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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 3 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Tynecastle
HeartsHeartsvHibernianHibernian
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Match ends, Hearts 0, Hibernian 0.

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

90+2 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Leigh Griffiths tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Callum Paterson (Hearts) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Sutton.

90 mins:Corner, Hearts.

89 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

89 mins:Tim Clancy (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Corner, Hearts.

84 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Jamie Walker replaces Andrew Driver.

82 mins:Corner, Hearts.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths.

81 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

80 mins:Foul by Mehdi Taouil (Hearts).

80 mins:Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Foul by Andrew Driver (Hearts).

80 mins:Tim Clancy (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Corner, Hearts.

76 mins:Foul by John Sutton (Hearts).

76 mins:James McPake (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from outside the box is too high.

74 mins:Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).

74 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Lewis Stevenson replaces Tom Taiwo.

73 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

72 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

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

70 mins:Corner, Hearts.

69 mins:Corner, Hearts.

69 mins:Corner, Hearts.

68 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Callum Paterson replaces Arvydas Novikovas.

68 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

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

64 mins:Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).

64 mins:Jorge Claros (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Corner, Hearts.

60 mins:Corner, Hearts.

57 mins:Corner, Hearts.

57 mins:Corner, Hearts.

56 mins:Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

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

55 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. David Wotherspoon replaces Paul Cairney.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

53 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

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

51 mins:Foul by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts).

51 mins:Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

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

48 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

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

47 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Jason Holt replaces Scott Robinson.

46 mins:Offside, Hearts. Arvydas Novikovas tries a through ball, but Arvydas Novikovas is caught offside.

Second Half begins Hearts 0, Hibernian 0.

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

44 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Driver (Hearts) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

43 mins:Scott Robinson (Hearts) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. John Sutton (Hearts) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Mehdi Taouil (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

38 mins:Scott Robinson (Hearts) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

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

31 mins:Foul by Darren Barr (Hearts).

31 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

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

27 mins:Foul by Scott Robinson (Hearts).

27 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Robinson (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

24 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Cairney (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22 mins:Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).

22 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Corner, Hearts.

16 mins:Attempt saved. Tim Clancy (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

15 mins:Foul by Mehdi Taouil (Hearts).

15 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Foul by Tim Clancy (Hibernian).

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

10 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

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

8 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

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

6 mins:Hand ball by James McPake (Hibernian).

5 mins:Foul by Mehdi Taouil (Hearts).

5 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts).

4 mins:Jorge Claros (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Corner, Hearts.

2 mins:Foul by Scott Robinson (Hearts).

2 mins:Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 3 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Tynecastle
HeartsHeartsvHibernianHibernian
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match report

Hearts and Hibernian played out a 0-0 draw in the Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle in the SPL on Thursday night.

The third capital clash of season was scrappy and Hearts' Ryan Stevenson and substitute Jason Holt were left to rue missed second-half opportunities, while John Sutton hit the bar with a header in stoppage time.

After drawing two and winning one of the capital clashes this term, Hibs consolidated their fourth-placed position ahead of the SPL winter break, while Hearts remained ninth, six points behind their rivals with a game in-hand.

Hearts' off-field turmoil could lead to numerous departures this month and Ryan McGowan was absent after a Ł400,000 bid was accepted from China's Shandong Luneng.

Andy Webster was reported to be ill, although the Scotland international could also be in demand, forcing a reshuffle for Hearts, with Dylan McGowan, Scott Robinson and Arvydas Novikovas coming in and Darren Barr shifted to right-back.

Hibs were, in contrast, at full strength, with Ryan McGivern restored at left-back, and were happy to allow Hearts midfield possession in a messy contest punctuated by fouls.

It took 24 minutes for the first shot on goal as Doyle's centre was diverted tamely goal-wards by Paul Cairney and saved by Jamie MacDonald.

Robinson dragged a long-range effort wide as he tried to combine with Sutton before Hearts should have gone in front after 32 minutes, when Robinson latched on to a long ball forward from Darren Barr, James McPake leapt to intercept it and the midfielder went down heavily. Amid muted penalty appeals, the ball broke for Andrew Driver, who shot across goal and wide.

Hearts finished the half on top, but were fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men as Stevenson escaped punishment for a two-footed tackle on McPake.

Stevenson should have put Hearts ahead soon after the restart after Mehdi Taouil's shot was spilled by Ben Williams.

First defender Dylan McGowan fluffed his shot from six yards and then Stevenson mis-kicked an even easier effort wide.

Hibs spurned an opportunity to go in front following a Cairney cross-field pass to Doyle, who blasted over.

A Griffiths free-kick later came off the wall for a corner, which the striker took and Wotherspoon headed over.

Hearts broke and Holt went through and rounded Williams, only for McGivern to block, with Clancy also in attendance.

In a frantic conclusion, Doyle shot weakly after making space for himself in the box and Hearts scrambled clear as Griffiths tried to meet the follow up.

Then Sutton met a corner from substitute Jamie Walker, but could not keep his header down as the points were shared.

team line-up

1Jamie MacDonald
26Marius Zaliukas
5Darren Barr
29Kevin McHattie
10Mehdi Taouil
11Andrew Driver84
7Ryan Stevenson
19Dylan McGowan
18Arvydas Novikovas68
8Scott Robinson47
9John Sutton

substitutes

30Fraser Mullen
16Denis Prychynenko
21Peter Enckelman
12Gordon Smith
33Callum Paterson68
15Jason Holt47
14Jamie Walker84

referee

William Collum

team line-up

1Ben Williams
4Paul Hanlon
6James McPake
3Ryan McGivern
2Tim Clancy
11Paul Cairney55
20Tom Taiwo73
7Gary Deegan
8Jorge Claros
9Leigh Griffiths
10Eoin Doyle

substitutes

36Bradley Donaldson
31Sean Murdoch
14David Wotherspoon55
29Ross Caldwell
18Alan Maybury
24Daniel Handling
16Lewis Stevenson73

referee

William Collum

match stats

possession %6237
shots on target22
shots off target54
corners131
tackles won00
offsides11