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  • Date:24 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:4,147
Goal!

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94mins

Arvydas Novikovas takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Ryan McGowan misses to the right of the target.

91mins

Adam Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Stevenson. Arvydas Novikovas restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Zaine Francis-Angol joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stevie Hammell.

88mins

Corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas to the near post, Nicky Law makes a clearance.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Callum Paterson. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

83mins

Henrik Ojamaa fouled by Dylan McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Michael Higdon misses to the right of the goal. John Sutton comes on in place of Jason Holt.

81mins

Corner taken by Tom Hateley, Effort on goal by Michael Higdon from 12 yards. Blocked by Dylan McGowan.

80mins

Shot from 12 yards from Chris Humphrey. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

75mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas played to the near post.

72mins

Ryan Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas.

70mins

Arvydas Novikovas takes a shot. Blocked by Stevie Hammell.

69mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey.

68mins

Arvydas Novikovas is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Walker.

65mins

Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

64mins

Callum Paterson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

63mins

The ball is crossed by Mehdi Taouil, Header by Ryan Stevenson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

63mins

Adam Cummins fouled by Jason Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

60mins

Mehdi Taouil is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

58mins

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley to the near post, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Adam Cummins misses to the right of the target.

57mins

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Dylan McGowan.

57mins

Jamie Walker takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

55mins

The official flags Callum Paterson offside. Shaun Hutchinson takes the indirect free kick.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Henrik Ojamaa results in a free kick. Darren Barr takes the free kick.

52mins

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Murphy. Andy Webster takes the indirect free kick.

50mins

Keith Lasley challenges Andy Webster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mehdi Taouil replaces Daniel Grainger. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Daniel Grainger results in a free kick. Booking for Daniel Grainger. Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Jamie Murphy produces a cross, save made by Jamie MacDonald.

47mins

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Callum Paterson, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Grainger.

46mins

Jamie Murphy fouled by Ryan McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger by Henrik Ojamaa. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Barr on Michael Higdon. Keith Lasley takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.

39mins

Tom Hateley takes a shot. Darren Barr gets a block in.

38mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ryan Stevenson goes wide right of the target.

32mins

Henrik Ojamaa has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

31mins

Callum Paterson takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

29mins

Effort on goal by Marius Zaliukas from 30 yards. Darren Randolph makes a save.

28mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Daniel Grainger.

25mins

Stevie Hammell goes into the book.

25mins

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley, clearance by Daniel Grainger. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Paterson by Stevie Hammell. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Humphrey, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save.

23mins

Unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by Ryan McGowan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

20mins

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

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Humphrey on Daniel Grainger. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Henrik Ojamaa is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

10mins

Henrik Ojamaa fouled by Ryan McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Nicky Law concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Holt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Michael Higdon.

8mins

Chris Humphrey delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Michael Higdon misses to the right of the goal.

7mins

The referee blows for offside against Chris Humphrey. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger, clearance made by Stevie Hammell.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Jamie Walker. Ryan Stevenson shoots direct from the free kick, save by Jamie MacDonald.

Match Preview

McCall seeks home comforts Motherwell boss Stuart McCall has urged his players to strike the first blow against Hearts when they meet in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Fir Park. The Steelmen's impressive 5-1 win at Inverness last weekend took them up to fourth in the table but their healthy league position is no thanks to their home form. Motherwell supporters have enjoyed only one victory in Lanarkshire this season, a 4-1 SPL win against Inverness in September, but McCall is looking for his players to improve that record against the Jambos. "We scored three at Aberdeen and St Johnstone and two at Kilmarnock and Dundee, so we haven't had a problem scoring goals on our travels," he said. "The performances at home have been similar to the away performances, it's just that we haven't got the first goal or scored when we have been on top. "Looking back at games against Hibs, Dundee United and Dundee, we had excellent opportunities to take the lead but didn't, be it through bad finishing, good goalkeeping or decisions against us. "But we know home results have not been good enough and we have got to look to change that. "It's not as black and white as getting the first goal but it would certainly help, there is no doubt about that. "I think we had 72 per cent possession against Dundee and chances and they break down the park and score and all of a sudden the crowd get a bit tense, the players get slightly anxious so it would be nice to go ahead in games at home. "That wouldn't mean to say we would down tools and think it was all over because that wouldn't be the case, the games are that tight. "Between us and Hearts three or four weeks ago, it was a 25-yard screamer that split the teams, there was nothing between the sides. "So it would be nice to nick a 1-0 when it was a tight game." McCall has an unchanged squad for the clash, with defender Simon Ramsden still struggling with a calf niggle. Scotland cap Steven Saunders remains on the sidelines as he recovers from a knee injury. Meanwhile, left-back Danny Grainger hopes the Hearts players can foster a feelgood factor at Tynecastle as the capital club fight for their very existence. Grainger scored the only goal in last week's 1-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over St Mirren in a match Hearts had suggested could be the last in their 138-year history. That was before a deadline was extended over a winding-up order issued over a tax demand for #450,000, one of numerous financial concerns at Tynecastle, where a share issue scheme has been launched to raise much-needed funds and initially well-received. The matter is out of the control of the Hearts players, who instead are seeking to focus on winning on the field, the latest test coming at Motherwell tomorrow. Grainger said: "There's nothing we can do. We've just got to get on with it. "We can't affect what's happening out with the football. We've just got to get on with our business. "We know we've got to do our business on the pitch and we go out every week trying to do that. "If we keep working the way we do on the training pitch and on the pitch on a Saturday we know we'll get a lot more positive results." Goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald is a doubt for the match due to illness. Peter Enckelman is on standby, with fit-again Mark Ridgers likely to come on to the bench if required. Right-back Jamie Hamill (knee) is still unavailable.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 451Manager: John McGlynn

Hearts

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Adam Cummins
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Keith Lasley
  • Nicky Law
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Michael Higdon
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Robert McHugh
  • Omar Daley
  • Stewart Carswell
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Steven Hetherington

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWLDW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • LWDLDW

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 21/10/2012
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 01/05/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 18/02/2012
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 24/12/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 07/08/2011
  • Hearts
  • 3 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 23/04/2011

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 9
  • J Murphy 5
  • N Law 2
  • O Daley 1
  • T Hateley 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • H Ojamaa 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Hearts

  • A Novikovas 3
  • D Grainger 2
  • C Paterson 2
  • J Sutton 1
  • M Zaliukas 1
  • A Driver 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 14
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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