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Feb 7, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Almondvale Stadium
Livingston
2-3
Hearts
Sives (52'), Jacobs (94' pen.)
O'Brien (13'), White (26'), Jacobs (27'), Sekajja (42'), Gallagher (45'), Talbot (45')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Zeefuik (4'), Anderson (82'), Walker (84')
Ozturk (45'), Paterson (56')
McKay (93')

Result: Late rally helps Hearts see off Livingston

Two late goals in as many minutes help Scottish Championship leaders Hearts to a 3-2 win at Livingston.

Two late goals in as many minutes helped high-flying Hearts to a 3-2 win at bottom club Livingston in the Scottish Championship.

The league leaders took just four minutes to break the deadlock, with Dutch striker Zeefuik continuing his impressive form in front of goal by latching onto a long ball and curling a low shot into the corner.

Hearts had the chance to double their lead in the 11th minute when Jamie Walker combined with James Keatings and cut inside from the left, only to shoot wide of the mark.

Basement boys Livingston quickly recovered from their shaky start and began to match Hearts across the pitch, but were unable to penetrate their defence during the first period.

That changed shortly after the break when Craig Sives stunned the Jambos with a deserved equaliser, rifling home at the back post after collecting a long throw-in inside the box.

Zeefuik almost put Hearts back in front with his second of the afternoon moments later, turning on the edge of the box and firing narrowly over the crossbar.

End-to-end action followed, with Livingston almost taking the lead on the hour mark through Ibra Sekajja, who cut into the area and forced Neil Alexander into a good save at his near post.

Livingston looked the more likely to take maximum points in the latter stages, but two goals in as many minutes left them shellshocked, the first coming in the 82nd minute from substitute Kenny Anderson, who marked his Jambos debut with a headed goal.

Hearts edged their noses further in front straight from the restart as Billy King lined up Walker for a shot inside the box and the midfield fired home, but there was more late drama to come.

Brad McKay, another Jambos substitute, earned himself a stoppage-time red card within minutes of coming on by bringing down Myles Hippolyte in the penalty area.

Kyle Jacobs stepped up and fired the resulting penalty beyond Alexander, but it was too late to prove anything beyond consolation for spirited Livingston.

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