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  • Date:01 May 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:9,185
  • Higdon (28)
Goal!

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87:10

Foul by Omar Daley on Suso Santana, free kick awarded. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.

85:53

Unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Ryan McGowan results in a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

84:02

Suso Santana fouled by Omar Daley, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Daniel Grainger from the free kick.

82:59

The offside flag is raised against Rudi Skacel. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

81:35

Omar Daley on for Chris Humphrey.

80:12

Gary Glen challenges Tim Clancy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

79:42

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

77:42

Jamie Murphy goes off and Henrik Ojamaa comes on.

75:49

Stephen Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick. Gary Glen is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Elliott. Ian Black leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Driver.

73:00

Suso Santana is ruled offside. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

71:43

Keith Lasley takes a shot. Marius Zaliukas gets a block in. Tom Hateley takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jamie MacDonald.

69:03

Foul by Stephen Elliott on Shaun Hutchinson, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

68:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Marius Zaliukas. Marius Zaliukas takes the indirect free kick.

67:14

Jamie Murphy is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

66:33

Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Ian Black results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.

65:49

Darren Barr challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Lasley takes the free kick.

64:41

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Steve Jennings.

64:03

Shaun Hutchinson challenges Stephen Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Black takes the indirect free kick.

63:07

The official flags Stephen Elliott offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

61:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance made by Andy Webster.

59:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Clancy on Rudi Skacel. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick. Close range header by Darren Barr goes wide of the left-hand upright.

59:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Templeton by Tom Hateley. Daniel Grainger takes the indirect free kick.

58:21

Stephen Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Clancy. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Clancy.

57:48

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

55:55

David Templeton takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.

55:05

Effort on goal by Suso Santana from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

52:25

Stephen Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

50:04

Daniel Grainger is ruled offside. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

49:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr by Stevie Hammell. Andy Webster takes the free kick.

45:01

Mehdi Taouil goes off and Rudi Skacel comes on.

44:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Andy Webster. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

44:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Andy Webster. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.

43:45

Keith Lasley fouled by Mehdi Taouil, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

41:41

Unfair challenge on Marius Zaliukas by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

41:14

Darren Barr takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

40:47

Steve Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.

39:24

Ian Black is penalised for a handball. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

36:28

Ian Black concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Lasley. Tom Hateley produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

35:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Templeton on Tim Clancy. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

28:12

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald. Michael Higdon gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 0-1 Motherwell.Jamie Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

26:37

Darren Barr fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Webster takes the indirect free kick.

25:02

Stephen Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Clancy. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

23:03

Ian Black produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

21:25

Stevie Hammell concedes a free kick for a foul on Suso Santana. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.

19:12

Jamie Murphy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

18:24

Unfair challenge on David Templeton by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Black.

17:39

Effort from inside the area by Mehdi Taouil misses to the right of the goal.

15:51

Ian Black takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

13:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Jennings on David Templeton. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Black.

9:52

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save.

9:21

Suso Santana is caught offside. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

6:26

Shot by Darren Barr from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

5:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Murphy. Andy Webster takes the indirect free kick.

4:09

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance.

3:26

Tom Hateley challenges David Templeton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Black.

2:20

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

1:31

Shot from outside the box by Stephen Elliott goes wide right of the target.

Match Preview

Locke hails departing Black Hearts first-team coach Gary Locke today paid tribute to the role Ian Black has played this season after it was announced the midfielder will leave Tynecastle at the end of the current campaign. William Hill Scottish Cup finalists Hearts confirmed on Sunday night that they would not be taking up their option to retain Black, whose three-year contract expires in the summer. Speaking ahead of Tuesday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell, Locke said: "He has had discussions with the board and they've come to agreement that he's going to move at the end of the season. "From a personal point of view and talking on behalf of Paulo (Sergio, the manager) and the backroom staff, he's been fantastic for us. He has been outstanding this season, probably close to being the club's player of the year, and whatever he does in the future we wish him all the best. "It was a matter between Blacky and the board of directors. He's decided that he sees his future elsewhere. If we (the coaching staff) wanted to keep him or not, if he says he wants to play somewhere else we wish him all the best. He's a fantastic lad and a fantastic professional and he's played a huge part in the success we've had this season." Striker Craig Beattie is out. Beattie suffered a hamstring strain in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Dundee United. Right-back Jamie Hamill and midfielder Adrian Mrowiec (both knee) are out. Tim Clancy has even more reasons than most of his Motherwell team-mates to savour a potentially momentous season as the Lanarkshire side enter the final stages of their race for a Champions League place. The defender began the season on the fringes at Kilmarnock before being signed as cover by Fir Park manager Stuart McCall in August. Even with Steven Saunders injured, Motherwell's back four looked secure with Tom Hateley, Stevie Hammell, Shaun Hutchinson and Stephen Craigan performing well. But Clancy is in line to make his 28th appearance for the club as Motherwell look to extend their five-point lead in third place on Tuesday. Apart from a two-month spell after being sent off against Celtic in November, Clancy has held down a place at centre-back. "I've been delighted with how things have turned out," the 27-year-old said. "I've played a lot of games so I`m quite happy, and when you`re playing in a team that's winning it makes going to work a lot easier. "It's just the final push now and hopefully we can pick up a few more wins." Motherwell boss Stuart McCall again has a full squad to choose from. McCall reported a couple of knocks after Saturday's 5-1 win over St Johnstone but everyone is fit for the Tynecastle encounter. McCall is expected to name the same team that triumphed against the Perth side.

Formation:451Manager: Paulo Sergio

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Ryan McGowan
  • Andy Webster
  • Marius Zaliukas
  • Daniel Grainger
  • Suso Santana
  • Ian Black
  • Darren Barr
  • Mehdi Taouil
  • David Templeton
  • Stephen Elliott
  • SUBS
  • Mark Ridgers
  • Andrew Driver
  • Arvydas Novikovas
  • Rudi Skacel
  • Scott Robinson
  • Gary Glen
  • Denis Prychynenko

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Form Guide

    WLWWLD
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • WLLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 18/02/2012
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 24/12/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 07/08/2011
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 23/04/2011
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 09/04/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 14/12/2010

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • R Skacel 11
  • A Webster 3
  • S Elliott 3
  • I Black 2
  • M Taouil 2
  • R McGowan 2
  • A Novikovas 2
  • S Santana 2
  • M Zaliukas 1
  • C Beattie 1
  • J Hamill 1
  • G Glen 1
  • D Obua 1
  • D Templeton 1
  • J Holt 1

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 9
  • J Murphy 9
  • H Ojamaa 7
  • N Law 4
  • K Lasley 4
  • S Hammell 2
  • O Daley 2
  • C Humphrey 2
  • T Hateley 2
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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