Duncan Shearer turned the game when he equalised in the 75th minute, just a minute after coming on for the injured Billy Dodds. It was all the encouragement Aberdeen needed and three minutes later Dean Windass headed what proved to be the winning goal in a 2-1 win, when he was left unmarked in the penalty area to finish off a superb cross from Joe Miller.
Until then the match had looked to be drifting away from an Aberdeen side who had played fluently enough but had failed to find a way past a well-organised Hearts defence. The home side started on top and took the lead after only seven minutes with a fine goal. Stephane Paille played the ball through to Colin Cameron, who controlled it before flicking the ball into the roof of the net.
In last night's other Premier Division games, Danny Lennon scored in the last minute to give Raith Rovers a 1-0 win at Motherwell while Dunfermline beat Hibernian 2-1 thanks to another late goal, from Craig Ireland.Reuse content