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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvMotherwellMotherwell
2
  • Doyle, 41
  • Doyle, 55
3
  • Murphy, 64
  • Murphy, 80
  • McHugh, 88

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Match ends, Hibernian 2, Motherwell 3.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Motherwell 3.

90+3 mins:Second yellow card to James McPake (Hibernian) for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

90+3 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

90 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Zaine Francis-Angol replaces Henrik Ojamaa.

88 mins:Goal! Hibernian 2, Motherwell 3. Robert McHugh (Motherwell) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross.

87 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Paul Cairney.

87 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

85 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

85 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Motherwell) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

83 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Simon Ramsden replaces Keith Lasley.

80 mins:Goal! Hibernian 2, Motherwell 2. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Hateley.

80 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

78 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

77 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Ross Caldwell replaces Eoin Doyle.

76 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

75 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Motherwell) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

73 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Robert McHugh replaces Adam Cummins.

73 mins:Foul by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).

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

72 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

72 mins:Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Gary Deegan replaces Leigh Griffiths.

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

64 mins:Goal! Hibernian 2, Motherwell 1. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Humphrey.

63 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Hateley.

61 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Tom Hateley.

60 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

58 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

57 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

57 mins:Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Foul by Tom Hateley (Motherwell).

57 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Goal! Hibernian 2, Motherwell 0. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

54 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Henrik Ojamaa tries a through ball, but Henrik Ojamaa is caught offside.

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

52 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Michael Higdon tries a through ball, but Michael Higdon is caught offside.

51 mins:Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

51 mins:Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

47 mins:Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half begins Hibernian 1, Motherwell 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Hibernian 1, Motherwell 0.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

41 mins:Goal! Hibernian 1, Motherwell 0. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Wotherspoon with a cross.

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

37 mins:Foul by Michael Higdon (Motherwell).

37 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Hateley (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

36 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Hand ball by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

32 mins:James McPake (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

32 mins:Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Foul by Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell).

31 mins:James McPake (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Steven Hammell (Motherwell).

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

25 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

21 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

21 mins:Michael Higdon (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

20 mins:Keith Lasley (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Attempt missed. James McPake (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths with a cross.

18 mins:Adam Cummins (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18 mins:Foul by Adam Cummins (Motherwell).

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

17 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

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

12 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

11 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

11 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

6 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

6 mins:Attempt blocked. Tom Hateley (Motherwell) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvMotherwellMotherwell
2
  • Doyle, 41
  • Doyle, 55
3
  • Murphy, 64
  • Murphy, 80
  • McHugh, 88

match report

Motherwell produced a fantastic second-half comeback to defeat Hibernian 3-2 in the Scottish Premier League match at Easter Road.

Eoin Doyle headed the hosts ahead five minutes before half-time and doubled his tally nine minutes after the break when he raced onto Paul Cairney's high ball and rocketed past Darren Randolph. Jamie Murphy tapped in from close range to cut the hosts' lead and he glanced home a leveller with 10 minutes remaining.

Hibs looked shell-shocked after losing a commanding lead and things got worse for Pat Fenlon's side when substitute Robert McHugh converted Henrik Ojamaa's cross two minutes from time.

James McPake was dismissed for a second yellow card during injury-time to complete a miserable afternoon for the home side, who now trail Motherwell by three points in the Scottish Premier League.

The hosts broke the deadlock five minutes before the break when Wotherspoon twisted away from Steven Hammell before providing an pin-point delivery for Doyle to nod home from close range.

It was Motherwell who began the second half on the front foot and Chris Humphrey should have done better after taking on Ryan McGivern inside the penalty box, but the winger could only manage a tame effort directly at Williams.

In throwing men forward Stuart McCall's side left themselves liable on the counter-attack and they were punished on 54 minutes when Cairney's through-ball created an opening for Doyle and the Irish striker finished in style for his second goal of the afternoon.

The Fir Park side continued to look for a way back into the match and they reduced the deficit when Humphrey drilled the ball low across the six-yard box and Murphy was left with a simple tap-in.

Gary Deegan made his return from injury when he replaced Griffiths with 20 minutes left and McCall showed his attacking intent as Cummins made way for McHugh.

Fenlon looked to tighten up his defence with the introduction of Ross Caldwell for Doyle, but the home side were unable to hold their lead as Higdon knocked on Hateley's dangerous corner and Murphy glanced the ball home at the back post.

McHugh then made no mistake with two minutes remaining as he turned Ojamaa's cross across the helpless Williams and into the bottom corner. McPake was dismissed with seconds remaining for a second yellow card following a tussle with Murphy.

team line-up

1Ben Williams
4Paul Hanlon
3Ryan McGivern
6James McPake
18Alan Maybury
20Tom Taiwo
14David Wotherspoon
11Paul Cairney87
8Jorge Claros
9Leigh Griffiths70
10Eoin Doyle77

substitutes

29Ross Caldwell77
32Shefki Kuqi
24Daniel Handling87
16Lewis Stevenson
26Samuel Stanton
7Gary Deegan70
31Sean Murdoch

referee

Steven McLean

team line-up

1Darren Randolph
5Shaun Hutchinson
3Steven Hammell
30Adam Cummins73
14Keith Lasley83
7Chris Humphrey
4Nicky Law
6Tom Hateley
9Michael Higdon
8Henrik Ojamaa90
11Jamie Murphy

substitutes

26Zaine Francis-Angol90
19Fraser Kerr
17Omar Daley
12Lee Hollis
15Simon Ramsden83
16Robert McHugh73
27Steven Hetherington

referee

Steven McLean

match stats

possession %4653
shots on target55
shots off target46
corners112
tackles won00
offsides32