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  • Date:14 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Lasley (44)
  • Mark Reynolds - og (43) Kyle - pen (59)

Live Commentary

90:21 +0.21

Calum Elliot on for David Templeton.


David Templeton fouled by Stephen Craigan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Thomson.


Alan Gow leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Forbes. Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Ismael Bouzid. Free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.


Unfair challenge on Adrian Mrowiec by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ruben Palazuelos.


Steve Jennings is sent off by the referee.


Craig Thomson on for Stephen Elliott.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Elliott. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.


Ryan Stevenson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Chris Humphrey leaves the field to be replaced by John Sutton. Keith Lasley fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.


Jamie Murphy fouled by David Templeton, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.


Darren Barr concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie Hammell. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.


The official flags Stephen Elliott offside. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Humphrey on Ismael Bouzid. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Stevenson on Keith Lasley. Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.


Nick Blackman goes into the book for dissent. Stephen Craigan fouled by Kevin Kyle, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.


Penalty scored by Kevin Kyle. Motherwell 1-2 Hearts.Tom Hateley gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on David Templeton.


Shot from deep inside the area by Stephen Elliott goes over the bar.


Effort on goal by Stephen Elliott from 12 yards. Save by Darren Randolph.


The offside flag is raised against Jamie Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.


Ismael Bouzid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing, clearance by Ryan Stevenson.


Keith Lasley finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 1-1 Hearts.


An own goal is scored by Mark Reynolds. Motherwell 0-1 Hearts.


A goal is scored by David Templeton from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Hearts.


Effort from the edge of the area by Kevin Kyle goes wide of the right-hand post.


Jamie Murphy has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.


Chris Humphrey challenges Ruben Palazuelos unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.


Close range shot by Jamie Murphy misses to the left of the target.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ismael Bouzid on Alan Gow. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey.


Effort by Ryan Stevenson from a long way out goes over the crossbar.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Blackman on Marius Zaliukas. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr by Jamie Murphy. Ismael Bouzid takes the free kick.


Effort from outside the penalty box by Rudolf Skacel goes wide left of the target.


Kevin Kyle challenges Stephen Craigan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.


Ryan Stevenson takes a shot.


Unfair challenge on David Templeton by Tom Hateley results in a free kick. Ruben Palazuelos restarts play with the free kick.


Booking for Steve Jennings. Steve Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Kyle. Free kick taken by Rudolf Skacel.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Marius Zaliukas on Nick Blackman. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Blackman on Ismael Bouzid. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mrowiec.


Unfair challenge on Kevin Kyle by Stephen Craigan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rudolf Skacel from right channel, Mark Reynolds manages to make a clearance.


Foul by Darren Barr on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

No worries for Well Motherwell have a full squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Hearts. Keith Lasley will return from a hamstring injury after seeing three potential comebacks postponed. Lasley suffered the injury in the 2-1 victory over Dundee United on October 23. Motherwell caretaker manager Gordon Young has assured supporters the club is well-placed to cope with the departure of their management team. Young will take charge of the team after Craig Brown and Archie Knox were prised away by Aberdeen late last week. Skipper Stephen Craigan admitted some players felt "numb" as they went into training on Friday after their popular management team's shock departure. But Young feels they have recovered well and are ready to face in-form Hearts. The youth development head will take charge of his second Motherwell game - the last ended in an unfortunate 1-0 defeat at Hearts almost a year ago. But he feels the players and himself are in a more positive position than they were last December when Jim Gannon departed. "I think it's slightly different from last year," Young said. "I've worked very closely with the most recent management team. "While I'm disappointed they have left for pastures new, the players are a more tight-knit bunch and a more confident group. "They are far better prepared to cope with the situation, as well as myself personally. "Nothing we will do and have done over the last couple of days will change, we will replicate what we normally do and hopefully we get the success that we did with that formula." Young added: "I don't see any reason why Motherwell can't finish third or fourth." Hearts have an unchanged squad. Lee Wallace (knee) will return to training this week but his fitness will be built up gradually, while Andrew Driver and David Obua are still in need of practice matches. Motherwell comfortably won 2-0 at Tynecastle in September and are looking to peg back a six-point deficit following three postponed matches. Jefferies said: "Things are looking good but this is a different game, this team are not as low in confidence as Aberdeen were, they have been consistent this year, they are a good footballing side. "It's another good test for us but Motherwell know it's a test for them as well because they are meeting a team in good form with their confidence high."



Formation: 343Manager: Jim Jefferies


  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Stephen Craigan
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Steve Jennings
  • Keith Lasley
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Nick Blackman
  • Alan Gow
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Steven Saunders
  • John Sutton
  • Marc Fitzpatrick
  • Ross Forbes
  • Jonathan Page
  • Esteban Casagolda



Match Report

Six of the best for Hearts Kevin Kyle secured a sixth successive Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory for Hearts after converting a second-half penalty in a controversial 2-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park. Kyle netted on the hour mark after David Templeton had been brought down by Stephen Craigan to pile more misery on Motherwell following last week's departure of manager Craig Brown to Aberdeen. Keith Lasley had levelled for Motherwell in the final stages of the first half, immediately after Mark Reynolds had put the ball into his own net following Templeton's overhead kick. But Motherwell's comeback hopes were extinguished in the 83rd minute when Steve Jennings was sent off by Stevie O'Reilly for making one of several complaints about the referee's performance. Hearts move three points behind Celtic in third place in the SPL and nine ahead of Motherwell, who were being led by youth development chief Gordon Young. Hearts made two changes after their 5-0 win over Aberdeen, with Ryan Stevenson and Darren Barr in for Ian Black and Eggert Jonsson, and started well as Motherwell looked to be paying for their weather-enforced blank spell of three and a half weeks. Stevenson and Rudi Skacel fired just wide from long range for Hearts before visiting striker Stephen Elliott missed a great chance in the 29th minute when he sliced a volley over from inside the six-yard following excellent wing play from Templeton. Motherwell had a decent chance six minutes later when the ball fell for Jamie Murphy after Ruben Palazuelos had cut out Alan Gow's attempted through ball, but the 21-year-old pulled his shot beyond the far post. Murphy then fired another shot across the face of goal after a determined run with Nick Blackman appearing to hold back from following in. Kyle volleyed just beyond the far post and Hearts went ahead in the 44th minute. Kyle robbed Stevie Hammell as the left-back waited for the ball to fall near the byline and Elliot set up Templeton's acrobatic effort, which was stopped brilliantly by Darren Randolph. However, the Motherwell goalkeeper and Reynolds got in each other's way as they tried to clear and the ball crossed the line. Motherwell levelled within 60 seconds when Lasley stabbed the ball home from 12 yards after running onto Alan Gow's through ball. Tom Hateley stopped Elliott converting Kyle's low cross with a brilliant sliding challenge moments after the restart and the Republic of Ireland striker squandered another glorious opportunity. Elliott turned and blasted against the bar from 12 yards following Barr's penetrating run and then headed the rebound over. Hearts did go back in front after Stephen Craigan was adjudged to have brought down Templeton just inside the box, although the Motherwell skipper protested. Kyle sent Randolph the wrong way from the spot. O'Reilly further incurred the wrath of the home team when he turned his back on play as Motherwell took a free-kick, missing Skacel running across the ball and diverting its flight. Bizarrely, none of his fellow officials alerted him and Blackman was booked for protesting. Templeton again went down inside the box under the challenge of Jennings but O'Reilly waved play on despite the penalty shout appearing to be stronger than the one given. Motherwell were struggling to break their visitors down but Hearts needed a great block by Marius Zaliukas after Murphy had worked space inside the box. The home side's hopes all but disappeared when Jennings, booked in the early stages for a foul on Kyle, was sent off after complaining about O'Reilly's decision to turn down a penalty request when Zaliukas slid in on Gow following the striker's one-two with substitute John Sutton.

Form Guide

  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Hearts

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 25/09/2010
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 24/04/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 13/03/2010
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 30/12/2009
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 31/10/2009
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 04/03/2009

Top Scorers


  • N Blackman 9
  • J Sutton 3
  • J Murphy 2
  • A Gow 1
  • C Humphrey 1


  • R Skacel 7
  • D Templeton 6
  • C Elliot 4
  • R Stevenson 2
  • S Elliott 2
  • I Black 1
  • K Kyle 1
  • A Novikovas 1



    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 22
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 27
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins