levein heaps praise on hearts' edinburgh derby hero ikpeazu

16:30    29 Apr 2019

Hearts Uche Ikpeazu, Oliver Lee and Christophe Berra celebrating
Hearts manager Craig Levein heaped praise on Uche Ikpeazu as the marksman scored a late leveller against Hibernian in the final Edinburgh Derby of the season.

The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in a Scottish Premier League (SPL) match which was played on Sunday.

After giving away a penalty - which was missed - Ikpeazu showed composure to slot away Steven MacLean's cut back and in doing so, sent the travelling Hearts' fans into the raptures.

“Uche always enjoys his moment. I think that’s eight goals for the season now and he missed four-and-a-half months, so all credit to him," Levein told club website.

“He gets a bit of criticism and treatment because he’s different, but he’s quite a strong character and he has a lot of belief in himself, shows his character and he thrives on scoring because he feels he gets judged on goals."

It was the English striker's third league goal of the season having made 16 appearances in the Scottish top flight league.

Hearts, who are placed sixth on the SPL standings, will take on Kilmarnock on Saturday.
 

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