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Hearts   3 - 3   Motherwell

Hearts v Motherwell

Highlights - Hearts 3-3 Motherwell

Motherwell fought back from three goals down to draw with Hearts at Tynecastle in the Scottish Premier League.

Craig Thomson's penalty, awarded for a foul on Ryan Stevenson, and Rudi Skacel's strike gave the home side a two-goal advantage at the break.

Stevenson headed Hearts' third but John Sutton nodded Well back into the game.

Tom Hateley's free-kick further reduced Well's deficit and Sutton's second, another header, levelled matters late on to complete a remarkable comeback.

Third-placed Hearts are now seven points ahead of Dundee United, while Motherwell in sixth, two points off Kilmarnock with four rounds of fixtures to play.

Steven Saunders headed Hateley's corner towards goal, but the Hearts defence did enough to clear the danger.

But Hearts started to assert themselves and Skacel's header was nodded on by Suso, forcing Darren Randolph to make the save.

Thomson then fired in a free-kick that just cleared the crossbar.

Referee Willie Collum pointed to the spot after Saunders' challenge on Ryan Stevenson and Thomson converted from 12 yards with a powerful shot.

Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson celebrates scoring for Hearts against Motherwell
Stevenson's header had put Hearts three goals up

Stevenson came close to a second when he turned Shaun Hutchinson and blasted against the outside of the post.

Hearts' lead was doubled when Skacel played a one-two with Stephen Elliott and drove a shot into the top corner from inside the penalty area.

Motherwell tried to respond and Saunders' header was saved by Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello, back in the starting line-up after a recent absence.

Kello was again called into action to block Jamie Murphy's shot.

The first half ended with Skacel firing off target.

Thomson had another opportunity from a dead ball situation at the start of the second half and the defender's free-kick narrowly missed the crossbar with Randolph scrambling to get across.

Stevenson was foiled by the goal frame again when, after skilfully evading Stephen Craigan, his shot hit one post, then the other, and bounced back into play before Motherwell cleared the danger.

However, Stevenson did get on the scoresheet when he got on the end of Suso's excellent cross and bulleted a header past Randolph.

Motherwell, though, quickly hit back.

Steve Jones beat his marker and got to the byeline to deliver for Sutton to score with a simple header.

And the visitors were firmly back in the match just before the hour mark when Hateley's free-kick into the box was missed by everyone as it journeyed into the net.

Well were now looking for an equaliser and Hateley's powerful drive was turned out for a corner by Kello.

Kello denied the Steelmen again when Francis Jeffers hammered in a shot from 25 yards.

Maurice Ross, who had come on for Saunders, ventured forward and managed to get in a shot that was parried by Kello before the ball was cleared.

Jones was next to threaten for Motherwell and the winger's left-foot shot spun off the post with Kello beaten.

Jeffers blasted over after finding space inside the Hearts box.

However, Motherwell did get their equaliser when Sutton made a perfectly-timed run to the front post to meet Gavin Gunning's cross with a deft header past Kello in the 88th minute.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hearts 3-3 Motherwell FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Thomson (pen) 26
  • Skacel 36
  • Stevenson 52
  • Sutton 55
  • Hateley 59
  • Sutton 88

Hearts

  • 25 Kello
  • 15 Webster (Mrowiec 46)
  • 21 Ismael Bouzid
  • 24 Thomson
  • 04 Jonsson yellow card
  • 06 Palazuelos
  • 07 Suso Santana yellow card (Templeton 70)
  • 08 Black
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 19 Skacel (Driver 81)
  • 10 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 01 Balogh,
  • 17 McGowan,
  • 11 Driver,
  • 12 Templeton,
  • 31 Mrowiec,
  • 23 Glen,
  • 27 Robinson

Motherwell

  • 01 Randolph
  • 02 Saunders yellow card (Ross 57)
  • 05 Craigan yellow card
  • 19 Hutchinson yellow card
  • 22 Gunning
  • 06 Hateley
  • 14 Lasley
  • 09 Murphy yellow card
  • 11 Sutton
  • 17 Jones
  • 24 Jeffers

Substitutes

  • 12 Hollis,
  • 03 Hammell,
  • 04 Ross,
  • 16 McHugh,
  • 18 Forbes,
  • 23 Casagolda,
  • 33 Smith
Ref: CollumAtt: 13,039
HEARTS
MOTHERWELL

Possession

  • Hearts 54%
  • Motherwell 46%

Attempts on target

  • Hearts 5
  • Motherwell 8

Attempts off target

  • Hearts 9
  • Motherwell 2

Corners

  • Hearts 7
  • Motherwell 11

Fouls

  • Hearts 14
  • Motherwell 14
  • Final Result
  • 92:55 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:10 Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Ian Black results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing.
  • 90:00+0:25 Foul by Keith Lasley on Craig Thomson, free kick awarded. Craig Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Stephen Craigan.
  • 87:50 The assist for the goal came from Gavin Gunning.
  • 87:50 GOAL - John SuttonHearts 3 - 3 Motherwell John Sutton grabs a fantastic headed goal from close range. Hearts 3-3 Motherwell.
  • 87:01 Maurice Ross concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Elliott. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.
  • 84:55 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos.
  • 83:34 Ian Black takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:34 Booking Shaun Hutchinson is booked.
  • 83:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Stephen Elliott.
  • 82:00 Shot on goal by Francis Jeffers from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 80:45 Substitution Rudi Skacel goes off and Andrew Driver comes on.
  • 78:12 Effort on goal by Ian Black from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 76:32 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Ruben Palazuelos makes a clearance.
  • 75:39 Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Thomson, clearance made by Maurice Ross.
  • 74:48 The official flags Francis Jeffers offside. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:13 Ian Black crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 74:13 Booking Stephen Craigan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 73:56 Foul by Stephen Craigan on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded.
  • 73:35 Effort from just inside the box by Steve Jones strikes the post.
  • 73:08 David Templeton produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 72:21 Craig Thomson takes a inswinging corner.
  • 70:35 Unfair challenge on Ruben Palazuelos by Tom Hateley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.
  • 69:30 Substitution Suso Santana leaves the field to be replaced by David Templeton.
  • 69:15 Effort from deep inside the area by Suso Santana misses to the right of the goal.
  • 68:23 Unfair challenge on John Sutton by Adrian Mrowiec results in a free kick. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 64:23 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, save by Marian Kello.
  • 64:02 Shot from 25 yards from Francis Jeffers. Save made by Marian Kello.
  • 63:33 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, save made by Marian Kello.
  • 62:49 Tom Hateley takes a shot. Corner taken short by Jamie Murphy. Save by Marian Kello.
  • 62:30 Effort on goal by Rudi Skacel from 12 yards. Save made by Darren Randolph.
  • 61:38 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rudi Skacel, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.
  • 58:48 GOAL - Tom HateleyHearts 3 - 2 Motherwell Tom Hateley finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 3-2 Motherwell.
  • 57:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Eggert Jonsson on Jamie Murphy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing,
  • 55:56 Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.
  • 55:56 Substitution Maurice Ross is brought on as a substitute for Steven Saunders.
  • 55:56 Booking Eggert Jonsson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 55:31 Foul by Eggert Jonsson on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded.
  • 54:55 Steve Jones fouled by Ian Black, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.
  • 54:13 Assist on the goal came from Steve Jones.
  • 54:13 GOAL - John SuttonHearts 3 - 1 Motherwell John Sutton scores a headed goal from close in. Hearts 3-1 Motherwell.
  • 53:47 Foul by Stephen Elliott on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:00 Suso Santana provided the assist for the goal.
  • 52:00 GOAL - Ryan StevensonHearts 3 - 0 Motherwell Ryan Stevenson finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Hearts 3-0 Motherwell.
  • 51:55 Centre by Suso Santana,
  • 50:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Thomson by John Sutton. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.
  • 50:00 Foul by Rudi Skacel on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:13 Ryan Stevenson has an effort at goal from close in that hits the post.
  • 47:09 Direct free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
  • 47:09 Booking The referee cautions Suso Santana for unsporting behaviour.
  • 47:03 Foul by Suso Santana on Gavin Gunning, free kick awarded.
  • 45:46 Ryan Stevenson fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Craig Thomson from the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Hearts) makes a substitution, with Adrian Mrowiec coming on for Andy Webster.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:19 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+1:58 Rudi Skacel produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 44:53 Foul by Suso Santana on Darren Randolph, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 43:14 Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.
  • 42:59 Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a comfortable save.
  • 40:11 Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Steven Saunders takes a shot. Save by Marian Kello.
  • 40:02 The ball is delivered by Tom Hateley, Ruben Palazuelos makes a clearance.
  • 39:37 Tom Hateley takes the outswinging corner, Marian Kello makes a save.
  • 39:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francis Jeffers by Ismael Bouzid. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gavin Gunning from left channel.
  • 37:48 Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson by John Sutton. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
  • 35:37 Stephen Elliott provided the assist for the goal.
  • 35:37 GOAL - Rudi SkacelHearts 2 - 0 Motherwell Rudi Skacel scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 2-0 Motherwell.
  • 33:22 Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 32:06 Craig Thomson crosses the ball.
  • 30:47 Ryan Stevenson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box hitting the post.
  • 29:54 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.
  • 29:32 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley.
  • 29:16 Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Thomson.
  • 28:32 Suso Santana has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 28:01 Rudi Skacel takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 25:10 GOAL - Craig ThomsonHearts 1 - 0 Motherwell Penalty taken right-footed by Craig Thomson and scored. Hearts 1-0 Motherwell.
  • 24:26 Booking Steven Saunders booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 24:19 Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Steven Saunders results in a Penalty.
  • 23:59 Corner taken by Rudi Skacel.
  • 23:27 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Thomson from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 23:12 Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Shaun Hutchinson gets a block in.
  • 21:23 Foul by Ismael Bouzid on John Sutton, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.
  • 19:58 Booking Jamie Murphy is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 19:39 Inswinging corner taken by Rudi Skacel.
  • 19:28 Jamie Murphy is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike on goal comes in from Craig Thomson from the free kick.
  • 19:14 Suso Santana takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
  • 15:37 Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.
  • 14:46 Stephen Elliott challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:48 Handball by Ryan Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
  • 12:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Ismael Bouzid. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Keith Lasley. Tom Hateley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 8:55 The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Elliott. Free kick taken by Steven Saunders.
  • 7:01 Corner taken by Tom Hateley.
  • 6:00 Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 1:40 Steve Jones delivers the ball.
  • 0:13 John Sutton challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Scottish Premier results

23 Apr 2011 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 23 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 33 44 80
2 Celtic 32 52 79
3 Hearts 34 16 62
4 Dundee Utd 34 5 55
5 Kilmarnock 34 4 47
6 Motherwell 34 -7 45
7 Inverness CT 32 1 38
8 Hibernian 33 -16 36
9 St Johnstone 33 -21 34
10 Aberdeen 33 -20 31
11 St Mirren 33 -23 28
12 Hamilton 33 -35 19

see also
Hearts boss 'gutted' after draw
23 Apr 11 |  Hearts
Well make Sutton 'best offer'
23 Apr 11 |  Motherwell
Jones aims for contract with Well
22 Apr 11 |  Motherwell


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