|Craig Levein was down in the dumps after Motherwell snatched a point at Tynecastle on Saturday afternoon. Hearts went ahead thanks to substitute David Milinkovic who scored with ten minutes to go and the home side looked set to pick up their third consecutive win as the game moved into injury time. However, it was not to be as, in the fifth and final minute of added time, a Motherwell free-kick resulted in Curtis Main poking the ball over the line. This sickener for Hearts ended their run of eight consecutive clean sheets, however,they did extend their unbeaten run to 12 games. Hearts hit the post twice in the first half and saw two penalty appeals turned down, much to the frustration of Levein.
Speaking after the game, the Hearts manager said: "Today was disappointing. For the life of me I don’t know how we didn’t get two penalties in the first half. I’ve seen both situations on video and both are blatant penalties. So I’m disappointed for the players considering the effort they’ve put in after two particularly hard games recently. And to be in front going into the 5th minute of injury time only to lose a goal was extremely disappointing. I’m also disappointed that we invited the late pressure by giving two free-kicks away in the last three minutes. That invited six or seven of their players into our box and I’m disappointed with that. I feel we merited to be in front at half-time, we hit the post twice as well. The supporters were good today and backed us despite us not taking advantage of the chances. So yes, I think disappointed sums up my emotions today."
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