Hearts suffered a heavy defeat this afternoon, losing 5-0 to Rangers at Ibrox.
The game was over as a contest before the half time whistle. Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring for Rangers before Ryan Kent gave Hearts a mountain to climb and fans were all too aware of the probable outcome from there. Christophe Berra’s own goal was just insult to injury before a Greg Stewart double made it a thumping.
Major damage was inflicted on the goal difference which will be another negative but the Jambos didn’t do much to prevent that. After those first two goals, the end result was inevitable.
There aren’t many people who’d have predicted Hearts to take anything from this game but fans would have expected more against Rangers. This result reflects poorly on them and the performance was flat.
It leaves Hearts joint-bottom in tenth place. They’ve got a big fixture midweek now against Livingston, who are three points above them in seventh. Defeat simply can’t be an option in that game.
Whether they’ll have a new manager in place by Wednesday is unknown, but they have to pick up results urgently, having won just once in nine games.
Some Hearts fans are deflated following defeat to Rangers.
Get Hearts in the bin
— King Fuggy 👑 (@Fugs_Life) December 1, 2019
Disgraceful. Almost all of them stealing a wage. https://t.co/dnz1rBUo13
— Hearts Rant (@HeartsRant) December 1, 2019
No idea why Hearts even waste the petrol money going through to Glasgow.
— Craig Paterson (@CraigyP83) December 1, 2019
It’s fine we’ve got an award winning stadium and sell out hospitality most weeks, that’s the most important thing
— Conor 🇱🇻 (@ConorElen_16) December 1, 2019
Fs I had 6 nil
— LewMcc (@LewMcc1874) December 1, 2019
Not unexpected but still embarrassing. Ridiculous how long it is taking to appoint a new manager. AB, get the new manager appointed before its too late.
— Derek Wilson (@hmfc1204) December 1, 2019
New manager should've in weeks ago. Levein has taken us so far back it's unreal. Stendel on Monday or Robinson.
— Seonaidh 🏴 (@MacNaBracha) December 1, 2019
Ruined Christmas cheers
— Stuart Donaldson (@steege1874) December 1, 2019