Hearts see off rivals Hibs in stormy derby
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David Templeton and Stephen Elliott were Hearts' heroes as their goals clinched a 2-0 victory over ten-man Hibernian in the Edinburgh derby at Easter Road today.

Templeton struck early on and Elliott in the second half before Hibs captain Derek Riordan was sent off in the closing moments.

It was a dismal way for new Hibs boss Colin Calderwood to mark his first home match in charge, leaving his side alongside St Mirren at the foot of the Scottish Premier League table.

Hearts were on top from the moment Templeton picked up the ball in the 19th minute and shrugged off challenges from Danny Galbraith, Michael Hart and Sol Bamba as he cut in on a diagonal run. His pace carried him into the area before he tucked away a fine finish.

Hearts scored again in the 67th minute when Kevin Kyle knocked down a long ball, Templeton centred and Elliott fired into the bottom corner.

Riordan was shown a straight red card for a terrible challenge which pole-axed Rudi Skacel two minutes from time. As Riordan walked from the field Hibs' fans were left to contemplate a record of two wins from 14 games so far this season.