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  • Date:05 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:10,080
  • Stevenson (32) Sutton (82)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Michael Ngoo takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

90mins

Callum Davidson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

89mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Jason Holt. Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

89mins

Jamie Walker has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

87mins

The referee blows for offside. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Gordon Smith replaces John Sutton.

85mins

The offside flag is raised against Steven Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the right by-line, clearance by Jamie MacDonald.

83mins

John Sutton finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 2-0 St Johnstone.Michael Ngoo provided the assist for the goal.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Mullen, Danny Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McCracken. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

79mins

Gregory Tade concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

77mins

Jason Holt is brought on as a substitute for Mehdi Taouil.

72mins

David MacKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Mehdi Taouil. David MacKay goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mehdi Taouil.

70mins

David McCracken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Mullen.

69mins

Jamie Walker challenges Liam Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Walker is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Liam Craig.

67mins

Nigel Hasselbaink concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Barr. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Handball by Michael Ngoo. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

66mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Michael Ngoo goes wide of the left-hand post.

65mins

Handball by Steven MacLean. Jamie Walker on for Arvydas Novikovas. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

63mins

Michael Ngoo fouled by Steven Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Arvydas Novikovas.

62mins

Callum Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Ngoo. Callum Davidson is cautioned. Free kick taken by Arvydas Novikovas. Rowan Vine leaves the field to be replaced by Nigel Hasselbaink.

60mins

Foul by Callum Davidson on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded. Fraser Mullen restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Darren Barr challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Darren Barr for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Steven Anderson.

56mins

The offside flag is raised against Liam Craig. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

54mins

John Sutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson. Alan Mannus takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Patrick Cregg challenges Arvydas Novikovas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Mullen.

50mins

Foul by Murray Davidson on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Wilson.

49mins

Patrick Cregg fouled by Darren Barr, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Anderson takes the free kick.

46mins

Kevin McHattie fouled by Steven MacLean, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Webster on Steven MacLean. David MacKay produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

46mins

Michael Ngoo takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

46mins

Steven Anderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Frazer Wright.

45mins

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Wilson. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Michael Ngoo produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

42mins

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

41mins

Michael Ngoo concedes a free kick for a foul on David McCracken. David MacKay restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Steven MacLean is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

40mins

Mehdi Abeid leaves the field to be replaced by Gregory Tade.

39mins

Fraser Mullen concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.

37mins

Michael Ngoo has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Abeid by Kevin McHattie. David MacKay restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg by Darren Barr. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Michael Ngoo takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

33mins

Goal scored by Ryan Stevenson from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 1-0 St Johnstone.

32mins

Patrick Cregg challenges Mehdi Taouil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mehdi Taouil restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Steven MacLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.

29mins

The offside flag is raised against Steven MacLean. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by John Sutton. Frazer Wright takes the free kick.

27mins

Outswinging corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas.

24mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against David MacKay. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

22mins

Danny Wilson challenges Steven MacLean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Craig.

21mins

Fraser Mullen receives a caution.

20mins

Liam Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on Arvydas Novikovas. Fraser Mullen takes the free kick.

20mins

Steven MacLean takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

19mins

The referee gives a free kick against Arvydas Novikovas for handball. Alan Mannus takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Unfair challenge on Arvydas Novikovas by Mehdi Abeid results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.

17mins

John Sutton takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

16mins

Steven MacLean is caught offside. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

16mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig, clearance made by Andy Webster.

15mins

Murray Davidson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Barr on Mehdi Abeid. Patrick Cregg takes the direct free kick.

13mins

The official flags John Sutton offside. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

9mins

Frazer Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Sutton. Arvydas Novikovas takes the free kick.

9mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rowan Vine. Free kick taken by Fraser Mullen.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Mehdi Taouil. Patrick Cregg takes the direct free kick.

6mins

John Sutton has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

5mins

Foul by Liam Craig on Kevin McHattie, free kick awarded. Darren Barr takes the free kick.

4mins

Steven MacLean is caught offside. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Michael Ngoo challenges David McCracken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, Michael Ngoo manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Rowan Vine takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.

Match Preview

Cup win would be crumb of comfort - Stevenson Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson admits victory in the Scottish Communities League Cup final might not be enough to make up for the shame of the club's current league campaign. The Tynecastle outfit have slumped to second bottom of the standings after losing their last five Clydesdale Bank Premier League games. First-team coach Gary Locke was in charge for the most recent of those matches - Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Motherwell - after boss John McGlynn was sacked last week. Hearts now have a home encounter with St Johnstone and Sunday's Edinburgh derby clash with Hibernian at Easter Road - both in the SPL - before meeting St Mirren for the League Cup decider on March 17. Player aspirations to succeed at Hampden Park will be fading after last week's developments followed various off-field financial problems and a string of recent departures including those of first-team regulars Ryan McGowan and Andy Driver. Stevenson claims even landing the cup - and a first winner's medal of his career - might not be enough to restore the club's battered pride. He said: "We need to start picking things up now because we have got three massive games coming up and us sitting 11th in the table is nowhere near good enough. "It's been a season we'd all like to forget. Obviously we have got the cup final coming up, but regardless of that, we are second bottom and the games are running out. "Would a cup final win change that? I don't really know. I've never been in a situation to win something. "Maybe a week on Sunday if we win the cup, I can possibly sit there and say it's been a great season, because I've won my first medal. It's been a long time for me personally to have the chance of winning anything. "But since I came here, we have always been pushing up the top end of the table. So for us to be sitting here down the bottom is something I can't stop thinking about. "Would it take the shine off a cup win then? Possibly yes. Your league campaign is your bread and butter and as much as you go on about a cup run, the fact your manager has lost his job and it's getting harder and harder to make the top six is a major disappointment." Hearts will have to do without midfielder Scott Robinson for the game after he was ruled out for the season. The 20-year-old's campaign is over as he was told he will need surgery to repair torn knee cartilage and he will be joined on the sidelines by defender Dylan McGowan, who limped off against Motherwell. Long-term absentees Danny Grainger (knee), Marius Zaliukas (ankle) and Callum Patterson (foot) remain out, while Jamie Hamill is still working his way back from knee surgery. Meanwhile, St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas knows Hearts will not be short of motivation for the clash but insists his own side will be just as determined to seal the win. The Edinburgh outfit will be looking for a positive result following the weekend defeat to Motherwell. But Saints - sitting fifth in the table - are keen to pick up the wins that will secure their spot in the top half of the table before the league split. Lomas said: "Gary Locke is a very respected former player and coach. He's a great lad and I'm sure the lads will want to play for him. "They've got a cup final coming up and maybe some of the more experienced boys have got a point to prove. There are various reasons why they'll want to do well but we can only focus on what we can do. "We can only focus on our performance, our defending and our attacking. It's a great opportunity for us but it's never easy to go to Tynecastle. It's a tough venue and we will have to perform." He added: "The league's so tight and I think that's been a positive this year that everybody can beat everybody. "Everybody has to perform because everybody can beat anybody on the day. If you don't perform in the 90 minutes, you get beat. It's as simple as that." Saints are set for a double selection boost with Callum Davidson having recovered from illness and Murray Davidson back from suspension.

Formation:442Manager:

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Fraser Mullen
  • Andy Webster
  • Danny Wilson
  • Kevin McHattie
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Mehdi Taouil
  • Darren Barr
  • Arvydas Novikovas
  • John Sutton
  • Michael Ngoo
  • SUBS
  • Mark Ridgers
  • Gordon Smith
  • Jamie Walker
  • Jason Holt
  • Denis Prychynenko
  • Callum Tapping
  • Dale Carrick

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLLLLL
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WWLDWD

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 15/12/2012
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 04/08/2012
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 06/05/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 24/03/2012
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 03/12/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 25/09/2011

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • J Sutton 4
  • A Novikovas 3
  • C Paterson 3
  • D Grainger 2
  • M Ngoo 2
  • J Holt 2
  • A Webster 1
  • R Stevenson 1
  • M Zaliukas 1
  • J Walker 1

St Johnstone

  • R Vine 7
  • N Hasselbaink 6
  • M Davidson 5
  • L Craig 4
  • D MacKay 3
  • S MacLean 3
  • G Tade 3
  • D Robertson 2
  • F Wright 1
  • P Cregg 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 28
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 36
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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