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  • Date:06 May 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:12,543
  • Skacel (20) Webster (57)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Scott Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Maybury. Alan Maybury crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Scott Robinson manages to make a clearance.

90mins

Derek Riordan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

89mins

Gordon Smith comes on in place of Suso Santana. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Black from the right by-line.

88mins

Alan Maybury challenges Suso Santana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Suso Santana crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by David MacKay.

84mins

Stephen Elliott leaves the field to be replaced by Mehdi Taouil.

82mins

Shot from just outside the box by Marius Zaliukas misses to the right of the goal.

80mins

Daniel Grainger fouled by Cillian Sheridan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.

79mins

Suso Santana concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Maybury. Direct free kick taken by Liam Craig.

78mins

Alan Maybury comes on in place of Callum Davidson.

78mins

Rudi Skacel has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78mins

Derek Riordan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.

77mins

Effort on goal by Derek Riordan from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

76mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Driver. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

73mins

The offside flag is raised against Scott Robinson. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

71mins

Daniel Grainger is given a yellow card.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Suso Santana by Marcus Haber. Ryan McGowan takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Derek Riordan, Marcus Haber has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

69mins

Corner taken by Derek Riordan, clearance made by Ryan McGowan.

68mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Craig.

67mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Davidson on Suso Santana. Callum Davidson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.

67mins

Effort on goal by Rudi Skacel from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

61mins

Derek Riordan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Millar. Jamie Adams is brought on as a substitute for Murray Davidson.

60mins

Ian Black takes the outswinging corner, Header from inside the area by Marius Zaliukas strikes the post.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Morris on Suso Santana. Caution for Jody Morris. The ball is sent over by Daniel Grainger, Andy Webster finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 2-0 St Johnstone.Daniel Grainger provided the assist for the goal.

56mins

Suso Santana is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

55mins

Scott Robinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Barr.

55mins

Ian Black produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

53mins

The referee blows for offside. Mark Ridgers restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Daniel Grainger concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Millar. Liam Craig crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from own half, Unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger by Steven Anderson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Ridgers.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Driver by Jody Morris. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Andy Webster by Murray Davidson results in a free kick. Mark Ridgers takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line.

42mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Elliott. Free kick taken by Cillian Sheridan.

41mins

Stephen Elliott fouled by Murray Davidson, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Black, Headed effort from inside the area by Marius Zaliukas misses to the left of the target.

38mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Murray Davidson. Mark Ridgers restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Haber by Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by David MacKay.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGowan on Liam Craig. Direct free kick taken by Liam Craig.

31mins

Rudi Skacel challenges Jody Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line, Steven Anderson takes a shot. Ian Black gets a block in.

26mins

The referee blows for offside. Alan Mannus takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Marius Zaliukas takes the outswinging corner, Andy Webster takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Daniel Grainger goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

23mins

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

21mins

Rudi Skacel finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Hearts 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Ryan McGowan.

17mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Black.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. David MacKay takes the direct free kick, Header by Cillian Sheridan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

14mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Andrew Driver results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Murray Davidson.

12mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Craig on Andrew Driver. The referee shows Liam Craig a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Rudi Skacel has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Elliott on Alan Mannus. Alan Mannus takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ian Black.

8mins

Effort from outside the area by Marius Zaliukas goes wide right of the goal.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Suso Santana by Callum Davidson. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.

5mins

David McCracken takes a shot. Ryan McGowan gets a block in.

3mins

Rudi Skacel takes a shot.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rudi Skacel by Steven Anderson. Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Cillian Sheridan. Free kick taken by Mark Ridgers.

Match Preview

Sergio calls for improved performance Paulo Sergio has demanded more from his Hearts side as they seek to climb above Sunday's opponents St Johnstone in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and claim a place in Europe. Victory for St Johnstone, who enter the fixture with a one-point lead over Hearts, would wrap up fifth place for the Perth side and a place in the Europa League next term. If that were to happen, Hearts' only avenue to continental competition would be by winning the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final since 1896. In what could prove to be his final match at Tynecastle, Sergio is seeking an improved performance after a 2-2 draw at Dundee United and 1-0 loss to Motherwell. "We lost two great chances to have a better position," said the Hearts boss, who is out of contract this summer. "We can do better, but the bigger problem was our effectiveness. "In both games we had six, seven good situations to score and we did not allow great chances for our opponents, but they were effective and we weren't. "These games are very important to us. We have achieved top six, but if we can be fifth or fourth, we shouldn't want to be sixth. "Let's keep doing what we have been doing, but we should have better effectiveness to get a result. "We have a lot to play for in this game and we know that throughout the season we haven't had the better of results against St Johnstone. "We have lots to prove to ourselves, first of all that we can get a result." Striker Craig Beattie (hamstring) is again set to miss out, Ian Black continues to nurse a hernia problem while Adrian Mrowiec (knee) has returned to training. Jamie Hamill (knee) is out. If Hearts finish sixth in the SPL, Sergio insists it would still be a success after a campaign in which there have been numerous off-field concerns, not least delayed payment of player wages. "We have three games to end the season, most other teams just two," said Sergio, in reference to the May 19 cup final with Hibernian. "Our target was to be in the top six so it can't be a disappointment when you reach your target and you're in the cup final. "It was a pity we didn't get the points in the last two games. "But we still have the chance to be fifth and we're going to fight for that." Opposite number Steve Lomas insists St Johnstone deserve a European spot for their efforts this season. The Northern Irishman took over as boss in November following the departure of Derek McInnes to npower Championship side Bristol City and continued the progression of the McDiarmid Park club. Saints have stumbled in the last month, in part, due to suspension and injury, but find themselves narrowly ahead of Hearts knowing three points on Sunday will guarantee fifth spot. Asked if his side deserved that place, Lomas said: "I think so. If you look at our budget, if we are not the worst (in the SPL) then we are very close to it. "So to be in the top six is a massive achievement by the boys, there are no two ways about it. " Lomas travels to Gorgie encouraged by his side's display in the 1-0 defeat by Celtic at Parkhead on Thursday night, despite it being Saints' third defeat in a row. Although there was never any real prospect of chalking up their second win in the east end of Glasgow this season, the Perth men were vastly improved from their 5-1 thrashing by Motherwell last week. The former Manchester City, West Ham and QPR midfielder added: "The encouraging thing is that if we get that level of performance that we got against Celtic, we will be okay. "Obviously we would have wanted to make a better fist of the games after the split but we have been missing key players. "We have had five or six of our regular starters out. We had a couple back against Celtic although Chris Millar pulled up again. "I thought Callum Davidson was magnificent against Celtic, he hadn't played in six weeks but I thought he was brilliant, as they all were, I thought it was a good performance." Midfielder Millar had to come off just before the break at Celtic Park with a recurrence of a groin injury and will be assessed, as will defender Frazer Wright after he missed out with a knock. Striker Fransciso Sandaza is suspended, midfielder Lee Croft is still out with a hamstring injury and Dave Mackay is likely to be missing again due to a family issue. On-loan Celtic forward James Keatings returns after being sidelined for the game against his parent club.

Formation:442Manager: Paulo Sergio

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

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

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Form Guide

    LWWLDL
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WLDLLL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 24/03/2012
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 03/12/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 25/09/2011
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 29/01/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 13/11/2010
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 14/08/2010

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

St Johnstone

  • F Sandaza 10
  • L Craig 6
  • C Sheridan 4
  • D MacKay 3
  • L Croft 3
  • M Davidson 2
  • M Haber 2
  • C Davidson 1
  • J Morris 1
  • D McCracken 1
  • S Anderson 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (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

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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