Hearts were strong enough to hold off Ross County despite playing most of the second half with 10 men. Callum Paterson smashed in a wonderful angled shot to send the Tynecastle crowd wild on 15 minutes. Captain Blazej Augustyn was dismissed for pulling back Liam Boyce soon after the break, prompting a period of dominance for the visitors. But Osman Sow added a second goal before County substitute Craig Curran somehow hit the post from close range. Hearts cement third place in the Premiership and close to within two points of second-placed Aberdeen.
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