How the victorious Hearts players rated during Edinburgh derby win over Hibs

Marks out of ten for every Hearts player as Craig Levein's side climbed off the bottom of the table after today's 2-1 win at Easter Road.

Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 11:57 am
Manager Craig Levein celebrates with the Hearts players at full-time.

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.

A strong presence behind the defence. Was beaten by Mallans long-range strike. The reaction of defenders suggested he could have done better.
Started quite leggy and was beaten a few times by Daryl Horgan. But grew into the game and became a useful attacking outlet down the right, netting the winner. Should be commended for sticking with it when he could have hid early.
Started wing-back before reverting to a winger role but was incredibly wasteful when he got into good areas.

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One of his most consistent performances for the club. Familiar with playing in a back three, he covered Aaron Hickey really well and read the game excellently.
A huge improvement on recent weeks helped by Hibs insistence on knocking it long to Florian Kamberi. Defended everything confidently. The type of display Hearts fans expect from him.
A welcome return to the line-up. Didnt do too much wrong but was clearly not 100 per cent fit. When Daryl Horgan skipped past him he stopped and simply put his head down.
His first derby appearance, he put himself about but was too slow on the ball and sometimes lacked quality when he used it.
The performance of player with an abundance of international and Premier League experience. Was assertive in and out of possession. Won the ball back and passed it accurately. Demanded more from his team-mates also.
Barely got a sniff in the first half but continued to endeavour and put himself up against Porteous and Hanlon. Scored the equaliser and laid it to Hickey for the winner.
Went closest to scoring for Hearts in the first half with a header. But other than that did little of note. His substitution was greeted by ironic cheers and boos from the Hearts support.
A really bright presence for Hearts throughout. Showed touches of class and picked up some really intelligent positions with his runs and movement but often wasnt picked out.
Gave Hearts width on the right as they reverted to 4-2-3-1.
Caught on the ball once but added composure.
On late.