EDINBURGH. Hearts found a way to capture a draw against Livingston with a late goal from J. Ginnelly scored in the (90′) after Livingston got a lead with a goal from S. Kelly (54′). Hearts was truly superior in terms of ball possession (73%)
The match was played at the Tynecastle Park stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Craig Napier with the assistance of Daniel McFarlane and Colin Drummond. The 4th official was Peter Stuart. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.2 degrees Celsius or 52.21 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.
Hearts was in firm control of the ball 73% while Livingston was struggling with a 27% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Hearts was more aggressive with 71 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. Notwithstanding, that was not enough Hearts to win the match.
Hearts shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Livingston shot 20 times, 8 on target, 12 off target.
Hearts received 1 yellow card (O. Kiomourtzoglou). Talking about the opposition, Livingston received 1 yellow card (S. Omeonga).
(Hearts) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (75′).
After this contest, Hearts will have 21 points like St. Johnstone and St. Mirren to hold in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Livingston will have 23 points to sit in the 4th place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Hearts will host Hibernian on the 2nd of January with a 21-11 head to head in favor of Hearts (16 draws).
Livingston will host Motherwell on the 2nd of January with a 13-2 head to head stats in favor of Motherwell (4 draws).
Hearts – Formation
Hearts started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Robbie Neilson decided to play with the following team: Craig Gordon, Michael Smith , Toby Sibbick , Kye Rowles , Alex Cochrane , Andy Halliday, Orestis Kiomourtzoglou , Josh Ginnelly , Cameron Devlin , Robert Snodgrass , Barrie McKay and Lawrence Shankland .
The home team had on the bench: Ross Stewart, Craig Halkett, Lewis Neilson, Nathaniel Atkinson, Connor Smith, Alan Forrest , Finlay Pollock, Euan Henderson and Bobby McLuckie.
Hearts made 3 changes: C. Devlin for A. Forrest (62′), O. Kiomourtzoglou for C. Smith (67′) and C. Smith for C. Halkett (77′).
Best player: Craig Gordon
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Hearts was the goalkeeper: Craig Gordon. His rating is 8.04. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 5 saves.
Livingston – Formation
Livingston started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
David Martindale played with: Ivan Konovalov, Nicky Devlin , Ayo Obileye , Jack Fitzwater , Cristian Montano , Sean Kelly , Jason Holt , Stephane Omeonga , Andrew Shinnie , Stephen Kelly , Joel Nouble .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jack Hamilton, Jackson Longridge, Morgan Boyes, James Penrice, Scott Pitman, Dylan Bahamboula , Esmael Goncalves and Bruce Anderson.
Livingston made 2 changes: S. Kelly for S. Pittman (69′) and A. Shinnie for D. Bahamboula (82′).
Best player: Andrew Shinnie
The player that probably impressed the most for Livingston was Andrew Shinnie.
His rating iswith 12 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.