EDINBURGH. Hearts overcomes St. Mirren with a 2-0 win with a goal from G. Mackay-Steven (61′) and a goal from S. Kingsley (75′).
The match was held at the Tynecastle Park Stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Alan James Muir who had the assistance of Ralph Gordon and Jonathan Bell. The 4th official was Colin Steven. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 1.7 degrees Celsius or 35.08 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 60%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Hearts was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. St. Mirren that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Hearts was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Hearts won the match.
Hearts shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, St. Mirren shot 18 times, 7 on target, 11 off target.
Hearts received 2 yellow cards (C. Devlin and A. Halliday). On the other side, St. Mirren received 4 yellow cards (J. Shaughnessy, R. Flynn, J. Alnwick and J. Alnwick).
Also, St. Mirren didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after J. Shaughnessy (St. Mirren) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).
After this encounter, Hearts will have 24 points like Dundee United to stay in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, St. Mirren will stay with 16 points to stay in the 6th place.
St. Mirren will host Ross County on the 1st of December with a 10-5 head to head stats in favor of St. Mirren (3 draws).
Hearts: Formation and Lineups
Hearts started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Robbie Neilson chose to play with the following team: Craig Gordon , John Souttar , Craig Halkett , Stephen Kingsley , Michael Smith , Beni Baningime , Cameron Devlin , Andy Halliday , Barrie McKay , Liam Boyce and Gary Mackay-Steven .
Hearts made 3 changes: G. Mackay-Steven for J. Ginnelly (70′), L. Boyce for A. Gnanduillet (80′) and B. Baningime for P. Haring (86′).
Best player: Craig Gordon
The player that probably impressed the most for Hearts was the goalkeeper: Craig Gordon. His rating is 8.30. He performed 7 saves.
St. Mirren: Formation and Lineups
St. Mirren started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the opposite side, Jim Goodwin played with: Jak Alnwick , Joe Shaughnessy , Charles Dunne , Marcus Fraser , Richard Tait , Ryan Flynn , Alan Power , Scott Tanser , Jamie McGrath , Connor Ronan and Eamonn Brophy .
St. Mirren made 3 changes: S. Tanser for K. McAllister (34′), C. Ronan for K. Dennis (73′) and R. Flynn for G. Kiltie (81′).
Top player: Jamie McGrath
Probably the most impressive player in St. Mirren was Jamie McGrath.
His rating iswith 36 passes (77% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
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