First Team

Robbie's disappointment

20th February 2016

Head Coach frustrated as ten man Hearts lose to United.

Robbie Neilson was left feeling frustrated after ten man Hearts lost to Dundee United in Saturday's Ladbrokes Premiership encounter at Tannadice.

Guy Demel put the Terrors in front on the stroke of half-time, but the Jambos fought back in the second half, with Jamie Walker meeting a John Souttar pass to fire home from a tight angle. Heartbreak struck, however, as Paul Paton scored a superb long-range winner with two minutes remaining to seal a 2-1 win for the home side.

“I’m really disappointed, it was a difficult day for us,” said the Head Coach. “We had ten men, and dominated the game, and were beaten by a wonder goal. If it stays 11 vs 11, we win the match, but the red card totally changed the game.

“Jordan has made a good tackle, and been sent off. If people see it on TV, they’ll agree. It’s a good tackle, and he plays the ball."

“We had two great chances late on with Souttar’s header and then Dauda, who should be squaring it to Nicholson, but these things happen. Sometimes you just need to hold your hands up and admit it’s not your day.”

“We expect to come to places like Tannadice and get three points, so to lose is a sore one. We’ll regroup and get ready for next week now.”