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Hearts   3 - 2   St Mirren

Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel scored twice
Skacel scored an injury-time winner to snatch three points for his team

An injury-time strike by Rudi Skacel gave Hearts a win they rarely looked like achieving at Tynecastle.

Eleventh-placed Saints took the lead when Michael Higdon headed into Marian Kello's net after missing easy chances.

Skacel pulled Hearts level in 55 minutes with a rasping low drive from 20 yards, then Higdon rifled an effort from the same distance to make it 2-1.

But Saints could not hold on and Ryan Stevenson struck to level before Skacel knocked home a Craig Thomson corner.

This was a meeting of two sides looking for a positive reaction to midweek defeats, though for quite different reasons.

Hearts, almost certain to finish third in the Scottish Premier League, were looking to end a run of a draw and two defeats but were dealt a blow after Lee Wallace was ruled out due to a niggling ankle injury.

The visitors, meanwhile, lost their Scottish Cup replay at Aberdeen on Wednesday, and were without midfielder Hugh Murray as they tried to put further daylight between themselves and bottom club Hamilton Accies.

Buddies striker Higdon had two ideal chances to put Danny Lennon's side ahead early in the game before he finally managed to do so.

In the first minute, Steven Thomson found Aaron Mooy on the right and the Australian sent in a cross for his towering team-mate but the Englishman's weak shot was saved by Hearts keeper Kello.

Then, Thomson got to the byline to set up Higdon and he will cringe when he sees a replay of his fluffed attempt to convert the midfielder's cross from six yards - the ball bouncing off his standing foot and rolling meekly towards the Hearts goal.

Perhaps embarrassed by that, he made no mistake in 15 minutes when presented with his third chance.

Kenny McLean's free-kick into the box was knocked back across goal by centre-half Darren McGregor and Higdon looped a header over Kello from eight yards, despite the best efforts of Thomson.

Michael Higdon celebrates his goal for St Mirren
Higdon celebrates his headed goal for St Mirren at Tynecastle

Skacel flashed a low drive wide of Saints keeper Paul Gallacher's post and. at the other end. St Mirren were denied a second goal on the half-hour mark when Paul McGowan crashed a shot from Thomson's pass off the inside of the post and Thomson made a timely block on Mooy's rebound effort.

Hearts' need for a pep talk was summed up nicely by BBC Radio Scotland commentator Paul Mitchell, who told listeners: "If I were a tea cup in the Hearts dressing room at the moment, I would be worried."

In fact, Jim Jefferies sent on Andy Driver and Scott Robinson as disappointing duo Adrian Mrowiec and David Obua made way for Hearts.

David Templeton hit a shot over the bar from the edge of the box as Hearts tried to get a foothold in the match and it was not too long before fans' favourite Skacel levelled.

The Czech midfielder managed to get clear of Saints' Jim Goodwin, worked the ball on to his left foot and cracked a shot past Gallacher from 20 yards, the keeper given no chance of a save.

That goal in 55 minutes changed the tone of the match for the next quarter-of-an-hour, at which point Higdon scored his second, a delightful turn and shot into the top corner from the same distance as Skacel scored.

Prior to kick-off, St Mirren had won three times on the road this season, once more than in Paisley, and for the remainder of the match their fans were nervous that they might not be able to hang on to make it a quartet of away wins.

Their sense of unease was heightened when Hearts defender Marius Zaliukas knocked the ball down to Skacel but his overhead kick was turned away by Gallacher.

Stevenson was in the mood to try his luck and, moments before making it 2-2, he hit a long-range shot into the side netting.

His equaliser was a poor one from the Buddies' point of view, their inability to defend an 82nd-minute throw-in punished when Stevenson blasted beyond Gallacher for his fourth goal of the season.

Incredibly, and barely deserved, Hearts won the game in the third minute of injury time as St Mirren once again conceded a late goal.

A corner by Thomson was knocked on by Robinson and Skacel was on hand to blast in the winner and leave Lennon's side utterly dejected.

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hearts 3-2 St Mirren FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Skacel 55
  • Stevenson 82
  • Skacel 90+3
  • Higdon 15
  • Higdon 69

Hearts

  • 25 Kello
  • 13 Obua (Robinson 46)
  • 15 Webster
  • 24 Thomson
  • 26 Zaliukas
  • 06 Palazuelos
  • 08 Black
  • 12 Templeton (Stevenson 64)
  • 19 Skacel
  • 31 Mrowiec yellow card (Driver 46)
  • 10 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 30 MacDonald,
  • 20 Thomson,
  • 21 Ismael Bouzid,
  • 11 Driver,
  • 16 Stevenson,
  • 23 Glen,
  • 27 Robinson

St Mirren

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 05 Mair yellow card
  • 14 McGregor
  • 16 Travner yellow card
  • 17 McAusland
  • 08 Thomson
  • 11 Goodwin
  • 33 Mooy (Wardlaw 77)
  • 45 Mclean (Potter 90)
  • 10 Higdon yellow card
  • 19 McGowan

Substitutes

  • 12 Samson,
  • 02 van Zanten,
  • 06 Potter,
  • 27 Cregg,
  • 09 Dargo,
  • 18 Wardlaw,
  • 40 Lamont
Ref: FinnieAtt: 12,763
HEARTS
ST MIRREN

Possession

  • Hearts 48%
  • St Mirren 52%

Attempts on target

  • Hearts 7
  • St Mirren 6

Attempts off target

  • Hearts 9
  • St Mirren 5

Corners

  • Hearts 4
  • St Mirren 3

Fouls

  • Hearts 13
  • St Mirren 13
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+4:02 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:36 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) to near post, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 90:00+2:24 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Craig Thomson (Hearts) to near post, assist (header) by Scott Robinson (Hearts) from right side of penalty area.
  • 90:00+2:24 GOAL - Rudi SkacelHearts 3 - 2 St Mirren Goal by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) left-footed (high centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Hearts 3-2 St Mirren.
  • 90:00+1:44 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 90:00+1:25 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+1:14 Shot by Craig Thomson (Hearts) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 90:00+0:49 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 89:50 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Kenny McLean replaced by John Potter (tactical).
  • 87:58 Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) on Jure Travner (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 86:54 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 86:39 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 86:19 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 85:40 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Craig Thomson (Hearts) to centre, header by Scott Robinson (Hearts) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 85:21 Shot by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Michael Higdon (St Mirren).
  • 84:55 Foul by Steven Thomson (St Mirren) on Ian Black (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Black (Hearts) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 84:36 Defending throw-in by Ian Black (Hearts).
  • 84:06 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Andrew Driver (Hearts) to near post, clearance by Michael Higdon (St Mirren).
  • 83:27 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 82:54 Defending throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 82:37 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 81:31 Assist (pass) by Stephen Elliott (Hearts) from centre of penalty area.
  • 81:31 GOAL - Ryan StevensonHearts 2 - 2 St Mirren Goal by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) left-footed (high centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Hearts 2-2 St Mirren.
  • 81:01 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 80:27 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 80:08 Shot by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 79:43 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 78:44 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 78:38 Cross by Craig Thomson (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 78:20 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 77:12 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).
  • 76:41 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Aaron Mooy replaced by Gareth Wardlaw (tactical).
  • 76:06 Shot by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
  • 75:41 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) to near post, clearance by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren).
  • 74:56 Foul by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) on Ryan Stevenson (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Thomson (Hearts) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 74:20 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 74:01 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 73:28 Defending throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 73:03 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 72:31 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 71:59 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 70:37 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 69:44 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) to far post, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 69:28 Foul by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) on Jure Travner (St Mirren). Free kick taken left-footed by Jure Travner (St Mirren) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 69:23 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 68:20 Assist (pass) by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) from right side of penalty area.
  • 68:20 GOAL - Michael HigdonHearts 1 - 2 St Mirren Goal by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) left-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Hearts 1-2 St Mirren.
  • 68:06 Attacking throw-in by Paul McGowan (St Mirren).
  • 67:33 Foul by Craig Thomson (Hearts) on Jure Travner (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 67:17 Cross by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts), clearance by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 67:10 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 66:56 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 66:47 Cross by Craig Thomson (Hearts), resulting in open play.
  • 66:40 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).
  • 66:07 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 65:26 Foul by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts) on Michael Higdon (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 65:13 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • Correction - 64:32 Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Marius Zaliukas takes the direct free kick.
  • 64:32 Foul by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) on Andy Webster (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 64:32 Booking Michael Higdon (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:59 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 63:29 Substitution Hearts substitution: David Templeton replaced by Ryan Stevenson (injury).
  • 63:09 Shot by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
  • 62:08 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 61:36 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 61:19 Shot by Andrew Driver (Hearts) volleyed left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 61:05 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 60:49 Cross by Kenny McLean (St Mirren), clearance by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
  • 60:27 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 60:14 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 58:19 Foul by Jure Travner (St Mirren) on David Templeton (Hearts). Free kick crossed left-footed by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 58:19 Booking Jure Travner (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 58:00 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 57:35 Shot by David Templeton (Hearts) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Scott Robinson (Hearts).
  • 57:12 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 57:01 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 56:13 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 55:00 Assist (pass) by Craig Thomson (Hearts) from own half.
  • 55:00 GOAL - Rudi SkacelHearts 1 - 1 St Mirren Goal by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (20 yards).Hearts 1-1 St Mirren.
  • 54:45 Attacking throw-in by Darren McGregor (St Mirren).
  • 53:58 Cross by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts), header by Stephen Elliott (Hearts) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 53:07 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 53:01 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 52:45 Cross by David Templeton (Hearts), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 52:38 Attacking throw-in by Rudi Skacel (Hearts).
  • 51:31 Foul by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) on Andy Webster (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:25 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 51:06 Cross by Craig Thomson (Hearts), resulting in open play.
  • 50:53 Attacking throw-in by Rudi Skacel (Hearts).
  • 50:11 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 49:58 Shot by David Templeton (Hearts) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 49:09 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 48:26 Foul by Darren McGregor (St Mirren) on Stephen Elliott (Hearts). Free kick crossed left-footed by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) from right wing, clearance by Darren McGregor (St Mirren).
  • 48:01 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 47:53 Cross by Ian Black (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 47:34 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 47:15 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 46:41 Foul by David Templeton (Hearts) on Jim Goodwin (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 46:33 Cross by Craig Thomson (Hearts), clearance by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 46:23 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 46:02 Foul by Steven Thomson (St Mirren) on Ian Black (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:34 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 45:03 Defending throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Hearts substitution: David Obua replaced by Scott Robinson (tactical).
  • 45:01 Substitution Hearts substitution: Adrian Mrowiec replaced by Andrew Driver (tactical).
  • 45:00+1:34 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:19 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+0:58 Cross by Stephen Elliott (Hearts), clearance by Darren McGregor (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+0:41 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 45:00+0:08 Goal kick taken short by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 44:36 Defending throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 44:13 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 43:11 Foul by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) on Andy Webster (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 42:44 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 41:53 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 41:26 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 40:38 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 39:35 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Kenny McLean (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren) from left channel, header by Darren McGregor (St Mirren) from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 39:12 Attacking throw-in by Kenny McLean (St Mirren).
  • 38:48 Foul by Craig Thomson (Hearts) on Kenny McLean (St Mirren). Free kick taken left-footed by Jure Travner (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 38:36 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 38:09 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 36:15 Attacking throw-in by Steven Thomson (St Mirren).
  • 35:26 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 35:15 Attacking throw-in by Paul McGowan (St Mirren).
  • 33:19 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 33:01 Shot by Kenny McLean (St Mirren) left-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Adrian Mrowiec (Hearts).
  • 32:03 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 31:35 Foul by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) on Stephen Elliott (Hearts). Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Thomson (Hearts) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 31:05 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 30:53 Shot by Kenny McLean (St Mirren) curled left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 30:15 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Kenny McLean (St Mirren) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 30:09 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 29:31 Shot by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards),
  • 29:10 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 28:19 Foul by Lee Mair (St Mirren) on Stephen Elliott (Hearts). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Thomson (Hearts) from right channel, header by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 27:56 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 27:29 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 27:07 Cross by Craig Thomson (Hearts), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 26:54 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 26:29 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 25:42 Michael Higdon (St Mirren) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 25:27 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts). Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) on David Obua (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 24:30 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 24:16 Shot by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 22:59 Foul by Lee Mair (St Mirren) on David Templeton (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Craig Thomson (Hearts) from right channel, passed.
  • 22:59 Booking Lee Mair (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 22:32 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 22:00 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 21:56 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 21:37 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 20:37 Foul by Ian Black (Hearts) on Paul McGowan (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 20:31 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 20:20 Cross by Craig Thomson (Hearts), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 19:57 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 19:34 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 19:29 Attacking throw-in by Rudi Skacel (Hearts).
  • 18:23 Foul by Jure Travner (St Mirren) on David Templeton (Hearts). Free kick taken left-footed by Rudi Skacel (Hearts) from right channel (20 yards), hit wall.
  • 17:44 Foul by Andy Webster (Hearts) on Michael Higdon (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:27 Shot by Ian Black (Hearts) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 17:15 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 16:57 Attacking throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 16:33 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 14:50 Foul by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts) on Aaron Mooy (St Mirren). Assist (header) by Darren McGregor (St Mirren) from left side of penalty area.
  • 14:50 GOAL - Michael HigdonHearts 0 - 1 St Mirren Headed goal by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) (high centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Hearts 0-1 St Mirren.
  • 13:47 Foul by David Obua (Hearts) on Lee Mair (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 13:24 Defending throw-in by Craig Thomson (Hearts).
  • 13:03 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 12:52 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 12:11 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 11:51 Defending throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 11:30 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 10:44 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 10:28 Cross by David Templeton (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 10:08 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 8:50 Booking Adrian Mrowiec (Hearts) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 8:47 Foul by Adrian Mrowiec (Hearts) on Paul McGowan (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Mooy (St Mirren) from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 8:26 Shot by Paul McGowan (St Mirren) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).
  • 8:19 Attacking throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 7:34 Shot by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) mishit right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Ian Black (Hearts).
  • 7:01 Cross by Jim Goodwin (St Mirren), save (caught) by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 6:30 Attacking throw-in by Steven Thomson (St Mirren).
  • 6:18 Attacking throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
  • 5:30 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 5:13 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
  • 4:57 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 4:06 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 3:40 Foul by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts) on Aaron Mooy (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Mair (St Mirren) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 3:18 Goal kick taken long by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 3:09 Cross by Aaron Mooy (St Mirren), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 2:36 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 2:27 Cross by Ian Black (Hearts), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 1:31 Defending throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 1:03 Cross by Aaron Mooy (St Mirren), header by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (punched) by Marian Kello (Hearts).
  • 0:12 Attacking throw-in by Ruben Palazuelos (Hearts).
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 28 44 67
2 Rangers 27 36 65
3 Hearts 30 16 58
4 Dundee Utd 29 5 46
5 Kilmarnock 30 10 45
6 Motherwell 30 -9 37
7 Inverness CT 30 1 36
8 St Johnstone 29 -16 33
9 Hibernian 29 -14 32
10 Aberdeen 29 -16 31
11 St Mirren 29 -24 22
12 Hamilton 30 -33 16

see also
Jefferies praises Hearts comeback
19 Mar 11 |  Hearts
Lennon curses misfiring Buddies
19 Mar 11 |  St Mirren
Zaliukas out to avert 'disaster'
18 Mar 11 |  Hearts


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