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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 11 November 2012, 12:45pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvDundee UDundee U
2
  • Griffiths, 19
  • Doyle, 51
1
  • Mackay-Steven, 53

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Match ends, Hibernian 2, Dundee United 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Dundee United 1.

90+4 mins:Foul by Keith Watson (Dundee United).

90+4 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

90+3 mins:Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Foul by Shefki Kuqi (Hibernian).

90+2 mins:Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90 mins:Ivan Sproule (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

90 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

89 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Eoin Doyle.

89 mins:Foul by Shefki Kuqi (Hibernian).

89 mins:Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Willo Flood.

85 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

85 mins:Attempt blocked. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

82 mins:Attempt missed. Ivan Sproule (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

82 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

81 mins:Foul by Ivan Sproule (Hibernian).

81 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Ivan Sproule replaces David Wotherspoon.

79 mins:Foul by Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United).

79 mins:Jorge Claros (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

77 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

76 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Shefki Kuqi replaces Leigh Griffiths.

75 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

75 mins:Attempt blocked. Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

74 mins:Foul by Jonathan Daly (Dundee United).

74 mins:Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Rudolf Skacel tries a through ball, but Rudolf Skacel is caught offside.

71 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

71 mins:John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

66 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

64 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

64 mins:John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Leigh Griffiths tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

62 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

60 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

60 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Keith Watson (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Willo Flood.

59 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

58 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Rudolf Skacel replaces Stuart Armstrong.

55 mins:Foul by Gavin Gunning (Dundee United).

55 mins:Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Goal! Hibernian 2, Dundee United 1. Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

51 mins:Goal! Hibernian 2, Dundee United 0. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Cairney.

48 mins:Foul by Gavin Gunning (Dundee United).

48 mins:Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

Second Half begins Hibernian 1, Dundee United 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Hibernian 1, Dundee United 0.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

41 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Jorge Claros (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38 mins:Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United).

38 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

37 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Willo Flood (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

34 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

34 mins:Jorge Claros (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Gary Mackay-Steven replaces Mark Millar.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

32 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Offside, Hibernian. David Wotherspoon tries a through ball, but David Wotherspoon is caught offside.

30 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Maybury (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

28 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

27 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Eoin Doyle tries a through ball, but Eoin Doyle is caught offside.

22 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Leigh Griffiths tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

19 mins:Goal! Hibernian 1, Dundee United 0. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner. Assisted by Eoin Doyle with a cross.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

16 mins:Foul by Sean Dillon (Dundee United).

16 mins:Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

14 mins:Mark Millar (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

10 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Gavin Gunning (Dundee United).

8 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

7 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

6 mins:Attempt blocked. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 11 November 2012, 12:45pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvDundee UDundee U
2
  • Griffiths, 19
  • Doyle, 51
1
  • Mackay-Steven, 53

match report

Hibernian moved to the top of the Scottish Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Dundee United at Easter Road.

Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Eoin Doyle put Hibs in the driving seat before Gary Mackay-Steven pulled one back for United, who were unfortunate not to earn a share of the spoils.

Griffiths (19) opened the scoring with a spectacular volley into the roof of the net after a slide-rule pass from Paul Cairney put Doyle through to deliver a pinpoint cross to the back post.

Cairney was again the creator as Hibs doubled their lead on 53 minutes when he put the ball through Keith Watson's legs and laid a pass back for Doyle to rifle home from eight yards.

But United were given a lifeline two minutes later as a mix up between Paul Hanlon and Ben Williams resulted in the keeper's heavy touch falling to Mackay-Steven and he passed the ball into the net from 20 yards.

Hibs had dominated the opening period with Griffiths twice testing United from free-kicks and Hanlon just failing to connect with another set-piece from the winger just after the break.

United's goal changed the flow of the game and Hibs got off the hook when Rudi Skacel ghosted into the box to meet a dipping delivery from Flood to send his header into the corner of the net, only to be denied by an erroneous offside flag.

Skacel then volleyed off the woodwork from 25 yards after Jorge Claros headed the ball out of the penalty are at a United corner and Williams clutched a powerful Gavin Gunning header under the bar

There were two further chances for Skacel but the United substitute snatched at both, meaning there would be no dramatic late goal for his new team for the third game in succession.

team line-up

1Ben Williams
18Alan Maybury
3Ryan McGivern
20Tom Taiwo
4Paul Hanlon
11Paul Cairney
16Lewis Stevenson
14David Wotherspoon79
8Jorge Claros
9Leigh Griffiths76
10Eoin Doyle89

substitutes

17Ivan Sproule79
32Shefki Kuqi76
24Daniel Handling
29Ross Caldwell
31Sean Murdoch
26Samuel Stanton89
36Bradley Donaldson

referee

Craig Thomson

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
12Keith Watson
5Gavin Gunning
2Sean Dillon
4Brian McLean
8John Rankin
16Stuart Armstrong58
14Mark Millar33
6Willo Flood
7Johnny Russell
9Jonathan Daly

substitutes

15Michael Gardyne
3Barry Douglas
10Richie Ryan
11Gary Mackay-Steven33
18Ryan Dow
13Steve Banks
51Rudolf Skacel58

referee

Craig Thomson

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target42
shots off target35
corners87
tackles won00
offsides41