Premiership: Motherwell beats Hearts 2-1

MOTHERWELL. Motherwell conquered Hearts to win 2-1.


MOTHERWELL. Motherwell beat Hearts to win 2-1. It was Motherwell to strike first with an early goal of J. Efford at the 3′. Then it was a goal in the 10′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Lamie gave the win to Motherwell in the 56′ minute with a goal. Hearts was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).​

The match was played at the Fir Park stadium in Motherwell on Wednesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Matthew McDermid who had the assistance of Graeme Stewart and Gary Hilland. The 4th official was John Beaton. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 10.3 degrees Celsius or 50.47 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 73%.​

Match Statistics

Hearts was in firm control of the ball 65% while Motherwell was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Hearts was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Notwithstanding, Motherwell was able to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Motherwell shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Hearts shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target.


Motherwell received 1 yellow card (C. Slattery). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Hearts.

After playing this match, Motherwell will have 43 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Hearts will stay with 61 points to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    J. Efford

  • 10'

    J. Ginnelly

  • 46'

    K. van Veen

    J. Ojala

  • 50'

    C. Slattery

  • 56'

    R. Lamie

  • 63'

    E. Simms

    A. Halliday

  • 69'

    R. Tierney

    C. Slattery

  • 69'

    L. Shaw

    S. Goss

  • 74'

    C. Devlin

    L. Boyce

  • 75'

    M. Smith

    N. Atkinson

  • 75'

    S. Kingsley

    T. Sibbick

  • 80'

    M. Thomas

    B. Woodburn

  • 89'

    V. Nirennold

    C. Shields

  • 90'

    B. Mugabi

    J. Efford

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Motherwell will play away against Celtic on the 14th of May with a 44-4 head to head record in favor of Celtic (9 draws).

Hearts will host Rangers on the 14th of May with a 29-8 head to head stats in favor of Rangers (8 draws).

Motherwell: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Graham Alexander chose to play with the following team: Liam Kelly (6.8), Liam Donnelly (6.6), Juhani Ojala (6.1), Ricki Lamie (7.2), Stephen O’Donnell (6.6), Dean Cornelius (7.0), Sean Goss (6.8), Jake Carroll (7.3), Callum Slattery (7.0), Joseph Efford (7.1) and Connor Shields (6.8).


Motherwell made 5 changes: J. Ojala for K. van Veen (46′), C. Slattery for R. Tierney (69′), S. Goss for L. Shaw (69′), C. Shields for V. Nirennold (89′) and J. Efford for B. Mugabi (90′).

Top player: Jake Carroll

The player who no doubt impressed Motherwell the most was Jake Carroll even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.3) with 25 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 11. He performed 3 crosses.

Hearts: Formation and Lineups

Hearts started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the other side, Robbie Neilson played with: Ross Stewart (6.1), Taylor Moore (6.5), Toby Sibbick (7.0), Alex Cochrane (6.6), Nathaniel Atkinson (6.4), Peter Haring (6.9), Andy Halliday (7.3), Ben Woodburn (7.2), Gary Mackay-Steven (7.0), Josh Ginnelly (7.0) and Liam Boyce (6.7).


Hearts made 5 changes: A. Halliday for E. Simms (63′), L. Boyce for C. Devlin (74′), N. Atkinson for M. Smith (75′), T. Sibbick for S. Kingsley (75′) and B. Woodburn for M. Thomas (80′).

Top player: Andy Halliday

Probably the most impressive player in Hearts was Andy Halliday.

His rating is (7.3) with 56 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7.

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