Best moments as Hearts' winning streak ends despite return of club greats

The return of welcome faces did little to quell the power of Rangers

Tynecastle was buzzing. For the first time in nearly 12 full months, the Jambos were set to see their number one Craig Gordon back on the bench. Not only that but he was joined by fellow long-term suffered Craig Halkett and Barrie McKay with Nathaniel Atkinson making his first start since that fateful day against St Mirren back in September. 

The Australian right wing-back produced a tireless performance on his pitch return but Hearts could not quite get over the line. 

In the pre-match press conference, both player and manager spoke of how close the Jambos felt to a win over the Gers and while their performance at Tynecastle was far more competitively matched than that of Hampden, their wait for a win over the blues continues. 

A poor error in judgement from both defenders and goalkeeper saw James Tavenier open up the pitch for Abdullah Sima to score in the 33rd minute. 

Lawrence Shankland, Alex Cochrane - on his 100th appearance for Hearts - and Kenneth Vargas all had valiant attempts but to no avail as Steven Naismith’s winning streak finally came to a devastating end. 

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