34 years, 60 games and 12,419 days - the last time Hearts came from behind to defeat Rangers at Tynecastle

Sunday was a rare feat for the Gorgie Road club

Monday, 27th January 2020, 1:15 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 1:16 pm

Sunday was a special day for Hearts supporters in many ways.

It was a first league victory for Daniel Stendel, it was a debut for the ages from Liam Boyce, and it was a crucial victory against a title contender that may well be the turning point in a season that's long threatened relegation.

On top of all that, it was also the chance to witness a rare feat: a come-from-behind victory against Rangers.

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Hearts defeated Rangers 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Picture: SNS

The last time Hearts achieved this away from Tynecastle wasn't too long ago. In the spring of 2012, as Rangers suffered through administration, goals from Ian Black and Jamie Hamill gave Paulo Sergio's men a comeback 2-1 win at Ibrox.

It was the first time they'd done so against the Govan side since 1988, when Dave McPherson and John Robertson turned the match in Glasgow on its head after Jan Bartram had opened the scoring for the hosts.

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However, we have to go back to the famous 1985/86 campaign for the last time this happened in Gorgie.

In a Scottish Cup third round clash, Ally McCoist gave the visitors the lead just before half-time.

Goals from Colin McAdam and Gary Mackay turned the tables within ten minutes of the restart, though Ian Durrant would equalise on 69 minutes.

It would be left to Robertson (who else?) to decide the tie as the goal-hungry striker netted five minutes from the end.

That game took place 34 years and one day prior to yesterday's match. That's 12,419 days and 60 matches without the feat being repeated.