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Summary

  1. Aberdeen remain five points behind Celtic
  2. Five wins from five for Scotland women

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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Good night and thanks for your company. Join us tomorrow for a packed Premiership card. You'll need a calculator to hand to work out all of the various top six permutations in the last weekend before the split.

Dundee United v Inverness CT 

Hamilton Academical v Dundee 

Kilmarnock v St Johnstone

Motherwell v Celtic 

Ross County v Partick Thistle

FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Derek McInnes sounds absolutely broken there... Is he right to say the title race is all over? Probably...

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"That's (the title) gone for us now, I would imagine. Celtic can only absolutely throw it away now.

"We should have been out of sight. The start was brilliant. It was such a cheap goal to give away, I think we should be dealing with a shot from 40 yards. At 2-1 with something to hold on to, Hearts are a tough team to break down. 

"Sunday, against Hamilton our good play was rewarded with the second goal. It's disappointing to lose after the players did exactly what I wanted at the start.

"I'm determined to bring success here and we need to make sure we good that extra bit."

FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

We will have highlights of the game available online after midnight if you fancy staying up late for those.

FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

We're still waiting to hear from Aberdeen gaffer Derek McInnes, who may be having a longer than usual chat with his beaten players in the dressing room. Either that or he's given our boys the slip and sneaked on to the team bus.

FT: Scotland 3-1 Slovenia

Not a vintage @ScottishFA performance tonight but Jane Ross always a goal threat, another 3pts - ,5/5 qualification looking good! @BBCMOTD

FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Hearts fans will go home happy tonight and I'm sure Celtic fans will go to bed with a wee smile since that result takes the pressure off Ronny Deila's team at the top.

Of course, it will all be heaped back on again if the leaders slip up at in-form Motherwell tomorrow lunchtime. The Steelmen are going for a sixth consecutive league win.

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson

Talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"We were quite lucky still to be in the game after Aberdeen dominated the first 15-20 minutes. It was an onslaught but we managed to get a foothold in the game and went on to take a deserved three points. 

"There was three or four of them out on their feet but the energy of the crowd saw them through.

"Tonight was vital. Now we have a chance to really go after them (Aberdeen)."

FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

"Hearts are moving forward, I think Aberdeen will improve too. It should be a really good league next season," adds BBC Sportsound's Tom English.

Jonny Hayes
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FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

"Aberdeen are the second best side in the country but they are just not there yet when it comes to catching Celtic," says BBC Sportsound's Tom English.

FT: Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen could have been out of sight in the first 20 minutes but there is no question that Hearts were the better team for the majority of the game, roaring back to take a deserved three points.

"It's the best 90 minutes I've seen all season," enthuses BBC Sportsound pundit Allan Preston.

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The recall of #DannyWard by #Liverpool pivotal to the demise of #Dons title hopes. It's enough to make me not like #JurgenKlopp

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Motherwell players get ill...then beat Dons 2-1. Hearts players get ill...then beat Dons 2-1. Must make Aberdeen sick.

FULL-TIME

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Is that the end of the Aberdeen challenge? It seems like every time the pendulum has swung their way they have been unable to capitalise. Celtic can move eight points clear with a win at Motherwell tomorrow.

For Hearts, it breaths new life into their quest to finish second. They are now nine behind the Dons and can cut that gap further at Inverness on Tuesday.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

No sign of Aberdeen getting a sniff at goal as Hearts keep a hold of the ball...

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

We're into four minutes of stoppage time and the home fans are outraged as an offside flag goes against Dario Zenatta, who clearly started his run from his own half.

FULL-TIME

Scotland 3-1 Slovenia

Five wins from five. Job done for Scotland.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Hearts goal-hero Juanma gets a warm ovation from the home support as he makes way for Dario Zenatta.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

The legs are gone for most players as both sides look very weary. It's been a titanic struggle. Hearts are sitting deep. Will Aberdeen get another glimpse of goal?

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen striker Simon Church spins in behind the Hearts defence to reach a neat pass from Jonny Hayes but his first touch is poor and the chance is gone.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Operation shore-up? Defender Jordan McGhee is on for Jamie Walker. The Hearts winger has put in a real shift and served up a wonderful cross for Juanma's second goal.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Ash Taylor, who has gone down with cramp a couple of times, lumbers off to be replaced by Andrew Considine. Aberdeen have used all of their subs now. Is this game slipping away from them?

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen right-back Shay Logan is the latest player to be booked for a spot of retribution on Hearts' goalscorer Juanma.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Hearts make a change in central midfield for the final 10 minutes as Prince Buaben is replaced by Miguel Pallardo.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

The bookings are as regular as the number 21 bus to Tynecastle as Juanma goes into Steven McLean's book for clattering into Kenny McLean.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen midfielder Craig Storie makes way for Cammy Smith, while Ash Taylor appears to be struggling with cramp but it will take more than that to force the big Dons defender off.

Scotland 3-1 Slovenia

Andrew Southwick

BBC Scotland at the Paisley 2021 Stadium

"Scotland have enjoyed a few walk-overs in this group, but despite the healthy look on the scoreboard they are not getting everything their own way. Slovenia's Kaja Erzen twice in a matter of minutes sizes up the goal but her finishing is disappointing.

"Scotland could do with another goal to make this comfortable."

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Willo Flood bustles his way forward and lays off a nice cross for Niall McGinn to run on to but the Aberdeen forward can't steer his effort on target from 10 yards or so. He should really be doing better there...

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Another shot straight at the Aberdeen keeper as Jamie Walker cuts in from the right wing and lets rip with a fizzer.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Hearts are well on top now as Sam Nicholson's shot is blocked and the ball rolls out to Arnaud Djoum who can only fire straight at Scott Brown.

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What have Aberdeen got left? Time to dig so deep now. A massive thirty minutes for Derek McInnes and co.

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Juanma is proving a real handful for the Aberdeen defence as he threads a pass through to Jamie Walker, who turns and fires a shot wide. Prince Buaben was wide open in front of goal and screaming for a pass...

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"Clinical header from Juanma but also an incredible ball in from Walker. The noise inside this old stadium is immense. Long way to go though and I suspect we haven't seen the net bulge for the last time this evening."

GOAL

Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen (Juanma)

It's a second goal for Juanma as Jamie Walker does brilliantly to reach a long ball over the top to whip across a lovely cross and the Spanish striker can't miss with a header from a couple of yards.

Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen

Another booking as Jonny Hayes is upended by Igor Rossi.

Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen

Shay Logan does well to make room for a cross from the right and it lands perfectly for Niall McGinn at the back post. However, the Dons forward lacks conviction and a weak header slips wide from a very promising position.

Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"No sign of the either side dropping the tempo in this match. You can't take your eyes off it and referee Steven McLean is being forced to make some big calls as both sides fight frantically for the lead."

HITS THE WOODWORK

Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen

A lovely turn from Igor Rossi - he is Brazilian after all. Then the Hearts defender cracks a shot from 20 yards against the post, with Scott Brown clutching at fresh air.

Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen

Great chance for Hearts! Juanma gets the better of a clumsy Ash Taylor and drives the ball across goal. Shay Logan should deal with it but slips and the ball squrims under him in the six yard box. Here comes Prince Buaben but he can only sky it over, via a slight deflection. Hearts are claiming the ball brushed the arm of Logan there...

Hearts 1-1 Aberdeen

A draw is not much use to either side, so expect more thrills and spills at Tynecastle. It's all a bit untidy at the moment as John Souttar leaves the park for a blood injury, with Hearts defending a corner...