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Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Hamill, Ryan Esson makes a save.
Aidan Chippendale produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Jamie Hamill challenges Aidan Chippendale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aidan Chippendale crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left by-line, clearance made by Mehdi Taouil.
Jamie Hamill takes a corner.
Gregory Tade challenges Jamie Hamill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.
Shane Sutherland on for Richie Foran.
Aidan Chippendale takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Corner taken by Gavin Morrison, save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Adrian Mrowiec fouled by Gregory Tade, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Aidan Chippendale is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Shinnie.
Stephen Elliott finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Hearts.Assist by David Templeton.
Eggert Jonsson is brought on as a substitute for David Obua.
Mehdi Taouil fouled by Greg Tansey, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Grainger on Andrew Shinnie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gavin Morrison from right wing, David Obua manages to make a clearance.
Richie Foran takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
David Templeton decides to take a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Greg Tansey by Ian Black results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Mehdi Taouil on for Marius Zaliukas.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Ross. Greg Tansey is brought on as a substitute for David Davis. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Morrison from the left by-line to the near post, Adrian Mrowiec manages to make a clearance.
Gregory Tade takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save.
Andrew Shinnie produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Gregory Tade is caught offside. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
David Templeton takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on Daniel Grainger. Jamie Hamill has an effort direct from the free kick.
A goal is scored by Gregory Tade from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hearts.Assist by Nick Ross.
Corner taken right-footed by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line, Richie Foran makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Marius Zaliukas. Gavin Morrison takes the direct free kick.
Andrew Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Hamill. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.
Ian Black concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Morrison. Ian Black is shown a yellow card. Graeme Shinnie takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Morrison on Adrian Mrowiec. Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Andy Webster on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
Richie Foran goes into the book.
Andy Webster receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill, Ryan Esson makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Ian Black.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Obua by David Davis. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on David Obua. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Gavin Morrison. Graeme Shinnie takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill from the left by-line, Andy Webster takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Tokely.
Unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Obua by David Davis. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Andrew Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mrowiec. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
David Obua challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
Graeme Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Ian Black results in a free kick. Graeme Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Jamie Hamill. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graeme Shinnie.
Ian Black gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Direct free kick taken by Ross Tokely.
Andrew Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mrowiec. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Gavin Morrison results in a free kick. Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Hamill fouled by Gavin Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richie Foran makes a clearance.
Elliott leveller earns point for Hearts
Stephen Elliott's late equaliser ensured Hearts left their Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter at Inverness with a 1-1 draw.
The faintest of touches from the striker on a David Templeton cross nine minutes from time was enough to guide the ball in off the post.
Caley Thistle forward Gregory Tade had broken the deadlock five minutes after the interval with an angled 12-yard effort following a mistake from goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald.
Tenth-placed Inverness could have closed the deficit on fourth-spotted Hearts to one point if they had held on, but the Edinburgh club might have stolen the victory late on if Andy Webster had connected with a Jamie Hamill corner.
Midfielder David Davis was inserted straight into the Caley Thistle team after joining the club on loan from Wolves on transfer deadline day.
The 20-year-old had an impressive debut alongside Andrew Shinnie - the only other change for Terry Butcher's men from the side which won 2-1 against Kilmarnock last time out, with Aaron Doran and Chris Hogg not involved.
Paulo Sergio also made two changes to the starting line-up which beat Hibernian 2-0 in their last outing, goalkeeper Marian Kello replaced by MacDonald and Arvydas Novikovas in for Andrew Driver.
Inverness started brightly with Graeme Shinnie and Davis combining well to set up captain Richie Foran, who was thwarted at close range by a sliding Daniel Grainger tackle.
It was the only notable opportunity in the opening stages as the sides cancelled each other out with neither goalkeeper coming under any sort of pressure.
Webster would have opened the scoring for Hearts on 25 minutes had it not been for Graeme Shinnie stopping his shot on the line following a Hamill corner.
That sparked the visitors briefly into action with Elliott testing goalkeeper Ryan Esson after coming onto a Ryan Stevenson lay-off. The stopper easily blocked the shot from 12 yards.
Inverness fought back with the Shinnie brothers working together to set up Foran, whose header flew inches wide.
The opening goal arrived five minutes after the break. Caley Thistle midfielder Nick Ross cashed in when MacDonald slipped and placed the ball into the path of French forward Tade, who hammered home his second goal of the season.
The attacker might have doubled the lead five minutes later when he latched onto an Andrew Shinnie through-ball, but MacDonald saved.
Hearts went close to levelling on the counter-attack when substitute Templeton hit the crossbar, but Inverness hit back with Davis breaking down the wing before crossing for Andrew Shinnie who sent the ball just wide.
The onslaught from the hosts continued, with MacDonald equal to Tade again after he was played in by Foran.
Esson saved well from Grainger following a Hamill corner as Hearts searched for an equaliser.
MacDonald made another important save to keep the visitors in the game when he blocked Foran's low shot.
The Irishman's angled effort came after good work from fellow forward Tade, whose pinpoint deep cross found him with time and space but the keeper stood firm with 15 minutes to go.
Hearts got back on level terms in the 81st minute when Elliott got a touch on a Templeton cross to send it past Esson via a post.
Webster might have snatched a last-gasp winner for Hearts but he failed to meet Hamill's late corner which flashed across the face of the goal.
Inverness also had time to come close at the death but substitute Aidan Chippendale's shot went just wide in stoppage time.
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