Premiership: Hearts estinguishes Aberdeen 5-0 with a superb match

EDINBURGH. Hearts demolishes Aberdeen 5-0 with goals of

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EDINBURGH. Hearts demolishes Aberdeen 5-0 with goals of Graeme Shinnie (15′ own), Michael Smith (29′), Lawrence Shankland (40′ pen), Josh Ginnelly (45′) and Cammy Devlin (61′).

The match was played at the Tynecastle Park stadium in Edinburgh on Wednesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was William Collum with the assistance of John McCrossan and Gary Hilland. The 4th official was Steven Kirkland. The weather was clear. The temperature was freezing around -0.7 degrees Celsius or 30.72 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Hearts was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Aberdeen that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Aberdeen was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Hearts found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Hearts shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Aberdeen shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.


Hearts received 1 yellow card (Kye Rowles). Regarding the opposition, Aberdeen received 1 yellow card (Duk).

After this encounter, Hearts will have 35 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Aberdeen will stay with 29 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 15'

    Graeme Shinnie (OG)

  • 29'

    Michael Smith

  • 39'


  • 40'

    Lawrence Shankland (Penalty)

  • 45'

    Josh Ginnelly

    Lawrence Shankland

  • 54'

    Vicente Besuijen

    Jonny Hayes

  • 55'

    Kye Rowles

  • 61'

    Cammy Devlin

    Lawrence Shankland

  • 61'

    R. Duncan

    Bojan Miovski

  • 61'

    P. Myslovič

    Leighton Clarkson

  • 65'

    Jorge Grant

    Barrie McKay

  • 65'

    Stephen Humphrys

    Josh Ginnelly

  • 72'

    Jayden Richardson

    Matty Kennedy

  • 72'

    Marley Watkins


  • 75'

    Stephen Kingsley

    Toby Sibbick

  • 84'

    Alan Forrest

    Michael Smith

  • 85'

    Yutaro Oda

    Robert Snodgrass

  • 90'

    Marley Watkins (Goal Disallowed)

  • 90'

    Marley Watkins (Goal Disallowed)

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Hearts will play away with Livingston on the 29th of January with a 6-2 head to head record in favor of Hearts (5 draws).

Aberdeen will play away against Hibernian on the 28th of January with a 27-13 head to head statistic in favor of Aberdeen (15 draws).

Hearts: Formation and Lineups

Hearts started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Robbie Neilson chose to play with the following team: Zander Clark (7.1), James Hill (7.0), Toby Sibbick (7.8), Kye Rowles (6.8), Michael Smith (8.6), Cameron Devlin (8.0), Robert Snodgrass (7.1), Alex Cochrane (7.1), Lawrence Shankland (8.1), Barrie McKay (6.5) and Josh Ginnelly (7.2).

Hearts could not rely on the presence of Stephen Kingsley (injured).


Hearts made 5 changes: Barrie McKay for Jorge Grant (65′), Josh Ginnelly for Stephen Humphrys (65′), Toby Sibbick for Stephen Kingsley (75′), Michael Smith for Alan Forrest (84′) and Robert Snodgrass for Yutaro Oda (85′).

Top player: Michael Smith

The player who no doubt impressed Hearts the most was Michael Smith.

His rating is (8.6) with 1 goal, 32 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Aberdeen: Formation and Lineups

Aberdeen started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Regarding the opposition, Jim Goodwin played with: Joe Lewis (5.1), Matthew Kennedy (6.7), Ross McCrorie (5.2), Liam Scales (5.5), Hayden Coulson (5.1), Ylber Ramadani (6.3), Graeme Shinnie (6.4), Jonny Hayes (6.2), Leighton Clarkson (6.1), Duk (5.1) and Bojan Miovski (6.2).


Aberdeen made 5 changes: Jonny Hayes for Vicente Besuijen (54′), Bojan Miovski for R. Duncan (61′), Leighton Clarkson for P. Myslovič (61′), Matty Kennedy for Jayden Richardson (72′) and Duk for Marley Watkins (72′).

Top player: Matthew Kennedy

The player who no doubt impressed Aberdeen the most was Matthew Kennedy.

His rating is (6.7) with 29 passes (79% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 12 crosses.

Results of the day

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