THERE was plenty to talk about at this League Cup Qualifier at Fernieside on Saturday with five goals, three sendings off and two penalties, writes George Riley.
United opened the scoring after only four minutes. Shane Bonnington wove his way into the box and was upended by Gavin McCarthy. Jordan Lauder stepped up and fired the spot kick into the corner of the net beyond the diving Paul Cadger.
Tynecastle increased the pressure and eventually got the equaliser when Michael Dick fired a shot past Scott Dowie in the United goal.
United came back and Lauder robbed central defender Ryan Ferguson to set Bonnington on his way down the right, however, the winger’s shot hit the side netting.
The home side went in front after 36 minutes when a cross found Bradley Scott running in to shoot home.
Seven minutes before the break, Tynecastle were down to 10 men as midfielder Jamie Speed mistimed a tackle on Liam Hill and was shown the red card.
The Edinburgh side increased their advantage with two minutes gone in the second half when Jamie Devlin crossed to the back post for Dick to knock home.
Midway through the second half, United were reduced to 10 men as Steven Tait was sent off for a foul on Scott.
The Tynecastle fourth goal in the 70th minute came from Tony Muir and United’s day got worse when Chris Black was shown to the dressing room for raising his hands.