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first_img impact who plays? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Irving came on midway through the second half in the win, at which point Hearts were 2-0 up before Paul McManus pulled a goal back for the non-leaguers.Of the £10,000 fine, £8,000 has been suspended until the end of next season.Hearts manager Craig Levein said last week that the club would ‘accept and deal with’ any punishment the Scottish FA deemed necessary.He also said: “It’s an unfortunate situation and I don’t think in my whole time in football I’ve been involved in a situation like this. We have processes in place which are fairly robust and we missed something in January, which is highly unusual.” ALTERED predicted LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Levein described the error as ‘highly unusual’ smart causal NEW ERA 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img The Hearts boss was brought in last year after former head coach Ian Cathro failed to navigate the League Cup group stages Hearts have been docked two League Cup points and fined £10,000 for fielding an ineligible player in a recent win against Cove Rangers.Nineteen-year-old Andy Irving had not been registered correctly in time for the 2-1 League Cup group stage win over Cove, who play in the Highland League. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible xi 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Losing two points could hurt Levein in more ways than one, with former boss Ian Cathro having been sacked last season after failing to reach the League Cup knock-outs.The points deduction pushes Hearts down to three points from two games in Group C of the Scottish League Cup.The Edinburgh club are now three points adrift of Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Cowdenbeath, who they must overcome in their remaining two fixtures.The Cove win came after a penalty shoot-out triumph against Raith Rovers, for which the club won two points.last_img

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