out. Forward Andy Barrowman is adamant Dunfermline can quickly climb off the foot of the table. The Pars were promoted from the Irn-Bru First Division last term and have won three of their 17 games, with all the victories coming away from home. Barrowman is targeting victory over Hearts, believing the Pars are more than capable of beating any team in the league, perhaps with the exception of title-chasing Rangers and Celtic. Barrowman said: "We'll look to take three points, like we do every game. I know we're away from home and Tynecastle's a tough place to go, but we'll go there to win the game. "Most games in the Premier League are winnable. Okay there's the Old Firm, but the rest I think are more than beatable on our day." Manager Jim McIntyre hopes his injury problems will be eased by the return of a couple of unnamed players. The Pars have been hit by injuries but last week's postponement of the match with Kilmarnock may have helped their plight and defender Paddy Boyle (knee) and midfielder Paul Burns (knee) may be fit to play at Tynecastle. Joe Cardle (knee) has also been out along with Austin McCann, Nick Phinn, Craig Easton, Jason Thomson, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Steven Bell and Steven McDougall.

Formation:4411Manager: Paulo Sergio

Hearts

Formation: 352Manager: Jim McIntyre

Dunfermline

  • Marian Kello
  • Jamie Hamill
  • Andy Webster
  • Marius Zaliukas
  • Ryan McGowan
  • David Templeton
  • Ian Black
  • Adrian Mrowiec
  • Scott Robinson
  • Mehdi Taouil
  • Stephen Elliott
  • SUBS
  • Jamie MacDonald
  • John Sutton
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Arvydas Novikovas
  • Rudi Skacel
  • Brad McKay
  • Chris Kane

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Match Report

Four-star show lifts Hearts Beleaguered Hearts claimed a second win in eight games since their payment troubles began with a comfortable 4-0 defeat of Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club Dunfermline. Stephen Elliott netted from close range after three minutes for Hearts, whose players on Friday submitted an official complaint to the Scottish Premier League after a third successive month when their wages failed to arrive on time. Mehdi Taouil struck after 27 minutes, David Templeton after 71 minutes and substitute Rudi Skacel headed a stoppage-time fourth as Hearts lifted at least some of the gloom that has descended on Tynecastle in recent weeks. The win saw Hearts, who have been put up for sale by owner Vladimir Romanov, consolidate fifth place in the table, but next week's visit of third-placed Motherwell will prove a test of their ability and spirit. A draw for Dunfermline would have taken them off the foot of the table after Hibernian lost at Aberdeen, but their near 22-year wait for a win at Tynecastle goes on and they will need to show more fight and quality in their battle for survival, which continues at home to St Johnstone next week. Hearts beat the Pars 2-0 on October 15 before their wage impasse began, with their October salary received on November 4. Their November wage was paid 29 days late on Thursday, but December's pay date went by without further funds and PFA Scotland submitted an official complaint to the SPL on the players' behalf as the Hearts squad finally showed they were willing to fight the issue. Hearts performed well in losing 1-0 at title-chasing Celtic last weekend, but manager Paulo Sergio expressed doubt whether his troops could rise to the occasion against the Pars amid the turmoil. After three minutes, the concerns of Sergio - serving the final game of a five-match touchline ban - were allayed as Hearts went ahead. Ian Black's corner found Ryan McGowan, who scuffed an attempt on goal. However, Elliott was on hand to turn the ball in, with the Pars players stationary in the box. Dunfermline had chances to respond swiftly, but Andy Barrowman, Paul Willis, Alex Keddie and David Graham all failed to test Marian Kello. Hearts were finding their rhythm and Templeton forced Paul Gallacher into a smart save before Taouil curled an effort narrowly over. Two minutes later, with Dunfermline again backing off, Taouil hit another shot from the edge of the area less cleanly, but the right-footed effort was good enough to put Hearts 2-0 up. Barrowman headed over from a corner before Marius Zaliukas missed a free header and the chance to put his side further ahead at the interval. Kello saved well from Liam Buchanan, turning the Pars striker's header around the post for a corner before Hearts came close again. Taouil dispossessed Martin Hardie in midfield before feeding Elliott, who shot into the side-netting. Templeton shot wide from Taouil's cross and was then twice denied by Gallacher. After Andy Webster was booked for arguing he had been brought down in the visitors' box, a third goal arrived, with Templeton's persistence rewarded. The winger waltzed around the Pars defence to find an opening before curling right-footed inside the post for his first goal of 2011, his last strike coming last December at St Mirren. Keddie headed over from a corner before Skacel fired wide from fellow substitute Arvydas Novikovas' cross at the other end. Replacement Ryan Stevenson's shot was parried by Gallacher and Skacel headed in the rebound in the second minute of stoppage time to complete the rout.

Form Guide

    LDLWLL
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Dunfermline
  • LWLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 15/10/2011
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 02/01/2007
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 28/10/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 29/07/2006
  • Hearts
  • 4 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 08/04/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 4
  • Hearts
  • 14/01/2006

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • R Skacel 3
  • A Webster 2
  • R Stevenson 2
  • J Sutton 2
  • M Taouil 1
  • S Elliott 1
  • D Obua 1
  • E Jonsson 1
  • A Novikovas 1

Dunfermline

  • A Kirk 4
  • J Cardle 4
  • A Barrowman 2
  • R Thomson 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • A McCann 1
  • D Graham 1
  • L Buchanan 1
  • P Burns 1
  • J Thomson 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 16
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Dunfermline

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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