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Inverness CT 0-1 Hearts

From WILLIE COCHRANE at Caledonian Stadium

CSABA LASZLO admits he loses sleep every time Hearts lose a goal.

That’s why he dreamed up a new rule for his dozy defenders . . . DON’T concede any more.

It’s one the Jambos are clearly sticking to as they picked up their third 1-0 victory on the bounce to rise to third in the SPL.

Boss Laszlo said: “I sleep with football and I stand up with football. It is always on my mind.

“I am always thinking of what is most important for the team and now I have come up with a new rule.

“Firstly, don’t lose the game, but more importantly don’t give the opponent the chance to score.

“That part is especially important. That is definitely a rule now.

“Okay, you can’t always stop the other team scoring, but we want to make it as difficult as possible.

“We want that stability at the back. If you have that then you can be successful. In the past we had games where we played attractive football, but we forgot the stability at the back.

“Now we are making it 1-0 very quickly and then we are being solid at the back and not giving the opponents the chances.

“I am happy to win 1-0 and we now have two games coming up against Falkirk and then Rangers. I will be happy with two more 1-0 wins.”

Midfielder Bruno Aguiar sent Laszlo into dreamland when he blasted a brilliant winner low past Ryan Esson after 22 minutes.

Just TWO of the Jambos’ SPL goals this season have come from their strikers.

But Laszlo insisted: “I don’t mind. Look at my team and you will see that everybody, apart from the goalkeeper, can score.

“For me, it’s not important who scores. I don’t make a difference between players in the defence and offence in that respect.”

The match started at 100mph and the pace rarely let up as both sides gave it absolutely everything.

With barely 60 seconds on the clock Andy Driver curled a 20-yard free-kick just over.

At the other end Dougie Imrie had a header held by Hearts keeper Janos Balogh.

Caley were dealt a major blow in the 15th minute when midfielder Ian Black had to go off with double vision after the ball smacked him in the face.

Hearts took the lead seven minutes later when Driver found Aguiar on the edge of the box and he made space before slotting past Esson.

Christian Nade had his penalty appeals waved away by referee Mike Tumilty when he went down under a Grant Munro challenge.

Caley blew two great chances to level in the space of a few seconds just before the break.

First Barrowman delayed his shot too long and Balogh managed to parry. The loose ball broke to Adam Rooney, but Robbie Neilson blocked his effort on the line.

Rooney was then denied a penalty when Lee Wallace bundled him off the ball.

Hearts came flying out the traps after the break and Esson did brilliantly to claw Nade’s 30-yard drive over.

The keeper saved Caley again moments later when he somehow tipped Driver’s chip on to the bar.

Caley were screaming in vain for a penalty again moments later when the ball appeared to strike Eggert Jonsson’s hand.

Sub Iain Vigurs and Imrie were then both denied by Balogh late on, but Caley never really looked like getting a leveller as Hearts put up the shutters.

It wasn’t exactly easy on the eye, but goal hero Aguiar couldn’t have cared less.

He said: “I prefer wins to beautiful play.

“We are a solid team now and I don’t remember a spell like this, with three 1-0 wins in a row, in my three years here.

“We’re third now and we are very happy with that.”

The Sun

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