MotM vs Hearts

Allan McGregor
Allan McGregor
Had nothing much to do. 6
James Tavernier
James Tavernier
Rarely troubled defensively, allowing him to bomb forward. He took up good positions on the touchline, made incisive runs in-behind and whipped in some good crosses. Better from the captain.7
Connor Goldson
Connor Goldson
The big Englishman struggled to deal with Ikpeazu, but restricted him enough. Didn’t have much else to do. 6
Filip Helander
Filip Helander
Like Goldson, Helander had nothing much to do, but he was guilty of being too slow to clean up mistakes in possession early on. 6
Borna Barisic
Borna Barisic
The big Croat was rarely troubled. Another fantastic cross from his wand of a left-foot teed-up Morelos for the first goal. 8
Joe Aribo
Joe Aribo
The former Charlton Athletic man occupied one of the more advanced midfield positions, showing glimpses of his running ability and close control, but a few instances of sloppy play crept in. He made the second goal, running in-behind and squaring it for Kent. 7
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
The wee man was immense, completely dictating the tempo of the play; Neat and intricate when he had to be, then played some exquisite raking passes to open up the Hearts defence. Gersnet’s Man of the Match9
Glen Kamara
Glen Kamara
Another assured performance, executing his job with quiet efficiency. Broke up the play, drove us forward when needed and was always an option on the ball. 7
Scott Arfield
Scott Arfield
The Canadian international played a deeper role in the side, which saw him involved in the build-up play to great affect, but he is still a shadow of last season’s player. 7
Ryan Kent
Ryan Kent
The tricky winger was quiet for spells, but he just gets better and better. Always a danger, taking the ball in tight situations and driving at the Hearts defence. Topped it off with a well-taken goal. 8
Alfredo Morelos
Alfredo Morelos
Grabbed the first goal, but had an unusually quiet game. Replaced by Defoe towards the end. 7

Substitutes

Sheyi Ojo
Sheyi Ojo
Showed energy and desire in the late stages by recovering the ball in the lead-up to the 4th goal. 6
Jermain Defoe
Jermain Defoe
Showed some terrific movement when he came on, and was unlucky not to grab a couple of goals. 6
Greg Stewart
Greg Stewart
Came on for the last 15 minutes, showing glimpses of his movement and guile, and grabs a couple of goals. We can’t ask for any more. 7

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