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  • Date:18 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Kyle - pen (25)
    Kyle - pen (25)
  • Munro (16)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Corner taken by Rudolf Skacel from the left by-line.

93mins

Russell Duncan takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save.

90mins

Nick Ross goes off and Chris Innes comes on. Russell Duncan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Elliot. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Templeton.

89mins

Shane Sutherland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Templeton. David Templeton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Grant Munro.

88mins

Corner taken by Rudolf Skacel from the left by-line.

88mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Rudolf Skacel, save by Ryan Esson.

87mins

Rudolf Skacel takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Russell Duncan.

87mins

Eggert Jonsson produces a cross.

85mins

Kevin Kyle produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

84mins

Eric Odhiambo is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Hayes.

83mins

Stephen Elliott leaves the field to be replaced by Calum Elliot.

83mins

Shot by Russell Duncan from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

82mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Rudolf Skacel goes wide of the right-hand upright.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Russell Duncan. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

76mins

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Shane Sutherland coming on for Richie Foran.

76mins

Rudolf Skacel has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

73mins

David Templeton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

73mins

Stuart Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on David Templeton. Free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken by Rudolf Skacel from the right by-line, Richie Foran makes a clearance.

71mins

David Templeton decides to take a short corner.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by Ryan Stevenson.

69mins

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Rudolf Skacel crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Russell Duncan makes a clearance.

68mins

Stephen Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Duncan. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

66mins

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on Ian Black. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rudolf Skacel from left channel.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Eggert Jonsson.

62mins

Eggert Jonsson sends in a cross, Kevin Kyle takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

59mins

Centre by Ian Black.

58mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marian Kello.

57mins

Ryan Stevenson sends in a cross.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on Rudolf Skacel. Rudolf Skacel restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Elliott.

52mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.

51mins

Eggert Jonsson challenges Russell Duncan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Duncan crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Templeton makes a clearance.

50mins

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

46mins

Richie Foran fouled by Eggert Jonsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Kyle on Jonathan Hayes. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

45mins

Effort on goal by Stephen Elliott from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45mins

Stephen Elliott is caught offside. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen Elliott by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rudolf Skacel.

44mins

Ruben Palazuelos crosses the ball.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rudolf Skacel from the left by-line.

40mins

Foul by Adrian Mrowiec on Adam Rooney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

38mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Elliott on Graeme Shinnie. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

37mins

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

33mins

David Templeton has an effort at goal from a long way out that bounces off the post.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Rudolf Skacel, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

33mins

Rudolf Skacel takes a shot. Nick Ross gets a block in.

31mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Stuart Duff. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ian Black.

24mins

Ryan Esson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Kyle scores a penalty. Hearts 1-1 Inverness CT.Ryan Esson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Stephen Elliott.

23mins

David Templeton receives a caution.

23mins

Nick Ross takes a shot. Save made by Marian Kello.

21mins

David Templeton sends in a cross.

21mins

The offside flag is raised against Richie Foran. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.

19mins

Ismael Bouzid leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Stevenson.

18mins

Eggert Jonsson fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Ismael Bouzid restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Grant Munro finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Hearts 0-1 Inverness CT.Foul by Ian Black on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. The assist for the goal came from Russell Duncan.

13mins

Corner taken right-footed by Russell Duncan to the near post, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

13mins

Ian Black produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

12mins

Stuart Duff goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. David Templeton fouled by Stuart Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Rudolf Skacel crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Grant Munro.

11mins

The ball is swung over by Richie Foran.

10mins

The ball is sent over by Nick Ross, Ismael Bouzid makes a clearance.

10mins

The official flags Stephen Elliott offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.

9mins

Lee Cox concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Black. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Rooney, Kevin Kyle makes a clearance.

8mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Cox. Marian Kello takes the free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Ian Black. Russell Duncan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

6mins

Adam Rooney sends in a cross, Ross Tokely has an effort at goal.

4mins

Rudolf Skacel is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Cox.

4mins

Centre by Richie Foran, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos.

The referee gets the match started.

The second half begins.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Hearts boosted by duo's return Ian Black and Eggert Jonsson are expected to be available for Hearts' Clydesdale Bank Premier League meeting with Inverness following illness. The duo missed Tuesday's win at Motherwell - Hearts' sixth straight success - with their places going to Ryan Stevenson and Darren Barr. David Templeton and Rudi Skacel have been the headline acts but Hearts' six-match winning run has been achieved by a collective effort epitomised by Adrian Mrowiec. Jim Jefferies' side take a record of six wins, 15 goals for and one against from the last six games into the match against Inverness, themselves unbeaten away from home since November 2009. While third-placed Hearts' potent attacking force have been accepting the plaudits for the run, Jefferies picked out Mrowiec as a crucial influence following last Saturday's 5-0 defeat of Aberdeen. And the Polish midfielder is more than happy to continue to play a selfless role as Hearts seek to extend their run into a busy festive programme of four games in 14 days. Mrowiec said: "I'm very happy when the gaffer is happy with how we play. "We have some players who score goals, like Temps (Templeton), like Kevin (Kyle), like Rudi. "I try to help the team and to play for the team. I try to do my best for the team." Mrowiec had an injury-interrupted spell at Hearts in 2008-09 on loan from Lithuania's FBK Kaunas, before spending last season in his native Poland at Arka Gdynia. He returned to Edinburgh in July and signed a three-year contract at Tynecastle in August after impressing manager Jefferies. "The gaffer saw me for the first time - I didn't know him before," said Mrowiec, whose first spell was under Jefferies' predecessor Csaba Laszlo. "I trained with the team and he said `I want him to stay' and I stayed, signing a new contract." Inverness midfielder Nick Ross is back in contention after illness saw him left on the bench during last weekend's draw against Rangers. Kenny Gillet, Chris Innes and Gil Blumenshtein are all pushing for comebacks but are unlikely to face Clydesdale Bank Premier League form team Hearts. David Proctor and Kevin McCann both remain on the sidelines with knee injuries. Ross Tokely believes Inverness have finally earned the respect of the rest of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League thanks to their impressive return to the top flight. The Highlanders reclaimed their place among Scottish football's elite this summer after triumphing in the Irn-Bru First Division and Tokely claims most teams thought they would be the whipping boys this season. Instead, Terry Butcher's men have more than held their own in the SPL, with an unbeaten away record stretching back more than a year helping propel them to fourth in the table. That run includes draws against both halves of the Old Firm and, as they prepare to travel to Hearts, Tokely insists the other teams are finally sitting up and taking notice. "It's taken a while for us to get any respect," the full-back said. "When we got in the league first of all the SPL teams thought they would just roll over us. We've had to work hard to get an established name for ourselves. "Getting relegated was a blow but we have come up and shown we can play with the big boys. "I don't think where we are is a false position at all, I think we've merited where we are and we want to stay there. "I think teams are fearing us, we've got guys who will go out there and attack, we've got the skill and the speed and we will cause teams bother. "When teams are at home, their fans expect them to come out and play and that means less pressure on us and that suits us." Tokely would love to see Caley Thistle end 2010 with their unbeaten run on the road still intact. He added: "The challenge is to keep the record going. Every one of us is proud of that record. "When we were 2-0 down against Celtic we knew we had a fight on our hands to keep it going. "We watched Hearts on Tuesday against Motherwell and they are a physical side and we will definitely need to be at our best to get something from the game." Hearts are third in the table and Tokely believes the meeting between the SPL's two form teams has all the makings of a classic. He said: "We are really enjoying life back in the SPL, we are loving it, and the boys are really thriving in this league. "We have hit the ground running and we've got dangerous players as well. It's got the makings of a great game."

Formation:442Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Marian Kello
  • Eggert Jonsson
  • Marius Zaliukas
  • Ismael Bouzid
  • Ruben Palazuelos
  • David Templeton
  • Ian Black
  • Adrian Mrowiec
  • Rudolf Skacel
  • Kevin Kyle
  • Stephen Elliott
  • SUBS
  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Darren Barr
  • Calum Elliot
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Arvydas Novikovas
  • Gary Glen
  • Craig Thomson

Home

Away

Match Report

All square at Tynecastle Inverness extended their unbeaten away run into another year and ended Hearts' six-match winning streak and hopes of moving into second place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Tynecastle. Caley Thistle, unbeaten away from home since November 2009, went in front on their final road trip of the year through Grant Munro's 17th-minute header. Kevin Kyle equalised from the penalty spot after 25 minutes, but the hosts missed the chance to move level with Celtic in the table as Caley Thistle's determined rearguard frustrated Hearts, extending the visitors' run to six games without defeat. With Celtic's match at Hamilton postponed, manager Jim Jefferies knew victory would take his Hearts side level in second place in the table, although the Bhoys now have two games in hand. Ian Black and Eggert Jonsson recovered from illness to allow Jefferies to revert to the XI which began last week's 5-0 defeat of Aberdeen. Hearts defeated Motherwell 2-1 on Tuesday night, taking their run to 15 goals scored and one conceded in securing six wins from six and eight out of nine. The hosts had the better of the opening period and Stuart Duff received a yellow card for a cynical challenge on David Templeton, who was racing down the left with team-mates queuing up in the centre. Caley Thistle half-cleared the resulting free-kick with Black, who signed for Hearts from Inverness in June 2009, firing over with a left-foot shot from the edge of the area. The visitors went in front after Russell Duncan's inswinging free-kick from the left found Munro at the far post. The defender's header towards goal created havoc in the Hearts defence - a rearguard temporarily without Ismael Bouzid - and evaded everyone to bounce beyond the line. Bouzid was holding his back and was replaced two minutes later, with Ryan Stevenson coming into midfield and Adrian Mrowiec switching to centre back. Templeton was booked for a dive after going down under the challenge of Duff in the penalty area but then Hearts were awarded a spot-kick when Stephen Elliott was brought down by goalkeeper Ryan Esson as he attempted to latch on to Kyle's knock down. Esson was booked by referee Brian Winter for the challenge before Kyle sent him the wrong way with a successful spot-kick. Hearts went close twice before the interval, with Templeton firing a stunning 25-yard strike against the post before Esson saved Stevenson's left-foot shot from the edge of the area. The hosts continued to dominate possession and territory after the break, but Caley Thistle looked dangerous on the break. Templeton shot wide across goal after 50 minutes after streaking down the left before Adam Rooney had an effort ruled out for offside after 52 minutes. Kyle then brought a long ball down and turned towards goal but could not get a shot away under Ross Tokely's challenge and Inverness cleared. Jonsson's cross was then directed towards goal by Kyle, but Esson gathered at the second attempt. Templeton tried his luck from long range again, the ball swerving narrowly wide. Skacel, who had been a peripheral figure, then shot a yard wide across goal after ghosting into the penalty area unchallenged. Skacel was played in down the left by Stevenson nine minutes from time but the Czech midfielder's ball across goal flashed in front of Kyle and Elliott and Caley Thistle survived again. Duncan shot over for the visitors before Elliott was replaced by Calum Elliot with seven minutes remaining. Kyle blasted over before Inverness scrambled clear a series of Hearts corners. Duncan broke in stoppage time and forced a save out of Marion Kello, but the match ended level. endM

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • LWWWDD

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 3
  • Hearts
  • 18/09/2010
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 24/01/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 15/11/2008
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 20/09/2008
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 26/04/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 3
  • Hearts
  • 01/03/2008

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • R Skacel 7
  • D Templeton 6
  • C Elliot 4
  • R Stevenson 2
  • S Elliott 2
  • I Black 1
  • K Kyle 1
  • A Novikovas 1

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 6
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 2
  • R Foran 2
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 27
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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