Hearts player ratings: Five players score 7/10 and one lands an 8 against Livingston
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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.
RD – MICHAEL SMITH 6
Pretty good in possession, pretty solid in defence. Steady performance overall from the experienced Irishman.
CD – TOBY SIBBICK 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For Kio 67mins. Unfortunate to only last 10 minutes. Withdrawn when Rowles saw red.
SUB – CRAIG HALKETT 7
For Connor Smith 77mins. Won all his aerial duels with real aggression. Very welcome return