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Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Motherwell

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Highlights: Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Motherwell

Motherwell striker Curtis Main scored in time added on to earn a point at Tynecastle.

Hearts opened the scoring through David Milinkovic in the 80th minute, having hit the post twice in the first half.

The equaliser came from a free kick into the area, although Hearts keeper Jon McLaughlin claimed he stopped the ball before it crossed the line.

The draw extended Hearts' unbeaten run to 12 games, but ended their clean sheet record after eight games.

Blustery conditions were causing problems for the players at Tynecastle, but it was the home side who had the first real chance.

Hearts substitute David Milinkovic scores against Motherwell
Hearts substitute David Milinkovic opened the scoring at Tynecastle against Motherwell

Teenage midfielder Andy Irving delivered a low cross from the left and Ross Callachan seemed to get a touch and the ball bounced back off Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson's right-hand post.

Hearts had the upper hand and midway through the first half they created a great chance for Anthony McDonald with a sweeping move. Demetri Mitchell and Callachan linked before the latter's pass found McDonald, who eluded one defender before sending a left-foot shot high over.

Hearts attacker Steven Naismith was next to try his luck, as he struck an effort from 25 yards that Carson did well to parry. Callachan latched onto the rebound and but the Motherwell goalkeeper reacted to save his effort as well.

Callachan had two claims for a penalty turned down by referee Willie Collum. The first was a header which he felt came back off the arm of Cedric Kipre. The second was after a powerful run into the area that ended under the challenge of Motherwell defender Tom Aldred, but again the official waved away the penalty appeals.

Hearts manager Craig Levein
Hearts manager Craig Levein felt his side should have been awarded two penalties in the first half

Motherwell, who had failed to win on their last four visits to Tynecastle, did have the ball in the net through Curtis Main, but the goal was disallowed as the striker was in an offside position when he flicked in Aldred's shot.

Main was then inches away from giving the visitors the lead when Nadir Ciftci provided a fine cross from the right, and the former Portsmouth striker guided his header just wide.

The last chance of the first period fell to Mitchell, but his left-foot curling shot bounced back off the post.

Main had a low shot saved by McLaughin early in the second half, while at the other end McDonald had an effort stopped by Carson.

Hearts players pay tribute to the Foundation of Hearts
Hearts players paid tribute to the fundraising efforts of the Foundation of Hearts before kick off

Mitchell, on loan at Hearts from Manchester United, was always keen to get forward on the left and he cut inside and sent a curling right-foot shot just over.

Motherwell substitute Craig Tanner also had a claim for a penalty turned down by the referee, when he went down under the challenge of Christophe Berra.

With 10 minutes remaining, Hearts found the breakthrough. Irving's free kick from the right was not cleared by the Motherwell defence and when it broke to Milinkovic, the substitute struck it with his left foot and it took a deflection to beat Carson from 12 yards.

In the final minute of stoppage time, Motherwell claimed the equaliser in dramatic circumstances. A long free kick from Tanner was headed across goal by Andy Rose and Main's header at the back post was deemed to have crossed the line before McLaughlin could knock it away.

That goal meant Hearts run without conceding a goal ended after 13 hours and 50 minutes.

Line-ups

Hearts

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4Souttar
  • 5Hughes
  • 6Berra
  • 2Smith
  • 10Sutchuin-Djoum
  • 20CallachanSubstituted forMilinkovicat 64'minutes
  • 24Mitchell
  • 46McDonaldSubstituted forAmankwaaat 70'minutes
  • 41IrvingSubstituted forRandallat 84'minutes
  • 14Naismith

Substitutes

  • 7Amankwaa
  • 11Milinkovic
  • 13Hamilton
  • 15Cowie
  • 16Randall
  • 26Zanatta
  • 30Brandon

Motherwell

  • 1Carson
  • 21Kipre
  • 19Aldred
  • 18Dunne
  • 15Rose
  • 7Cadden
  • 8McHughBooked at 46mins
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forBigirimanaat 77'minutes
  • 2TaitSubstituted forPetraviciusat 84'minutes
  • 23CiftciSubstituted forTannerat 55'minutes
  • 9MainBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 4Grimshaw
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 6Hartley
  • 13Griffiths
  • 20Petravicius
  • 27Tanner
  • 31Turnbull
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
16,717

Match Stats

Home TeamHeartsAway TeamMotherwell
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Heart of Midlothian 1, Motherwell 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Heart of Midlothian 1, Motherwell 1.

Goal!

Goal! Heart of Midlothian 1, Motherwell 1. Curtis Main (Motherwell) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by John Souttar (Heart of Midlothian).

Curtis Main (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Djoum (Heart of Midlothian).

Gael Bigirimana (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Motherwell) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Djoum (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Motherwell).

Attempt missed. Connor Randall (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Steven Naismith (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Charles Dunne (Motherwell).

Attempt missed. Manuel Milinkovic (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Aaron Hughes (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Deimantas Petravicius (Motherwell).

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Connor Randall replaces Andrew Irving.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Motherwell. Deimantas Petravicius replaces Richard Tait because of an injury.

Delay in match Richard Tait (Motherwell) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Manuel Milinkovic (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Heart of Midlothian 1, Motherwell 0. Manuel Milinkovic (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Djoum (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Motherwell).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andy Rose (Motherwell) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Motherwell. Gael Bigirimana replaces Allan Campbell.

Christophe Berra (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Motherwell).

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Steven Naismith (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Motherwell).

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Danny Amankwaa replaces Anthony McDonald.

Foul by Andrew Irving (Heart of Midlothian).

Tom Aldred (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Curtis Main (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christophe Berra (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Main (Motherwell).

Manuel Milinkovic (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic24176151163557
2Aberdeen2414463627946
3Rangers23134643251843
4Hibernian2410863228438
5Hearts2481062520534
6Motherwell2384112933-428
7Kilmarnock226882631-526
8St Johnstone2275102233-1126
9Dundee2474132534-925
10Hamilton2365123139-823
11Partick Thistle2465132340-1723
12Ross County2345142138-1717
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