Next Game

Hibernian v Hearts

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 12:45

Scots Prem

St Mirren Park

Last Game

St Mirren 2 - 0 Hibernian

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Fenlon slams Stevenson tackle

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon was furious with Ryan Stevenson's tackle in the SPL goalless draw at Hearts on Thursday.

Last Updated: 04/01/13 at 14:45 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Premiership. Click here to bet.

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon happy with a point but fuming over a first half tackle

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon happy with a point but fuming over a first half tackle

It was an Edinburgh derby that rarely ignited at Tynecastle with the visitors missing out on the chance to go level on points with third and fourth-placed Inverness and Motherwell.

But it was a reckless challenge by Hearts midfielder Stevenson on skipper James McPake that had Fenlon saying: "It's a shocking tackle. He had a look first before he left the ground.

"We're disappointed with that. He has a bad gash, James. There could have been a bit of damage there, but he's not too bad. But you can't be critical of the referee. I thought the referee reffed the game very well."

Hearts boss John McGlynn added: "I haven't seen it again. I think the referee was in a good position. It's a derby game, it's competitive. In derby games four or five years ago that wouldn't have been an issue."

The result was a bit of a comedown for the visitors following their phenomenal 1-0 triumph over leaders Celtic at the weekend.

"It was hard fought," Fenlon told Sky Sports. "We had to defend really well. It was a battling performance rather than a classic.

"The Saturday game seemed to take its toll on some of our lads where they put in quite a shift.

"But coming here was difficult. It's credit was haven't conceded a goal after being put under some pressure."

And with the winter break set to kick in, Fenlon added: "I'm delighted with the first half of the season.

"There's no comparison to last season. We've got some real battling qualities."

Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Premiership. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Champions League: Atletico Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois happy to take on Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois is delighted to have been cleared to face parent club Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

Eden Hazard absent from Chelsea training ahead of trip to Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard missed Chelsea's open training session ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final at Atletico Madrid.

La Liga: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set to be offered improved deal

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insists Lionel Messi will be offered a new contract to keep him at the club.

Mail Box

'Tactically Inept And Lacking In Belief And Style'

It's fair to say that the 'Moyes Out' brigade is understandably out in force, whilst there are also staunch defences of Mourinho and Arteta. Plus, Liverpool fans can almost taste it.

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property