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Summary

  1. Muirhead convert Johnsen & Walker crosses
  2. Hearts boss Neilson expected to join MK Dons after match
  3. Hearts overtake Rangers on goal difference

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    FT: Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    It sounds like Robbie Neilson will be off to MK Dons in the morning and he leaves Hearts in a very healthy place.

    He's swapping second place in the Scottish Premiership for 19th spot in England's League One. I'll leave you to chew over that...

  2. Tynecastle 'a phenomenal place'

    FT: Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson talking to BBC Sportsound:

    "It was a great performance from a young team who are progressing. There was real energy all over the team.

    "It's going to be difficult [to stay in second place] because it's still such a young group. There will be ups and downs and it's important to have patience.

    "I'll be in tomorrow morning as usual and we'll talk about things. I expect it to be clarified then. Tonight is all about the players.

    "It's a phenomenal place. There's nowhere else where the fans back the team like this and I've been lucky to be on the journey."

  3. 'Rangers did not win battles'

    FT: Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Rangers boss Mark Warburton on BT Sport:

    "We didn't break the press enough to get on the football enough. You have to win your battles, win the one-on-ones and we didn't do that well enough.

    "Inexplicable" and "bemused" are words he uses when discussing the disallowed goal when Joe Dodoo hooked in a loose ball with Harry Forrester in an offside position. But he concedes "Harry looked offside", stressing that he's disappointed with how long the linesman took to make the decision.

  4. Neilson remains tight-lipped

    FT: Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    A happy Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is doing a lot of handshaking after that win but he's determined not to give anything away about his future.

    "What will be will be," is the best BT Sport can manage to get out of him and his proposed switch to MK Dons.

    Might there be an official announcement tomorrow?

  5. 'A tactical masterclass'

    FT: Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    "If it is Robbie Neilson's last match with Hearts, it's been a masterclass," says BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson.

    "If you force Rangers' defenders to kick it long and deny their creative players time on the ball, then they can't get going. Hearts worked so hard to limit Rangers' possession."

  6. 'We could have scored four'

    FT: Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    "It's a big win for the guys. We were really pushing them and pressing high, We could have scored four, easily,"  Hearts striker Bjorn Johnsen tells BT Sport.

  7. Can Hearts hold on to second?

    FT Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Hearts go into the weekend as the best of the rest. Celtic are eight points clear at the top with Brendan Rodgers' side having three games in hand on Hearts and Rangers, who are locked on 26 points.

    Rangers host Aberdeen on Saturday, with Hearts going to Ross County and Celtic away to Motherwell in the early kick off.

  8. FULL-TIME Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    All the pre-match headlines were about Robbie Neilson and his imminent move to MK Dons but another Robbie - Muirhead - stole the show with two goals as Hearts jump above Aberdeen and Rangers to go second in the Premiership.

    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson
  9. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    "Robbie, Robbie, give us a wave," sing the delighted Hearts fans. A big cheer as the departing manager obliges in very casual fashion.

  10. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Joe Garner is plugging away for Rangers, doing well to evade a couple of challenges in the box before slashing a horrible shot wide.

  11. CLOSE!

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Faycal Rherras made a hat-trick of goal-line clearances against Motherwell at the weekend and the Hearts left-back does it again, heading away a powerful nod from Joe Garner.

  12. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    It's just not happening for Rangers tonight as Barrie McKay sprays a pass straight out of the park under no pressure. 

    Hearts have bullied them and outplayed them.

    All the best players are in maroon; Arnaud Djoum, Bjorn Johnsen and Don Cowie the pick of the bunch.

  13. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Strong play from Joe Garner, winning Rangers a free kick near the corner flag. Hearts make a change before the set-piece, which is unusual - Liam Smith on for Don Cowie. 

    Smith gets an early touch, nearly deflecting a low delivery from James Tavernier into his own net.

  14. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Hearts goal-hero Robbie Muirhead gets a warm reception as he makes way for Prince Buaben after taking a knock or maybe it's cramp. He's put in a real shift this evening.

  15. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Hearts defender John Souttar is shown a yellow card for a late slide on the clearing Rob Kiernan. What's the centre-half doing up there charging down his opposite number?

  16. PENALTY APPEAL

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Michael O'Halloran is the wrong side of Faycal Rherras and the Hearts man goes down in a heap. The Rangers sub is maybe a lucky man since he did have a hand on his opponent.

  17. 'Hearts in control'

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Tynecastle

    Rangers have developed a habit of rescuing themselves late in games, but this one seems beyond them. They continue to be hustled and harried, while Hearts players are more composed in possession. Johnsen, Djoum, and Kitchen have all been prominent figures in the game - dominant and influential. 

    Rangers have not been able to muster a suitable response and are beginning to look forlorn. Even Hearts' fitness levels are impressive.

  18. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Jeers of derision from the home fans as a dreadful back-pass from Rob Kiernan results in a Hearts corner but the hosts cannot benefit as Jamie Walker's delivery fails to beat the defender guarding the near post.

  19. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Jason Holt has a pop at goal but John Souttar stands firm to make the block in front of Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton.

  20. Post update

    Hearts 2-0 Rangers

    Now it's a double change for Rangers, with Barrie McKay and Joe Garner replacing Matt Crooks and Joe Dodoo.