Hearts ended their Tynecastle torment against St Mirren, winning a thrilling match 5-2.
The Jambos had 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 advantages during a frantic first half, with Oliver Bozanic’s finish separating the sides at the break.
Jamie Walker and Jake Mulraney scored after the restart though to hand the Jambos a first home win at Tynecastle since March.
It’s a crucial win that ends their winless home run and remarkably takes them within three points of the top six. That’s with a game to spare following their League Cup excursions.
It also played host to several first-team players starring together. Steven Naismith scored on what his first start since August, Jake Mulraney returned from injury and scored whilst Walker hit the net.
Austin MacPhee is another man who’ll likely be happy with the result. With such a convincing win, he may have just boosted his chances of landing the Jambos job permanently.
Some Hearts fans are revelling in what is a rare home win these days following the 5-2 outcome against the Buddies.
Somewhere in the bowels of Tynecastle, an apoplectic Craig Levein, with a brush and a broon jannies jaikit, is kicking holes in doors
— Keith Moore (@Br00mt00nRat) November 9, 2019
5 goale at home. 5 different goal scorers. Played 3 up top.
Scenes. Cannot remember a game with this mentality set out in years
— Iain Sproule (@Iain_Sproule) November 9, 2019
Bozanic was class today, guy gets a lot of criticism so deserves the praise when he's due it. In footballing terms he was my MOTM but Naisy literally coached the full team through the game so overall give it to him!!
— DMWILL (@ROKx111) November 9, 2019
Look what happens when you take the chains off #hhgh 👏🏻👏🏻
— Xander Russell (@Xander_Russel1) November 9, 2019
Who said we needed a manager. Lets hope this is the turnaround that we need
— Barbara (@Norsegodess) November 9, 2019
Season has to start now
— ding (@CraigKinghornn) November 9, 2019
Away for a lie down.
— Rob Simmons (@RobSimmons22) November 9, 2019
Fewer passengers on the pitch and standing by the dug out today. This team has always had goals in it – we just needed rid of Mr Negativity. Onwards and upwards! #HHGH
— David Reid (@davidlloydreid) November 9, 2019