Hearts overcomes St. Mirren 1-0 with a goal scored by B. McKay. HIGHLIGHTS

EDINBURGH. Hearts conquers St. Mirren 1-0 after B. McKay scored just 1 goal (29').

Hearts overcomes St. Mirren 1-0 with a goal scored by B. McKay. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 68 Ball Possession 32
Shots
  • 12 Total 19
  • 3 On Target 0
  • 9 Off Target 19
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 103 Attack 82
  • 32 Dangerous attack 42
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 5
Fouls
  • 8 Total 13
  • 2 Yellow Cards 4
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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).

Match Timeline

23'
Keanu Baccus- Yellow
Michael Smith- Yellow
24'
Barrie McKay(goal)
29'
33'
Greg Kiltie- sub ->Mark O\'Hara
45'
Curtis Main- Yellow
54'
Declan Gallagher- Yellow
Robert Snodgrass- Yellow
58'
Cameron Devlin- sub ->Alex Cochrane
60'
67'
Jonah Ananias Paul Ayunga- sub ->Alexander Greive
67'
Dylan Reid- sub ->Keanu Baccus
Stephen Humphrys- sub ->Josh Ginnelly
76'
Garang Kuol- sub ->Barrie McKay
76'
80'
Dylan Reid- Yellow
85'
Eamonn Brophy- sub ->Richard Taylor
Alan Forrest- sub ->Andy Halliday 
87'

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
Zander Clark 28.Scotland
7.1
D
James Hill 72.England
6.6
D
Toby Sibbick 21.England
7.1
D
Kye Rowles 15.Australia
7.3
M
Michael Smith 2.Northern Ireland
6.4
24'
M
Andy Halliday 16.Scotland
7.1
87'
M
Robert Snodgrass 77.Scotland
7.5
58'
M
6.9
60'
F
Barrie McKay 18.Scotland
7.5
76' Goals29'
F
Josh Ginnelly 30.England
7.3
76'
F
Lawrence Shankland 9.Scotland
7.0
Substitutes
G
Ross Stewart 13.Scotland
D
Nathaniel Atkinson 12.Australia
M
Jorge Grant 7.England
M
Cameron Devlin 14.Australia
6.6
60'
F
Garang Kuol 61.Australia
76'
F
Stephen Humphrys 29.England
76'
F
Yutaro Oda 88.Japan
F
Alan Forrest 17.Scotland
87'

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 (7.1), James Hill (6.6), Toby Sibbick (7.1), Kye Rowles (7.3), Michael Smith (6.4), Andy Halliday (7.1), Robert Snodgrass (7.5), Alex Cochrane (6.9), Lawrence Shankland (7.0), Barrie McKay (7.5) and Josh Ginnelly (7.3).

The home team had on the bench: Ross Stewart, Nathaniel Atkinson, Jorge Grant, Cameron Devlin (6.6), Garang Kuol, Orestis Kiomourtzoglou, Stephen Humphrys, Yutaro Oda and Alan Forrest.

Substitutions

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 is (7.5) with 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
G
T. Carson 1.Northern Ireland
6.8
D
D. Gallagher 31.Scotland
6.2
54'
D
J. Shaughnessy 4.Republic of Ireland
6.8
D
R. Taylor 5.England
7.3
85'
M
R. Flynn 8.Scotland
6.9
M
K. Baccus 17.Australia
6.9
67' 23'
M
A. Gogić 13.Cyprus
6.9
M
M. O'Hara 6.Scotland
6.5
33'
M
S. Tanser 3.England
6.9
F
A. Greive 21.New Zealand
F
C. Main 10.England
6.9
45'
Substitutes
G
P. Urminský 27.Slovakia
M
G. Kiltie 11.Scotland
6.7
33'
M
T. Olusanya 20.England
M
D. Reid 15.Scotland
6.4
67' 80'
M
F. Taylor 30.Scotland
F
E. Brophy 9.Scotland
85'
F
J. Ayunga 7.England
6.8
67'

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

Stephen Robinson played with: Trevor Carson (6.8), Declan Gallagher (6.2), Joe Shaughnessy (6.8), Richard Taylor (7.3), Ryan Flynn (6.9), Keanu Baccus (6.9), Alexander Gogić (6.9), Mark O’Hara (6.5), Scott Tanser (6.9), Alex Greive and Alex Greive (6.8), Curtis Main (6.9).

These were the players on the bench: Peter Urminsky, Murray Campbell, Luke Kenny, Greg Kiltie (6.7), Toyosi Olusanya, Dylan Reid (6.4), Eamonn Brophy, Jonah Ayunga (6.8) and Fraser Taylor.

Substitutions

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 is (7.3) with 14 passes (64% accurate) and 0 key passes.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership.​