Just a few days ago Hearts suffered a surprising 3-2 home defeat to Raith Rovers, which gave hope to the chasing pack in the Championship.

However, the Tynecastle club gained revenge on Raith last night, as they eased to a 4-0 win at Starks Park, thanks to goals from Liam Boyce, Euan Henderson and a double from Arnand Gnanduillet.

The win moves Hearts 10 points clear at the top of the Championship table, and into a fine frame of mind ahead of the game against Dunfermline on Saturday.

Scored key goal

The game was significant for Boyce, who continued his good run of form. The 29-year-old scored both of Hearts’ goals in the loss to Raith at the weekend, and he scored the opening goal last night to make it three goals in two games.

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Liam Boyce has scored three goals in Hearts’ last two games (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His opening goal saw the player play a one-two with Michael Smith, and then hammer the ball into the net. That put Hearts on the way to the win. Robbie Neilson even had the luxury of taking Boyce off on the hour mark to replace him with new signing Arnand Gnanduillet – who marked his debut with two goals.

Some Hearts fans on social media were impressed with Boyce’s performance against Raith. One fan claimed that he was on a ‘different level’. Another proclaimed the player to be in ‘great form’ and at the heart of all Hearts do.

Could be an important player in title race

If Boyce can keep up this run of form then Hearts could have the Championship title wrapped up a lot sooner than people expect.

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Liam Boyce has been a key man for Hearts this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Boyce’s performance for Hearts against Raith Rovers.

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