Hearts 2-0 Motherwell: Boyce penalty & Kingsley free-kick sends hosts top of table


Liam Boyce scored penalty against Motherwell
Liam Boyce’s early penalty was his tenth goal of the season

Hearts continued their impressive unbeaten league start and moved top of the Scottish Premiership by dispatching Motherwell at Tynecastle.

Liam Boyce slotted an early penalty after being tripped by Liam Kelly, before Stephen Kingsley curled in a fine first-half free-kick.

Boyce saw a second spot kick saved after the break, while the visitors had chances to reduce the deficit thwarted by an inspired Craig Gordon.

The defeat leaves Motherwell fourth.

The loss also brings to an end to the Fir Park club’s six-game unbeaten league run, but for Hearts it is now eight Premiership games without defeat as they leapfrog Rangers and Hibernian – who play at Ibrox tomorrow.

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Heart of Midlothian

  1. Squad number1Player nameGordon

  2. Squad number15Player nameMoore

  3. Squad number19Player nameHalkett

  4. Squad number3Player nameKingsley

  5. Squad number2Player nameSmith

  6. Squad number6Player nameBaningime

  7. Squad number14Player nameDevlin

  8. Squad number17Player nameCochrane

  9. Squad number18Player nameMcKay

  10. Squad number10Player nameBoyce

  11. Squad number9Player nameWoodburn

  1. Squad number5Player nameHaring

  2. Squad number11Player nameMackay-Steven

  3. Squad number16Player nameHalliday

Motherwell

  1. Squad number1Player nameKelly

  2. Squad number2Player nameO’Donnell

  3. Squad number5Player nameMugabi

  4. Squad number14Player nameOjala

  5. Squad number19Player nameMcGinley

  6. Squad number23Player nameGrimshaw

  7. Squad number16Player nameSlattery

  8. Squad number8Player nameO’Hara

  9. Squad number7Player nameWoolery

  10. Squad number32Player nameWatt

  11. Squad number9Player namevan Veen

  1. Squad number17Player nameAmaluzor

  2. Squad number29Player nameShields

Line-ups

Hearts

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Gordon
  • 15MooreBooked at 75mins
  • 19HalkettSubstituted forHallidayat 56′minutes
  • 3Kingsley
  • 2Smith
  • 6BaningimeBooked at 83mins
  • 14DevlinBooked at 43mins
  • 17Cochrane
  • 18McKaySubstituted forHaringat 81′minutes
  • 10Boyce
  • 9WoodburnSubstituted forMackay-Stevenat 69′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Haring
  • 7Walker
  • 11Mackay-Steven
  • 13Stewart
  • 16Halliday
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 30Ginnelly

Motherwell

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Kelly
  • 2O’Donnell
  • 5Mugabi
  • 14OjalaBooked at 11mins
  • 19McGinleyBooked at 90mins
  • 23GrimshawBooked at 18minsSubstituted forAmaluzorat 76′minutes
  • 16Slattery
  • 8O’Hara
  • 7Woolery
  • 32Watt
  • 9van VeenSubstituted forShieldsat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 4Lamie
  • 6Maguire
  • 12Fox
  • 17Amaluzor
  • 20Crawford
  • 29Shields

Referee:
David Munro

Attendance:
17,028

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