SP03


April 2016

No. of Shots

7 10

Shots on Target

1 4

Possession

48% 52%

Fouls Conceded

12 19

Corners Won

2 6

Discipline

Goals None

Ikpeazu 81

Killie Team

MacDonald, O'Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor, (Thomas 84), Burke, Dicker , Power, Jones, Ndjoli, (Brophy 75), & K Boyd, (Wilson 68).
Subs Not Used: Bachmann, S Boyd, Waters, & Graham.  

Attendance: 6,239

Man of the Match Vote

 

Match Recap

This game pitted the sides that finished fifth and sixth in the Premiership last season. It always looked like being a tight match.

Hearts edged it in terms of chances in a stop-start, frustrating first half where entertainment was at a premium. 

The big moment came in the second half. Was Gary Dicker's 67th min red card merited? Difficult to say the stand but referee was in no doubt.

It became a test of character for both sides - could Kilmarnock hold on for a point? Would Hearts find a way through?

In the end, Hearts would get a big goal through their bustling striker Ikpeazu.

 

Comments

Steve Clarke: "It was a game that was going to finish 0-0. It's changed the game and it's cost us one point. It was a 0-0 game written all over it from the first ten minutes. I thought we applied ourselves well with ten men and it was a strange goal but it found the bottom corner. It was two physical, competitive teams who over the course of the season will I think be competitive in the top half of the table. We just have to lick our wounds tonight and get back on track next weekend." 
On Dicker's Red Card: "I've seen it back and I still don't think it's a red card. I'm sure Gary will get off on appeal. That will help us next week but it doesn't help us this week. I think the most disappointing thing is that an experienced official couldn't wait to get the card out of his pocket before he thought about it and assessed the situation. Gary Dicker won the ball twice, it's clear."

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