Premiership: Motherwell prevails over Hearts 2-0 on Saturday

MOTHERWELL. Motherwell overcomes Hearts with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Shields (23') and a goal from R. Lamie (66').

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MOTHERWELL. Motherwell beats Hearts with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Shields (23′) and a goal from R. Lamie (66′).

The match was held at the Fir Park Stadium in Motherwell on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was William Collum with the help of Sean Carr and Alastair Mather. The 4th official was Graham Grainger. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 8 degrees Celsius or 46.36 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Motherwell was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Hearts that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Motherwell was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Motherwell won the match.

Motherwell shot 20 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Hearts shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

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

Also, Hearts didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after T. Moore (Hearts) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (64′).

After playing this encounter, Motherwell will have 18 points to stay in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Hearts will stay with 24 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 23'
    23'

    C. Shields

  • 48'
    48'

    T. Moore

  • 59'
    59'

    L. Boyce

    B. Woodburn

  • 64'
    64'

    T. Moore

  • 66'
    66'

    R. Lamie

  • 67'
    67'

    A. Gnanduillet

    J. Ginnelly

  • 71'
    71'

    A. McEneff

    B. Baningime

  • 80'
    80'

    S. O\'Donnell

    K. Woolery

  • 86'
    86'

    J. Amaluzor

    C. Shields

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Grimshaw

    S. Goss

  • 90'
    90'

    T. Watt

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Motherwell will play away with Dundee on the 27th of November with a 11-7 head to head record in favor of Motherwell (4 draws).

Hearts will host St. Mirren on the 27th of November with a 16-8 head to head record in favor of Hearts (10 draws).

Motherwell: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Graham Alexander chose to play with the following team: Liam Kelly (7.0), Bevis Mugabi (7.0), Sondre Solholm Johansen (7.3), Ricki Lamie (7.5), Nathan McGinley (7.3), Barry Maguire (7.1), Sean Goss (7.9), Callum Slattery (7.2), Kaiyne Woolery (6.7), Connor Shields (7.3) and Tony Watt (6.8).

Substitutes

Motherwell made 3 changes: K. Woolery for S. O’Donnell (80′), C. Shields for J. Amaluzor (86′) and S. Goss for L. Grimshaw (90′).

Top player: Sean Goss

Probably the most impressive player in Motherwell was Sean Goss even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.9) with 20 passes (70% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 4 crosses.

Hearts: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Robbie Neilson played with: Craig Gordon (7.1), Taylor Moore (6.5), John Souttar (7.0), Stephen Kingsley (6.6), Michael Smith (7.1), Beni Baningime (6.4), Cameron Devlin (6.7), Alex Cochrane (6.4), Barrie McKay (6.8), Ben Woodburn (6.7) and Josh Ginnelly (6.6).

Substitutes

Hearts made 3 changes: B. Woodburn for L. Boyce (59′), J. Ginnelly for A. Gnanduillet (67′) and B. Baningime for A. McEneff (71′).

Best player: Craig Gordon

The player that probably impressed the most for Hearts was the goalkeeper: Craig Gordon. His rating is 7.12. He performed 5 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership

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