Hearts grabbed a last-minute equalizer when defender Craig Halkett scored to secure one of the crucial football scores of the weekend in the Scottish Premiership. Rangers dominated the game and were rewarded in the first half when John Lundstram scored a superb long-range goal. The home side had as many as 27 shots throughout the game. Striker Alfredo Morelos was guilty of spurning three golden chances as the defending champions failed to extend their lead. They were left to rue the missed chances when Halkett nodded the ball into an empty net from a corner.
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson: “I didn’t see the goal but I just heard the silence which was nice, so I was delighted. I was in the tunnel area, at the back, you are not allowed down.” he added. “I am disappointed that I got a second yellow. I am more disappointed at the fourth official because the boy (Bacuna) has grabbed Stephen Kingsley by the throat right in front of him. That is a red card.”
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard: “That first-half performance will take us to where we want to get to but the second half, I don’t think we came out with the same intent, urgency. I thought we got a little bit soft as the game went on.” he added. “The game is about both boxes, you have got to take your chances. At 1-0 we had four or five really top chances to go and kill that game. We haven’t, so we have almost stitched ‘Greegsy’ up because the headlines will be Allan McGregor should have dealt with the cross.”
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