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  • Date:23 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:13,039
  • Thomson - pen (25) Skacel (35)
    Stevenson (52)
  • Sutton (54)
    Hateley (58) Sutton (87)
Goal!

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91:10 +1.10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Jamie Murphy. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing.

90:25 +0.25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Craig Thomson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Thomson from left channel, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.

87:50

John Sutton scores a brilliant headed goal from close range. Hearts 3-3 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Gavin Gunning.

87:01

Foul by Maurice Ross on Stephen Elliott, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Thomson.

84:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos.

83:16

Shaun Hutchinson challenges Stephen Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Hutchinson booked. Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.

82:00

Effort on goal by Francis Jeffers from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

80:45

Andrew Driver joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rudi Skacel.

78:12

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

76:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos.

75:39

Corner taken by Craig Thomson from the left by-line, Maurice Ross makes a clearance.

74:48

Francis Jeffers is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.

73:56

Ryan Stevenson fouled by Stephen Craigan, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Craigan is cautioned. Ian Black crosses the ball in from the free kick, Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.

73:35

Steve Jones has an effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

73:08

Effort from the edge of the area by David Templeton goes wide of the right-hand post.

72:21

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson.

70:35

Tom Hateley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ruben Palazuelos. Free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.

69:15

Shot by Suso Santana from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

68:23

Adrian Mrowiec concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

64:23

Corner taken by Tom Hateley, save made by Marian Kello.

64:02

Shot by Francis Jeffers. Save by Marian Kello.

63:33

Corner taken by Tom Hateley, Marian Kello makes a save.

62:49

Tom Hateley takes a shot. Short corner taken by Jamie Murphy. Marian Kello makes a fantastic save.

62:30

Rudi Skacel takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Darren Randolph.

61:38

Corner taken left-footed by Rudi Skacel, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.

57:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eggert Jonsson on Jamie Murphy. Tom Hateley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Tom Hateley fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 3-2 Motherwell.

55:31

Eggert Jonsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy. The referee shows Eggert Jonsson a yellow card. Steven Saunders leaves the field to be replaced by Maurice Ross. Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.

54:55

Ian Black gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones. Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.

54:13

John Sutton scores a headed goal from close range. Hearts 3-1 Motherwell.Steve Jones provided the assist for the goal.

53:47

Foul by Stephen Elliott on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.

51:55

Suso Santana sends in a cross, Ryan Stevenson finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Hearts 3-0 Motherwell.Suso Santana provided the assist for the goal.

50:46

John Sutton challenges Craig Thomson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

50:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan by Rudi Skacel. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

48:13

Shot from close in by Ryan Stevenson hits the post.

47:03

Unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Suso Santana results in a free kick. The referee cautions Suso Santana for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.

46:58 +1.58

Rudi Skacel produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

45:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Ryan Stevenson. Craig Thomson has an effort direct from the free kick.

45:01

Andy Webster leaves the field to be replaced by Adrian Mrowiec.

44:53

Foul by Suso Santana on Darren Randolph, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

43:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Keith Lasley. Ismael Bouzid restarts play with the free kick.

42:59

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Marian Kello.

40:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Steven Saunders takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a brilliant save.

39:37

Tom Hateley takes the outswinging corner, save by Marian Kello.

39:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ismael Bouzid on Francis Jeffers. Free kick crossed by Gavin Gunning.

37:48

Keith Lasley challenges Ryan Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ismael Bouzid restarts play with the free kick.

36:44

Unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson by John Sutton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

35:37

Rudi Skacel gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 2-0 Motherwell.Assist by Stephen Elliott.

33:22

Shaun Hutchinson fouled by Stephen Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

32:06

Craig Thomson produces a cross.

30:47

Ryan Stevenson produces a drilled right-footed shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

29:54

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley.

29:32

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley.

29:16

Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Thomson.

28:32

Shot from just outside the box by Suso Santana misses to the left of the target.

28:01

Corner taken by Rudi Skacel from the right by-line to the near post.

24:19

Steven Saunders gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Steven Saunders receives a yellow card. Craig Thomson scores a power penalty. Hearts 1-0 Motherwell.

23:59

Corner from right by-line taken by Rudi Skacel.

23:27

Craig Thomson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

23:12

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Shaun Hutchinson gets a block in.

21:23

Ismael Bouzid concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

19:39

Corner taken by Rudi Skacel.

19:28

Jamie Murphy handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Craig Thomson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

19:14

Suso Santana takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

15:37

Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.

14:46

Stephen Elliott challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

12:48

Ryan Stevenson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

12:33

Ismael Bouzid fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.

10:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Keith Lasley. Shot comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick.

8:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Elliott. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Saunders.

7:01

Corner from left by-line taken by Tom Hateley.

6:00

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley played to the near post.

1:40

The ball is sent over by Steve Jones.

0:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Ian Black. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

McGowan out to prove a point Ryan McGowan hopes to seize his opportunity in the final weeks of the season to prove he has a long-term future at Hearts. The 21-year-old Australian spent two months on loan with Irn-Bru First Division side Partick Thistle earlier this year, a spell he believes helped him force his way back into Hearts boss Jim Jefferies' thinking. Regular first-team football at Tynecastle is now the aim. McGowan, who is set to be included in the squad for tomorrow's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell, said: "That's why I came over from Australia, to play, and that's what I want to do. "I want to play as many games as I can between now and the end of the season and hopefully push on next season and become a regular." After a loan spell at Ayr last season, McGowan was happy to move to Firhill on a temporary basis. He added: "With no reserve league it was getting to the stage where I wasn't match fit. "My worst-case scenario was if the gaffer needed me and he threw me in and I wasn't match fit then I wouldn't do myself any justice. "He agreed and I went out to Partick Thistle on loan. That was a great experience for me. "I played eight or nine games there and when I came back I felt I was a little bit ahead of some of the boys who stayed here. "That showed with the gaffer trusting me to come on against Hibs and that was an experience I'll never forget and was a great day." McGowan's parents are from Glasgow and he moved to Hearts in June 2006. The Australia age-group international now hopes to earn an extended stay at Tynecastle by proving himself in the remaining five matches of the season. McGowan, who has made four substitute appearances this term, added: "I've got an option at the end of this year for another two years. "It's up to me to do well between now and the end of the season and then I'll speak to the gaffer at a later time." Captain Marius Zaliukas is suspended for Hearts' Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell. Jason Thomson (hamstring) is out for two to three weeks, while goalkeeper Marian Kello will not be considered due to a "private matter". Rudi Skacel (Achilles), Suso Santana (knee) and Andrew Driver (knee/thigh) are still carrying injuries, while Lee Wallace (ankle), Kevin Kyle (hip) and Calum Elliot (knee) remain sidelined. Meanwhile, Motherwell winger Steve Jones is focusing on his quest to earn a contract at the Fir Park club - and save him from going to work in a shop. The 34-year-old winger is on loan from Walsall and he is one of several players at Fir Park whose time is up at the end of the season. "My contract at Walsall finishes in May and obviously I am a free agent and hopefully something might happen," he said. "I think the decision will be left to the end of the season. "I want to concentrate on the football with Motherwell to earn a new deal because otherwise I could be working in Tescos this time next year. "But I am confident of my ability and I think I have a few games left. "I am doing the second part of the A-licence course in Belfast and I will take it from there but I am hanging on because I still think I can give a lot." Ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hearts at Tynecastle, McCall revealed he has begun contract talks with a couple of players' agents. "The offers I will be making will be good offers and we are hopeful," the former Bradford boss said. "Sometimes in football, as in life, it is not all about getting an extra five quid, it's about job satisfaction and enjoying coming into work in the morning. "I have said to a couple of players that the grass isn't always greener and if you are happy and content where you are, then you don't have to chase the extra buck, although I'm not saying that's what they are doing. "Hopefully we don't get any offers for our players. "Getting in the Scottish Cup final and making the top six means we don't have to sell. "We are not desperate for money and it will take a really good offer for any of our players to go." Chris Humphrey is doubtful for the Tynecastle clash with a dead leg. The winger has struggled to shake it off this week and will be assessed on the morning of the game. Midfielder Steve Jennings is touch and go with a knock.

Formation:442Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Marian Kello
  • Craig Thomson
  • Ismael Bouzid
  • Andy Webster
  • Eggert Jonsson
  • Suso Santana
  • Ian Black
  • Ruben Palazuelos
  • Rudi Skacel
  • Stephen Elliott
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • SUBS
  • Janos Balogh
  • Andrew Driver
  • David Templeton
  • Ryan McGowan
  • Gary Glen
  • Scott Robinson
  • Adrian Mrowiec

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Match Report

Sutton seals stunning comeback Motherwell came from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw at Tynecastle as Hearts' hold on third place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League loosened once more. Craig Thomson converted a 26th-minute penalty after referee Willie Collum adjudged Steven Saunders to have fouled Ryan Stevenson as the ball came over from a Rudi Skacel corner. Skacel netted a second after 36 minutes and Stevenson headed in a third after 53 minutes to put Hearts - with Marian Kello back in goal - on course for a comfortable win. But two minutes after Stevenson's effort, John Sutton headed in a Steve Jones cross and after 60 minutes the striker appeared to get a faint touch on Tom Hateley's free-kick. Sutton, who has been linked with a free transfer move to Hearts this summer, then headed in an 88th-minute equaliser as Scottish Cup finalists Well completed their comeback. Having once held a 15-point advantage in the race for third, Hearts now hold a seven-point lead over fourth-placed Dundee United, who earlier today beat Kilmarnock 4-2. Hearts' pursuit of third place has stuttered in recent weeks and they now have one win in eight games - the March 19 defeat of St Mirren. The 3-2 victory over the Buddies was Kello's previous most recent appearance and the goalkeeper made a surprise return. After initially being ruled out by a back spasm, "a private matter" led to his non-selection with manager Jim Jefferies insisting it was a decision he and the goalkeeper made alone, without the intervention of majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov. Kello showed his value to Hearts just before half-time, having only been called into action after the hosts had established a two-goal lead. Slippery conditions as a result of torrential rain contributed to a scrappy opening punctuated by Collum's whistle. After Skacel had a header saved by Darren Randolph and Thomson curled a free-kick over, Hearts were awarded a penalty when Saunders was adjudged to have brought down Stevenson as Skacel's corner entered the area. Collum had awarded two penalties in Celtic's Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen last weekend and sent off three Dundee United players in awarding three spot-kicks in their 4-0 loss to Rangers at Tannadice in midweek. Saunders received only a caution before full-back Thomson scored from 12 yards. Stevenson hit the post with a shot on the turn after Kello's long clearance up field before Hearts' second came after 36 minutes. Skacel and Stephen Elliott combined, the latter playing a neat return pass for the midfielder to strike into the roof of the net. Kello was then called into action, saving a point-blank header from Saunders before spreading himself to save from Jamie Murphy, who was earlier booked for handball. Hearts captain Andy Webster went off at the interval to be replaced by Adrian Mrowiec but the hosts continued to press forward. Thomson curled a free-kick over before Stevenson ignored a free Skacel in the middle and struck both posts with an effort from an acute angle. Stevenson, though, found the net soon after, heading in Santana's pin-point cross from the right to give the hosts a 3-0 lead. But two minutes later Motherwell pulled a goal back when Jones burst down the right and crossed for Sutton to head in. Webster's presence in defence was missed once again as Hearts conceded after 60 minutes. Sutton appeared to get a touch on Tom Hateley's free-kick from wide on the left which went into the bottom corner. Kello saved a long-range Hateley effort, a Francis Jeffers shot and substitute Maurice Ross' close-range strike as Motherwell's confidence grew. Jones then saw a left-foot shot come back off the post before Jeffers blazed over after breaching the offside trap to latch onto a long ball. But two minutes from time the visitors got their just rewards as the hosts' defence was breached once. Gavin Gunning's cross from the left was met by Sutton, who stooped low to head in beyond Kello and earn a deserved draw.

Form Guide

    LLWDDD
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • WLLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 0 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 09/04/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 14/12/2010
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 25/09/2010
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 24/04/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 13/03/2010
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 30/12/2009

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • R Skacel 11
  • S Elliott 8
  • D Templeton 7
  • R Stevenson 5
  • C Elliot 4
  • K Kyle 2
  • I Black 1
  • M Zaliukas 1

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 6
  • J Murphy 5
  • C Humphrey 3
  • F Jeffers 1
  • K Lasley 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • S Saunders 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 47
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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