Hearts boss thinks Jambos caused own ‘downfall’ against Rangers

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson thinks his side were responsible for their own “downfall” this afternoon against Rangers as he admitted his “frustration” at the missed chances from his players.

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The Jambos had chances to open the scoring before two Rangers goals in four first-half minutes secured the three points for the leaders at Tynecastle.

Neilson admits the “final moment” was lacking as his Hearts side failed to hit the net and saw their impressive unbeaten run at Tynecastle come to an end.

“I’m frustrated because we had chances to score goals at the start, and then they had two very good finishes, which made it difficult for us,” Neilson said after the final whistle.

“If we took our chances, it would have been a different game but that was the difference between the two teams.

“Even first half when we went 2-0 down, we still controlled the game, I thought. They had two shots on target in the first half; we had several.

“It was that final moment we didn’t take. It shows where we are as a team that over the course of the game we had more possession, more shots and more shots on target.

“We just didn’t have that final moment,” Neilson added. “We hit the bar twice, we had a potential penalty, but the difference is you need to put the ball in the net.

“Allan McGregor was really good but we had chances where we shouldn’t have given him the opportunity to make the save.

“Our downfall was down to us because we had the chances to score and win the game. On the balance of the play, we were probably the better team but they took their two moments.”

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