How the Hearts players rated in the 4-1 victory over Dundee United

How the Hearts players rated against Dundee United at Tynecastle.

GK – Craig Gordon 7/10

Routine stop low to his left kept out long-range strike from Ryan Edwards. Made another instinctive save when called upon in injury time.

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RD – Michael Smith 7

Barrie McKay gets in front of Dundee United's Mathew Cudjoe at Tynecastle Park. Picture: Ross Parker / SNS

Did what was asked and expected of him at right-back. Even got an assist to his name for a long-range left foot strike spilled by the keeper.

RCB – Craig Halkett 8

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Touchline slide tackle on Tony Watt got the fans off their seats. Made a couple of crucial first-half interceptions in his own six-yard box. Concern about a late ankle knock.

LCB – Kye Rowles 8

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Didn’t take any chances and cleared his lines well while keeping it simple in possession. Composed, aggressive and untroubled.

LD – Alex Cochrane 7

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Has made a superb start to the season and kept that going with another decent display. Concerning to see him limp off clutching his hamstring.

CM – Cammy Devlin 8

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Played just in front of the back four and kept things ticking over very well. Tired towards the end and picked up a knock with ten minutes left.

CM – Jorge Grant 7

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Given his chance to shine, he took it and got better as the game went on. Pounced for his rebound goal like a striker after a goalkeeping error.

AMR – Alan Forrest 7

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Very bright start and always a danger when he got the final third. Has made a very good start to his Hearts career.

ACM – Liam Boyce 5

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Uncharacteristically sluggish. Caught in possession a few times first half. Just wasn’t his day.

ARL – Barrie McKay 8

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Another stunning goal, cutting in from the left to rifle into the far corner with his right foot, to cap another fine display. A potent threat on both flanks.ST – Lawrence Shankland 7

Poacher’s goal at the near post after 42 seconds against his former club was superbly executed and set tone for rest of the game. Slipped in Ginnelly for an assist too.

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Stephen Kingsley 6

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For Cochrane 76mins. Great to see him back on the pitch, especially after Cochrane’s injury.

Peter Haring 7

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For Boyce 57mins. Kept Hearts in control and will surely start in Zurich.

Gary Mackay-Steven 6

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For Forrest 57mins. Unlucky to concede the penalty.

Andy Halliday 7

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For McKay 76mins. Instant impact with a dangerous cross just out of Shankland’s reach.

Josh Ginnelly 7

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For Grant 76mins. Raced through to slide home his goal with great composure.

Player ratings scale - 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.