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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:4,336
  • Doran (5)
  • Elliott (52)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Corner taken right-footed by Nick Ross, Chris Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Ryan McGowan challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Nick Ross.

90mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Shane Sutherland goes wide right of the target.

90mins

Foul by Ian Black on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Ian Black booked for dissent. Nick Ross restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Foul by Stephen Elliott on Shane Sutherland, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.

88mins

The offside flag is raised against Shane Sutherland. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

87mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana played to the near post, clearance made by Richie Foran.

86mins

Foul by Kenny Gillet on Suso Santana, free kick awarded. The referee shows Kenny Gillet a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ian Black delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

85mins

Richie Foran is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

85mins

Ian Black challenges Shane Sutherland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

82mins

Stephen Elliott fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Richie Foran is given a yellow card. Ismael Bouzid goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

78mins

Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Ross Tokely shown a red card for second bookable offence. Grant Munro on for Aaron Doran. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ian Black, clearance by Richie Foran.

77mins

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson from the left by-line, comfortable save by Ryan Esson.

77mins

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Ross Tokely gets a block in.

75mins

Aaron Doran takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

75mins

Shane Sutherland comes on in place of Jonathan Hayes. Corner taken short by Aaron Doran.

72mins

Ryan McGowan challenges Lee Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Rooney goes off and Alex MacDonald comes on. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Andrew Driver goes off and David Templeton comes on.

69mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. Ismael Bouzid manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana, Unfair challenge on Ross Tokely by Ryan Stevenson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

67mins

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

67mins

Stephen Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

64mins

Ryan McGowan on for Rudi Skacel.

63mins

Shot from just outside the area by Lee Cox misses to the left of the target.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Aaron Doran, Chris Hogg produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

53mins

Stephen Elliott finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Hearts.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana from the right by-line, Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Suso Santana, clearance made by Nick Ross.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Gillet on Suso Santana. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Clearance made by Stuart Duff.

44mins

Rudi Skacel fouled by Ross Tokely, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Ross Tokely for unsporting behaviour. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.

40mins

Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

40mins

Andrew Driver takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

38mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

37mins

Stephen Elliott fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.

36mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

35mins

The offside flag is raised against Adam Rooney. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

29mins

Foul by Ismael Bouzid on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

28mins

Adam Rooney challenges Ismael Bouzid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

26mins

Chris Hogg challenges Ryan Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Chris Hogg for unsporting behaviour. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Corner taken by Suso Santana from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Ryan Esson.

23mins

Suso Santana produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

22mins

Lee Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ruben Palazuelos. Ian Black takes the free kick.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Ian Black results in a free kick. Kenny Gillet takes the direct free kick.

19mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Hayes, Close range header by Richie Foran goes over the crossbar.

19mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.

18mins

Suso Santana has a drilled shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken by Suso Santana from the left by-line, clearance by Richie Foran.

16mins

Suso Santana takes the inswinging corner, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Ian Black concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Kenny Gillet takes the free kick.

13mins

Adam Rooney is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

11mins

Aaron Doran is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

6mins

Aaron Doran fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hearts.Adam Rooney provided the assist for the goal.

4mins

Effort on goal by Richie Foran from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

2mins

Richie Foran challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.

2mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.

Match Preview

Hogg sets sights on seventh Chris Hogg is determined that Inverness finish their Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign on a high and hold off the challenge from below to finish seventh. Caley Thistle spent much of the season in the top six, but slipped down the table after a run of two wins in 17 games. Terry Butcher's side are unable to climb into the top half before the SPL split, despite having two games in hand, but Hogg is hoping to finish top of the bottom half and keep his former club Hibernian, who are eighth, and ninth-placed St Johnstone at bay. "We want to finish seventh now," said Hogg, ahead of Saturday's match at home to Hearts. "We'll be doing everything we can to try and do that. "We know it's going to be difficult because the teams below us are picking up a bit. "Points are going to be there to scrap for and fight for." Hogg joined Inverness after being released by Hibs in January and was disappointed Caley Thistle could not claim a top-half place. "I've never finished in the bottom six," the defender said. "Unfortunately it didn't come off. "Ultimately we didn't deserve to do it because we didn't get the points on the board when we maybe should have done." Defender Jason Thomson hopes Hearts will get their quest to finish third in the Premier League back on track. Hearts were 15 points clear as the best of the rest behind title-chasing Celtic and Rangers, but Dundee United have been in hot pursuit and have reduced the deficit to eight points with six games remaining. While Hearts have just one win from their last six games, manager Jim Jefferies was quick to point out they have lost only two of those games. Hearts played some scintillating football earlier this season which led some to suggest they could challenge the Old Firm. Thomson would happily settle for a less-attractive performance and three points tomorrow as Hearts bid to cement third position. He said: "It's in our own hands, third place. It's ours to chuck away. "Hopefully we'll do it. We want a performance as well, but if we can win 1-0 in a scrappy game we'd take that just to get the points and secure third place." Thomson made his first appearance since October in the April 3 Edinburgh derby when he came off the bench in a defensive reshuffle following the sending-off of captain Marius Zaliukas. Zaliukas is available again, but Jefferies is yet to decide whether his skipper will return to the starting line-up as he is again banned for next week's match with Motherwell. Thomson played right-back in last week's 0-0 draw with the Steelmen, acquitting himself well. With Eggert Jonsson (facial injury) and Darren Barr (hernia) and Lee Wallace (ankle) all troubled by injury of late, Thomson hopes to stake his claim for a regular place. "When you're going in and just playing the odd game it's hard," he added. "When you get in the team you just need to try and do your best." Thomson, who has been with Hearts since July 2003 and has a year remaining on his current contract, plans to talk to Jefferies at the end of the campaign to find out his future. He said: "I'll need to speak to the gaffer at the end of the season and see what his plans are. "I'll need to wait and see." end

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

  • Ryan Esson
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Chris Hogg
  • Ross Tokely
  • Stuart Duff
  • Lee Cox
  • Jonathan Hayes
  • Nick Ross
  • Richie Foran
  • Aaron Doran
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Russell Duncan
  • Grant Munro
  • Chris Innes
  • Gavin Morrison
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Alex MacDonald

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Match Report

Elliott gives Hearts a point Stephen Elliott's second-half equaliser earned Hearts a 1-1 draw against Inverness in an entertaining Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter. Aaron's Doran's sixth-minute opener had the hosts in front at the interval, but Elliott levelled matters in the 54th minute to ensure Hearts made it eight games unbeaten against Caley Thistle. Inverness defender Ross Tokely was given his marching orders for a second yellow card 12 minutes from time, but the home side comfortably held on to claim a deserved point. Caley Thistle fielded the same starting line-up that drew 1-1 at Kilmarnock last weekend - a result that ended their top-six hopes. Manager Terry Butcher also named an unchanged bench with the only absentees the injured trio of Graeme Shinnie, David Proctor and Dani Sanchez. Following their goalless draw at home to Motherwell seven days ago, Jambos boss Jim Jefferies made two changes, bringing in Suso Santana and Andrew Driver. Out went David Templeton and Jason Thomson, while Marius Zaliukas took a place on the bench. Looking to end the season on a high, Inverness started at a strong pace and Richie Foran outmuscled Andy Webster before sending in a cross that Adam Rooney was only inches away from converting. Hearts failed to heed the early warning and fell behind with only six minutes gone. Rooney was sent charging away down the left by Lee Cox and his delivery to the back post was calmly despatched by the unmarked Doran for his second goal since joining in January on loan from Blackburn. The visitors' response was slow in coming, but then Suso sent in a low effort that was easily held by Ryan Esson. It was Caley Thistle, however, who were continuing to create the better chances, Rooney's header from a Cox cross well saved by Jamie MacDonald at his near post. The game then drifted into a lull, but Inverness remained the team offering the more potent threat while Hearts showed little evidence they could trouble the hosts' defence. Foran was at the heart of everything for Caley Thistle and his low cross found Nick Ross, who in turn set up Rooney, but he tried to place the ball past MacDonald from an angle only for the goalkeeper to parry it away. Rooney was then unfortunate moments later as MacDonald got his outstretched boot to turn away the shot after good work by Doran. Suso was proving to be the most lively attacking player for Hearts and his cross was almost headed home by Driver, but Esson got across his goal smartly to make the save. It sparked a more promising spell for Hearts before the break and only a wonderful clearance on the line by Stuart Duff prevented Rudi Skacel's close-range effort from restoring parity. Inverness were then fortunate to escape again at the start of the second half. This time Ryan Stevenson's header was touched goalwards by Elliott, but Rooney was well positioned to scramble the ball to safety. It was Hearts doing all the attacking and they made the pressure pay in the 54th minute. Suso drove into the Caley Thistle box and his cut-back found the unmarked Elliott, who from eight yards slid the ball into the corner of the net with a delightful finish past the exposed Esson. A mistake by Kenny Gillet then presented Suso with the chance to head towards goal again and he picked out Stevenson, but this time Esson was equal to the effort, making a fine save down to his right. Caley Thistle also had an attempt of their own cleared off the line. Cox sent in a cross to the back post that was headed across goal by Foran. It seemed a formality that Rooney would add the finishing touch, but Webster got his foot to the ball to make the clearance from underneath his own bar. Tokely then turned from saint to sinner in the latter stages. First he got in the way of Stevenson's goalbound effort, only to be shown a second yellow card moments later for hauling down Hearts substitute David Templeton. This forced Caley Thistle into a defensive reshuffle with Grant Munro replacing Doran as Inverness attempted to see out the remainder of the game with 10 men. Despite their numerical advantage, Hearts failed to make it count as both sides had to settle for consecutive draws in the SPL.

Form Guide

    WLLWLD
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • DLLWDD

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 1 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 18/12/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 3
  • Hearts
  • 18/09/2010
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 24/01/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 15/11/2008
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 20/09/2008
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 26/04/2008

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 8
  • J Hayes 6
  • R Foran 4
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Duncan 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A MacDonald 1
  • A Doran 1
  • L Cox 1
  • S Sutherland 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Hearts

  • R Skacel 11
  • S Elliott 7
  • D Templeton 7
  • R Stevenson 5
  • C Elliot 4
  • K Kyle 2
  • I Black 1
  • M Zaliukas 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 46
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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