Hearts emerge triumphant from feisty Edinburgh derby
Boss Jim Jefferies was delighted as his Hearts side came out 2-0 winners following a tempestuous Edinburgh derby at Easter Road. David Templeton and Stephen Elliott, with his first Hearts goal, were on target in the 2-0 win over Hibernian, who finished with 10 men as captain Derek Riordan was dismissed for a crude challenge on Rudi Skacel two minutes from time.
But that was not the only incident as missiles were thrown on to the pitch by both sets of supporters in incidents which are likely to be brought to the Scottish Football Association's attention.
"It was a terrific goal," said Jefferies of Templeton's opener.
"He's got great feet, a wee change of pace, great skill and he can finish - the goal was every one of those things."
However, Jefferies reserved special praise for Skacel and Kevin Kyle.
"He wasn't going to be in the team. He knew I wasn't very happy with the last couple of weeks.
"I said to him 'don't let me down'. He certainly didn't do that today."
Hibs now have a record of two wins from 14 games this season, with Colin Calderwood defeated in all three of his games in charge since succeeding John Hughes.
Hibs will be without Riordan for Wednesday's trip to Rangers, with Calderwood saying the subject of whether the striker would retain the captaincy would be discussed later in the week.
"The first goal was a terrific run, but we've got to deal with the dribble better than we did," said Calderwood.
"We lost a goal from a free-kick, it's soft - a simple ball, a nod down and simple reactions. Better defending clears it."
On the dismissal, Calderwood added: "It's important that the emotion doesn't overtake the situation and you've got to remain with 11.
"We didn't. So close to the end of the game it's pointless."