Heart of Midlothian 5-0 Aberdeen: Goals from five different scorers pile the pressure on Goodwin

Josh Ginnelly makes it 4-0
Josh Ginnelly’s delightful dinked finish put Hearts 4-0 up at half-time

Hearts bolstered their chances of successive third-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership by thrashing a woeful Aberdeen at Tynecastle.

Goals from Michael Smith, Lawrence Shankland and Josh Ginnelly, after Graham Shinnie’s own-goal, gave the hosts a commanding half-time lead.

Cammy Devlin added a fifth in the second half and it could have been more, as a ragged Aberdeen collapsed.

It leaves Jim Goodwin’s side with just one win in their last eight games.

And it returns the pressure on the Aberdeen manager, with his side now trailing Hearts by nine points and Livingston by two, having played a game more than the latter.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Hearts

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 28Clark
  • 72Hill
  • 21SibbickSubstituted forKingsleyat 75′minutes
  • 15RowlesBooked at 55mins
  • 2SmithSubstituted forForestat 85′minutes
  • 14Devlin
  • 77SnodgrassSubstituted forOdaat 85′minutes
  • 19Cochrane
  • 9Shankland
  • 18McKaySubstituted forGrantat 65′minutes
  • 30GinnellySubstituted forHumphrysat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kingsley
  • 7Grant
  • 8Kiomourtzoglou
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Stewart
  • 17Forest
  • 20Neilson
  • 29Humphrys
  • 88Oda

Aberdeen

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 33KennedySubstituted forRichardsonat 72′minutes
  • 2McCrorie
  • 4Scales
  • 22Coulson
  • 16Ramadani
  • 6Shinnie
  • 17HayesSubstituted forBesuijenat 54′minutes
  • 20clarksonSubstituted forMyslovicat 61′minutes
  • 11de Barros LopesBooked at 39minsSubstituted forWatkinsat 72′minutes
  • 9MiovskySubstituted forDuncanat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Barron
  • 10Besuijen
  • 14Myslovic
  • 15Watkins
  • 21Polvara
  • 23Duncan
  • 25Richardson
  • 30Ritchie
  • 36Bavidge

Referees:
William Collum

Attendance:
18.497

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Player of the match

GinnellyJosh Ginnelly

Heart of Midlothian

  1. Team number30Player nameGinnelly

  2. Team number2Player nameSmith

  3. Team number15Player nameRowles

  4. Team number21Player nameSibbick

  5. Team number14Player nameDevlin

  6. Team number18Player nameMcKay

  7. Team number72Player nameHill

  8. Team number9Player nameShankland

  9. Team number19Player nameCochrane

  10. Team number3Player nameKingsley

  11. Team number77Player nameSnodgrass

  12. Team number28Player nameClark

  13. Team number7Player nameGrant

  14. Team number88Player nameOda

  15. Team number17Player nameForest

  16. Team number29Player nameHumphrys

Aberdeen

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  2. Team number16Player nameRamadani

  3. Team number11Player nameduk

  4. Team number1Player nameLewis

  5. Team number17Player nameHayes

  6. Team number2Player nameMcCrorie

  7. Team number9Player nameMiovsky

  8. Team number14Player nameMyslovic

  9. Team number20Player nameclarkson

  10. Team number33Player nameKennedy

  11. Team number4Player nameScales

  12. Team number23Player nameDuncan

  13. Team number10Player nameBesuijen

  14. Team number22Player nameCoulson

  15. Team number15Player nameWatkins

  16. Team number25Player nameRichardson

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