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  • Date:21 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:14,842
  • Aluko (28) Little (34)
    Little (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:40 +2.40

Lee Wallace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Suso Santana. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black from right wing, clearance by Andrew Little.

92:05 +2.05

Rudi Skacel is caught offside. Allan McGregor takes the free kick. Rudi Skacel receives a yellow card for dissent.

89:10

Lee McCulloch is caught offside. Andy Webster takes the free kick.

87:02

Andrew Little scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hearts 0-3 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Lee Wallace.

85:04

The offside flag is raised against Lee McCulloch. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

84:11

The offside flag is raised against David Templeton. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

81:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bartley on David Templeton. The referee books Kyle Bartley for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Rudi Skacel.

80:53

Lee Wallace has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

76:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Whittaker on Daniel Grainger. The referee shows Steven Whittaker a yellow card. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

75:31

Salim Kerkar replaces Sone Aluko. Dorin Goian goes off and Ross Perry comes on.

73:46

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on David Templeton by Sone Aluko. Penalty missed over the bar by Craig Beattie.

73:30

Short corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line.

73:15

Rudi Skacel takes a fantastic shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

72:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Beattie by Carlos Bocanegra. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball in from the free kick, Dorin Goian makes a clearance.

72:09

Centre by Lee Wallace.

69:33

Corner taken by Ian Black from the right by-line, Andy Webster has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

69:22

Daniel Grainger produces a cross, clearance by Dorin Goian.

68:29

Foul by Sone Aluko on Ryan McGowan, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Daniel Grainger from the free kick.

67:10

Gary Glen on for Darren Barr. David Templeton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Driver.

66:49

The ball is delivered by Darren Barr, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

65:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maurice Edu on Ian Black. Ian Black takes the direct free kick.

63:40

Dorin Goian gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

63:10

Corner taken by Rhys McCabe, clearance by Daniel Grainger.

61:15

Rhys McCabe takes the inswinging corner, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.

60:22

Foul by Marius Zaliukas on Lee McCulloch, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sone Aluko from right wing.

59:19

Andrew Little crosses the ball.

56:03

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

55:43

Foul by Lee McCulloch on Ryan McGowan, free kick awarded. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.

54:16

Ian Black takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

54:00

Craig Beattie is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.

52:56

Sone Aluko challenges Ryan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.

52:22

Effort from outside the box by Rudi Skacel goes wide right of the target.

51:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Driver on Lee Wallace. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

50:09

Craig Beattie has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

Stephen Elliott leaves the field to be replaced by Suso Santana.

44:15

Ian Black delivers the ball, Lee McCulloch makes a clearance.

43:50

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Black.

43:35

Daniel Grainger crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Whittaker.

42:49

Daniel Grainger takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Wallace.

41:40

Dorin Goian concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Driver. Dorin Goian goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Ian Black crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40:07

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

34:50

Andrew Little gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Hearts 0-2 Rangers.

34:40

The ball is crossed by Lee Wallace.

33:38

Outswinging corner taken by Rhys McCabe from the left by-line.

33:11

Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

30:35

Corner taken by Ian Black, Allan McGregor makes a save.

30:09

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Maurice Edu.

26:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Andy Webster. Sone Aluko hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-1 Rangers.

26:12

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Ryan McGowan results in a free kick. Rhys McCabe crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Andy Webster.

22:55

Lee McCulloch concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

21:51

Unfair challenge on Craig Beattie by Dorin Goian results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

21:12

Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Sone Aluko results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

17:54

Centre by Andrew Driver.

15:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marius Zaliukas on Lee McCulloch. Sone Aluko crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Jamie MacDonald.

14:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker by Ian Black. Kyle Bartley takes the direct free kick.

13:03

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Ryan McGowan results in a free kick. Rhys McCabe crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

12:36

Andrew Driver produces a cross.

9:37

The referee blows for offside. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

9:11

Andrew Little produces a cross, Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

7:35

Effort from just outside the area by Rudi Skacel goes over the target.

5:39

Craig Beattie challenges Kyle Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

5:16

The ball is swung over by Lee Wallace.

4:22

Inswinging corner taken by Rhys McCabe.

3:53

Centre by Andrew Little, clearance by Darren Barr.

Match Preview

Grainger: It's all about the league - for now Left-back Danny Grainger is adamant Hearts are focused only on the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and are not distracted by the tantalising prospect of next month's Scottish Cup final with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian. At the behest of manager Paulo Sergio, the Hearts players are not permitted to discuss the May 19 William Hill Scottish Cup showpiece with Hibs, and Grainger insists the SPL is all that matters at present. "We don't need to talk about the cup," said the 25-year-old defender ahead of Saturday's clash with Rangers. "We've got five big games in the league to talk about. That's what we're concentrating on. "It's been a massive week for the club. Now we've just got to look forward to the last five games of the season, try to get as high up the league as we can before the big one at the end of the season. Our aim is still to finish in the European places. That hasn't changed. "Every game is massive for us. If it was a time in the season when we didn't have much to play for then it would be a lot harder. We've got five big games which can determine whether we play in Europe or not. "The boys all know we've got five massive games now to make sure we do the business in the league, finish the league as positive as we can and then look to the cup." Jamie Hamill and Adrian Mrowiec are the only definite absentees for the Gers clash. Right-back Hamill (knee) is already out until next season and midfielder Mrowiec (also knee) is unlikely to play again this term, but there was better news over winger David Templeton, who could return from his groin injury. Defender Andy Webster (thigh), Craig Beattie (heel) and fellow forward Stephen Elliott (hip) all played in last weekend's cup semi-final win over Celtic despite recent injuries and could be rested, but winger Mehdi Taouil (back) remains a doubt. Manager Ally McCoist believes Rangers must find a solution to their financial problems before the end of May amid fears of liquidation for the administration-hit club. American businessman Bill Miller has unveiled plans for an #11.2million bid which would create what he described as an "incubator" company while Duff and Phelps aim to take the club out of administration through a Company Voluntary Arrangement. The towing tycoon is technically the only bidder still in the running after Bill Ng's Singapore consortium announced their withdrawal in the last 24 hours, while a new offer from Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy was rejected by administrators this week. Paul Murray's Blue Knights took a step back from the bidding process on Monday, although they have since indicated they could return to the table. As far as McCoist is concerned, time is running out for the stricken Glasgow giants to find a resolution. He said: "It's only my opinion but I don't think we can afford to wait until anything like the end of May. That's just my opinion, it's not what I've been told." Players and coaching staff last month agreed wage cuts of up to 75% until the end of the season in a bid to avoid widespread redundancies but McCoist does not believe an extension to those cuts is a viable option. He said: "I don't think that would happen. I think something else would happen before that." Asked if that would mean serious cuts or potential liquidation, he added: "I don't like to deal in guess-work but you would probably be dealing in the latter I would think." McCoist will be without skipper Steven Davis. The midfielder is sidelined with a groin injury which may require surgery but full-backs Steven Whittaker (hamstring) and Lee Wallace (ankle) are both fit for the trip to Tynecastle. Manager Ally McCoist revealed Steven Naismith was given "the all-clear" by his surgeon this week after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in October, but does not yet know if the attacking midfielder will play again this season.

Formation:442Manager: Paulo Sergio

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWLWW
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Rangers
  • WLLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 1 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 03/03/2012
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 23/10/2011
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 23/07/2011
  • Rangers
  • 4 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 07/05/2011
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 02/02/2011
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Rangers
  • 22/01/2011

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • R Skacel 10
  • A Webster 3
  • S Elliott 3
  • I Black 2
  • M Taouil 2
  • R McGowan 2
  • S Santana 2
  • M Zaliukas 1
  • C Beattie 1
  • J Hamill 1
  • G Glen 1
  • D Obua 1
  • D Templeton 1
  • A Novikovas 1
  • J Holt 1

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • K Lafferty 6
  • S Aluko 6
  • S Davis 5
  • L McCulloch 4
  • D Healy 3
  • M Edu 3
  • A Little 3
  • C Bocanegra 2
  • L Wallace 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • S Kerkar 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 41
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rangers

    • Total goals 97
    • Goals per game 65
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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