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Hearts   0 - 0   Motherwell

Hearts v Motherwell

Highlights - Hearts 0-0 Motherwell

Motherwell confirmed a top six place in the Scottish Premier League after drawing with Hearts at Tynecastle.

Ryan Stevenson forced Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph into a save and Steven Saunders struck a Hearts post before half-time.

The frame of the Hearts goal was rattled again after the break, Ross Forbes' long-range effort clipping the top of the crossbar.

Forbes went close again near the end as both sides had to settle for a point.

The result means Inverness, who drew at Kilmarnock, cannot overtake Motherwell before the SPL split, meaning the Steelmen claim the last slot in the top half of the table.

Steve Jones flashed a shot over the Hearts crossbar after capitalising on a mix-up between Jason Thomson and Ismael Bouzid early on.

At the other end, Stephen Elliott's effort from Rudi Skacel's cross was too high before Randolph was called into action.

Stevenson collected the ball after Thomson's cross had only been half-cleared and the midfielder's low drive from the edge of the area was palmed away by the keeper.

Saunders came close to breaking the deadlock when his 20-yard drive smacked the post.

Randolph blocked well to end David Templeton's meandering run into the box and then saved a rebound effort as Hearts were frustrated at the start of the second half.

Substitutes Scott Robinson and Suso Santana were next to threaten for the hosts, the former having his shot blocked and the latter firing over.

Skacel then dragged a shot wide from 25 yards.

'Well sent on John Sutton in place of Esteban Casagolda and the striker's first contribution was to head a long ball on for Forbes, whose volley hit the bar on its way out.

The visitors, who meet St Johnstone in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup next week, were dealt an injury blow when winger Chris Humphrey had to be replaced by Jamie Murphy.

But Stuart McCall's side finished the stronger of the two sides and Forbes again tried his luck from distance, the midfielder's 25-yard effort slipping wide a few minutes before the full-time whistle.

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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hearts 0-0 Motherwell FT
(HT 0-0)

      Hearts

      • 30 MacDonald
      • 15 Webster
      • 20 Thomson yellow card
      • 21 Ismael Bouzid yellow card
      • 24 Thomson
      • 06 Palazuelos
      • 08 Black (Driver 62)
      • 12 Templeton (Suso Santana 61)
      • 16 Stevenson
      • 19 Skacel
      • 10 Elliott (Robinson 62)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Balogh,
      • 17 McGowan,
      • 07 Suso Santana,
      • 11 Driver,
      • 31 Mrowiec,
      • 23 Glen,
      • 27 Robinson

      Motherwell

      • 01 Randolph
      • 02 Saunders (Hammell 46)
      • 04 Ross yellow card
      • 05 Craigan
      • 19 Hutchinson
      • 06 Hateley
      • 07 Humphrey (Murphy 80)
      • 42 Carswell
      • 17 Jones
      • 18 Forbes
      • 23 Casagolda (Sutton 72)

      Substitutes

      • 12 Hollis,
      • 03 Hammell,
      • 20 Page,
      • 14 Lasley,
      • 09 Murphy,
      • 11 Sutton,
      • 16 McHugh
      Ref: Craig ThomsonAtt: 13,800
      HEARTS
      MOTHERWELL

      Possession

      • Hearts 54%
      • Motherwell 46%

      Attempts on target

      • Hearts 2
      • Motherwell 0

      Attempts off target

      • Hearts 5
      • Motherwell 4

      Corners

      • Hearts 8
      • Motherwell 3

      Fouls

      • Hearts 8
      • Motherwell 5
      • Final Result
      • 93:25 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+1:56 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Hateley, Jamie MacDonald makes a save.
      • 89:23 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line.
      • 89:04 A cross is delivered by Jamie Murphy, clearance made by Jason Thomson.
      • 87:12 Ross Forbes has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
      • 85:08 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Thomson.
      • 84:17 Shaun Hutchinson challenges Rudi Skacel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Thomson.
      • 83:43 Stephen Craigan fouled by Ruben Palazuelos, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
      • 83:18 A cross is delivered by Craig Thomson, save by Darren Randolph.
      • 81:15 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, clearance by Ismael Bouzid.
      • 79:56 Jamie Murphy fouled by Ismael Bouzid, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Forbes takes the free kick.
      • 79:56 Booking Ismael Bouzid goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 79:08 Substitution Jamie Murphy on for Chris Humphrey.
      • 76:15 Booking Booking for Jason Thomson.
      • 74:57 Ross Forbes takes a shot.
      • 71:53 Substitution John Sutton on for Esteban Casagolda.
      • 70:19 Rudi Skacel produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
      • 67:36 Corner from the right by-line taken by Rudi Skacel, Stephen Craigan manages to make a clearance.
      • 67:18 Scott Robinson has an effort at goal. Darren Randolph makes a save.
      • 65:17 Andy Webster challenges Esteban Casagolda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
      • 61:17 Substitution Scott Robinson on for Stephen Elliott.
      • 61:02 Substitution Andrew Driver on for Ian Black.
      • 60:07 Substitution Suso Santana is brought on as a substitute for David Templeton.
      • 58:14 Ryan Stevenson challenges Stevie Hammell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
      • 55:45 Corner taken by Rudi Skacel from the right by-line.
      • 55:37 Centre by Craig Thomson, Stephen Craigan manages to make a clearance.
      • 53:32 Ian Black challenges Stewart Carswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.
      • 50:33 Corner taken by Rudi Skacel.
      • 46:59 Corner taken by Rudi Skacel from the left by-line.
      • 46:40 Close range effort by David Templeton misses to the right of the goal.
      • 46:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Maurice Ross on David Templeton. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 46:06 Booking Maurice Ross is shown a yellow card.
      • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
      • 45:01 Substitution Steven Saunders leaves the field to be replaced by Stevie Hammell.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:02 The referee calls an end to the first half.
      • 43:38 Ruben Palazuelos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Carswell. Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 42:13 Steven Saunders produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and strikes the post.
      • 40:00 Jason Thomson sends in a cross.
      • 39:39 Tom Hateley challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Thomson.
      • 38:45 The ball is delivered by Ian Black.
      • 37:27 Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Ian Black results in a free kick. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 34:54 Ian Black takes a shot.
      • 30:31 David Templeton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
      • 26:19 The ball is crossed by Maurice Ross, Ismael Bouzid manages to make a clearance.
      • Correction - 25:06 Foul by Ryan Stevenson on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
      • 25:06 Stephen Craigan fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick,
      • 23:42 The ball is sent over by Rudi Skacel, Maurice Ross makes a clearance.
      • 23:28 Unfair challenge on Rudi Skacel by Tom Hateley results in a free kick. Rudi Skacel takes the direct free kick.
      • 22:07 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Thomson from the left by-line.
      • 20:24 Ruben Palazuelos is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ross Forbes restarts play with the free kick.
      • 17:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Humphrey on Craig Thomson. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
      • 16:27 The ball is sent over by David Templeton.
      • 13:39 Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
      • 9:28 Ryan Stevenson crosses the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Stephen Elliott clears the bar.
      • 8:15 Steve Jones conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
      • 7:38 The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey, clearance by Jason Thomson.
      • 7:24 The ball is swung over by Stephen Elliott, clearance made by Ross Forbes.
      • 4:09 Craig Thomson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Stewart Carswell.
      • 3:03 Craig Thomson delivers the ball, save made by Darren Randolph.
      • 1:36 Short corner worked by Rudi Skacel, clearance by Steven Saunders.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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