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Summary

  1. Third win for Hearts over County this season
  2. Hearts now unbeaten in nine matches
  3. First home match County have not scored in this term

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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    I'll sign off now. Congratulations to Hearts, who will be a happy bunch on the long bus journey back to Edinburgh.

    Next up for the Jambos is a home game with Partick Thistle on Saturday, while Ross County take on league leaders Celtic in Glasgow. 

    Ronny Deila's team might just have revenge on their minds after the recent League Cup semi-final.

    Hearts won 3-0
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    FT: Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    As if Staggies fans weren't feeling bad enough after that defeat, BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson points out they are now closer to 11th spot in the Premiership than third.

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    Ross County manager Jim McIntyre on BBC Radio Scotland

    "It was a never a 3-0. It's one of those games when we haven't taken our chances and we've gifted them the lead. When Hearts get in front they are a very hard team to break down.

    "For spells we were the dominant team but you need to put the ball in the net.

    "I saw my team make good chances against a good team on a bobbly pitch. The performance level was good but we made individual errors and we've been punished."

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    FT: Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    That's a hat-trick of wins for Hearts over County this season.

    The Staggies record in this fixture is not great, with just one win in the 14 meetings between the sides.

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    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson on BBC Radio Scotland

    "The two teenagers in central defence did really well. They dealt with County's physicality and passed the ball well. This is a tough place to come and to get a 3-0 win is really pleasing. We got a little bit of luck with the first goal but we saw the game out well. Dauda is a top player and he showed his quality with those two goals.

    "We are looking up the way. We want to hunt down Aberdeen and we want to hunt down Celtic."

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    FT: Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    Hearts are now 11 points behind Aberdeen in second place, having played a game less. The Jambos are comfortable in third as County slip 11 points adrift of them.

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    FT: Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    The first Hearts goal owed a lot to good fortune, with the ball going in off the back of Jamie Walker, who had no idea what was going on. However, the two late goals from substitute Abiola Dauda were top drawer finishes.

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    FT: Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    That's the first time County have failed to score at home this season and what was a makeshift Hearts defence can feel very proud of that.

  9. FULL-TIME

    Ross County 0-3 Hearts

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    Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    Into stoppage time now and it's all gone very quiet in the Global Energy Stadium. The 400 or so Hearts fans won't get home til late but they'll enjoy the journey.

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    Ross County 0-3 Hearts

    "He's absolutely kippered him," says BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson when describing the way Dario Zenatta left Marcus Fraser behind to set up the third goal for Hearts.

  12. GOAL

    Ross County 0-3 Hearts (Dauda)

    Another neat curling finish from Abiola Duada from the edge of the box after great set-up play from Dario Zenatta.

  13. GOAL

    Ross County 0-2 Hearts (Dauda)

    "That's genius," roars BBC Radio Scotland commentator Paul Mitchell as Abiola Dauda cuts in from the left drives at defender Paul Quinn then places a composed, curling finish right into the opposite bottom corner of the net.

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    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    Jordan McGhee can't continue after that knock to his back and teenager Liam Smith is on to help shore up the Hearts defence.

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    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    Groans from the home fans and we'll need another new ball as Michael Gardyne snatches at a good shooting opportunity and blazes it high into the Dingwall night.

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    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    Jonathan Franks is on for County, with Jackson Irvine the man making way. That's a winger for a holding midfielder. 'Operation go for it' is now on for the hosts with 10 minutes remaining.

  17. CLOSE!

    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    More good work from Liam Boyce as he manages to turn and flash the ball across goal from an acute angle. It just needs a touch but no touch is forthcoming...

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    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    Now Sam Nicholson is cautioned for simulation as he goes down in the Ross County box. No complaints from the Hearts winger as Steven McLean shows him a yellow card.

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    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    Hearts make another change but Jordan McGhee is soldiering on as Jamie Walker is replaced by Dario Zenatta.

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    Ross County 0-1 Hearts

    A break in play as Jordan McGhee needs some attention on a dunt to his back. The defender is back on, although he is still wincing.