Hearts boss Craig Levein has taken a slight dig at Hibs following the Jambos’ derby win.
Goals from Uche Ikpeazu and Aaron Hickey sealed a 2-1 comeback win for his side, who had been trailing courtesy of a Stevie Mallan effort from range.
Levein pointed to 17-year-old Hickey’s shirt number post-match as he referred to the Tynecastle club’s famous Scottish Cup final win in 2012.
He told the Daily Record (23/09/19): “All credit to the boys, they plugged away and kept going.
“Big Uche got us back in it and Aaron, who had a smashing game, managed to score the winner in a derby with the numbers five and one on his back – not bad at all.”
Hearts’ famous victory gives current boss Levein great pleasure it seems
Levein is well aware of Hearts’ famous day at Hampden. As a diehard Jambo too, he’ll be well versed in how good day that was for the club.
Darren Barr turned in the opener and a deflected Rudi Skacel effort gave Hearts a 2-0 lead. James McPake managed to give Hibs some hope, but the Jambo onslaught had just begun.
Danny Grainger’s penalty all but sealed things just after half-time before Ryan McGowan and Skacel rounded off Hearts’ win.
It is quite amusing that Hickey did score with those numbers on his back. Levein quite clearly thinks so as he takes aim at his Leith rivals once more.
Whilst it wasn’t as convincing as the 2012 cup final over the weekend, Levein will have loved getting one up over Hibs again.