Olly Lee says his derby-winning strike was a “dream come true”.
The Jambos midfielder turned Hibs’ Paul Hanlon inside out in the 28th minute before, from around 25-yards out, turning to rocket a sensational strike past Adam Bogdan and into the top corner of the net.
Olly admits it was a scenario he had dreamt about and the goal, which keeps Hearts in the hunt at the top end of the table and opens up a seven-point gap on eighth-placed Hibs, is one he will savour forever.
“It’s a goal which has been coming as I was due a goal and it makes it all the more pleasing that it was against Hibs, that’s really special,” he said. “I was dreaming about it so it was nice for my dream to come true.
“I scored in my dream but it wasn’t quite as good as that. As long as it hits the net I’m happy.
“For my celebration, I was trying to get to the fans and it would have been nice if I had scored at the other end but beggars can’t be choosers.
“It’s a brilliant night and one I’ll savour forever, one I’ll look back on and treasure for the rest of my life.
“That was my greatest strike for Hearts. I really enjoyed it and it was a great moment.
“It’s brilliant to hear the fans singing my name, I loved every minute of it and the fans have been excellent with me since I arrived here from down south. I really do appreciate it.
“We have had a rough time recently so that was brilliant for the fans. It’s results like this which makes it all feel worth it.”