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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Rugby Park
  • Attendance: 5,163
KilmarnockKilmarnockvHeartsHearts
1
  • Kelly, pen 27
0

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Match ends, Kilmarnock 1, Hearts 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Hearts 0.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Robinson.

90+4 mins:Corner, Hearts.

90+3 mins:Foul by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts).

90+3 mins:Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Hearts.

90 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Ryan O'Leary replaces Paul Heffernan.

89 mins:Attempt missed. Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

89 mins:Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

89 mins:Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

86 mins:Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).

86 mins:Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Scott Robinson replaces Mehdi Taouil.

84 mins:Corner, Hearts.

82 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Rory McKenzie replaces James Dayton.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

78 mins:Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

76 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

76 mins:Callum Paterson (Hearts) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Callum Paterson (Hearts) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Callum Paterson (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73 mins:Foul by Andy Webster (Hearts).

73 mins:Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

70 mins:Callum Paterson (Hearts) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Arvydas Novikovas replaces Darren Barr.

67 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

67 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

65 mins:Corner, Hearts.

65 mins:Attempt blocked. Callum Paterson (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

63 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Callum Paterson replaces Gordon Smith.

62 mins:Attempt saved. Mehdi Taouil (Hearts) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55 mins:Attempt saved. James Dayton (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:John Sutton (Hearts) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

53 mins:Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Foul by Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock).

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

49 mins:Corner, Hearts.

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

Second Half begins Kilmarnock 1, Hearts 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Hearts 0.

44 mins:Corner, Hearts.

40 mins:Foul by Lee Johnson (Kilmarnock).

40 mins:Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Hearts) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Driver with a cross.

37 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Lee Johnson replaces Borja Pérez.

34 mins:Attempt missed. James Dayton (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

33 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

33 mins:Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Hearts 0. Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

25 mins:Penalty conceded by Andy Webster (Hearts) after a foul in the penalty area.

25 mins:Penalty Kilmarnock. James Dayton draws a foul in the penalty area.

24 mins:Foul by James Dayton (Kilmarnock).

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

23 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Driver (Hearts) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

22 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

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

20 mins:Offside, Hearts. Andrew Driver tries a through ball, but Andrew Driver is caught offside.

18 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

18 mins:Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Offside, Hearts. Andrew Driver tries a through ball, but Andrew Driver is caught offside.

15 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. Paul Heffernan tries a through ball, but Paul Heffernan is caught offside.

13 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

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

11 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

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

3 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Driver (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gordon Smith with a cross.

2 mins:Foul by Andrew Driver (Hearts).

2 mins:James Fowler (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Rugby Park
  • Attendance: 5,163
KilmarnockKilmarnockvHeartsHearts
1
  • Kelly, pen 27
0

match report

Liam Kelly's first-half penalty was enough to give Kilmarnock a 1-0 home win against Hearts in the SPL on Boxing Day.

There was little between the teams in the first half, which saw Kelly score from the spot in the 26th minute after Gorgie defender Andy Webster had fouled James Dayton.

However, the Tynecastle men laid siege to the Killie box at times in the second period only to be denied by dogged defending and some fine saves from keeper Cammy Bell.

Hearts will wonder how they managed to leave Ayrshire with nothing for their efforts but that will worry Killie little, as they leapfrog the Edinburgh men to move into sixth place in the table.

In the 15th minute, Killie striker Paul Heffernan had the ball in the Jambos net but was ruled offside, and moments later Gorgie defender Ryan McGowan did well to thwart Dayton as he tried to get on to the end of a Cillian Sheridan cross from the right.

At the other end, Ryan Stevenson's deflected shot was parried by Bell and defender Michael Nelson beat Sutton to the loose ball, but the Tynecastle striker was flagged offside.

However, it was the home side's tricky wide-man, Dayton, who earned Kilmarnock a penalty when he was tripped in the Hearts box by Webster and Kelly confidently slammed the ball low past Jamie MacDonald.

Hearts began to play with more urgency and in the 33rd minute, striker Gordon Smith drove a wonderful volley past Bell from 20 yards but referee Steven McLean had already blown for a foul in the build-up.

After Dayton fired wide from the edge of the box after cutting in from the left, Rugby Park midfielder Borja Perez limped off to be replaced by Lee Johnson before Smith headed an Andrew Driver cross wide of the near post from eight yards.

Three minutes after the restart, Bell had to stretch high to his left to push Driver's goalbound drive from 20 yards behind for a corner, which came to nothing but which signalled an intense spell of Gorgie pressure.

As the game became a little tetchy, Dayton forced MacDonald into a decent save with a drive from the edge of the box following a Killie break.

However, Hearts remained on top and just after the hour mark a powerful volley from Mehdi Taouil could only be parried by Bell but Nelson calmly headed the loose ball back to his keeper.

In the 73rd minute Callum Paterson had a great chance when a slip by Rugby Park stopper Momo Sissoko gave him possession in the centre circle.

The Jambos substitute knocked the ball past Nelson to race through one-on-one with Bell but the Killie keeper was equal to what was an unconvincing shot.

In the 86th minute, Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas was shown a yellow for tripping Heffernan as the Killie striker chased the ball towards the Hearts penalty area, a decision which the home fans thought far too lenient, with Sheridan sending the resultant free-kick from 25 yards wide of the far post.

The visitors kept going through the four minutes of added time but eventually ran out of time and ideas, leaving the Killie fans and players to celebrate a welcome win.

team line-up

1Cameron Bell
88Mahamadou Sissoko
6Michael Nelson
4James Fowler
23Rory McKeown
8Liam Kelly
15Borja Pérez37
10James Dayton82
29Manuel Pascali
14Paul Heffernan90
12Cillian Sheridan

substitutes

5Ryan O'Leary90
18Lee Johnson37
11Gary Harkins
2Jeroen Tesselaar
24Rory McKenzie82
38Mark O'Hara
17Kyle Letheren

referee

Steven McLean

team line-up

1Jamie MacDonald
6Andy Webster
26Marius Zaliukas
29Kevin McHattie
4Ryan McGowan
11Andrew Driver
5Darren Barr70
7Ryan Stevenson
10Mehdi Taouil85
12Gordon Smith63
9John Sutton

substitutes

37Dale Carrick
8Scott Robinson85
19Dylan McGowan
15Jason Holt
18Arvydas Novikovas70
21Peter Enckelman
33Callum Paterson63

referee

Steven McLean

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target23
shots off target26
corners26
tackles won00
offsides12