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Motherwell   3 - 1   Hearts

Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds celebrates
Mark Reynolds roars his delight after heading Motherwell's opener

Motherwell kept up the chase for a Europa Cup spot by leapfrogging Hibernian into fourth place with a comfortable win over Hearts.

Craig Brown's side made it 12 league games unbeaten and the result was never in doubt as Mark Reynolds headed the Fir Park side ahead in 75 seconds.

John Sutton stroked home to double the advantage on 13 minutes and Jim O'Brien powered in a third on 68 minutes.

David Templeton hit Hearts' consolation from close range a minute later.

Motherwell took the lead within the first two minutes when Reynolds punished the visitors for slack marking at a corner.

O'Brien collected Tom Hateley's short pass and the winger hung the ball up to the far post where the captain nodded home from close range.

Motherwell hemmed the visitors inside their own half and Lukas Jutkiewicz shot over from 16 yards after Jamie Murphy's clever reverse pass.

The hosts doubled their lead when more bright play cut Hearts open.

Keith Lasley ran on to Hateley's lofted pass down the right and hooked it beyond the far post where the unmarked Sutton stroked home.

Sutton was inches wide with a header on 15 minutes after Hearts again allowed Hateley to find O'Brien, this time from a quickly-taken free-kick.

Janos Balogh then got down to hold Lasley's effort after O'Brien had just missed Murphy's low cross on the counter-attack.

Gary Glen replaced Calum Elliot but Hearts made a poor start to the second half. Jim Jefferies made two changes within six minutes with wingers Suso Santana and David Templeton replacing Ryan Stevenson and Paul Mulrooney.

Motherwell continued to look comfortable though and Balogh pushed Murphy's shot past his near post following an O'Brien cross.

Hearts were effectively playing four up front and they began to push Motherwell back but Glen and Eggert Jonsson were off target from long range.

But they were grateful for an offside flag in 65 minutes after Jutkiewicz slotted the rebound when Murphy's strike was parried after Stevie Hammell's low cross.

There was no such rescue three minutes later when O'Brien lashed high into the net after Jutkiewicz had just missed Murphy's driven cross at the near post.

That scoreline temporarily elevated Motherwell into third place, but Hearts replied 60 seconds later with their first shot on target when Templeton collected Suso's cross before spinning and firing the ball into the top corner.

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Motherwell 3-1 Hearts FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Reynolds 2
  • Sutton 13
  • O'Brien 68
  • Templeton 69

Motherwell

  • 21 Ruddy
  • 03 Hammell
  • 04 Reynolds
  • 05 Craigan
  • 08 Jennings yellow card (Forbes 88)
  • 14 Lasley
  • 24 Hateley
  • 09 Jutkiewicz (Coke 87)
  • 11 Sutton
  • 15 Murphy
  • 17 O'Brien (McGlinchey 90)

Substitutes

  • 01 Fraser,
  • 43 Saunders,
  • 06 Coke,
  • 07 Humphrey,
  • 18 McGlinchey,
  • 27 Forbes,
  • 35 McHugh

Hearts

  • 01 Balogh
  • 02 Kucharski yellow card
  • 03 Wallace yellow card
  • 05 Jose Goncalves
  • 13 Obua
  • 20 Thomson
  • 04 Jonsson yellow card
  • 10 Kingston
  • 16 Stevenson (Templeton 51)
  • 39 Mulrooney (Suso Santana 51 yellow card)
  • 22 Elliot (Glen 46)

Substitutes

  • 30 MacDonald,
  • 49 McGowan,
  • 07 Suso Santana,
  • 44 Smith,
  • 18 Novikovas,
  • 24 Templeton,
  • 36 Glen
Ref: FinnieAtt: 4,448
MOTHERWELL
HEARTS

Possession

  • Motherwell 54%
  • Hearts 46%

Attempts on target

  • Motherwell 7
  • Hearts 2

Attempts off target

  • Motherwell 3
  • Hearts 4

Corners

  • Motherwell 6
  • Hearts 2

Fouls

  • Motherwell 10
  • Hearts 19
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:08 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:01 Defending throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 90:00+2:47 Defending throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 90:00+2:40 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • Correction - 90:00+1:54 Booking The referee shows Dawid Kucharski a yellow card.
  • 90:00+1:54 Booking Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 90:00+1:47 Dawid Kucharski challenges Giles Coke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Forbes takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:47 Foul by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) on Giles Coke (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 89:44 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Jim O'Brien replaced by Michael McGlinchey (tactical).
  • 89:44 Defending throw-in by Jose Goncalves (Hearts).
  • 88:43 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 87:35 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Steve Jennings replaced by Ross Forbes (tactical).
  • 87:35 Defending throw-in by Jose Goncalves (Hearts).
  • 86:17 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Lukas Jutkiewicz replaced by Giles Coke (tactical).
  • 86:17 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 85:26 Attacking throw-in by David Templeton (Hearts).
  • 84:54 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 84:03 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 83:24 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 82:43 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 81:32 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 81:13 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 79:11 Foul by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick crossed left-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) from left wing, clearance by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 79:02 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 78:22 Foul by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 77:45 Foul by Steve Jennings (Motherwell) on Suso Santana (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Thomson (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 76:58 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 76:41 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 76:17 Shot by Gary Glen (Hearts) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 75:25 Booking Lee Wallace (Hearts) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 75:11 Foul by Lee Wallace (Hearts) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:42 Attacking throw-in by David Templeton (Hearts).
  • 73:48 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 73:16 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 72:20 Foul by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) on Keith Lasley (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, shot by John Sutton (Motherwell) volleyed left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 71:21 Free kick taken right-footed by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 71:21 Booking Steve Jennings (Motherwell) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 71:04 Foul by Steve Jennings (Motherwell) on Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 70:37 Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell) on Eggert Jonsson (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 68:48 Assist (pass) by Suso Santana (Hearts) from right channel.
  • 68:48 GOAL - David TempletonMotherwell 3 - 1 Hearts Goal by David Templeton (Hearts) drilled right-footed (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Motherwell 3-1 Hearts.
  • Correction - 67:43 Assist by Jamie Murphy.
  • 67:43 Assist (pass) by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) from left side of penalty area.
  • 67:43 GOAL - Jim O'BrienMotherwell 3 - 0 Hearts Goal by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) drilled right-footed (high centre of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Motherwell 3-0 Hearts.
  • 66:38 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 66:19 Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 66:19 Booking Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 66:08 Foul by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell).
  • 64:42 Shot by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) drilled left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Janos Balogh (Hearts). Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Janos Balogh (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 63:35 Free kick taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 63:35 Booking Suso Santana (Hearts) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:25 Foul by Suso Santana (Hearts) on Steve Jennings (Motherwell).
  • 62:24 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 62:09 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 61:23 Foul by Jose Goncalves (Hearts) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 61:02 Defending throw-in by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell).
  • 59:48 Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell) on Eggert Jonsson (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Goncalves (Hearts) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 59:37 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 59:14 Shot by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 58:51 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 58:30 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 58:14 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 57:35 Shot by Gary Glen (Hearts) drilled left-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar.
  • 57:18 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 56:32 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 55:36 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 54:40 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to near post, clearance by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 54:21 Shot by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 53:36 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Templeton (Hearts) to near post, save (caught) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 52:51 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Templeton (Hearts) to near post, clearance by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 52:25 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 51:46 Foul by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 51:26 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 51:08 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 50:43 Substitution Hearts substitution: Ryan Stevenson replaced by David Templeton (tactical).
  • 50:42 Substitution Hearts substitution: Paul Mulrooney replaced by Suso Santana (tactical).
  • 50:10 Attacking throw-in by John Sutton (Motherwell).
  • 49:43 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 47:08 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 46:47 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 46:38 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 45:58 Attacking throw-in by Jose Goncalves (Hearts).
  • 45:30 Foul by Jose Goncalves (Hearts) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:15 Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Hearts substitution: Calum Elliot replaced by Gary Glen (tactical).
  • 45:00+1:09 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:07 David Obua (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 44:28 Attacking throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 43:37 Attacking throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 43:05 Shot by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) volleyed right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 42:10 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 41:41 Shot by Eggert Jonsson (Hearts) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 40:35 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to near post, clearance by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 39:53 Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell) on Laryea Kingston (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Jose Goncalves (Hearts) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 39:14 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 39:05 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 38:04 Foul by Dawid Kucharski (Hearts) on Jamie Murphy (Motherwell). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from left wing, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 37:34 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 37:26 Attacking throw-in by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell).
  • 35:39 Foul by Lee Wallace (Hearts) on Tom Hateley (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 35:24 Shot by John Sutton (Motherwell) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).
  • 34:18 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 33:50 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 33:32 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 32:28 Foul by Lee Wallace (Hearts) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 31:50 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 31:04 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 30:48 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 30:21 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 29:57 Attacking throw-in by Jose Goncalves (Hearts).
  • 29:43 Attacking throw-in by Jose Goncalves (Hearts).
  • 28:56 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 27:57 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 27:21 David Obua (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 27:07 Defending throw-in by Jose Goncalves (Hearts).
  • 26:54 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 26:05 Foul by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) on Laryea Kingston (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 25:51 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 25:04 Foul by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 24:40 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 22:56 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Stevie Hammell (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 22:17 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 21:58 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 21:28 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 21:05 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to near post, clearance by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).
  • 20:16 Attacking throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 19:38 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 19:03 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 18:51 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 18:36 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 18:03 Foul by Steve Jennings (Motherwell) on Ryan Stevenson (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 17:15 Shot by Keith Lasley (Motherwell) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 16:28 Foul by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) on Paul Mulrooney (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 15:26 Cross by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell), header by John Sutton (Motherwell) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 15:03 Foul by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) on Tom Hateley (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 14:07 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts). Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 12:54 Assist (pass) by Keith Lasley (Motherwell) from right side of penalty area.
  • 12:54 GOAL - John SuttonMotherwell 2 - 0 Hearts Goal by John Sutton (Motherwell) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Motherwell 2-0 Hearts.
  • 12:33 Attacking throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 12:10 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Motherwell).
  • 11:47 Shot by David Obua (Hearts) volleyed left-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed left.
  • 11:23 Foul by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) on Paul Mulrooney (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Jose Goncalves (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 10:52 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 10:28 Attacking throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 9:52 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 9:20 Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Motherwell) drilled left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
  • 8:51 David Obua (Hearts) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) from own half, passed.
  • 8:12 Goal kick taken long by Janos Balogh (Hearts).
  • 7:16 Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) on Keith Lasley (Motherwell). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 6:19 Defending throw-in by Jason Thomson (Hearts).
  • 5:59 Foul by Steve Jennings (Motherwell) on Laryea Kingston (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Jose Goncalves (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:44 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Jim O'Brien (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:26 Defending throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 5:08 Attacking throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 4:43 Foul by Laryea Kingston (Hearts) on Keith Lasley (Motherwell). Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 4:09 Attacking throw-in by Lee Wallace (Hearts).
  • 3:00 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 1:26 Assist (cross) by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell) from right wing.
  • 1:26 GOAL - Mark ReynoldsMotherwell 1 - 0 Hearts headed goal by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Motherwell 1-0 Hearts.
  • 0:50 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to short, cross by Jim O'Brien (Motherwell),
  • 0:24 Attacking throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 0:04 Defending throw-in by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 28 48 67
2 Celtic 28 24 54
3 Dundee Utd 28 6 48
4 Motherwell 30 6 48
5 Hibernian 28 9 47
6 Hearts 29 -6 37
7 St Johnstone 26 -5 31
8 Aberdeen 27 -9 30
9 Kilmarnock 29 -16 26
10 Hamilton 28 -18 26
11 St Mirren 29 -15 24
12 Falkirk 28 -24 20

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