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Suso Santana scores a headed goal from close range. Kilmarnock 1-1 Hearts.Assist by Rudi Skacel.
Shot from just outside the box by Garry Hay misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Ryan McGowan. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Suso Santana on Ben Gordon. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Foul by Mehdi Taouil on Dean Shiels, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Effort on goal by Mehdi Taouil from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar. Gordon Smith replaces Adrian Mrowiec.
Jamie Hamill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Hay. Red card for Jamie Hamill. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Shiels, Paul Heffernan grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Hearts.Lewis Toshney provided the assist for the goal.
Andrew Driver leaves the field to be replaced by Suso Santana.
Adrian Mrowiec concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Free kick taken by Garry Hay.
Effort from just outside the area by Jamie Hamill goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rudi Skacel by Michael Nelson. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Andy Webster. Andy Webster is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Liam Kelly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Black.
Daniel Grainger leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan McGowan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Webster on Paul Heffernan. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jamie Hamill, Header on goal by Stephen Elliott from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Mehdi Taouil. Garry Hay takes the direct free kick.
Liam Kelly challenges Rudi Skacel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Black takes the direct free kick.
Rudi Skacel concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamadou Sissoko. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Dieter Van Tornhout results in a free kick. Dieter Van Tornhout is sent off. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Mehdi Taouil challenges Liam Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.
Mehdi Taouil challenges Paul Heffernan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Dean Shiels from the free kick, Jamie MacDonald makes a save.
Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mrowiec on Dieter Van Tornhout. Direct free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
The referee blows for offside. Andy Webster takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ian Black, Cameron Bell makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Ian Black from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Marius Zaliukas from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
Lewis Toshney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger. Lewis Toshney is cautioned. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ian Black from left wing.
Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
James Fowler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill. Mehdi Taouil takes the free kick.
Jamie Hamill takes a short corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Rudi Skacel. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Dean Shiels. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Daniel Grainger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan. Garry Hay takes the direct free kick.
James Fowler challenges Adrian Mrowiec unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black, Stephen Elliott makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the area by Garry Hay goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Heffernan, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Paul Heffernan, clearance made by Andy Webster.
Corner taken by Ian Black from the left by-line, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance.
Lewis Toshney challenges Daniel Grainger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Black takes the free kick.
Garry Hay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Black, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Andy Webster misses to the right of the target.
Adrian Mrowiec challenges Dieter Van Tornhout unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger by Paul Heffernan. Free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Dieter Van Tornhout goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Jamie Hamill fouled by Dieter Van Tornhout, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Dieter Van Tornhout a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Hamill goes into the referee's book. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Heffernan. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Sergio unhappy with Kenny the `clown'
Hearts manager Paulo Sergio has hit back at Kenny Shiels, describing the Kilmarnock boss as "like a clown" for discussing events at Tynecastle.
Sergio criticised Shiels ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Killie and reiterated his backing of the Hearts board, who made Marian Kello unavailable for selection after the first-choice goalkeeper refused a transfer deadline day move to Austria Vienna.
Shiels insisted he would have walked out of Tynecastle if he was manager over the insistence from the board, including Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov, that Kello cannot be selected.
Asked if he will shake hands and speak with Shiels at the match at Rugby Park, Sergio said: "His hand, his neck, everything.
"Maybe as another joke for me (I will speak to him). I like a lot to laugh."
Shiels claimed he would not have tolerated boardroom interference, due to his principles, and if he were at Hearts he would have walked out.
Sergio said: "I know he would like to be here. It's not the first time he has shown that.
"It's like a clown. I'm saving money every single day when I open newspapers, instead of going to stand-up comedy and paying for a ticket.
"Every single morning I have a big laugh when I open the newspapers.
"A guy that is talking about principles doesn't show any kind of ethics for anybody in this game.
"Now I understand why everybody in the game here is speaking so badly about him. He should listen to what his players say about him instead of sticking his nose into other teams' (business).
"He should look to inside his team."
Hearts will make a late decision over winger David Templeton's fitness ahead of the trip.
Templeton missed the midweek loss to Celtic with a groin injury and, with a William Hill Scottish Cup replay at St Johnstone next Tuesday, may not be risked at Rugby Park.
Midfielder Ian Black is available again following suspension, but goalkeeper Kello remains unavailable for selection due to a dispute with the club's board and striker Kevin Kyle (hip) is a long-term absentee.
Kilmarnock skipper Manuel Pascali is out for the rest of the season after breaking his fibula in a freak training ground accident on Friday.
The loss of the 30-year-old Italian defender, who sustained the injury while stretching for the ball, represents a huge setback to the Ayrshire club who are aiming for a top-six place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and who face Celtic in next month's Scottish Communities League Cup final at Hampden.
Manager Kenny Shiels said: "I am really disappointed for Manuel. It is a really big blow for him and the team.
"He has so much passion to do well, and there was the cup final for him coming up. It wasn't an impact injury, it was while he was stretching for the ball.
"It gives the opportunity for other players to come in and try to stake their place but I am really gutted.
"We now have to garner some intensive energy to make up for the loss of Manuel."
Shiels confirmed the signing of midfielder Lee Johnson on a two-and-half-year deal.
The player on Friday night received international clearance and will be in the squad to play Hearts.
On the recruitment of the former Hearts midfielder, the Northern Irishman said: "He is our type of player, he will help create chances for the team."
Santana seals late point for Hearts
Suso Santana's injury-time equaliser earned Hearts a 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock in a feisty encounter at Rugby Park.
Paul Heffernan bundled home 10 minutes from time to put Kilmarnock seemingly on course for three points, but substitute Santana rose to meet Paul McGowan's cross in the dying stages of the game to ensure a share of the points from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash.
Both sides finished the game with 10 men after Dieter Van Tornhout and Jamie Hamill were both given their marching orders in the second half.
There was more drama at the final whistle as tempers flared following a handshake between Kilmarnock's Dean Shiels and Hearts manager Paulo Sergio, resulting in a shoving match between a number of players.
Tensions were running high following comments from both managers in the build-up to the game and there were two bookings inside the opening minute.
Dieter van Tornhout was carded for a reckless challenge on Hamill who also picked up a yellow for his aggressive reaction.
Van Tornhout passed up a good opportunity to head the visitors in front when he failed to trouble Jamie MacDonald after connecting with James Fowler's cross, and the Hearts goalkeeper then had to be alert to deal with Heffernan's looping header a minute later.
Hearts were enjoying the bulk of the early possession without testing Cammy Bell in the home goal and their first chance came after 15 minutes when Fowler's sliced clearance looped just over his own crossbar following a dangerous delivery from Ian Black.
Garry Hay's effort from long distance sailed over as the hosts searched for an opener as both goalkeepers remained virtual spectators.
For Hearts, Stephen Elliott went agonisingly close to getting on the end of Andy Driver's cross on the half-hour mark and Rudi Skacel then forced Bell into a low stop from the edge of the box.
Lewis Toshney was booked for a careless lunge on Danny Grainger after 35 minutes, however Hearts were unable to profit from the resulting free-kick.
Marius Zaliukas should have done better when he rose to meet Black's corner but the Lithuanian defender failed to hit the target.
Both teams began the second period brightly.
Taouil's long-range effort was comfortably dealt with by Bell in the opening minute and at the other end MacDonald punched away Dean Shiels' free-kick.
The hosts were reduced to 10 men after 53 minutes when Van Tornhout received his second booking for a clumsy tackle on Hamill.
The home players vented their fury at referee Euan Norris, with Heffernan receiving a booking for dissent.
Hearts created their best chance of the match on the hour mark, as Hammill swung over a pin-point cross but Elliott's header drifted inches wide.
Hearts manager Sergio made his first change of the match when he replaced Grainger with Ryan McGowan, in an attempt to make his side's one-man advantage count.
After 72 minutes Hearts introduced Santana in place of Driver as they continued to look the more threatening of the two sides without really threatening Bell's goal.
Kilmarnock had an attempt of their own to grab an opener and Andy Webster did well to block Shiels' fizzing shot.
The home side grabbed the opening goal from the resulting corner. Toshney rose to meet Shiels' cross and despite an excellent block on the line Heffernan bundled the ball into the net.
Referee Norris showed his second red card of the game when Hamill was ordered off for a second booking.
The former Kilmarnock defender lunged in on Hay leaving Norris with little option but to produce a red.
Hay fired wide of goal in the final minute as Kilmarnock looked to comfortably hold on for victory.
Hearts were not finished though and McGowan's perfect cross was turned in by Santana to ensure a share of the points.
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