An Aaron Hickey strike sealed a memorable 2-1 win for Hearts over at Hibs, a result that gives the Jambos their first win in the league since March.

Both sides played out a terrible first half where neither team did anything of note. Then in the second half, Stevie Mallan hit a shot from roughly 35 yards out, finding the top corner in some style. Uche Ikpeazu leveled things with just over 20 minutes to go, before Hickey sealed a monumental win for Craig Levein.

Hickey sealed a memorable Hibs v Hearts match. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

A win moves Hearts to eight while Hibs fall to 11th. Here are three things we learned.

Goalkeeper changes

Both sides made changes in the goalkeeper department, with Chris Maxwell and Joel Pereira starting ahead of Colin Doyle and Ofir Marciano respectively.

They didn’t have much to do, with the players in front of him playing in a lackadaisical manner for the most part.

Maxwell was fielded ahead of Marciano. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

It did send a clear message to the other keepers at both clubs though. Pereira is the Jambos’ undisputed number one and Marciano’s position as Hibees number is under threat.

More pressure mounts on Heckingbottom

They have both started the season poorly, so this was a game Craig Levein and Paul Heckingbottom had to win. Sadly for the latter, he failed to do so.

His side were very poor in this game overall. They failed to manage the match and let a precious lead slip through their fingers against poor opposition.

Heckingbottom will have Hibs v Hearts regrets. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The fans may not forgive him for this. You have to wonder whether Heckingbottom will make it to Hibs’ next match against Kilmarnock.

Both sides look void of quality

Throughout this game, you could tell both sides were struggling. Anytime they got forward, both Hibs and Hearts were timid in their approach.

The only really moment of quality in the match was Mallan’s wondergoal, with Ikpeazu’s goal a smash and grab in the box and Hickey’s deflected into the corner.

Mallan strike was the only moment of qaulity. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Neither goalkeeper was tested throughout the match as the two sides played out a rather drab affair, with not one team hitting a shot on target during the first half. Even in midfield, there was little composure or quality on the ball.

Overall both sides were as bad as each other, but Hearts have turned Edinburgh maroon on derby day.

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