Hearts player ratings: Five players score 7/10 and one lands an 8 against Livingston

Ratings out of 10 for every Hearts players who featured against Livingston.

GK – CRAIG GORDON 8/10

Made himself big to stop Stephen Kelly’s header shortly after a rare fumble. Fine penalty save with his feet and stopped Fitzwater’s header too.

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RD – MICHAEL SMITH 6

Josh Ginnelly celebrates after making it 1-1. Picture: Paul Devlin / SNS

Pretty good in possession, pretty solid in defence. Steady performance overall from the experienced Irishman.

CD – TOBY SIBBICK 7

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It was always going to be a tough afternoon up against man mountain Joel Nouble and so it proved. The Englishman stood up to it reasonably well.

CD – KYE ROWLES 6

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Flicked a header off of the bar before being turned inside out by Nouble in the box and giving away a penalty for a shirt tug. Played well up to then.

LD – ALEX COCHRANE 6

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Uncharacteristically outmuscled from a log ball for the Livi goal. Didn’t quite hit the heights of recent weeks after an exhausting schedule.

CDM – ORESTIS KIOMOUTZOGLOU 5

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Made a good start, a raking cross-field pass catching the eye, but faded quickly and replaced by Connor Smith as Hearts chased the game.

CM – CAMMY DEVLIN 6

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Starting because Halliday picked up an injury in the warm-up, the Australian did enough for pass marks before getting a well-earned rest.

CM – ROBERT SNODGRASS 5

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Loose in possession a few times, neat at other times. Lots of set-piece delivery opportunities but nothing came from any of them.

RF – JOSH GINNELLY 7

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Posed a threat. Made crucial goal-line clearance and fluffed chance to equalise from Forrest cross before rifling in a superb late equaliser.

ST – LAWRENCE SHANKLAND 7

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So many chances chances he could have had a hat-trick. Blasted one over, scuffed another and Livi keeper thwarted him with incredible saves.

LF – BARRIE MCKAY 7

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Not quite there yet, but much more like his old self after being dropped at Ibrox. Bright, positive, dangerous and creating chances.

SUB – ALAN FORREST 6

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For Devlin 63mins. Brought on when Hearts were chasing the game and put in a couple of decent crosses, contributing to the equaliser.

SUB – CONNOR SMITH 6

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For Kio 67mins. Unfortunate to only last 10 minutes. Withdrawn when Rowles saw red.

SUB – CRAIG HALKETT 7

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For Connor Smith 77mins. Won all his aerial duels with real aggression. Very welcome return

Player ratings scale

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10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.