‘No excuses’ - Hearts’ Colin Doyle opens up over howler against Motherwell

Hearts goalkeeper Colin Doyle has spoken about his injury-time error that handed Motherwell the three points in the Ladbrokes Premiership meeting between the two teams at Fir Park on Sunday.

'No excuses': Colin Doyle has vowed to learn from the error. Picture: SNS Group

Facing a late free-kick after Ben Garuccio’s foul on Liam Grimshaw and subsequent red card with the score tied at 1-1, the Irish international appeared to have David Turnbull’s effort covered at his left-hand post.

However, the ball spiralled out of his hands and into the net via Doyle’s shoulder.

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The former Blackpool and Bradford ‘keeper looked devastated after conceding the late goal, and apologised to the travelling Hearts support at the final whistle.

On Monday, the 33-year-old retweeted a video of his apology, adding: “Gutted about yesterday ending and result.

“No excuses. I cost us a point. I’ll learn from it and move on. #HHGH.”

Most responses to Doyle’s tweet were positive, with fans replying: “Win as a team, lose as a team” and “Chin up big guy - you’ll bounce back.”