St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin hailed a "massive" 2-1 win at Motherwell after his team came from behind to move six points clear of Ladbrokes Premiership bottom club Hearts.

Motherwell dominated the first-half but only had Liam Donnelly's penalty to show for their superiority and Saints took less than five minutes of a much-improved second-half showing to level through Jon Obika, who netted his eleventh of the season.

The visitors sealed their second victory at Fir Park in eight days when Ilkay Durmus fired home with four minutes left with a stunning half-volley.

"The first-half we looked a shadow of the team we were in the first 45 minutes last week," Goodwin said.

"Motherwell deservedly went in in front and, but for a good save by my goalkeeper, it could have been worse.

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"We had to have a strong discussion at half-time, I asked for a bit more aggression all over the park, I asked them to play more directly and get the ball forward a little bit earlier, and it worked to our advantage. The majority of the game was played in Motherwell's half in the second-half.

"Early on in the season that's a game we might have been happy to take a point from but we felt Motherwell were there for the taking.

"It is a massive result in the end and those three points could be huge."

Motherwell have now not won in eight games and they missed the chance to move four points clear in third place.

Manager Stephen Robinson said: "We should have been out of sight and it could have been three or four nil. But St Mirren were always going to come into the game. They were clinical and we weren't."

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