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

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91:45 +1.45

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

89:01

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

88:42

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

88:15

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

86:52

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

86:15

Gordon Smith replaces John Sutton.

84:23

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

83:48

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

82:17

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.

80:14

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.

78:40

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

76:24

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

71:52

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.

69:46

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

68:18

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.

66:51

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

66:30

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

65:16

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

64:29

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

62:58

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

61:29

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.

59:16

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

57:35

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.

55:40

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

53:35

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

51:32

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

49:08

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

48:50

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

45:30 +0.30

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

45:13

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

45:09 +0.09

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

45:01

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

44:14

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

42:15

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

41:35

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

40:59

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

40:27

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

39:05

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

38:23

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

36:13

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

35:56

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

35:24

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

34:50

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

33:56

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

32:32

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.

31:46

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

30:43

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

28:40

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

28:04

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

26:23

Outswinging corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas.

23:36

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

21:30

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

20:41

Fraser Mullen receives a caution.

19:35

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

19:07

Steven MacLean takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

18:29

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

17:19

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

16:47

John Sutton takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

16:00

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

15:17

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

14:49

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

13:44

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

12:20

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

8:32

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

8:19

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

8:00

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

5:06

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

4:33

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

3:10

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

2:50

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

2:03

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

1:47

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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