Some Hearts fans weren’t happy last night as they watched their side slip to another defeat, this time against St Johnstone in Perth.

A Christophe Berra own goal was enough to settle the game as St Johnstone secured a 1-0 win, jumping above Hearts in the process.

St Johnstone toppled Hearts in Perth. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Jambos meanwhile have dropped into the relegation play-off spots, with one goal keeping them off the Premiership basement.

It’s fair to say that these Hearts fans weren’t exactly happy with the Perth performance.


Hearts’ Perth woes frustrate fans

Whilst Hearts should be favourites for a game against St Johnstone, that’s not really the case when they are traveling to Perth. They haven’t won there since 2012 and they haven’t won a league match at McDiarmid Park since 2010.

Hearts haven’t had much luck at McDiarmid Park. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a frustrating trend and one they could have been doing with ending. Hearts badly need a win, having won just one of their opening 11 matches.

The first round of games have been played and we can start to see the table taking shape. With Hearts cut adrift in the bottom six and five points off the top six, a finish in the bottom half looks likely.

The Jambos have a cup semi-final this weekend though, so Craig Levein can’t afford to dwell on their league failings just now ahead of a big tussle with Rangers.

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