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Alan Galindo

Hearts 3 Dundee United 1 as Jambos bounce back, Shankland nets again - 3 things we learned

Hearts produced a stunning comeback as they responded from a goal down to defeat ten-man Dundee United.

The Jambos lost out midweek against Rangers under the lights in the capital and things didn't get off to a good start with Steven Fletcher netting for the visitors. Even when down a man with Ryan Edwards sent off for the Tangerines, the home side were struggling to break them down - but eventually got into the groove with Lawrence Shankland and Alex Cochrane turning the game around, before Stephen Humphrys made sure of the points in stunning fashion.

Robbie Neilson's men also went a man down with Josh Ginnelly given his marching order for two yellows after Nick Walsh sent him packing. A massive comeback and result that could prove pivotal in the race to finish third. Here's three things we learned from Tynecastle.

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Bounce back ability

Hearts got straight back to winning ways after the midweek defeat to Rangers.

That 3-0 loss at Tynecastle brought an end to a ten-game unbeaten run in emphatic style.

However, they players didn't let it play on the minds and went out and rectified the wrongs of Wednesday night and claimed a big three points.

Robbie Neilson's men are in the box seat to finish best of the rest and results like this will not do their chances any harm.

They suffered an early setback but showed powers of recovery to come from behind to win all three points.

Captain Fantastic

Lawrence Shankland was once again amongst the goals as he officially breaks through the 20 goal barrier.

The Hearts stand-in skipper played at Dundee United before his stint in Belgium and he came back to haunt his old employers.

That's 21 goals for the season in all competitions to date.

The countdown to 30 is officially on.

Best of the rest

Hearts showed they are right in the battle to finish third this season.

The setback against Rangers and then trailing with over an hour played against Dundee United you feared the worst on the day.

But put that Tynecastle crowd behind you and anything can happen.

It's a big win and three huge points that could prove telling come the end of the season.

The Jambos faithful will be dreaming of getting the passports back out and they've moved one game closer to booking their flights.


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