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Andy Campbell

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    Time for me to go. Thank you for following today's updates and please join us again next time.

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    A big win for Hearts with James Keatings one of four different scorers in their five-goal win.

    James Keatings celebrates after scoring for Hearts against Livingston

    Hearts 5-0 Livingston

    It's a comprehensive win for Hearts and they go six points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.

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    Billy King has a shot deflected over the Livingston crossbar. Hearts are hungry for even more goals.


    Into one minute of stoppage time.

  6. GOAL

    Hearts 5-0 Livingston (Sow)

    And Hearts get another with Osman Sow applying the finishing touch to Callum Paterson's fine cross and netting his second of the game.

  7. GOAL

    Hearts 4-0 Livingston (Keatings)

    Dale Carrick squares for fellow substitute James Keatings to sidefoot into the net. Hearts finally get the fourth goal they've been seeking throughout this second half.


    Livingston's Michael McKenna is booked for bundling over Callum Paterson.

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    Osman Sow races away from the Livi defence and rounds goalkeeper Darren Jamieson before trying to square to Dale Carrick but the visitors scramble the ball clear. Sow may have been better to take the shot.

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    Morgaro Gomis, seen here turning away from Jordan White, has had an excellent second half in the Hearts midfield.

    Jordan White and Morgaro Gomis
  11. CLOSE!

    Jordan White heads over the Hearts crossbar as Livi threaten at a corner.


    Prince Buaben squares for James Keatings to shoot from inside the Livi box but Darren Jamieson is again well placed to make the stop. Moments later, Keatings tries to curl one in from the 18-yard line but Jamieson pulls of another terrific save.

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    Hearts' final substitution. Opening goalscorer Soufian El Hassnaoui is replaced by James Keatings.


    Billy King draws another fine block from Darren Jamieson with a low shot from the edge of the box.


    Livi stopper Darren Jamieson stoops to his right to keep out Osman Sow's inventive flick at the near post.


    A stunning long-range drive by Morgaro Gomis smacks off the Livingston crossbar.

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    This weekend's Scottish Championship fixture card is completed tomorrow evening when Rangers host Hibernian. You can listen to that match on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW and DAB digital radio.

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    Around 25 minutes left at Tynecastle.


    Hearts midfielder Morgaro Gomis is booked for a pull on Danny Mullen.

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    A series of substitutions. Myles Hippolyte and Mark Burchill come off for Livingston and Danny Mullen and Michael McKenna come on.

    Hearts also change things with Dale Carrick and Billy King on for Jamie Walker and Sam Nicholson.

  21. CLOSE!

    Best chance of the match for Livi. Veteran striker Mark Burchill goes clean through and tries to lift the ball over goalkeeper Neil Alexander but the shot bounces wide of the far post.

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    Alim Ozturk fires over at the back post after a free-kick falls to him on the edge of the six-yard box.

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    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has had plenty to be satisfied with so far at Tynecastle.

    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson

    Lovely turn in the box from Osman Sow as he drags back and nutmegs his man but Livingston manage to clear.

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    Livi's Burton O'Brien bends a free-kick wide of the Hearts goal.

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    Slower pace to the start of this second half. Hearts have the game as good as won unless Livingston kind find their scoring touch soon.

  27. KICK-OFF

    Livingston get the second half underway.

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    Osman Sow scored Hearts' 20th league goal of the season to put the Tynecastle side three up.

    Osman Sow scores for Hearts against Livingston

    Hearts 3-0 Livingston

    A dominant first half from Hearts comes to a close. The hosts are well on their way to victory and a six-point lead at the top of the Scottish Championship.


    Three minutes of stoppage time being played at the end of the first half.

  31. GOAL

    Hearts 3-0 Livingston (Sow)

    Osman Sow capitalises on a dreadful passback by Burton O'Brien with the striker applying a simple finish past Darren Jamieson.

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    More Hearts pressure and Sam Nicholson has a dig from the edge of the ball but a deflection takes the sting out of the shot and it sits up nicely for Darren Jamieson to gather.

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    Jason Talbot (left) was unable to continue after picking up a head knock in this aerial challenge with Osman Sow.

    Jason Talbot and Osman Sow
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    Gary Glen fires over the Hearts crossbar after being found by Livi team-mate Mark Burchill.


    Osman Sow chases a long ball and gets ahead of his marker to get away a shot but Darren Jamison is quick off his line to make the block and prevent Livingston falling further behind.

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    First decent effort on goal from the visitors. Myles Hippolyte lines up a shot around 20 yards out and it bounces into the arms of goalkeeper Neil Alexander.

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    Livingston's Jason Talbot is unable to continue after his head knock and is replaced by David Robertson.

  38. GOAL

    Hearts 2-0 Livingston (Walker)

    Jamie Walker's deflected low driven ball from a tight angle on the left squeezes past Darren Jamieson at his near post.


    Alim Ozturk is extremely close to giving Hearts a second when his free-kick rebounds off the left-hand post.

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    Livi's Jason Talbot and Hearts' Osman Sow require treatment after a clash of heads on the edge of the Hearts box.

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    Soufian El Hassnaoui had to be accurate with his shot to get Hearts into the lead.

    Soufian El Hassnaoui
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    Livingston's frustrations are exemplified as Myles Hippolyte bursts down the left but is forced to turn back and can only pass back 20 yards or so to a team-mate, with the attack eventually breaking down.

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    That goal had been coming and Soufian El Hassnaoui was delighted to score his first goal for Hearts.

  44. GOAL

    Hearts 1-0 Livingston (El Hassnaoui)

    Soufian El Hassnaoui receives the ball outside the Livingston box, turns well and drives low into the left-hand corner of the net. Superbly taken goal.

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    It's been a busy opening 10 minutes for the Livi defence and they're struggling to effectively move the ball upfield.

  46. CLOSE!

    Closest thing to a goal so far. Jamie Walker receives on the left and cuts inside two players before having his shot deflected out for a corner.

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    Hearts keep up the pressure and Osman Sow drags a low shot across the face of goal from the left-hand side of the Livingston box.

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    Callum Paterson heads too high as Hearts threaten at a corner.

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    Not much happening early on. Hearts spraying the ball about well without really getting through Livi's backline.

  50. KICK-OFF

    Hearts get the match underway.

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    Getting close to kick-off now.

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    Livingston manager John McGlynn speaking last week

    "We played Aberdeen in midweek and are straight back into a really tough game. We lost 4-0 at Pittodrie, however that scoreline was harsh.

    "If we play like we did there, especially in the first half, then we have a chance. There will be a big crowd and the players will enjoy that. We knocked Hearts out of the Petrofac Training Cup earlier in the season but the team we play in this game will be very different."

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    Hearts assistant coach Stevie Crawford speaking last week

    "I think it's great if the fans are expecting us to win. If that's a pressure that we've got to deal with then so be it.

    "We're a big a club. We won't be getting carried away and the players certainly won't be getting carried away. There are no signs of it on the training ground, there are no signs of it about the place and I think that's a credit to them."

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    The match of course is live on BBC ALBA and there will be updates from Tynecastle during BBC Radio Scotland's coverage of the Ryder Cup.

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  57. LINE-UPS

    Hearts: Alexander, Paterson, Ozturk, Wilson, McHattie, Walker, Gomis, Buaben, Nicholson, Sow, El Hassnaoui. Subs: Holt, King, Hamilton, Carrick, Keatings, McGhee, Eckersley.

    Livingston: Jamieson, Keaghan Jacobs, Fordyce, Sives, Talbot, Kyle Jacobs, O'Brien, White, Glen, Hippolyte, Burchill. Subs: Ogleby, Robertson, Beaumont, McKenna, Mullen, Grant, Rutherford.

    Referee: Don Robertson.

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    Scottish Championship leaders Hearts have the chance to stretch their lead over Rangers to six points but Livingston will be seeking a repeat of their recent Challenge Cup win over the Tynecastle side.

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    Good afternoon and welcome to today's coverage of Hearts v Livingston.