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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tynecastle
  • Attendance: 14,410
HeartsHeartsvAberdeenAberdeen
2
  • Stevenson, pen 31
  • Paterson, 54
0

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Match ends, Hearts 2, Aberdeen 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Hearts 2, Aberdeen 0.

90 mins:Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).

90 mins:Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Corner, Hearts.

88 mins:Offside, Hearts. Dale Carrick tries a through ball, but Dale Carrick is caught offside.

87 mins:Corner, Hearts.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Driver (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85 mins:Foul by Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen).

85 mins:John Sutton (Hearts) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Foul by Kevin McHattie (Hearts).

84 mins:Josh Magennis (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Foul by Andy Webster (Hearts).

83 mins:Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Rory Fallon tries a through ball, but Rory Fallon is caught offside.

82 mins:Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Aberdeen) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes.

80 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

78 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Declan McManus replaces Scott Vernon.

78 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Denis Prychynenko replaces Mehdi Taouil.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

75 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

74 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

74 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

71 mins:Foul by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen).

71 mins:Kevin McHattie (Hearts) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Niall McGinn tries a through ball, but Niall McGinn is caught offside.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

69 mins:Attempt saved. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Niall McGinn.

69 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

68 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Dale Carrick replaces Gordon Smith.

67 mins:Corner, Hearts.

66 mins:Corner, Hearts.

64 mins:Attempt missed. John Sutton (Hearts) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

64 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

64 mins:Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Attempt saved. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

62 mins:Mehdi Taouil (Hearts) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Rory Fallon replaces Cameron Smith.

61 mins:Substitution, Aberdeen. Jamie Masson replaces Russell Anderson.

56 mins:Foul by Cameron Smith (Aberdeen).

56 mins:Mehdi Taouil (Hearts) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54 mins:Goal! Hearts 2, Aberdeen 0. Callum Paterson (Hearts) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Callum Paterson (Hearts) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McHattie with a cross.

50 mins:Foul by Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen).

50 mins:Gordon Smith (Hearts) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt blocked. Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

48 mins:Corner, Hearts.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

46 mins:Corner, Hearts.

46 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Callum Paterson replaces Ryan Stevenson.

Second Half begins Hearts 1, Aberdeen 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Hearts 1, Aberdeen 0.

45+3 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Jonathan Hayes tries a through ball, but Jonathan Hayes is caught offside.

45+2 mins:Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45+2 mins:Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).

45+2 mins:Mehdi Taouil (Hearts) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Josh Magennis tries a through ball, but Josh Magennis is caught offside.

39 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

37 mins:Foul by Gordon Smith (Hearts).

37 mins:Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen).

36 mins:Ryan McGowan (Hearts) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

31 mins:Goal! Hearts 1, Aberdeen 0. Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

31 mins:Josh Magennis (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Penalty conceded by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen) after a foul in the penalty area.

30 mins:Penalty Hearts. Ryan McGowan draws a foul in the penalty area.

30 mins:Corner, Hearts.

30 mins:Attempt blocked. Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29 mins:Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

29 mins:Gordon Smith (Hearts) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Gavin Rae (Aberdeen).

28 mins:Darren Barr (Hearts) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Jonathan Hayes.

26 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan McGowan (Hearts) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Driver.

25 mins:Corner, Hearts.

24 mins:Offside, Aberdeen. Scott Vernon tries a through ball, but Scott Vernon is caught offside.

24 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

24 mins:Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

19 mins:Corner, Hearts.

18 mins:Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).

18 mins:Darren Barr (Hearts) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Mehdi Taouil (Hearts).

12 mins:Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

10 mins:Mehdi Taouil (Hearts) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

9 mins:Andrew Driver (Hearts) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt saved. John Sutton (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

3 mins:Corner, Aberdeen.

1 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

1 mins:Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Tynecastle
  • Attendance: 14,410
HeartsHeartsvAberdeenAberdeen
2
  • Stevenson, pen 31
  • Paterson, 54
0

match report

Hearts responded from their Scottish Cup exit at arch-rivals Hibernian with a deserved 2-0 victory over Aberdeen at Tynecastle.

Hearts relinquished their hold on the Scottish Cup at the first hurdle last Sunday, but took a half-time lead on their return to Scottish Premier League action courtesy of Ryan Stevenson's 31st-minute penalty, his first goal since his August return.

Callum Paterson, an interval replacement for head-knock victim Stevenson, doubled the lead after 54 minutes and Aberdeen were frustrated by Jamie MacDonald, who made a number of sharp saves.

The Dons, it seems, cannot score against Hearts. Their wait to find the net against the men in maroon was extended to eight matches, the last strike coming in January 2010.

Hearts were on the defensive as the Dons, rejuvenated in almost exactly two years since losing Craig Brown's first match in charge at Tynecastle 5-0, began on top.

Jonny Hayes and Sutton exchanged early shots before Hearts, with Gordon Smith included up front alongside Sutton, found their feet.

Full-back Ryan McGowan's cross narrowly evaded his team-mates, Jamie Langfield blocked as Sutton attempted to turn in a crowded area and McGowan headed wide from a corner.

The Dons had chances too. Andy Webster made a block with Niall McGinn lurking and a Hayes cross went through to Jamie MacDonald, who then saved well as the winger cut inside to shoot with his favoured left foot.

Hearts were awarded a penalty when Andrew Driver's corner was directed towards McGowan, who, with referee Euan Norris in close attendance, was hauled down by Josh Magennis. Stevenson converted right-footed into the top left corner.

Stevenson required treatment before half-time as a result of a clash of heads and Paterson took his place on the right, but offered more width.

Paterson blasted wildly over from McGowan's knock down, but the 18-year-old found the net shortly afterwards.

Hearts burst down the right, Smith stumbled, but quickly regained his feet, to beat Joe Shaughnessy and cut the ball back for Paterson to drill the ball into the opposite corner. It was his fourth of the season.

Aberdeen pressed forward and MacDonald saved from Scott Vernon.

Jamie Masson shot over and his fellow substitute Declan McManus straight at MacDonald as Hearts absorbed the pressure once more, with Sutton a useful outlet.

Denis Prychynenko and Marius Zaliukas had long-range shots saved by Langfield and McManus failed to cleanly connect as Magennis' long throw dropped for him at the other end.

It summed up the Dons' fortunes, but Hearts were worthy of all three points.

team line-up

1Jamie MacDonald
29Kevin McHattie
6Andy Webster
4Ryan McGowan
26Marius Zaliukas
5Darren Barr
11Andrew Driver
7Ryan Stevenson46
10Mehdi Taouil78
9John Sutton
12Gordon Smith68

substitutes

32Billy King
16Denis Prychynenko78
14Jamie Walker
37Dale Carrick68
21Peter Enckelman
33Callum Paterson46
40Adam King

referee

Euan Norris

team line-up

1Jamie Langfield
6Andrew Considine
4Russell Anderson61
23Joe Shaughnessy
22Mark Reynolds
5Gavin Rae
11Jonathan Hayes
10Niall McGinn
21Josh Magennis
9Scott Vernon78
38Cameron Smith61

substitutes

19Mitchel Megginson
34Declan McManus78
14Rory Fallon61
24Jordan Brown
35Craig Murray
32Jason Brown
25Jamie Masson61

referee

Euan Norris

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target54
shots off target47
corners911
tackles won00
offsides15