Hearts 1 - 2 Celtic: How the Hearts players rated in the Scottish Cup final

Hearts ultimately came up short in the Scottish Cup final, losing despite Ryan Edwards opener. Mark Atkinson assesses all of Jam Tarts players who appeared at Hampden.

Saturday, 25th May 2019, 6:20 pm
Hearts' players celebrate Ryan Edwards' opener with the fans. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Hearts were expected to lose to Celtic but they came close to a massive upset, especially after Edwards nudged Hearts into a second half lead. A double from Odsonne Edouard ultimately put paid to Craig Levein’s side’s trophy chances.

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Brought down Edouard for penalty. No chance with winner and was reasonably quiet throughout. 6

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Defended manfully as Celtic doubled up with Hayes and Johnston on his side. 7
Like Souttar, made all manner of blocks and headers. Marshalled defence brilliantly. 8
Sound distribution, good positioning and a number of crucial blocks. Flat-footed for winning goal, though. 7
Performed beyond his 16 years. Solid in defence and energetic in attack. Not overwhelmed by occasion. 8
Played courageously through groin injury. Added steel to midfield and carried team forward. Eventually ran out of petrol. 7
Some nice touches in midfield and played part in goal. Picked up booking for rash tackle. 7
Closed down and harried Celtic constantly. Took his goal well. Surprise inclusion but played very well. 8
Involved in Hearts' goal but got into a couple of promising positions without finding killer ball. 6
Chances to run at Celtic defence were fleeting. Hearts could not set him free often enough. 6
Worked his socks off as lone striker and was a pest, niggling away at Celtic's defence. 7
Limited impact after coming off bench. 4
Tried to cause havoc but got little joy out of Celtic defence. 5
Neat and tidy when he came on for Haring. 5