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  • Date:26 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:16,326
Hearts win 5-4 on penalties
  • Shinnie (48)
  • Ngoo (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

124:25

Penalty missed by Philip Roberts.

123:55

Penalty scored by Mehdi Taouil. Inverness CT 4-5 Hearts on penalties.

123:26

Owain Tudur Jones scores a penalty. Inverness CT 4-4 Hearts on penalties.

123:03

Arvydas Novikovas scores a penalty. Inverness CT 3-4 Hearts on penalties.

122:36

Billy McKay scores a penalty. Inverness CT 3-3 Hearts on penalties.

122:13

Penalty scored by Andy Webster. Inverness CT 2-3 Hearts on penalties.

121:48

Penalty scored by Andrew Shinnie. Inverness CT 2-2 Hearts on penalties.

121:23

Michael Ngoo scores a penalty. Inverness CT 1-2 Hearts on penalties.

121:00

Penalty scored by Graeme Shinnie. Inverness CT 1-1 Hearts on penalties.

120:02

The referee shows Antonio Reguero a yellow card. Penalty scored by Marius Zaliukas. Inverness CT 0-1 Hearts on penalties.

119:38

Arvydas Novikovas fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows David Raven a yellow card. Fraser Mullen takes the free kick.

118:40

Billy McKay sends in a cross.

115:48

Billy McKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Mehdi Taouil. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

115:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Wilson on Shane Sutherland. Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Michael Ngoo.

114:09

Effort from the edge of the area by Billy McKay goes wide of the left-hand post.

111:16

Graeme Shinnie fouled by Jamie Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Dylan McGowan replaces Jamie Walker. Graeme Shinnie crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Michael Ngoo. Andrew Shinnie produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

109:05

Billy McKay fouled by Mehdi Taouil, the ref awards a free kick. Mehdi Taouil booked. The ball is crossed by Graeme Shinnie, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gary Warren misses to the right of the goal.

108:15

Unfair challenge on Philip Roberts by Fraser Mullen results in a free kick. Graeme Shinnie crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

107:10

Jason Holt takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Mullen from the left by-line, Andy Webster takes a shot. Josh Meekings makes a clearance. David Raven gets a block in.

106:57

A cross is delivered by Danny Wilson, Graeme Shinnie gets a block in.

104:46

Billy McKay takes a shot. Blocked by Marius Zaliukas. Andrew Shinnie produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

103:50

Michael Ngoo concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren. Antonio Reguero restarts play with the free kick.

103:09

Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Jason Holt, free kick awarded. Michael Ngoo takes the free kick.

99:12

Centre by Philip Roberts, Danny Wilson gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

98:06

Marius Zaliukas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Philip Roberts. Marius Zaliukas goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

97:39

Outswinging corner taken by Fraser Mullen, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

97:22

Arvydas Novikovas takes a shot. Jamie Walker gets a block in.

96:04

Shane Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richie Foran. Callum Tapping goes off and Mehdi Taouil comes on.

95:16

The ball is crossed by Graeme Shinnie, Marius Zaliukas manages to make a clearance.

92:16

The offside flag is raised against Billy McKay. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.

91:21 +1.21

A cross is delivered by Arvydas Novikovas.

90:58 +0.58

Callum Tapping sends in a cross, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

89:46

Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, Michael Ngoo makes a clearance.

89:27

Owain Tudur Jones takes a shot. Callum Tapping gets a block in.

87:53

Billy McKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Philip Roberts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Doran. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.

85:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones by Jamie Walker. David Raven takes the free kick.

85:09

Fraser Mullen produces a cross.

83:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Billy McKay. The referee books Billy McKay for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

83:37

The ball is swung over by Graeme Shinnie, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

82:38

Callum Tapping concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Graeme Shinnie takes the direct free kick.

81:00

Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Mullen. Andy Webster takes the free kick.

80:24

Centre by Arvydas Novikovas.

76:48

Scott Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones. Scott Robinson sent off. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Meekings from right channel, clearance made by Andy Webster. Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, save by Jamie MacDonald.

73:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Ngoo by Josh Meekings. Andy Webster takes the free kick.

70:04

Billy McKay is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Webster takes the free kick.

68:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marius Zaliukas on Billy McKay. Centre by Graeme Shinnie, Richie Foran has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

68:31

Michael Ngoo concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.

67:08

The ball is crossed by Jason Holt, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

66:20

Andrew Driver goes off and Arvydas Novikovas comes on.

64:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Josh Meekings. The referee shows Josh Meekings a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Centre by Fraser Mullen, Michael Ngoo grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Hearts.

64:03

Michael Ngoo is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.

63:01

The ball is sent over by Jamie Walker.

60:59

Jamie Walker takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Fraser Mullen from the left by-line, David Raven makes a clearance. Blocked by Richie Foran.

60:30

The ball is sent over by Danny Wilson, clearance made by Ross Draper.

56:53

Andrew Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Mullen.

54:45

Danny Wilson produces a cross, Foul by Michael Ngoo on Gary Warren, free kick awarded. Antonio Reguero takes the free kick.

54:29

Unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Ross Draper results in a free kick. Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.

51:26

The ball is swung over by Michael Ngoo.

50:06

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Walker. A cross is delivered by Fraser Mullen, Danny Wilson takes a shot. Gary Warren gets a block in.

48:02

Andrew Shinnie gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hearts.

46:53

The ball is delivered by Billy McKay.

46:14

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Driver. Antonio Reguero restarts play with the free kick.

44:04

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Mullen. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.

43:53

Aaron Doran crosses the ball, save by Jamie MacDonald.

43:37

Scott Robinson challenges Billy McKay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones restarts play with the free kick.

42:14

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Fraser Mullen, Unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Marius Zaliukas results in a free kick. Antonio Reguero restarts play with the free kick.

42:02

Scott Robinson produces a cross, blocked by Graeme Shinnie.

41:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Draper on Jason Holt. Fraser Mullen crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by David Raven.

40:43

Corner taken by Fraser Mullen, Foul by Michael Ngoo on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Antonio Reguero restarts play with the free kick.

40:16

Jason Holt produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:51

Fraser Mullen concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. The ball is sent over by Graeme Shinnie, Header from close range by Billy McKay misses to the right of the goal.

37:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Michael Ngoo. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

34:21

Centre by Aaron Doran, Jamie MacDonald makes a comfortable save.

33:02

Foul by Danny Wilson on Aaron Doran, free kick awarded. David Raven takes the direct free kick.

32:16

The offside flag is raised against Billy McKay. Andy Webster takes the free kick.

31:00

Foul by Jason Holt on Josh Meekings, free kick awarded. Antonio Reguero takes the free kick.

29:56

The ball is crossed by Richie Foran, comfortable save by Jamie MacDonald.

27:11

Unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Graeme Shinnie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Robinson.

24:58

A cross is delivered by Danny Wilson, Michael Ngoo produces a header from the edge of the box and strikes the post.

23:54

Aaron Doran takes a shot. Andrew Driver gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie, clearance made by Jamie MacDonald.

22:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Ngoo. The referee shows Gary Warren a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Michael Ngoo is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

21:48

A cross is delivered by David Raven, Ross Draper takes a shot.

21:01

Andrew Driver sends in a cross, clearance made by David Raven.

18:47

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Mullen. The referee shows Richie Foran a yellow card. Fraser Mullen restarts play with the free kick.

13:57

Billy McKay takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

13:07

Michael Ngoo produces a cross, blocked by Josh Meekings. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Mullen, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.

11:08

Billy McKay is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

10:01

The ball is delivered by Fraser Mullen, clearance made by Josh Meekings.

8:41

Scott Robinson fouled by Owain Tudur Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.

7:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Mullen, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Marius Zaliukas from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

6:50

Danny Wilson takes a shot. Antonio Reguero makes a save.

5:06

Jamie Walker sends in a cross.

4:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Ross Draper. Scott Robinson takes the free kick.

3:42

Scott Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Doran. David Raven takes the direct free kick.

2:23

Michael Ngoo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Raven. Free kick taken by David Raven.

Match Preview

Shinnie refusing to look past Hearts Inverness defender Graeme Shinnie will focus on quietly continuing to prove the sceptics wrong against Hearts rather than getting over-excited about the prospect of the club's first cup final appearance. Caley Thistle go into the Scottish Comunities League Cup semi-final as the surprise package in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season. Only Celtic and Motherwell have this season beaten Terry Butcher's men, who also remain in the William Hill Scottish Cup and sit second in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Shinnie, an ever-present this season, admits the Easter Road clash is the biggest of his career so far but will not allow that to distract him. The 21-year-old said: "All the games we play are important but I have never been to a semi-final as big as this. "I have played in the Youth Cup semi-final and things like that but this is massive and an opportunity to show what we are all about and get to the final. "There's been a lot thrown at us this season and we have handled it very well. "People have written us off on numerous occasions and we have come up good. "So we'll just focus on us performing well on the day and if we can do that then we are confident that we'll get a good result. "We are preparing like we would any other game. Training has been the same and everyone is just trying to get on with what they are doing. "It is a semi-final, there is no getting away from that but if we play the way we have been doing this season then we will be fine." Inverness have signed Leeds defender Charlie Taylor on loan until the end of the season. The 19-year-old has made four first-team appearances for the npower Championship side and had a spell on loan at York earlier in the season. Long-term absentee Chris Hogg has been stepping up his recovery in training but the defender is not ready for action. Fellow defender Simon King remains missing with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, defender Andy Webster insists Hearts do not have to use their off-field problems as motivation to win silverware again this season. The Jambos' financial issues have been well-documented, with the club's very future at stake earlier in the campaign. However, the focus will be firmly on the football this weekend. And Webster says Hearts' desire to secure a Hampden return after last season's William Hill Scottish Cup triumph is strong irrespective of any off-field factors. He said: "It doesn't really matter what's going on behind the scenes, it's an opportunity to get to a final and win a cup. "Everything else gets put to the side. "When you taste a bit of success with silverware, you're desperate for more. "It's great to look back and think you have won medals, you've played on the biggest stage, you've given yourself every opportunity to win a trophy. "Saturday's game is a massive ask for us but we know the incentive is there. "As a footballer, you want to play in these big occasions and Saturday is a big occasion. "It's a great incentive to get back to a cup final." Asked if the Highlanders are favourites for the tie, he said: "Probably, yes. "Saturday is a different kettle of fish. "They've shown great form, we've shown inconsistency. "But, come Saturday at 3 o'clock, it will be the best team on the day." Liverpool striker Michael Ngoo has completed a loan move to Hearts. The 20-year-old signed until the end of the season after training with his new team-mates today and will go into the squad. Hearts manager John McGlynn believes Ngoo could be a secret weapon. "He'll definitely be in the squad," McGlynn said. "He could be something that Inverness hasn't bargained for. He could be a surprise package. "I don't want to put too much pressure on him, it's not fair to think that he's going to batter every ball that comes into the box into the back of the net. "However, we hope that he's going to improve our goal scoring tally."

Formation:451Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 451Manager: John McGlynn

Hearts

  • Antonio Reguero
  • David Raven
  • Gary Warren
  • Josh Meekings
  • Graeme Shinnie
  • Aaron Doran
  • Ross Draper
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Richie Foran
  • Billy McKay
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Esson
  • Daniel Devine
  • Philip Roberts
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Nick Ross

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