Date: 11th August 2016 at 10:27am
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The Hearts run in the Scottish League Cup is over for another year after the second round defeat against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday.

Hearts were beaten in the Betfred Cup after a deficit was overturned only for a couple of former Jambos players to come back to haunt us in a three-two win for St Johnstone.

Danny Swanson, the first of the former Hearts players to score, gave St Johnstone an early lead with a fine goal but the Jambos were not only level but ahead by half time with two late goals in the half.

Callum Paterson drew Hearts level just before the break wit another controversial penalty allowed Jamie Walker, who was free to play following the challenging of his two-match ban, to score in first half injury-time.

15-minutes from time Swanson converted a penalty of his own for St Johnstone before the other former Hearts player Brad McKay won it five-minutes later.

Here’s a round up of the Scottish League Cup action from the other matches played, with some still to take place.

Round two results

Tuesday 9th August 2016 – Betfred Cup Second Round
Alloa 1-0 Inverness CT 19:30
Dundee Utd 3-1 Partick Thistle 19:45
Hamilton 1-2 Morton 19:45
Hibernian 1-3 Queen of Sth 19:45
Rangers 5-0 Peterhead 19:45

Wednesday 10th August 2016 – Betfred Cup Second Round
Ayr 1-2 Aberdeen 19:45
Celtic 5-0 Motherwell 19:45
St Johnstone 3-2 Hearts 19:45

Clearly the most emphatic win of Tuesday was Rangers’ five-nil thrashing of Peterhead at Ibrox to book a third round place with Dundee United also advancing with a three-one win over Partick Thistle.

It would probably be fair to say the Alloa (one-nil), Morton (three-one) and Queen of the South (three-one) wins over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Hamilton Academicals and Hibernian, respectively, can be classed as ‘upset’ wins can’t they?

No upset for Aberdeen with the Dons seeing off Ayr two-one on Wednesday but Motherwell and Hearts both bowed out after a thrashing for Well at Celtic (five-nil) and the Jambos losing three-two at St Johnstone.

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