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Scottish Premiership

Tynecastle (ATT 13,763) 5th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Hearts Hearts vs Partick Thistle Partick

Hearts 0


Partick 2

L Taylor (14)
A Taylor-Sinclair (40)
S Bannigan (S/O 82)

Scottish Premiership: A rare win for Partick who beat struggling Hearts 2-0

Last Updated: 05/01/14 6:33pm

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Lyle Taylor: Opens the scoring for Partick at Hearts

Lyle Taylor: Opens the scoring for Partick at Hearts

Lyle Taylor and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair netted first half goals as Partick collected a valuable three points at the expense of bottom-of-the-table Hearts who lost 2-0 at Tynecastle.

The visitors went ahead after just 13 minutes when Gabriel Piccolo's long ball was flicked on by Kallum Higginbotham to Taylor who found the bottom right-hand corner of the net from 12 yards.

Higginbotham also provided the assist for the second goal which arrived five minutes before the break, when his corner was powerfully headed home at close range by Taylor-Sinclair.

The only black mark for Thistle was the sending-off of Stuart Bannigan who was shown a brace of yellow cards in the space of four minutes, the second of these for a late tackle on Kevin McHattie in the 82nd minute.

Hearts performed better after the break, with Brad McKay heading narrowly over before Callum Tapping lashed an effort against the bar on the hour mark.

However, they were unable to reduce the deficit and are now 19 points adrift at the base of the table after collecting just two points from their last eight league games.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 28 66
2 Aberdeen 29 61
3 Inverness CT 29 53
4 Dundee United 28 46
5 St Johnstone 30 44
6 Hamilton Academical 31 42
7 Dundee 29 40
8 Kilmarnock 30 38
9 Partick Thistle 30 34
10 Ross County 30 28
11 Motherwell 30 25
12 St Mirren 30 21

Match Reaction

Archibald: Win eases pressure

Archibald: Win eases pressure

Alan Archibald feels his Partick Thistle side are safe from automatic relegation following Sunday's 2-0 win at bottom side Hearts.