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Gordon Smith produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Danny Racchi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Free kick taken by David Templeton.
Gordon Smith has a header from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Marian Kello.
Paul Heffernan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.
(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Arvydas Novikovas coming on for Daniel Grainger.
David Silva has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by David Silva results in a free kick. David Silva shown a yellow card. Jamie Hamill takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Dean Shiels goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill from the left by-line, Effort from inside the area by Andy Webster misses to the left of the target.
Stephen Elliott delivers the ball, Manuel Pascali gets a block in.
Dean Shiels fouled by Daniel Grainger, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger booked for unsporting behaviour. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Heffernan is ruled offside. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
Marius Zaliukas goes off and Gordon Smith comes on.
Daniel Grainger concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Indirect free kick taken by Rory McKeown.
The ball is delivered by Rory McKeown, clearance made by Andy Webster.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Shiels.
The ball is swung over by Rory McKeown.
James Fowler challenges David Templeton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Grainger restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Rory McKeown on Jamie Hamill, free kick awarded. Daniel Grainger has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance by James Fowler.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Heffernan. Indirect free kick taken by Eggert Jonsson.
Stephen Elliott fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Hamill produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Anssi Jaakkola.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mrowiec by David Silva. Danny Racchi on for Danny Buijs. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Hamill, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson by Liam Kelly. Free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Anssi Jaakkola fouled by Andy Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Anssi Jaakkola restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamadou Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Templeton. Jamie Hamill shoots direct from the free kick, Anssi Jaakkola makes a save.
Danny Buijs takes a shot. Blocked by David Templeton.
Rory McKeown crosses the ball, clearance made by Eggert Jonsson.
Jamie Hamill takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar. Stephen Elliott on for Ryan Stevenson.
Jamie Hamill decides to take a short corner.
Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Hamill from the right by-line, Anssi Jaakkola makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Hamill from the left by-line, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Grainger on Gary Harkins. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
David Templeton takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save.
Marius Zaliukas challenges Paul Heffernan unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Rudi Skacel goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Booking for Marius Zaliukas for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken right-footed by Dean Shiels and scored. Hearts 0-1 Kilmarnock.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Gary Harkins.
Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Anssi Jaakkola.
Shot from just outside the area by Rudi Skacel goes over the bar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Stevenson. Free kick taken by Anssi Jaakkola.
Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Dean Shiels misses to the left of the target.
Danny Buijs sends in a cross, Adrian Mrowiec makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dean Shiels.
Rory McKeown is ruled offside. Marian Kello takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line. David Silva takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line.
Dean Shiels takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Adrian Mrowiec.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Kelly on Ryan Stevenson. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Grainger, Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Anssi Jaakkola. David Silva manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line.
Eggert Jonsson fouled by Liam Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Gary Harkins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marian Kello takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Danny Buijs.
The ball is crossed by Rory McKeown, Adrian Mrowiec makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Rory McKeown, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.
The referee shows Jamie Hamill a yellow card. Rory McKeown fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Alex Pursehouse goes off and David Silva comes on.
Daniel Grainger takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andy Webster has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken by Jamie Hamill, save made by Anssi Jaakkola.
Danny Buijs concedes a free kick for a foul on Rudi Skacel. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Effort from just outside the area by James Fowler goes over the bar.
Ryan Stevenson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Jamie Hamill challenges Rory McKeown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Dean Shiels, Marian Kello makes a save.
Rudi Skacel produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Adrian Mrowiec.
Ryan Stevenson sends in a cross.
Ian Black is sent off by the referee for serious foul play. Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Dean Shiels. Indirect free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill to the near post, Strike from close range by Andy Webster clears the bar.
Paul Heffernan fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Templeton by Alex Pursehouse. Alex Pursehouse is booked. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jamie Hamill, save made by Anssi Jaakkola.
Shot by Ian Black from outside the box goes over the target.
Ryan Stevenson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by David Templeton,
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.
Ian Black concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Buijs. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Strike on goal comes in from Daniel Grainger from the free kick.
Templeton happy with return to form
Hearts winger David Templeton believes he is returning to his best form under Paulo Sergio.
Templeton is eager to continue his strong run of personal performances in a winning effort in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Kilmarnock.
The 22-year-old told Hearts TV: "I feel like I'm playing quite well.
"The last few games I've been a lot more involved and I've been trying to switch up my game and make it more difficult for my opponent, rather than going at them every time.
"I think that's helped a lot since the new manager (Sergio) came in. He's been working with me to do that and it's changed my game.
"I've done reasonably well and hopefully that can continue."
Templeton is still searching for his first goal of 2011, having not found the net since the December 29 win at St Mirren.
He added: "It does get to you a bit. Obviously I'd like to score, but if I'm creating goals I don't mind, as long as the team's winning.
"It would be good to get the goal and go on from there."
Fifth-placed Hearts have had numerous off-field distractions of late and are currently operating a media blackout ahead of Sergio's Scottish Football Association disciplinary hearing on November 3.
The Portuguese manager is the subject of a notice of complaint in relation to alleged comments made about a match official before the 2-0 win at Dunfermline earlier this month.
Hearts' senior players, meanwhile, are still awaiting payment of their wages, which had been due on October 16. It is not the first time wages have been delayed.
The players' union, PFA Scotland, are understood to be aware of the situation and the players are assessing their options if the delay continues.
On the pitch, Hearts have won three of their last five SPL games, and Templeton hopes they can continue the level of performance they showed in the loss to Rangers last weekend in a winning effort against eighth-placed Killie.
He added: "On Sunday we played really well and created the better chances.
"Going into Saturday there's no reason not to be confident.
"It will be a difficult game - they play really good football.
"Hopefully we'll be able to create some good chances and take them.
"We'd like to be higher. The past few games we've started to show what we can do and hopefully we can do that on Saturday and get a good result."
Kilmarnock goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola is determined to make the most of another opportunity to impress manager Kenny Shiels as he bids to make the number one jersey his own.
The Finn has been handed the gloves for the last three outings in the absence of injured first choice goalie Cammy Bell, and looks set to be between the sticks again at Tynecastle with Bell still recovering from an elbow problem.
Jaakkola's first appearance this season saw Killie held to a 3-3 draw by Celtic after squandering a three-goal lead, but he has kept clean sheets in the last two games against Clydesdale Bank Premier League high-fliers Motherwell and East Fife in the Scottish Communities League Cup.
Asked whether he has done enough to challenge Bell for the gloves, Jaakkola said: "It's not my decision to make. I just have to play as well as I can and help the team to win and get as many points as possible.
"It's always a positive thing if you keep a clean sheet so I am happy.
"Every game is a chance to show what I can do so I'm pleased that I have two clean sheets."
He admits luck may have played a part in the goalless stalemate at Fir Park, when he earned plaudits for an impressive double save.
He added: "It's not too often you can make a double save like that so I'm happy about that. In the end I think I was quite lucky with the save."
Hearts players are still awaiting payment of their wages, which were initially due on October 16, but Jaakkola does not expect off-field issues to have an affect on the game.
He said: "When you put your game jersey on, you forget all the other things. The players will all be focused on the game against us.
"It's a tough game. Hearts are a good side but we will go there and try to win."
Fortunate Killie see off Hearts
Hearts manager Paulo Sergio was sent to the stands as Kilmarnock claimed a controversial 1-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win at Tynecastle.
Sergio is set to appear before the Scottish Football Association's disciplinary committee on Thursday but could now be summoned again for remonstrating with referee Alan Muir and being dismissed after 77 minutes of a frustrating afternoon for Hearts.
Ian Black was sent off after 16 minutes for the hosts, leaving his team-mates, whose wages are 12 days overdue, facing the remaining 74 minutes with a man short.
Hearts dominated despite their numerical disadvantage, but suffered defeat as a result of Dean Shiels' 55th-minute controversial penalty.
Marius Zaliukas was belatedly adjudged to have fouled Paul Heffernan, referee Muir pointing to the spot following the intervention of assistant referee Stuart MacCaulay and the spot-kick was enough to give Killie a first away win of the season.
Hearts have had numerous off-field distractions of late and are currently operating a media blackout ahead of Sergio's disciplinary hearing next week.
The Portuguese faces a charge relating to alleged comments made about a match official before the 2-0 win at Dunfermline, but could now face further disciplinary action.
Hearts' senior players, meanwhile, are still awaiting payment of their wages, which had been due on October 16. It is not the first time wages have been delayed, but Hearts' players appeared to be unaffected early on.
Danny Grainger hit a 30-yard free-kick wide, Ryan Stevenson headed off target and Black shot narrowly over as Hearts began on the attack.
After Alex Pursehouse was booked for felling David Templeton, Andy Webster headed over from a corner before Black was sent off for the second time this term following his dismissal at Motherwell in August.
The midfielder made a reckless challenge on Shiels midway inside Kilmarnock's half, but was perhaps a victim of his reputation as Muir showed him a straight red card.
Hearts coped well with the blow initially, with Rudi Skacel and Stevenson shooting off target.
Penalty appeals were turned down after Jamie Hamill's drive appeared to ricochet off Pursehouse's hand inside the edge of the Killie box before Webster headed a corner off target.
Killie made a change after 30 minutes, with Pursehouse replaced by David Silva, but Hearts remained on the attack.
Hamill was booked for a late tackle on Rory McKeown, avoiding the same fate as Black because it was a one rather than two-footed sliding tackle.
Grainger then had a corner diverted back to goal by Stevenson, but Annsi Jaakkola clawed the ball over the bar with an instinctive save.
Silva hit a deflected effort wide but Hearts began the second half strongly, with Skacel shooting over before combining well with Stevenson.
The Czech midfielder played a one-two but Jaakkola repelled the shot round the post for a corner.
Referee Muir then awarded Kilmarnock a penalty after an initial hesitation.
Zaliukas and Heffernan tangled as the Killie striker ran into the Hearts box in pursuit of Gary Harkins' through ball, with Muir pointing to the spot following MacCaulay's flag.
Zaliukas and Skacel were booked for dissent before Shiels converted from the spot, shooting straight as Marian Kello dived to his left.
David Templeton scuffed an effort, Zaliukas headed a Hamill corner wide and the full-back shot over as Hearts sought a quick response.
Hamill hit a free-kick straight at Jaakkola before Hearts' woes deepened as manager Sergio's frustrations got the better of him.
Sergio was sent to the stands for arguing with Muir and MacCaulay.
The Portuguese moved behind the dugout, where he could still instruct his assistants and influence substitutions in the remaining 13 minutes but Killie held on for victory.
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