Stevenson snatches equaliser

Ryan Stevenson's dramatic late equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for Hearts in a fiercely contested affair against 10-man Ross County in the SPFL.

Last Updated: 23/11/13 at 19:29 Post Comment

Ryan Stevenson: Earned Hearts a draw against 10-man Ross County

Ryan Stevenson: Earned Hearts a draw against 10-man Ross County

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Graham Carey gave the away side the lead before Callum Paterson levelled things up for Hearts.

Melvin De Leeuw reinstated County's advantage in the second half but the dismissal of captain Richard Brittain ultimately proved decisive as Stevenson nicked a point for the home side.

Ross County looked more threatening in the opening stages with Kevin Luckassen, Gary Glen and Leeuw all having efforts on goal in the first ten minutes that failed to trouble Jamie MacDonald.

And the away side got their reward on 22 minutes when the ball fell to Carey. The Irish midfielder showed great composure to calmly slot the ball into left corner of the net past the outstretched arms of MacDonald.

The goal seemed to spring struggling Hearts into action who managed to get themselves back on level terms just five minutes later.

County failed to clear a corner and Paterson was on hand in the area to fire home a low shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Dylan McGowan then went close for the home side before County's Rocco Quinn rattled the crossbar with a rasping effort from outside the area.

Quinn had a chance to give the away side a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time but he fired his shot straight at MacDonald as the side's went into the break on level terms

County began the second half as they ended the first and they did not have to wait long to take the lead for the second time in the match.

Four minutes after the restart, Glen played the ball through to De Leeuw and the Dutchman made no mistake slamming a left-footed shot into the corner past the sprawling MacDonald to give the away side the lead.

Hearts were given a much-needed boost when Ross County skipper Brittain picked up his second caution of the game reducing the away side to ten men with 27 minutes left to play.

A minute later Jamie Hamill almost got Hearts back on level terms but he fired his shot straight at Mark Brown.

The home side piled on the pressure forcing a succession of corners as they tried to find an equaliser with Stevenson forcing Brown into another save.

Stevenson was not to be denied however when he picked up the ball in the penalty area in the 89th minute. He steadied himself and smashed the ball into the bottom right corner as Hearts snatched a late point.

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.

More Match Results

Saturday, 23 August 2014
15:00
Dundee Utd 2-1 Ross Co  
Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell  
Partick 1-2 Hamilton  
St J'stone 1-0 Aberdeen  
St Mirren 0-1 Dundee  
12:30
Inverness 1-0 Celtic Report
Saturday, 16 August 2014
15:00
Dundee 1-1 Partick Report
Hamilton 1-0 St J'stone Report
Motherwell 0-2 Inverness Report
Ross Co 1-2 Kilmarnock Report

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Inverness 4 5 10
2 Hamilton 4 2 9
3 Dundee Utd 4 0 9
4 Kilmarnock 4 1 7
5 Celtic 3 7 6
6 Dundee 4 1 6
7 St J'stone 4 -2 6
8 Partick 3 3 4
9 Aberdeen 3 -2 3
10 Motherwell 4 -4 3
11 St Mirren 3 -4 0
12 Ross Co 4 -7 0

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger confirms injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out until New Year

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is unlikely to play again this year after having surgery on his injured ankle.

Villa and QPR shocked, Leeds lose

Aston Villa were shocked 1-0 at home by Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup second round, while QPR lost at Burton and Bradford beat Leeds.

Arsenal book Champions League group stage place with victory over Besiktas

Arsenal survived the final 15 minutes with 10-men to defeat 1-0 Besiktas to reach the Champions League group stages.

Mail Box

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

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