Partick Thistle

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Hearts' Uche Ikpeazu saw his penalty saved by Partick Thistle keeper Conor Hazard. Picture: SNS

Uche Ikpeazu is off penalties for the semi says Hearts boss Craig Levein

Hearts made it into their second semi-final of the season with a 2-1 victory over a stubborn Partick Thistle side but Craig Levein hopes that next month’s last-four Scottish Cup tie against John Robertson’s Inverness Caledonian Thistle will simply be another stepping stone towards the ultimate aim of finishing the season with silverware.

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Christie Elliott's close-range effort nestles in the back of the net as Partick force a replay with Hearts. Picture: SNS Group

Partick Thistle 1-1 Hearts: Jags force replay as Jambos pay for profligacy

It may well only prove a hiccup on their way to Hampden for Hearts. Craig Levein’s men, though, will be sick to their stomachs at failing to see off Partick Thistle in the sides’ Scottish Cup quarter-final at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill, with the result that the pair will require to reconvene at Tynecastle for a replay next Tuesday.

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