Scottish Championship
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Livingston 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

James Keatings scores for Hearts against Livingston
Keatings missed a penalty before bagging the winner at Almondvale

Hearts moved 15 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship with victory over Livingston.

Capitalising on Rangers' 4-0 defeat by Hibernian earlier in the day, the league leaders moved into the lead when James Keatings fired home.

Earlier, Keatings had a penalty saved by Darren Jamieson after Jason Holt had been fouled.

Having been second best in the first half, Livi improved after the break but could not find a leveller.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 5Fordyce
  • 4Mensing
  • 14GallagherBooked at 45mins
  • 31RutherfordSubstituted forOglebyat 86'minutes
  • 17McKennaSubstituted forHippolyteat 45'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 6JacobsBooked at 56minsSubstituted forPraprotnikat 85'minutes
  • 19GlenBooked at 26mins
  • 18White
  • 20Mullen

Substitutes

  • 2Sives
  • 9Ogleby
  • 10Robertson
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 12Walker
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 16Beaumont

Hearts

  • 1Alexander
  • 2Paterson
  • 4Wilson
  • 5OzturkBooked at 38mins
  • 44Eckersley
  • 6Gomis
  • 17Buaben
  • 11Nicholson
  • 10HoltBooked at 44minsSubstituted forPallardo Gonzalezat 59'minutes
  • 12King
  • 19KeatingsBooked at 25minsSubstituted forOliverat 68'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 8Robinson
  • 13Hamilton
  • 14Pallardo Gonzalez
  • 16Oliver
  • 22McKay
  • 30McGhee
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
8,178

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamHearts
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Livingston 0, Heart of Midlothian 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Livingston 0, Heart of Midlothian 1.

  3. Post update

    Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

  6. Post update

    Billy King (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Robert Ogleby replaces Shaun Rutherford.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Nejc Praprotnik replaces Kyle Jacobs because of an injury.

  9. Booking

    Gary Oliver (Heart of Midlothian) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Gary Oliver (Heart of Midlothian) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan White (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gary Oliver (Heart of Midlothian).

  13. Post update

    Declan Gallagher (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Gary Oliver (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

  17. Post update

    Danny Wilson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Burton O'Brien (Livingston).

  19. Post update

    Miguel Pallardó (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1816204683850
2Rangers18112538191935
3Hibernian1894533181531
4Queen of Sth188553123829
5Falkirk187562323026
6Dumbarton186481936-1722
7Raith Rovers186392036-1621
8Cowdenbeath1842121841-2314
9Alloa1834111629-1313
10Livingston1833121627-117
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