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Kieran Agard takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
The official flags Ryan Stevenson offside. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the free kick.
James Dayton takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
Jamie Hamill receives a yellow card. Outswinging corner taken by James Dayton from the right by-line played to the near post.
Kieran Agard gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 2-2 Hearts.Alexei Eremenko provided the assist for the goal.
Short corner worked by David Silva, The ball is sent over by Alexei Eremenko.
Rudi Skacel goes off and Ryan McGowan comes on.
David Silva crosses the ball, save made by Jamie MacDonald.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with James Dayton coming on for James Fowler.
David Silva has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Effort on goal by Stephen Elliott from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Andrew Driver coming on for David Templeton. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson to the near post, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson. Own goal by Manuel Pascali. Kilmarnock 1-2 Hearts.
Kieran Agard replaces Willy Aubameyang.
Ian Black takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Liam Kelly takes a shot.
Willy Aubameyang is ruled offside. Marius Zaliukas takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Craig Bryson on David Templeton, free kick awarded. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bryson. James Fowler takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is delivered by David Templeton, Rudi Skacel finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from David Templeton.
Rudi Skacel fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rudi Skacel on James Fowler. Jamie Hamill takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
David Silva takes the inswinging corner, Eggert Jonsson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Adrian Mrowiec. Free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Kelly on David Templeton. Liam Kelly goes into the book. Indirect free kick taken by Rudi Skacel. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Thomson.
James Fowler scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Hearts.Liam Kelly provided the assist for the goal.
Alexei Eremenko receives a caution.
A cross is delivered by Willy Aubameyang.
Manuel Pascali takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save. Short corner worked by David Silva.
Jamie Hamill fouled by Ruben Palazuelos, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
Craig Bryson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Stephen Elliott is ruled offside. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Thomson. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by David Templeton goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Rudi Skacel challenges James Fowler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.
Ian Black challenges Willy Aubameyang unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Black goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
The official flags Ryan Stevenson offside. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Stephen Elliott crosses the ball.
The referee shows Tim Clancy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The referee shows Craig Thomson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Eggert Jonsson. Alexei Eremenko has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Craig Bryson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Black. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Thomson.
Unfair challenge on Tim Clancy by Craig Thomson results in a free kick. Alexei Eremenko takes the indirect free kick.
Marius Zaliukas challenges Willy Aubameyang unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Mohamadou Sissoko challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mohamadou Sissoko receives a yellow card. Ruben Palazuelos restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali. Manuel Pascali takes the indirect free kick. Effort on goal by Tim Clancy from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by David Silva on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Thomson.
Ryan Stevenson delivers the ball.
Ryan Stevenson challenges Mohamadou Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Stevenson booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Jamie Hamill takes the indirect free kick.
Alexei Eremenko has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Clancy on David Templeton. Rudi Skacel takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Elliott.
Manuel Pascali challenges Ryan Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Thomson takes the indirect free kick.
Eggert Jonsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexei Eremenko. Free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
Alexei Eremenko fouled by Ian Black, the ref awards a free kick. Alexei Eremenko shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamadou Sissoko on Stephen Elliott. Rudi Skacel takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Ian Black. Alexei Eremenko takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Elliott. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Ruben Palazuelos. Mohamadou Sissoko restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Ian Black results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Ian Black takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell. Craig Thomson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Shot from close range by Eggert Jonsson clears the bar.
Willy Aubameyang takes a shot.
Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Eggert Jonsson.
Ryan Stevenson produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Thomson on David Silva. Indirect free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
Sissoko set to return
Mohamadou Sissoko should return from a groin injury for Kilmarnock's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hearts.
The defender has returned to training following a groin injury but Craig Bryson is a doubt after picking up a knock against Dundee United last week.
Kilmarnock are without Mehdi Taouil (hamstring), Frazer Wright (shoulder) and Ryan O'Leary (hamstring).
James Dayton endured seven months of pain and hard work to return to the team following his second cruciate ligament injury, but he is not about to cut back his efforts for the summer break.
Dayton has made two substitute appearances this month after recovering from the knee injury he suffered five games into his Kilmarnock career.
He will not start, but hopes to do so before the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season ends.
The 22-year-old will then take just a week off before building up for the new campaign, which kicks off on July 23, as he looks to make up for the false start to his Rugby Park career.
The former Crystal Palace trainee said: "I have spoken to the physio and the sports science guy and said I would probably have a week's rest and then keep going.
"I don't want to have two or three weeks' rest and lose everything.
"I want to go into the start of the pre-season really fit. I want to be fitter than the other boys, it would be good to have a head start."
Suso Santana and Ismael Bouzid are out for Hearts.
Santana is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery and Bouzid is to serve a two-match suspension for breaching the disciplinary threshold, but captain Marius Zaliukas is available following a ban.
Andy Webster and Ruben Palazuelos (both groin) are doubtful, Andrew Driver (knee) and Rudi Skacel (Achilles) have been carrying knocks and Jason Thomson (hamstring), Calum Elliot (knee) and Kevin Kyle (hip) are out.
Darren Barr hopes to help Hearts clinch third place in the SPL this weekend before proving his ability in the final weeks of the season.
The 26-year-old joined from Falkirk last summer but has endured a campaign riddled by injury.
Barr recently underwent hernia surgery and he is focused on regaining full fitness and claiming a regular place in the Hearts team.
Victory and a defeat for fourth-placed Dundee United at Celtic on Sunday would see Hearts take an unassailable 10-point lead in the race for third place with three games remaining.
Such a scenario should help Barr's cause for more playing time.
Despite only one win in eight games - five of which ended in draws - Barr insists Hearts are close to returning to winning ways.
He added: "We've not been playing badly. It's about trying to get the wins to get over the line.
"It doesn't matter what the other teams do, it's about what we do.
"If we get the win on Saturday that could be it."
Agard denies Hearts
Hearts edged closer to a Europa League place despite seeing victory snatched from their grasp late on at Rugby Park as Kieran Agard's first senior goal earned Kilmarnock a 2-2 draw.
Hearts had come back from James Fowler's brilliant opener 10 minutes into the second half when Rudi Skacel and Ryan Stevenson netted.
But on-loan Everton striker Agard volleyed home in the 86th minute as Kilmarnock capitalised on some sustained pressure.
The thrilling finale made up for a scrappy and bad-tempered first half and saved Killie caretaker manager Kenny Shiels from a third successive defeat, although he remains without a win in five games.
Former Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo, who has expressed an interest in the Rugby Park post, watched from the main stand as Hearts moved eight points clear of Dundee United, who play at Celtic Park tomorrow.
Hearts again had to reshuffle at the back with Andy Webster missing out with a groin injury and Ismael Bouzid suspended, although Marius Zaliukas returned from a ban as Adrian Mrowiec stepped in at centre-back.
Mohamadou Sissoko returned from a groin injury for Kilmarnock with Willy Aubameyang starting up front.
Hearts threatened first when Cammy Bell parried a powerful long-range strike from Ian Black and Eggert Jonsson headed over from inside the six-yard box after Ruben Palazuelos had flicked on Craig Thomson's corner.
Jamie MacDonald, back in goal for Marian Kello, saved Hearts in the 14th minute with a brilliant one-handed stop to push Alexei Eremenko's 30-yard free-kick on to the bar.
Skacel's free-kick delivery from the right wing almost crept inside Bell's far post but the game became a bad-tempered affair until the break with stoppages adversely affecting the entertainment.
Stevenson and Sissoko were booked for bad challenges before Thomson and Tim Clancy were cautioned after the Kilmarnock full-back squared up to his opposite number following a robust challenge after the ball had gone out of play.
Black was then booked for persistent fouling by Euan Norris before David Templeton came close with an 18-yard drive following an enterprising run.
Kilmarnock started the second half positively and Craig Bryson scuffed a shot at MacDonald, who soon pushed Manuel Pascali's header wide following Jamie Hamill's free-kick.
Eremenko was booked for diving in the box before the hosts took the lead in the 55th minute when Liam Kelly laid the ball back to Fowler to strike a rising shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards.
Hearts immediately threatened from two set-pieces but were struggling to get in behind their hosts before Skacel levelled with a scrappy goal in the 66th minute.
Palazuelos swung in a cross from the left towards Stevenson, who could not make any significant contact. But the ball bounced over the head of Bell and on to the bar before Skacel slid in to net the rebound.
Black soon had a good chance when Stevenson's backheel opened up the Killie defence but the midfielder's left-footed shot cleared the bar from 16 yards.
Agard replaced Aubameyang but he had not touched the ball before Hearts went ahead in the 76th minute when Stevenson headed Thomson's inswinging corner into the corner of the net from six yards.
Skacel shot over after Stephen Elliott's inside pass before Kilmarnock rediscovered their attacking momentum.
Da Silva shot into the side netting from 25 yards before substitute James Dayton forced a diving save from MacDonald from his inswinging free-kick.
Agard missed a great chance to equalise when he back-headed Eremenko's cross over the bar from four yards.
But he soon atoned when he swivelled to volley into the top corner from 12 yards after positive play from Dayton and Eremenko. Hamill earned the game's seventh yellow card before Dayton and Da Silva both had chances to win it in the closing moments when they were played through, but MacDonald saved both times.
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