Jamie Walker admitted he felt 'gutted' after Dundee United’s late winning goal condemned Hearts to their first defeat in the Ladbrokes Premiership since early December.
After losing Jordan McGhee to a red card in the first half, and then going behind to Guy Demel’s header, Walker scored a wonderful goal to level proceedings. A late strike from Paul Paton, however, sealed the win for the hosts.
“After we got the equaliser, it just felt like we’d go on to win the game,” said Walker. “We had all the play, the possession and the better chances, but we’ve been sucker-punched by a wonder goal, so we’re gutted.
“The first half was disappointing. We played much better in the second half, but it’s unacceptable that we played better with ten men than we did in the first half with eleven, so we need to ask why that is."
On a personal note, Walker was pleased to be back amongst the goals after a difficult spell on the sidelines with injury.
“I’ve been out a long time, and I’m still trying to get back up to match speed which is taking a while, but I’m glad I scored and I thought I’d got us something, but it wasn’t to be.”