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Tynecastle Stadium (ATT 16,762) 7th November 2009 - Kick off 12:30 Ref: S Conroy

Hearts Hearts vs Hibernian Hibernian

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Last Updated at 2:23 pm, November 7th 2009

  1. FT

    The referee blows his whistle for full-time. The match has ended 0-0 after an entertaining second half.

  2. 90

    Palazuelos is booked by the referee as he concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position. The resulting effort from Riordan is sent high over the top of the bar.

  3. 90

    Wotherspoon's cross from the right is headed away from danger by Thomson as both sides look to get the ball wide at the end of the match.

  4. 90

    Glen's driven effort from 25 yards is parried by Stack and the rebound falls to Mole. The Hearts striker falls under the goalkeeper's challenge but the referee decides to wave play-on.

  5. 90

    There will be three minutes of additional time.

  6. 89

    Riordan is angry with the referee as he fails to win a free-kick on the edge of the Hearts box following a collision with Wallace. The game continues as the hosts break forward.

  7. 88

    Glen sees a driven effort from the edge of the Hibs box fly narrowly over the top of Stack's bar. Hearts are on top.

  8. 87

    Bouzid fails to head Driver's corner from the right towards the Hibs goal and the away side are able to clear the loose ball.

  9. 86

    Hearts are enjoying the majority of possession but Hibs are dealing with the pressure and still have Riordan looking lively in attack.

  10. 85

    Obua is caught offside as he fails to find space in the Hibs box. We are nearing the end of this match but we could still see some late drama.

  11. 84

    Driver's corner from the left falls to Goncalves just inside the Hibs box but the Hearts defender dwells on the ball and allows Murray to clear the danger.

  12. 83

    Murray is booked by the referee for a clumsy challenge on Mole. The official has done well today and again he makes the right decision.

  13. 82

    Hearts make their final change as Jamie Mole replaces Nade. The home fans seem pleased with that decision.

  14. 81

    Miller's attempted through ball to Nish bounces away from the Hibs striker and Balogh is able to easily gather the ball. Both goalkeepers have impressed today.

  15. 80

    Thomson's looping cross from the right is flicked wide of Stack's far post by Glen. The Hearts sub should have done better with that header.

  16. 79

    Riordan sees his half-volley from a tight angle on the left hand side of the Hearts box saved by Balogh at his near post. The Hibs sub has helped his side become much more dangerous in the final third.

  17. 78

    Riordan nearly finds some space on the edge of the Hearts box as Thomson does well to bundle the ball away from the Hibs sub. We could be set for a very entertaining end to this match.

  18. 77

    Riordan's cross from the left is headed away from the Hearts box by Wallace. The left-back has impressed today.

  19. 76

    Nade fails to make proper contact with a shot from just inside the Hibs box as Murray is able to clear the danger. The Hearts striker has worked hard but doesn't look like causing serious worries for the away side's defence.

  20. 75

    Hearts make their second change as David Obua takes the place of Black.

  21. 74

    Stewart produces the worst shot of the day as his sliced effort goes out of play for a throw-in on the left flank.

  22. 73

    Wallace's looping cross from the left is fired away from the Hibs box Stevenson.

  23. 72

    This match is really entertaining now as Rankin sends a sliced half-volley high over the top of the bar. Both sides are looking lively but Hibs look like they have more quality in the final third.

  24. 71

    Riordan cuts in from the right and sees his driven effort parried behind for a corner by Balogh. The resulting corner results in a scramble and the loose ball is fired straight at Stewart by Murray from the edge of the box.

  25. 70

    Black's corner from the right is claimed with ease on the edge of his six-yard box by Stack.

  26. 69

    Nade does well on the right flank as he wins a corner as his cross is deflected behind by Wotherspoon.

  27. 68

    Hearts make their first change with Gary Glen taking the place of Novikovas after a decent first SPL start from the midfielder.

  28. 67

    Nade's boucing through ball to Novikovas is headed away from the edge of his box by Stack. This match is finally starting to come to life.

  29. 66

    Wallace produces a strong challenge to halt Stokes' attempt to cut in from the right flank. Good spell of pressure for Hibs.

  30. 65

    Wotherspoon's deflected effort from 30 yards is turned against his left hand post by Balogh and the ball bounces back into the six-yard box. Hearts clear the danger and their goalkeeper deserves plenty of praise for that save.

  31. 64

    Riordan creates his first moment of panic since his introduction as his low effort from the edge of the box is blocked by Bouzid.

  32. 63

    Wallace's attempted through ball to Novikovas is cut-out by Murray as Hearts continue to dominate without posing any serious questions for Stack.

  33. 62

    Driver sees his cross from the left cleared away from danger by Wotherspoon on the opposite flank. Hibs have failed to get Riordan involved since his introduction.

  34. 61

    Hearts are enjoying a good spell of pressure as Novikovas forces Wotherspoon to knock the ball behind for a corner. The resulting flag-kick is easily cleared.

  35. 60

    Black's corner from the left is superbly dealt with by Stack as the Hibs goalkeeper punches the ball well away from danger.

  36. 59

    Novikovas' free-kick from the edge of the box strikes the Hibs wall and goes behind for a corner.

  37. 58

    Goncalves' long throws continue to cause problems as his latest effort from the left results in Stokes conceding a free-kick on the edge of the Hibs box.

  38. 57

    Hibs make their expected change with Riordan taking the place of Benjelloun.

  39. 56

    Rankin's run down the right ends with two Hearts defenders easily ushering the ball behind for a goal-kick.

  40. 55

    Nade's bustling run forward is halted by a poor challenge from Miller to give Hearts a free-kick in the Hibs half. The resulting set-piece is easily cleared.

  41. 54

    It looks like Hibs are preparing to bring on Derek Riordan.

  42. 53

    Black finds some space in the Hibs box but he can only send a flicked header from 12 yards wide of Stack's right hand post. Much more entertainment in this match after the break.

  43. 52

    Hibs are starting to impress. Stokes and Benjelloun are becoming more involved and posing some questions for Hearts.

  44. 51

    Stokes fails to make proper contact with a volley from the edge of the Hearts box and the ball races out of play for a throw-in on the left flank.

  45. 50

    Benjelloun's cross from the left is headed high over the top of the bar by Hogg at the far post. Hibs are starting to look more lively from wide areas.

  46. 49

    Stokes' cross from the left is headed narrowly wide of Balogh's far post by Nish. The Hibs striker has worked hard at the centre of his side's attack.

  47. 48

    Stewart fails to make proper contact with an acrobatic effort in the Hibs box and the ball is easily collected by Stack.

  48. 47

    Hearts have started the half as the more lively side as they look to get Driver involved in the action.

  49. 46

    The action is back under way and Driver makes an early impact as his jinking run forward ends with a low shot straight at Stack.

  50. Hearts are now 19/10 to win this match with Sky Bet, Hibs are 23/10 and the draw is 11/10.

  51. HT

    The referee blows his whistle for half-time after Hibs allow a Goncalves long-throw to go behind for a goal-kick. Hearts have the better side but they haven't looked like scoring in a match that has so far failed to sparkle.

  52. 45

    We are in the one and only minute of additional time.

  53. 45

    Nade takes the free-kick and sees his effort bounce off the top of the wall and behind for a corner. Black heads the flag-kick away from danger.

  54. 44

    Rankin's lofted free-kick is easily claimed by Balogh on the edge of his six-yard box as the Hearts goalkeeper continues to enjoy an easy game. Driver breaks forward as the home side start an attack and wins a free-kick on the edge of the Hibs penalty area.

  55. 43

    Bouzid knocks Nish to the ground to give Hibs a free-kick in a decent position.

  56. 42

    Novikovas' corner from the left falls to Black on the edge of the Hibs box but the Hearts midfielder can only send his header wide of Stack's far post.

  57. 41

    Murray is lucky to escape any punishment as he treads on the back of Black's leg as the duo attempt to get back on their feet. The referee didn't see the incident.

  58. 40

    Novikovas is caught offside as he bids to reach Wallace's long ball over the top of the Hibs defence.

  59. 39

    We have a break in play as Nish was injured while he won that flick-on. The Hibs striker will be fine to continue.

  60. 38

    Stokes fails to make proper contact with the ball as he bids to reach Nish's clever flick-on. The Hibs forward's weak effort is easily gathered by Balogh.

  61. 37

    Stokes cuts in from the left but his driven effort is easily blocked by a couple of Hearts defender. Frustrating game so far for the Hibs forward.

  62. 36

    Nade dwells on the ball on the right flank and allows Stevenson the chance to clear the danger. The Hearts striker needs to provide more options for his side.

  63. 35

    Driver fails to take control of Black's corner from the right and Hogg is able to clear the danger. Hearts are still the better side.

  64. 34

    Black does well to win a corner for Hearts as he forces Wotherspoon to kock the ball behind.

  65. 33

    Black wastes the free-kick as he sends a poor effort straight against the Hibs wall from 25 yards.

  66. 32

    Hearts win a free-kick in a dangerous position as Hogg knocks Nade to the ground with a silly aerial challenge.

  67. 31

    Derek Riordan is starting to warm up. The Hibs striker missed out on starting this match with a knock so it will be interesting to see when he could be introduced.

  68. 30

    Hibs' attacking players are still failing to make any impact on this match. Stokes is looking very frustrated with his day's work so far.

  69. 29

    Black's corner from the right is fired away from danger by Stewart after a small scramble on the edge of the box. Hearts are just about the better side at the moment but it is still tough to see where a goal is going to come from.

  70. 28

    Driver's corner from the left is headed high over the top of the bar by Nade from eight yards.

  71. 27

    Goncalves' long-throw from the left is half-cleared to Ian Black on the edge of the Hibs box. The midfielder sees his driven effort deflected over the bar for a corner by Liam Miller.

  72. 26

    Stokes becomes the first player to be booked as he sends Stewart falling to the ground with a late challenge.

  73. 25

    Murray's long ball forward is headed back into the Hibs half by Bouzid. The flair players in this match are struggling to make an impact.

  74. 24

    Wallace and Driver fail to work a one-two on the left flank as the Hearts defender fouls Wotherspoon in his chase for the ball.

  75. 23

    Murray and Stack work a one-two to clear the ball away from the Hibs goal. The early hustle and bustle seems to have been lost from this match.

  76. 22

    Goncalves wins a free-kick for Hearts as he tangles with Nish deep inside the home side's half.

  77. 21

    John Rankin's free-kick from the right flank is easily gathered by Balogh on the edge of his six-yard box. Poor set-piece from the Hibs midfielder.

  78. 20

    McBride storms down the right flank and sees his driven cross blocked by Wotherspoon. Both sides are starting to play with more attacking intent.

  79. 19

    Stewart ends an impressive passing move from Hearts with a low half-volley wide of Stack's right hand post. Good move from the hosts.

  80. 18

    Kevin McBride is slightly fortunate to escape a booking as he kicks the ball away to stop Hearts taking a quick free-kick.

  81. 17

    Liam Miller attempts to be clever with a quick free-kick but he can only send the ball racing away from Stokes on the left flank. Hibs are starting to become more of an attacking threat.

  82. 16

    Stokes' lofted ball forward drifts over the head of Nish and Janos Balogh is able to race out of his goal and gather possession.

  83. 15

    Hibs are starting to play with a higher tempo as Anthony Stokes does well to win a throw-in on the left flank.

  84. 14

    Michael Stewart's attempt to start a quick attack for Hearts ends as Stevenson produces a strong challenge.

  85. 13

    Novikovas' corner from the left is cleared to Wallace on the edge of the box and the Hearts defender fires a wild effort over the top of the bar. The hosts continue to be the more lively side.

  86. 12

    Arvydas Novikovas has the first shot of the game but hsi low effort from 20 yards lacks power and Stack is easily able to gather the ball in the centre of his goal.

  87. 11

    Hibs are keeping possession with ease at the back but fail to make it count as Stack sends the ball out of play.

  88. 10

    A long ball forward from Lee Wallace is calmly headed back to Stack by Hogg as the start of this match continues to lack quality.

  89. 9

    Nish fails to control Stevenson's looping cross from the left and Ismael Bouzid is able to scramble the ball clear of danger.

  90. 8

    Goncalves' latest throw-in from the left is headed clear of danger by Hogg on the edge of the Hibs six-yard box.

  91. 7

    Goncalves' long throws look like they could cause some problems for Hibs as his latest effort goes straight out of play for a goal-kick.

  92. 6

    We have a break in play as Christian Nade receives treatment after an aerial challenge with Chris Hogg. The Hearts striker will be fine to continue.

  93. 5

    Ian Murray heads the ball back to Stack as Driver looks to put the Hibs defence under pressure. All the action is in the away side's half so far.

  94. 4

    Ruben Palazuelos' corner from the left is headed clear of danger by Colin Nish. Hearts are on top at the start of this match.

  95. 3

    Jose Goncalves' long throw from the left is knocked wide of Stack's near post by Lewis Stevenson. Corner to Hearts.

  96. 2

    Andrew Driver's cross from the left is blocked by David Wotherspoon and Hibs are able to clear the loose ball.

  97. 1

    The action is under way as Hearts knock a long ball straight through to Graham Stack in the Hibs goal.

  98. We are nearing the start of the match as both sides prepare for kick-off.

  99. Here is some more information about today's teams: Hearts and Hibernian both make three changes for the first Edinburgh derby of the season at Tynecastle today. The injury-hit Jambos recall fit-again captain Michael Stewart, give a full debut to summer signing Arvydas Novikovas and hand a first appearance of the season to Jason Thomson. Hibs are forced to change their starting line-up for the first time in five games, with Derek Riordan only on the bench after injuring himself in an incident with his dog. Merouane Zemmama and Sol Bamba fail to make the squad at all, meaning recalls for Colin Nish and John Rankin and a first start under John Hughes for Lewis Stevenson.

  100. Here are the teams in full: Hearts: Balogh, Jason Thomson, Bouzid, Goncalves, Wallace, Driver, Michael Stewart, Palazuelos, Black, Novikovas, Nade Subs: Kello, Kucharski, Obua, Mole, Glen, Mulrooney, Craig Thomson

  101. Hibernian: Stack, Wotherspoon, Hogg, Murray, Stevenson, Miller, McBride, Rankin, Benjelloun, Nish, Stokes Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Cregg, Riordan, Thicot, Hanlon, Galbraith, Byrne Referee: S Conroy (Scotland)

  102. Hearts are 6/4 to win today's match with Sky Bet, Hibs are 7/4 and you can back the draw at 12/5.

  103. Welcome to our live coverage of the Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibs. Send your thoughts to us ahead of kick-off at nick.hext@bskyb.com.

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