EDINBURGH. Hearts conquers St. Mirren 1-0 after B. McKay scored just 1 goal (29′). Hearts was much better in terms of ball possession (68%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Tynecastle Park stadium in Edinburgh on Friday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was David Munro assisted by Drew Kirkland and Andy Milne. The 4th official was Graham Beaton. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold at 4.3 degrees Celsius or 39.69 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 84%.
Hearts had a superior ball possession 68% while St. Mirren was struggling with a 32% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
St. Mirren was more pushing with 42 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 0 were on target. Nevertheless, Hearts succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.
Hearts shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, St. Mirren shot 19 times, 0 on target, 19 off target.
Hearts received 2 yellow cards (Michael Smith and Robert Snodgrass). Regarding the opposition, St. Mirren received 4 yellow cards (Keanu Baccus, Oleksandr Shovkovskyi, Declan Gallagher and D. Reid).
After playing this encounter, Hearts will have 35 points to hold in the 3rd place. Talking about the opposition, St. Mirren will stay with 27 points to hold in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Hearts will host Ross County on the 22nd of April with a 10-2 head to head in favor of Hearts (13 draws).
St. Mirren will play away agasint Motherwell on the 15th of February with a 18-11 head to head in favor of Motherwell (16 draws).
Hearts – Formation
Hearts started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Robbie Neilson decided to play with the following team: Zander Clark, James Hill , Toby Sibbick , Kye Rowles , Michael Smith , Andy Halliday , Robert Snodgrass , Alex Cochrane , Lawrence Shankland , Barrie McKay and Josh Ginnelly .
The home team had on the bench: Ross Stewart, Nathaniel Atkinson, Jorge Grant, Cameron Devlin, Garang Kuol, Orestis Kiomourtzoglou, Stephen Humphrys, Yutaro Oda and Alan Forrest.
Hearts made 4 changes: Alex Cochrane for Cammy Devlin (60′), Josh Ginnelly for Stephen Humphrys (76′), Barrie McKay for G. Kuol (76′) and Andy Halliday for Alan Forrest (87′).
Best player: Barrie McKay
The most impressive player for Hearts was Barrie McKay.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 36 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.
St. Mirren – Formation
St. Mirren started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Stephen Robinson played with: Trevor Carson, Declan Gallagher , Joe Shaughnessy , Richard Taylor , Ryan Flynn , Keanu Baccus , Alexander Gogić , Mark O’Hara , Scott Tanser , Alex Greive and Alex Greive , Curtis Main .
These were the players on the bench: Peter Urminsky, Murray Campbell, Luke Kenny, Greg Kiltie, Toyosi Olusanya, Dylan Reid , Eamonn Brophy, Jonah Ayunga and Fraser Taylor.
St. Mirren made 4 changes: Mark O’Hara for Greg Kiltie (33′), Alexander Greive for Jonah Ayunga (67′), Keanu Baccus for D. Reid (67′) and Richard Taylor for E. Brophy (85′).
Best player: Richard Taylor
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for St. Mirren was Richard Taylor.
His rating iswith 14 passes (64% accurate) and 0 key passes.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.