Hearts had gone nine home league games without defeat in the 2016/17 season, winning six and drawing three, but a first half-strike from Daniel Gozar ended the club’s impressive home run.

Speaking to the club’s website after the game, the Scottish tactician Frank Nuttal said:

“I am disappointed to lose any game. It was an individual mistake but when we look at the overall game, we had our chances.

“We certainly had opportunities to score but we did not take our opportunities.

I know the players and the mentality of the players in the second half of that game and I have got absolutely no doubt that our players will give their all [and bounce back] in our next game.”