Motherwell will face Hearts at Fir Park in the League Cup round of 16.

The Well stormed their group, winning all four games, scoring 13 without reply in the process. Hearts on the other hand struggled, drawing with Dundee United at Tynecastle before a disappointing draw with East Fife.

Motherwell won their group in emphatic fashion. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Craig Levein’s side’s failure to beat lower league opposition landed them in the unseeded section of the draw. This tie is now poised to be one of the big matches in this round of League Cup fixtures.

What happenend the last three times Motherwell faced Hearts in cup action though?

Hearts 4-2 Motherwell- League Cup quarter final 2018

You only need to go back to last year to find the last time Motherwell played the Jambos in cup competition. The two locked horns at Tynecastle, playing for a place in the League Cup semi-finals.

The two played in League Cup action last year. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Curtis Main put Motherwell ahead from the spot before Steven MacLean and Peter Haring put the Jambos in front.

Ryan Bowman leveled things with ten minutes to go, but goals from Olly Lee and Steven Naismith in the dying embers of the match sent the Jambos into the semi-finals.

Motherwell 2- 1 Hearts- Scottish Cup quarter final 2018

The two sides played not once but twice in cup competition in 2018. This time around though, it was the Steelmen who came out on top.

McHugh had a big part to play. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Again it was Main who opened the scoring before Kyle Lafferty leveled from the spot.

Carl McHugh stole the show, with a 25 yard screamer on the volley to send Fir Park wild. It was a goal fitting of sending the Steelmen to their first Scottish Cup semi-final since 2011.

Motherwell 1-0 Hearts- Scottish Cup fourth round replay 2008

After playing each other twice in cup competition within a year, you have to go back to 2008 to find the last time these two sides faced each other in the cup.

Their other most recent meeting was in 2008. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

They played out a 2-2 draw at Tynecastle which sent the tie back to Fir Park for a Scottish Cup replay. It was an emotional night for the Steelmen, as it was their first match in Motherwell since the tragic passing of their captain, Phil O’Donnell.

The game itself was won 1-0 by the home side via a Ross McCormack penalty. The Jambos put the Well under severe pressure throughout the game but couldn’t make a breakthrough.

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