Hearts moved 15 points clear at the top of the Championship table after a 2-0 win over Ayr United at Tynecastle Park.
Openings were few and far between but Armand Gnanduillet had a couple of chances, while Andy Halliday also went close, before the Frenchman gave Hearts the lead with a powerful header. Jamie Walker came off the bench once more to have a positive impact and sealed the three point with an excellent finish.
How did the 14 Hearts players involved rate out of ten?
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.
1. Craig Gordon - 6
A quiet outing on his 200th appearance for the club. Had little to do.
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2. Michael Smith - 8
Was one of the busiest players, certainly in the first half, as Ayr pushed down his side. Was left 2 v 1 at times but Tom Walsh never got the best of him. Not the threat going forward he was v Dundee with his crossing but did create a chance for Gnanduillet with a brilliant pass.
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3. Mihai Popescu - 6
Aerially dominant and strong against Moffat. Twice went down easy expecting the foul, while there were a couple of nervy moments in possession.
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4. Craig Halkett - 7
Had little issue with Michael Moffat except for one moment in the first half where he didn’t get enough purchase on a header which put the team in danger.
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