The Rainbow Club defeated Kotoko 1-0 to pick vital points at the Accra Sports Stadium, courtesy a penalty goal by Vincent Atinga.
Hearts of Oak having started the game on a jerky note was able to warm themselves back into the game taking control in the second half and were finally awarded with a penalty after referee Samuel Sukah adjudged Samuel Yaboah’s shot to have struck the arms of Kotoko defender Ahmed Adams.
Nuttall has lauded his team for the strong performance against their rivals.
“It was a good game over all, bot team played good football, my team played good football and pushed very hard to get a goal.
“I am happy with their performance on the day, they fought very hard for the victory and I was an important win for us.”
The win pushes Hearts of Oak to 7th on the League table with 11 points from eight matches.