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Rudi Skacel is cautioned.
Gregory Tade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson. Free kick taken by Andy Webster. David Templeton goes off and Scott Robinson comes on. Shane Sutherland is brought on as a substitute for Gregory Tade.
Andy Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Johnny Hayes, save made by Marian Kello.
David Proctor fouled by David Templeton, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Gregory Tade. Marian Kello takes the indirect free kick.
David Templeton produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
Nick Ross joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Shinnie.
The referee blows for offside. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
Mehdi Taouil comes on in place of John Sutton.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Johnny Hayes, Shot from outside the box by David Davis goes wide right of the target.
Andrew Shinnie crosses the ball, Ryan McGowan gets a block in.
David Templeton sends in a cross, Eggert Jonsson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Hearts 2-1 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from David Templeton.
Jamie Hamill takes a short corner.
John Sutton has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Josh Meekings leaves the field to be replaced by David Proctor.
Centre by Jamie Hamill.
Corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes to the near post, clearance made by John Sutton.
Andy Webster fouled by Gregory Tade, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Effort from 25 yards by Eggert Jonsson. Save by Ryan Esson.
Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save. Johnny Hayes produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Gregory Tade is adjudged to have handled the ball. Marian Kello takes the free kick.
David Templeton crosses the ball, save made by Ryan Esson.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Hamill, clearance by Ross Tokely.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Hamill, Ryan Esson makes a save.
Effort by Greg Tansey from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Adrian Mrowiec produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Hayes by Eggert Jonsson. Johnny Hayes delivers the ball, Ross Tokely scores a headed goal from close range. Hearts 1-1 Inverness CT.Assist by Johnny Hayes.
Shot from 18 yards from David Templeton. Blocked by Ross Tokely.
David Templeton takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
Corner taken by Johnny Hayes.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan by Gregory Tade. Marius Zaliukas takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by David Obua, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.
Shot on goal by Andrew Shinnie from just inside the area goes over the target.
Chris Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Sutton. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.
Rudi Skacel grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 1-0 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from John Sutton.
David Obua takes a shot. David Davis gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Josh Meekings, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.
David Templeton crosses the ball.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gregory Tade. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
Josh Meekings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Templeton. Ryan Stevenson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Greg Tansey.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.
The ball is delivered by David Templeton, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on David Templeton. Shot on goal comes in from Jamie Hamill from the free kick, save made by Ryan Esson.
David Templeton takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Hamill, Josh Meekings makes a clearance.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
Ryan Stevenson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Gregory Tade is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Johnny Hayes crosses the ball.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gregory Tade. Free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Foul by Rudi Skacel on Kenny Gillet, free kick awarded. Kenny Gillet restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Jamie Hamill.
Ryan Stevenson produces a cross, Ross Tokely gets a block in.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Andrew Shinnie hits the post.
Foul by Kenny Gillet on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
The offside flag is raised against Ryan Stevenson. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Ross Tokely on John Sutton, free kick awarded. Ross Tokely goes into the referee's book. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
The ball is crossed by Johnny Hayes,
John Sutton is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Hamill.
Unfair challenge on John Sutton by Ross Tokely results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jamie Hamill, clearance made by Gregory Tade.
Richie Foran challenges Eggert Jonsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Meekings by David Obua. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by David Obua, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Greg Tansey by Rudi Skacel results in a free kick. Chris Hogg takes the direct free kick.
Eggert Jonsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Eggert Jonsson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. David Davis takes the free kick.
Richie Foran fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Gillet.
Black banned for Hearts
Midfielder Ian Black will serve the final game of a three-match ban when Hearts take on Inverness in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Hearts have no fresh injury concerns, with left-back Danny Grainger out for around six weeks after undergoing groin surgery.
Defender Darren Barr (groin) is also missing, while strikers Kevin Kyle and Gary Glen and midfielder Suso Santana are expected to remain out.
Hearts have not won since the October 15 defeat of Dunfermline and host Caley with a number of players awaiting overdue wages for a second successive month.
Inverness striker Richie Foran hopes Terry Butcher's men can make Hearts suffer even more.
"There's been some ups and downs in their club with their wages and stuff like that," he said.
"Hopefully their players will be thinking about that. Hopefully it's an unsettled dressing room.
"I don't know if it is but I don't think it can help not being paid on time.
"Maybe they're being messed about a little bit and hopefully it will affect their performance and hopefully their supporters can turn on them.
"That will only work to our benefit and we can take advantage of that."
Foran expressed sympathy for the situation Hearts' players find themselves in, with uncertainty surrounding the club after owner Vladimir Romanov announced he
is keen to sell.
He added: "It's not the right situation to be in. It's very unprofessional. I do feel for them.
"It's happened to me in the past. It's happened to me at a couple of clubs, being messed about with wages.
"These players have mortgages to pay, they've got bills to pay and it's not like they're playing in the English Premier League and they've got millions in
their bank accounts. They need their wages, they need it on time.
"It's a pity it's happening, it's disappointing, but they've also got to be professional and get on with it."
Greg Tansey is set to continue for Inverness after winning his appeal against his sending-off against Celtic.
Manager Butcher also has no fresh injury concerns but Owain Tudur Jones (knee) and Aaron Doran (shoulder) remain out.
Victory lifts Hearts
Hearts eased their numerous concerns with a 2-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Inverness at Tynecastle.
Hearts' off-field problems are well-documented, with owner Vladimir Romanov voicing his desire to sell, #35million of debt and players going unpaid for a second successive month.
It may be coincidental, but since the first delayed payment of their wages this season, the Jambos had failed to score and collected one point from a possible 12 - before this game.
Rudi Skacel netted in the opening minute of the second half, but the lead did not last long as Ross Tokely equalised with a 58th-minute header.
However, Hearts responded and Eggert Jonsson netted a 75th-minute header to end a four-match winless run dating back to the October 15 win at Dunfermline.
Romanov this week suggested the club was worth #50m, but the only Hearts player to show significant value was Marian Kello.
The goalkeeper saved well from Gregory Tade and Andrew Shinnie as Caley Thistle were unable to claim a first win in Gorgie in four years.
Inverness named an unchanged side after Greg Tansey's red card against Celtic was rescinded by the Scottish Football Association on Thursday.
Hearts manager Paulo Sergio watched from the stand for the first time at Tynecastle, with the Portuguese serving the second of a five-match touchline ban after his dismissal in the loss to Kilmarnock earlier this month.
Blustery conditions contributed to a stop-start contest, with Jonsson and Tokely booked early on, before the hosts had the first opportunity.
Ryan McGowan stole the ball at the byline from a hesitant Jonny Hayes and cut it back, with David Templeton leaving it for Ryan Stevenson, who scuffed his shot straight at Ryan Esson in the Inverness goal.
Shinnie responded with a snap-shot from 25 yards which went narrowly wide before Kello's goal came under further pressure when a casual Marius Zaliukas failed to control a simple pass in defence.
Hayes stole in and played Tade through one-on-one, but the Hearts goalkeeper saved well with his feet.
Stevenson had another effort from the edge of the area before an incident which provoked Inverness' ire.
Templeton went down under in the box following an aerial challenge by Josh Meekings, who won the ball fairly.
From the subsequent drop ball, Stevenson played it through for Templeton who prodded straight at Esson.
Stevenson was then confronted by captain Richie Foran and Tokely and was withdrawn at half-time for Adrian Mrowiec.
Mrowiec's first act was to celebrate Hearts' first goal since mid-October.
It came 25 seconds after the restart when Skacel latched onto a ball down the right and hit an angled shot beyond Easson into the bottom corner.
It was Skacel's fourth of the season and he was booked for celebrating.
Shinnie shot over soon after, before Tokely equalised.
Hayes' free-kick from deep on the right evaded a static Hearts defence and the defender headed in at the back post.
Tansey blasted over from 30 yards after winning the ball well in midfield and an energised Inverness applied pressure on Hearts' defence again.
Tade robbed Andy Webster, Shinnie's effort was saved by Kello and Hayes hit the follow up over the bar.
Sutton's shot was deflected wide after he turned Chris Hogg and from the resulting corner the lead was restored.
A short corner was played, Templeton fired a cross inside the six-yard box and the ball ricocheted off Jonsson's head and in.
Sutton was replaced by Mehdi Taouil before Templeton hit a bouncing ball narrowly wide from a throw-in towards the edge of the box.
Tokely headed another Hayes free-kick wide when he could have done better as Inverness suffered a second straight loss.