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Stevenson, Sutton lead Hearts past St. Johnstone

Ryan Stevenson and John Sutton scored on opposite sides of halftime to help Hearts pull further away from last place in the Scottish Premier League with a 2-0 defeat of St. Johnstone at Tynecastle Stadium on Tuesday.

Stevenson opened the scoring in the 33rd minute before Sutton doubled the home side's advantage seven minutes from time, lifting Hearts to 33 points and 10th place.

St. Johnstone remains fifth in Scotland's top flight with 41 points.