It is a result which piles on more pressure following Tuesday’s Scottish Cup exit to Highland League side Brora Rangers.
Queen of the South came away with a 3-2 win from Tynecastle aided by some very generous defending from the home side. Mihai Popescu gave the ball away early on for Connor Shields to score, while Andy Irving netted the visitors’ third with an inexplicable own goal.
Hearts had came from 2-0 down to level thanks to goals from Popescu and Armand Gnanduillet but they didn’t show enough to get the three points.
How did the Hearts players rate?
Player ratings scale - 10: One of the best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: A terrible day at the office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of the worst performances you've seen.