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Hearts   3 - 2   Falkirk

Hearts midfielder Ian Black
Black's first goal for Hearts proved to be the winner at Tynecastle

Jim Jefferies oversaw his first win since returning as Hearts manager as Steven Pressley began his reign as Falkirk boss with defeat.

Lee Wallace's cross evaded goalkeeper Robert Olejnik and ended in the net to put Hearts ahead, but David Kucharski's own goal levelled matters.

Suso Santana regained the lead for Hearts and Ian Black fired a long-range third for the home side.

Pedro Moutinho reduced Falkirk's deficit but Hearts held on for victory.

The Tynecastle side were eager to end a run of four straight defeats.

And they found themselves in front in the fifth minute as Wallace's diagonal delivery caught out Olejnik.

Falkirk looked to get an equaliser and striker Carl Finnigan was denied by Marian Kello after the goalkeeper had raced from his line.

Suso had a shot blocked by the Falkirk defence before Ryan Stevenson's half-volley was claimed at the second attempt by Olejnik.

Arvydas Novikovas put Falkirk under more pressure with a dangerous cross and Tam Scobbie made an important clearance on the goal-line.

The Bairns levelled when Finnigan played Marc Twaddle in for a shot and Kucharski could not get out the way as he diverted the ball past Kello.

Falkirk started the second half brightly and could have gone in front when substitute Enoch Showunmi crossed for Ryan Flynn only for the midfielder to scoop his effort over the crossbar.

Stevenson fired wide before, at the other end, Burton O'Brien's free-kick drifted just wide of the Hearts goal.

Olejnik was again culpable for Hearts' second with the keeper failing to deal with Novikovas' cross before Suso collected the ball and fired home.

And Black made sure of the win on 67 minutes with a powerful long-range drive that clipped the underside of the crossbar on its way in.

Gary Glen fired over the Falkirk bar as Hearts continued to open their opponents up.

Moutinho had earlier replaced Colin Healy and brought Falkirk back into the match with seven minutes remaining.

The forward combined well with Flynn before rifling a shot past Kello.

Falkirk pressed for a late equaliser but could not find a way through the Hearts defence.

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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hearts 3-2 Falkirk FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Wallace 5
  • Suso Santana 61
  • Black 67
  • Kucharski (og) 45+2
  • Moutinho 83

Hearts

  • 25 Kello
  • 02 Kucharski
  • 03 Wallace
  • 13 Obua
  • 26 Zaliukas
  • 04 Jonsson
  • 07 Suso Santana (Elliot 77)
  • 08 Black yellow card (Mulrooney 86)
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 18 Novikovas (Smith 89)
  • 36 Glen

Substitutes

  • 01 Balogh,
  • 42 Balatoni,
  • 39 Mulrooney,
  • 44 Smith,
  • 15 David Witteveen,
  • 22 Elliot,
  • 32 Wallace

Falkirk

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Barr
  • 03 Scobbie
  • 06 McLean
  • 04 Twaddle
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 10 Arfield yellow card
  • 11 Flynn
  • 24 Healy (Moutinho 69)
  • 28 Compton (Showunmi 51)
  • 09 Finnigan

Substitutes

  • 29 Wagenaar,
  • 30 Duffy,
  • 19 Lynch,
  • 35 Murdoch,
  • 07 Moutinho,
  • 12 Stewart,
  • 15 Showunmi
Ref: McDonaldAtt: 14,078
HEARTS
FALKIRK

Possession

  • Hearts 54%
  • Falkirk 46%

Attempts on target

  • Hearts 5
  • Falkirk 1

Attempts off target

  • Hearts 4
  • Falkirk 4

Corners

  • Hearts 2
  • Falkirk 3

Fouls

  • Hearts 10
  • Falkirk 11
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:08 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:19 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 90:00+0:11 Defending throw-in by Ryan Flynn (Falkirk).
  • 89:31 Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk) on Marian Kello (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 89:21 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 88:13 Substitution Hearts substitution: Arvydas Novikovas replaced by Gordon Smith (tactical).
  • Correction - 88:11 Substitution Arvydas Novikovas goes off and Gordon Smith comes on.
  • 88:11 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 88:02 Header by Brian McLean (Falkirk) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
  • 87:40 Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) on Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Arfield (Falkirk) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 87:02 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 86:38 Foul by Paul Mulrooney (Hearts) on Carl Finnigan (Falkirk). Free kick taken left-footed by Burton O'Brien (Falkirk) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 85:34 Substitution Hearts substitution: Ian Black replaced by Paul Mulrooney (tactical).
  • 85:26 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk). Free kick taken left-footed by Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:00 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 82:41 Assist (pass) by Ryan Flynn (Falkirk) from right channel.
  • 82:41 GOAL - Pedro MoutinhoHearts 3 - 2 Falkirk Goal by Pedro Moutinho (Falkirk) right-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Hearts 3-2 Falkirk.
  • 81:46 Defending throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 80:56 Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk) on Marius Zaliukas (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 79:38 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 79:38 Booking Ian Black (Hearts) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 78:19 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 77:00 Substitution Hearts substitution: Suso Santana replaced by Calum Elliot (tactical).
  • 75:54 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 75:21 Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk) on Dawid Kucharski (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:45 Foul by Carl Finnigan (Falkirk) on Marius Zaliukas (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 73:51 Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 73:32 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 73:09 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 71:36 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 71:24 Shot by Gary Glen (Hearts) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 68:27 Substitution Falkirk substitution: Colin Healy replaced by Pedro Moutinho (tactical).
  • 67:57 Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 66:30 GOAL - Ian BlackHearts 3 - 1 Falkirk Goal by Ian Black (Hearts) drilled left-footed (top-left of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Hearts 3-1 Falkirk.
  • 65:39 Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 65:04 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 63:23 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Darren Barr (Falkirk). Free kick crossed left-footed by Burton O'Brien (Falkirk) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 62:47 Defending throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 62:16 Foul by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) on Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk). Free kick taken left-footed by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk) from own half, passed.
  • 60:07 Assist (cross) by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) from left wing.
  • 60:07 GOAL - Suso SantanaHearts 2 - 1 Falkirk goal by Suso Santana (Hearts) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Hearts 2-1 Falkirk.
  • 60:03 Cross by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts),
  • 59:22 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 58:40 Foul by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) on Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk). Free kick taken left-footed by Burton O'Brien (Falkirk) from left channel (30 yards), missed right.
  • 57:41 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 57:32 Shot by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 56:58 Foul by Carl Finnigan (Falkirk) on Dawid Kucharski (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:38 David Obua (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 55:35 Booking Scott Arfield (Falkirk) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 55:26 Foul by Scott Arfield (Falkirk) on Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 55:04 Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 54:37 Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 54:33 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 54:20 Cross by Enoch Showunmi (Falkirk), shot by Ryan Flynn (Falkirk) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 53:30 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) to centre, clearance by Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk).
  • 53:07 Defending throw-in by Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk).
  • 52:02 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 50:26 Substitution Falkirk substitution: Jack Compton replaced by Enoch Showunmi (tactical).
  • 50:00 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Scott Arfield (Falkirk) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 48:34 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 48:09 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 47:09 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 46:47 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 45:45 Attacking throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:00+3:34 The referee blows for half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:27 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 45:00+1:22 GOAL - Dawid KucharskiHearts 1 - 1 Falkirk Own goal by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) left-footed (low centre of goal) from own half (6 yards).Hearts 1-1 Falkirk.
  • 45:00+0:54 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 45:00+0:39 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 45:00+0:09 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 44:14 Attacking throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 43:32 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 42:33 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Marc Twaddle (Falkirk). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 42:01 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 41:23 Foul by Scott Arfield (Falkirk) on Eggert Jonsson (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 40:51 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 40:41 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 40:18 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 39:56 Attacking throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 38:13 Foul by Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk) on David Obua (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 36:04 Foul by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) on Jack Compton (Falkirk). Free kick taken left-footed by Jack Compton (Falkirk) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 34:57 Shot by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 34:27 Attacking throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 33:47 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 33:13 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 33:01 Shot by Carl Finnigan (Falkirk) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed right.
  • 32:15 Carl Finnigan (Falkirk) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 31:45 David Obua (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 30:45 Shot by Suso Santana (Hearts) left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 29:30 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Jack Compton (Falkirk) to centre, foul by Brian McLean (Falkirk) on Marius Zaliukas (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 29:02 Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 27:59 Defending throw-in by Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk).
  • 27:17 Carl Finnigan (Falkirk) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 26:41 Foul by Suso Santana (Hearts) on Darren Barr (Falkirk). Free kick taken right-footed by Brian McLean (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 25:56 Foul by Ryan Flynn (Falkirk) on Lee Wallace (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Lee Wallace (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 25:21 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 24:09 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 23:37 Attacking throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 23:04 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 22:28 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 22:11 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 21:37 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 20:17 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 19:59 Foul by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) on Jack Compton (Falkirk). Free kick taken left-footed by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 19:11 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 17:49 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 16:57 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 16:29 Defending throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 15:19 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 14:59 Shot by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) volleyed left-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 14:44 Defending throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 14:27 Carl Finnigan (Falkirk) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marian Kello (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 13:57 Defending throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 12:50 Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 12:36 Cross by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts), header by David Obua (Hearts) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 11:53 Defending throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Falkirk).
  • 11:43 Defending throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 9:09 Cross by Suso Santana (Hearts), header by David Obua (Hearts) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Robert Olejnik (Falkirk).
  • 8:59 Jack Compton (Falkirk) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 7:56 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 7:28 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Jack Compton (Falkirk) to out of play, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 7:09 David Obua (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Brian McLean (Falkirk) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:36 Defending throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 4:48 GOAL - Lee WallaceHearts 1 - 0 Falkirk goal by Lee Wallace (Hearts) left-footed (low centre of goal) from left wing (30 yards).Hearts 1-0 Falkirk.
  • 4:48 Cross by Lee Wallace (Hearts),
  • 3:55 Defending throw-in by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts).
  • 3:27 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 3:14 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 2:36 Foul by Burton O'Brien (Falkirk) on Ian Black (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Lee Wallace (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 1:56 Defending throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 1:41 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 0:57 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 0:50 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 0:23 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 0:09 Attacking throw-in by Darren Barr (Falkirk).
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 13 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 24 40 55
2 Celtic 25 22 48
3 Hibernian 23 16 43
4 Dundee Utd 25 3 42
5 Motherwell 25 1 35
6 Hearts 25 -6 31
7 Aberdeen 24 -6 29
8 Kilmarnock 25 -12 25
9 St Johnstone 22 -9 24
10 St Mirren 24 -12 21
11 Hamilton 24 -17 21
12 Falkirk 24 -20 17

see also
Jefferies wants attractive Hearts
13 Feb 10 |  Hearts
Pressley takes heart from defeat
13 Feb 10 |  Falkirk


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