Clydesdale Bank SPL, Saturday 25 February 2012 - Tynecastle
Another Saturday. Another pitiful performance from Hearts. Without the influential Andy Webster and David Templeton, Hearts struggled on a cold Saturday afternoon against a Dundee United side on top form at the moment.
True, the home side were further hampered when Ian Black had to leave the field injured five minutes from half time and Marius Zaliukas didn't appear for the second half after also picking up an injury. But, for all their possession, Hearts fell apart when it came to the final third of the field.
Jon Daly gave United the lead just before the break when he headed home Anderson's free-kick - Danny Grainger seemed beaten rather easily - and when Hearts Stephen Elliott had his effort blocked off the line by former Hearts hero Robbie Neilson, one just felt this wasn't Hearts day. A feeling confirmed five minutes from the end when Gunning headed home to seal the points for the Terrors - and result in a mass exodus from the home support (yours truly included)
Striker Craig Beattie was introduced to the crowd at half time - Hearts badly need a presence up front. I wonder how John Sutton is doing down under...?
Top man: Mehdi Taouil