How do the Jam Tarts tend to fare on the opening day of the season? We look back at the last 15 years to see how well the team have done in the first league game of the campaign.
Hearts came from behind to swat aside Accies in the sun. Peter Haring scored a double, while Steven Naismith and Steven MacLean were on the scoresheet. With Ian Cathro having been sacked Jon Daly took Hearts to Celtic Park. It didn't go well. Esmael Goncalves netted a late consolation. It looked like the Jambos were heading for a credible draw only for Scott Sinclair to score a late winner. The Jambos' return to the top flight brought about a cracker with Juanma Delgado scoring the winner. The Championship-winning season got off to the perfect start with Osman Sow sliding in an injury-time goal winner. Starting with a 15 point deduction, the campaign didn't get off to the start fans had hoped with Stevie May getting the only goal of the game. The Saints were dispatched with David Templeton on the scoresheet. David Obua was man of the moment as Hearts got a deserved point at Ibrox under Jim Jefferies. The manager would be replaced by Paulo Sergio not long after. Calum Elliot was on target but Hearts couldn't get the three points against the Saints despite the visitors going down to ten men. David Witteveen started, Michael Stewart was red carded and Danny Cadamarteri scored a double as Craig Levein's Arabs eased to victory. Csaba Laszlo's first competitive game in charge was a cracker. Saulius Mikoliunas was the hero firing in late on to claim the three points. Ricardas Beniusis started up front in a forgettable derby. Brian Kerr hit the only goal of the game for the visitors. A title challenge was the aim of the game for Hearts and they got off to the perfect start with Roman Bednar among the goals. Roman Bednar was once again on the scoresheet as Hearts began a memorable season with a confident win. Rudi Skacel, Saulius Mikoliunas and Paul Hartley also scored for George Burley's side. A late penalty, won by Ramon Pereira and converted by Steven Pressley, was enough to secure the three points.