Hearts were easily beaten by Rangers in Austin MacPhee’s first game as interim Jambos boss, losing the match 3-0.

A defensive gameplan was working for Hearts before Filip Helander’s strike a minute before the break turned the game on its head.

Hearts fans watched as their side slumped to a 3-0 Rangers defeat. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Alfredo Morelos inflicted punishment upon the Jambos in the second half, scoring twice as MacPhee watched his side slump to defeat.

It wasn’t exactly a stellar display from the Tynecastle side and some Hearts fans have reacted following their Rangers defeat.


Hearts gameplan was ruined by late first half Rangers goal

MacPhee didn’t set his side out to attack Rangers. Instead, he set up to frustrate the Glasgow side and perhaps hit them on the counter with attacking subs like Steven Naismith in the second.

Naismith appeared at Hampden (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Helander’s header, plus a couple of first half substitutions, all but ruined Hearts’ gameplan. The goal was the real killer though as it gave the game a different look.

Some fans are disappointed with not only the result but the manner of performance. Their side didn’t really get forward to try and win, which resulted in a comfortable defeat.

With a big game against bottom side St Mirren in league action next week, Hearts must put their League Cup woes to one side after a poor day in Glasgow.

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