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Hearts have pulled off a second half comeback to come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Tynecastle.

Goals from Nieuwenhof, Lembikisa and Oda saw Steven Naismith’s side continue their unbeaten run.

Dundee took the lead in the 20th minute through Jordan McGhee. His effort from 30 yards out flew into the top left hand corner leaving Zander Clark in the Hearts net with no chance.

Hearts looked repeatably dangerous in the opening 45 minutes down the right hand side. New signing Derek Lembikisa, on loan from Wolves looked repeatably dangerous providing quality balls into the box. It was Shankland and Vargas with the best chances to level the game but both were wasteful.

And in the 37th minute Dundee took full advantage of the hosts wastefulness in front of goal. Dara Costelloe stole the ball in the middle of the park before playing an inch perfect ball to play in Lyall Cameron who slid the ball home underneath the hearts keeper and make it 2-0 at the break.

Steven Naismith would have been demanding a big improvement in the second half and that’s exactly what he got. Calem Nieuwenhof got the hosts back into the game just 12 minutes into the second half with a long range strike into the bottom right hand corner to give the home fans some hope.

Hearts were awarded a penalty just 5 minutes later when Lawrence Shankland was pushed to the ground by new Dundee defender Owen Dodgson. It was Shankland who stepped up to take the penalty but Carson went the right way and kept Dundee ahead.

The hosts kept pushing however and got the deserved equaliser in the 73rd minute. Alan Forrest doing well down the left hand side to deliver a brilliant ball into the box and manage to pick out Lembikisa who headed the ball home for his first Hearts goal.

The comeback was completed in the 85th minute when substitute Yutaro Oda found the back of the net. He lifted his strike over Trevor Carson from long distance to send these home fans into a frenzy.

This result sees Steven Naismith side extend their unbeaten run to 7 games who take on Aberdeen next.

For the visitors despite their impressive first half display its another defeat Tony Doherty’s side with just one victory in their last 8 matches.