Hearts prevails over Motherwell 3-0. HIGHLIGHTS

MOTHERWELL. Hearts was in the end too strong for Motherwell.

Hearts prevails over Motherwell 3-0. HIGHLIGHTS

MOTHERWELL. Hearts was ultimately too strong for Motherwell with the goal of L. Shankland (17′), A. Forrest (50′) and A. Forrest (90′).

The match was played at the Fir Park stadium in Motherwell on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Nick Walsh with the help of Calum Spence and Michael Banks. The 4th official was Lloyd Wilson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.1 degrees Celsius or 59.2 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 77%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 53 Ball Possession 47
Shots
  • 27 Total 10
  • 7 On Target 5
  • 20 Off Target 5
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 144 Attack 87
  • 55 Dangerous attack 23
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 6 Corners 2
Fouls
  • 12 Total 13
  • 3 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 7

Ball possession

No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Motherwell was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Hearts that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Motherwell was more aggressive with 55 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 7 were on target. Anyhow, Hearts was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Motherwell shot 27 times, 7 on target, 20 off target. Talking about the opposition, Hearts shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Motherwell received 3 yellow cards (R. Aarons, S. McKinstry and P. McGinn). On the opposite side, Hearts received 2 yellow cards (A. Forrest and M. Smith).

Match Timeline

17'
L. Shankland(goal)
R. Aarons- sub ->J. Efford
30'
R. Aarons- Yellow
37'
39'
P. Haring- sub ->A. Cochrane
S. McKinstry- sub ->R. Aarons
45'
50'
A. Forrest(goal)L. Shankland
64'
R. Snodgrass- sub ->C. Devlin
64'
S. Humphrys- sub ->L. Shankland
D. Cornelius- sub ->B. Maguire
67'
B. Mugabi- sub ->R. Lamie
67'
L. Moult- sub ->R. Tierney
67'
73'
N. Atkinson- sub ->A. Halliday
73'
T. Sibbick- sub ->B. McKay
S. McKinstry- Yellow
75'
79'
A. Forrest- Yellow
90'
A. Forrest(goal)N. Atkinson
90'
M. Smith- Yellow
P. McGinn- Yellow
90'

Standings

After this match, Motherwell will stay with 10 points like Aberdeen to remain in the 8th place. Talking about the opposition, Hearts will have 13 points to remain in the 3rd place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Premiership, Motherwell will play away against Livingston on the 2nd of January with a 13-2 head to head in favor of Motherwell (4 draws).

Hearts will host Hibernian on the 2nd of January with a 21-11 head to head record in favor of Hearts (16 draws).

Motherwell – Formation

Motherwell
G
L. Kelly 1.Scotland
6.2
D
P. McGinn 16.Scotland
6.8
90'
D
6.5
D
R. Lamie 4.Scotland
7.4
67'
D
M. Penney 24.England
7.3
M
S. Goss 27.England
7.0
M
B. Maguire 6.Scotland
6.5
67'
M
R. Tierney 26.Republic of Ireland
6.3
67'
M
J. Efford 11.USA
6.8
30'
M
B. Spittal 7.Scotland
6.7
F
K. van Veen 9.Netherlands
6.6
Substitutes
G
A. Oxborough 13.England
D
S. O'Donnell 2.Scotland
D
B. Mugabi 5.England
6.5
67'
M
S. McKinstry 17.Scotland
6.3
45' 75'
M
D. Cornelius 18.Scotland
7.0
67'
M
R. Aarons 20.England
30' 37'
F
R. Mahon 28.Republic of Ireland
F
L. Moult 21.England
6.3
67'

Motherwell adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Graham Alexander decided to play with the following team: Liam Kelly (6.2), Paul McGinn (6.8), Sondre Solholm Johansen (6.5), Ricki Lamie (7.4), Matt Penney (7.3), Barry Maguire (6.5), Sean Goss (7.0), Joseph Efford (6.8), Ross Tierney (6.3), Blair Spittal (6.7) and Kevin van Veen (6.6).

The home team had on the bench: Aston Oxborough, Stephen O’Donnell, Bevis Mugabi (6.5), Stuart McKinstry (6.3), Dean Cornelius (7.0), Lennon Miller, Robert Mahon, Rolando Aarons and Louis Moult (6.3).

Motherwell could not rely on the presence of R. Aarons (injured) and S. McKinstry (injured).

Substitutions

Motherwell made 5 changes: J. Efford for R. Aarons (30′), R. Aarons for S. McKinstry (45′), B. Maguire for D. Cornelius (67′), R. Lamie for B. Mugabi (67′) and R. Tierney for L. Moult (67′).

Best player: Ricki Lamie​

The most impressive player for Motherwell was Ricki Lamie.

His rating is (7.4) with 31 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.

Hearts – Formation

Hearts
G
C. Gordon 1.Scotland
8.3
D
L. Neilson 20.Scotland
7.1
D
M. Smith 2.Northern Ireland
7.2
90'
D
S. Kingsley 3.Scotland
8.0
D
A. Cochrane 19.England
6.8
39'
M
C. Devlin 14.Australia
7.4
64'
M
A. Halliday 16.Scotland
6.7
73'
M
A. Forrest 17.Scotland
9.0
79' Goals50', 90'
M
O. Kiomourtzoglou 8.Germany
6.5
M
B. McKay 18.Scotland
6.7
73'
F
L. Shankland 9.Scotland
7.1
64' Goals17'
Substitutes
G
R. Stewart 13.Scotland
D
T. Sibbick 21.England
6.2
73'
D
N. Atkinson 12.Australia
7.2
73'
M
R. Snodgrass 77.Scotland
6.5
64'
M
J. Grant 7.England
M
P. Haring 5.Austria
7.3
39'
F
G. Mackay-Steven 11.Scotland
F
S. Humphrys 29.England
6.4
64'
F
J. Ginnelly 30.England

Also Hearts adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Robbie Neilson played with: Craig Gordon (8.3), Michael Smith (7.2), Lewis Neilson (7.1), Stephen Kingsley (8.0), Alex Cochrane (6.8), Andy Halliday (6.7), Cameron Devlin (7.4), Alan Forrest (9.0), Orestis Kiomourtzoglou (6.5), Barrie McKay (6.7) and Lawrence Shankland (7.1).

These were the players on the bench: Ross Stewart, Toby Sibbick (6.2), Nathaniel Atkinson (7.2), Gary Mackay-Steven, Robert Snodgrass (6.5), Jorge Grant, Peter Haring (7.3), Stephen Humphrys (6.4) and Josh Ginnelly.

Hearts could not rely on the presence of P. Haring (injured) and N. Atkinson (injured).

Substitutions

Hearts made 5 changes: A. Cochrane for P. Haring (39′), C. Devlin for R. Snodgrass (64′), L. Shankland for S. Humphrys (64′), A. Halliday for N. Atkinson (73′) and B. McKay for T. Sibbick (73′).

Best player: Alan Forrest​

The most impressive player for Hearts was Alan Forrest.

His rating is (9.0) with 2 goals, 34 passes (67% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.

Results of the day

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