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  • Date:04 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:6,174
Goal!

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92:38 +2.38

Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick.

91:25 +1.25

The ball is delivered by David Smith.

89:47

Foul by Jamie Hamill on Nigel Hasselbaink, free kick awarded.

89:31

Corner taken by Murray Davidson.

89:07

Thomas Scobie restarts play with the free kick.

88:50

Murray Davidson fouled by Brad McKay, the ref awards a free kick.

86:40

Corner taken by David Smith from the left by-line.

86:20

Centre by Ryan Stevenson.

85:13

Danny Wilson takes the free kick.

84:37

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

84:28

Nigel Hasselbaink concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McHattie.

83:39

Murray Davidson is shown a yellow card.

83:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy King by Murray Davidson.

81:37

Steven MacLean leaves the field to be replaced by Rory Fallon.

79:06

Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.

78:48

The referee shows Jamie Hamill a yellow card.

77:47

A cross is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink.

76:59

Shot by Chris Millar missed to the right of the target.

75:47

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with David Smith coming on for Jamie Walker.

75:10

Dylan McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

73:45

The referee blows for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink.

72:55

Nigel Hasselbaink comes on in place of Stevie May.

72:19

Free kick crossed by Kevin McHattie.

72:01

David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Hamill.

69:54

Billy King crosses the ball.

68:04

Callum Paterson produces a cross.

65:57

The ball is crossed by Kevin McHattie.

65:07

David MacKay takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the net.

64:13

Clearance by Chris Millar.

63:24

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

63:03

Murray Davidson on for Patrick Cregg.

62:44

The referee blows for offside against Steven MacLean.

62:10

Patrick Cregg takes a shot and cleared the goal.

60:26

Centre by Ryan Stevenson.

59:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

59:12

Steven MacLean has a headed effort at goal. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball away.

58:19

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

58:07

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Jason Holt coming on for Scott Robinson.

57:46

David MacKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brad McKay.

57:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

56:28

Dylan McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon.

56:17

Clearance by Kevin McHattie.

55:58

Chris Millar delivers the ball.

51:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Scott Robinson.

50:32

Centre by Stevie May.

47:29

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Walker.

46:49

Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

46:40

Stevie May concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Wilson.

46:10

Clearance made by Danny Wilson.

45:25 +0.25

Ryan Stevenson challenges Patrick Cregg unfairly and gives away a free kick.

44:38

Header at goal by Steven Anderson goes over the frame of the goal.

44:32

Thomas Scobie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

43:00

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

42:47

Steven Anderson challenges Dylan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

41:53

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.

41:00

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

40:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Scott Robinson.

39:41

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

39:30

Foul by Scott Robinson on Thomas Scobie, free kick awarded.

38:53

David MacKay produces a cross.

38:03

Clearance made by Brad McKay.

37:08

Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

36:57

Scott Robinson fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick.

36:15

The ball is swung over by Stevie May.

35:06

Corner taken by Jamie Walker.

34:19

Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.

33:45

Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Chris Millar results in a free kick.

33:07

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

31:10

Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

30:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Tapping by Patrick Cregg.

30:07

Free kick taken by Brad McKay.

29:51

Unfair challenge on Dylan McGowan by Stevie May results in a free kick.

27:36

Corner taken by Jamie Walker.

27:22

Clearance by David MacKay.

26:19

The official flags Stevie May offside.

24:46

Stevie May scores with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Steven MacLean.

23:54

Jamie Hamill takes a weak shot and cleared the bar.

21:43

Clearance by .

20:23

Callum Paterson takes a weak shot and went wide left of the goal.

18:15

Header by Stevie May goes to the left of the goal.

18:08

Steven MacLean crosses the ball.

17:02

Free kick taken by Brad McKay.

16:06

Clearance made by Ryan Stevenson.

16:01

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

15:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McHattie on Stevie May.

11:19

Free kick taken by Thomas Scobie.

10:09

Thomas Scobie takes the free kick.

9:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Brad McKay.

8:55

Header by Steven Anderson misses left.

8:41

Thomas Scobie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

8:22

Danny Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stevie May.

5:59

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

5:48

Unfair challenge on Danny Wilson by Steven MacLean results in a free kick.

5:38

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

5:28

Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Callum Tapping results in a free kick.

3:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.

2:54

The ball is delivered by Chris Millar.

0:43

Brad McKay restarts play with the free kick.

0:32

Chris Millar challenges Jamie Hamill unfairly and gives away a free kick.

Match Preview

May targets double figures St Johnstone striker Stevie May says he is targeting at least 10 goals as he strives to prove he can cut it in the Scottish Premiership. The 20-year-old frontman has spent the last 18 months farmed out to Alloa and Hamilton in Scotland's lower divisions. But 45 goals in that time has convinced Perth boss Tommy Wright to give the youngster his chance. And the confident forward said: "I'm taking things one game at a time right now but I am determined to play as many games as possible and score as many as possible. "I'd like to get to double figures but that all depends on how many games I play." May - who will line up for Saints against Hearts in Sunday's opening Premiership fixture at McDiarmid Park - has already taken one step towards his target with a crucial strike against Rosenborg in the club's Europa League clash. And the striker says he is ready to use the goal as a launchpad for his career. "My goal over the last two seasons has always been to end up coming back and playing for Saints," he said. "I really enjoyed my time with Alloa and Hamilton but this is the season where I see myself getting my head down and playing as much as possible. "I want to show that I can do well at this level. "The goal against Rosenborg was the biggest of my career. I've scored a lot of goals and they are all good but that one was another level. The feeling I got running over to the fans was great. "I've scored in the SPL before and I've never doubted myself but that will be a goal that I know I can look back on say it was a massive moment in my career. I'll always remember it." Boss Wright is sweating on midfielder Chris Millar recovering from a groin injury ahead of their McDiarmid meeting with the Jambos, while defender Frazer Wright and young striker Dylan Easton are both suspended. Hearts have a fitness concern over Kevin McHattie. The left-back has been struggling with a tight hamstring this week and will be assessed before the trip to Perth. Midfielder Callum Tapping has overcome a fitness scare after being taken off against a Liverpool XI last weekend. Hearts striker Callum Paterson is refusing to be fazed by their 15-point deduction ahead of the Scottish Premiership opener. Administration-hit Hearts go into the season with just two outfield players aged over 21 and the inability to bring in any more until at least February following a fresh Scottish Football Association registration embargo. But Paterson insists Hearts can overcome the odds and survive in the top flight. "Of course, no doubt about it," the 18-year-old said. "We just have to keep on the way we are going. "We have not lost many games in pre-season and we had a good performance against Liverpool. "If we carry on that performance into the league we should have no problems at all. Paterson added: "To be honest we are just trying to get results, we are not focusing on how far we're behind we are. "We are focusing on ourselves and if we get the results then everything will be fine and we'll be up there."

Formation:442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

  • Alan Mannus
  • Gary Miller
  • Thomas Scobie
  • Patrick Cregg
  • David MacKay
  • Steven Anderson
  • Chris Millar
  • Gary McDonald
  • Stevie May
  • Steven MacLean
  • David Wotherspoon
  • SUBS
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Gwion Edwards
  • Steve Banks
  • Liam Caddis
  • Murray Davidson
  • Brian Easton
  • Rory Fallon

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