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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Tynecastle
  • Attendance: 11,284
HeartsHeartsvDundeeDundee
1
  • Sutton, 86
0

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Match ends, Hearts 1, Dundee 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Hearts 1, Dundee 0.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

90+2 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Andrew Driver replaces Jamie Walker.

90+1 mins:Corner, Hearts.

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Hearts) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

89 mins:Attempt missed. Arvydas Novikovas (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

86 mins:Goal! Hearts 1, Dundee 0. John Sutton (Hearts) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Arvydas Novikovas with a cross.

86 mins:Foul by Andy Webster (Hearts).

86 mins:Colin Nish (Dundee) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Substitution, Hearts. John Sutton replaces Jason Holt.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin McBride (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84 mins:Substitution, Hearts. Arvydas Novikovas replaces Billy King.

82 mins:Foul by Fraser Mullen (Hearts).

82 mins:Gary Harkins (Dundee) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Offside, Dundee. Colin Nish tries a through ball, but Colin Nish is caught offside.

75 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Kevin McBride replaces Nicholas Riley.

73 mins:Corner, Hearts.

73 mins:Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).

73 mins:Lewis Toshney (Dundee) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Corner, Dundee.

69 mins:Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Iain Davidson (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

66 mins:Attempt saved. Billy King (Hearts) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Foul by Michael Ngoo (Hearts).

62 mins:Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Corner, Hearts.

61 mins:Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

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

58 mins:Attempt missed. Billy King (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

53 mins:Jason Holt (Hearts) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

53 mins:Attempt blocked. Jamie Walker (Hearts) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

52 mins:Foul by Brian Easton (Dundee).

52 mins:Michael Ngoo (Hearts) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Hand ball by Colin Nish (Dundee).

48 mins:Offside, Dundee. Colin Nish tries a through ball, but Colin Nish is caught offside.

46 mins:Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

46 mins:Jamie Walker (Hearts) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Foul by John Baird (Dundee).

46 mins:Billy King (Hearts) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Hearts 0, Dundee 0.

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

45+1 mins:Foul by Jamie Walker (Hearts).

45+1 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Attempt saved. Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Fraser Mullen with a cross.

45 mins:Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

45 mins:Jamie Walker (Hearts) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Foul by Colin Nish (Dundee).

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

42 mins:Attempt missed. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

41 mins:Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Hearts).

41 mins:Gary Harkins (Dundee) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Billy King (Hearts) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fraser Mullen.

39 mins:Corner, Hearts.

39 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Ngoo (Hearts) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Billy King with a cross.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Fraser Mullen.

38 mins:Corner, Hearts.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Marius Zaliukas (Hearts) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Fraser Mullen with a cross.

37 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

37 mins:Michael Ngoo (Hearts) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Corner, Hearts.

32 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Andy Webster (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Fraser Mullen.

29 mins:Corner, Hearts.

29 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Ngoo (Hearts) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Billy King (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

24 mins:Offside, Dundee. Colin Nish tries a through ball, but Colin Nish is caught offside.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fraser Mullen.

23 mins:Corner, Hearts.

20 mins:Foul by Brian Easton (Dundee).

20 mins:Billy King (Hearts) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Walker (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Billy King (Hearts) header from the centre of the box is saved.

15 mins:Foul by Colin Nish (Dundee).

15 mins:Andy Webster (Hearts) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Ngoo (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

14 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Hearts) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Hearts) header from the left side of the box is saved.

5 mins:Offside, Dundee. Colin Nish tries a through ball, but Colin Nish is caught offside.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Billy King (Hearts) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

1 mins:Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Hearts).

1 mins:Colin Nish (Dundee) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Tynecastle
  • Attendance: 11,284
HeartsHeartsvDundeeDundee
1
  • Sutton, 86
0

match report

John Sutton's late goal broke Dundee's resilience as Hearts bettered their bottom-placed opponents at the third time of asking this season with a 1-0 victory at Tynecastle.

The home side completely dominated the Scottish Premier League match but could not force the ball over the line until Sutton's late intervention.

Gary Harkins made his second full debut in a Dundee shirt, playing in the hole behind Colin Nish, but it was the defensive side of Barry Smith's team that deserved the praise after coming so close to recording their third consecutive clean sheet against the Edinburgh side.

Hearts manager John McGlynn had started with a youthful side for the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final win against Inverness and, buoyed by the vindication of that decision, he decided to go one further, granting teenager Billy King his first-team debut in place of Andrew Driver.

And the young attacker had the first opportunity within three minutes. Slack play in the back-line allowed the loose ball to fall to King who cut in and scuffed a shot wide from 18 yards.

It was King's team-mate on the opposite wing who created the next opportunity. Leading a counter-attack, Jamie Walker drove into the box before squaring for Michael Ngoo. His shot from close range was blocked on the line by Gary Irvine, with the ball deflecting back into the path of Walker whose toe-poke was held by Rab Douglas.

On the half-hour Ngoo demonstrated his strengths by controlling a difficult ball, muscling his way into position and letting fly with a powerful drive that was deflected wide by Declan Gallagher.

Five minutes later it was the turn of Douglas to keep the score level, pulling off an outstanding finger-tip save to deny Walker, while Ngoo then saw his goal-bound header deflect off Colin Nish and land on top of the crossbar.

The woodwork was also rattled in the second half, Jason Holt was the perpetrator this time, looping a shot from 25 yards onto the bar.

Hearts, with so many of their players having slogged through 120 minutes of football four days previous, tired in the latter stages with McGlynn unwilling to make a change until there was little more than five minutes of the match remaining.

And it was the two players introduced that finally made the breakthrough. Groans echoed around Gorgie when Arvydas Novikovas let a cross-field pass from Walker slip under his foot. However, the Lithuanian recovered and sent in a deep curling cross that was powered into the net by Sutton at the far post.

Two minutes later Novikovas had his own chance to get on the scoresheet but his sliding effort from Ngoo's cross went just wide.

team line-up

1Jamie MacDonald
14Jamie Walker92
4Danny Wilson
30Fraser Mullen
6Andy Webster
26Marius Zaliukas
7Ryan Stevenson
27Callum Tapping
15Jason Holt85
32Billy King84
21Michael Ngoo

substitutes

11Andrew Driver92
19Dylan McGowan
10Mehdi Taouil
13Mark Ridgers
9John Sutton85
5Darren Barr
18Arvydas Novikovas84

referee

Crawford Allan

team line-up

1Robert Douglas
18Declan Gallagher
26Brian Easton
25Lewis Toshney
2Gary Irvine
6Iain Davidson
7Nicholas Riley75
29Gary Harkins
24Colin Nish
20Jim McAlister
10John Baird

substitutes

17Kyle Benedictus
3Matthew Lockwood
27Mark Stewart
5Neil McGregor
11Ryan Conroy
8Kevin McBride75
36Alex Baird

referee

Crawford Allan

match stats

possession %5940
shots on target100
shots off target113
corners81
tackles won00
offsides04