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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 11 February 2013, 7:30pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvSt JohnstoneSt Johnstone
1
  • Griffiths, 82
3
  • Vine, 23
  • Vine, 26
  • Cregg, 58

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Match ends, Hibernian 1, St Johnstone 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, St Johnstone 3.

90+4 mins:Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

90+3 mins:Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

90+1 mins:Foul by Gregory Tade (St Johnstone).

90+1 mins:Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90 mins:Foul by Michael Doughty (St Johnstone).

90 mins:Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone).

90 mins:Matt Done (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Michael Doughty replaces Mehdi Abeid.

89 mins:Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89 mins:Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

89 mins:Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone).

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

88 mins:Attempt missed. Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box.

86 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Gregory Tade tries a through ball, but Gregory Tade is caught offside.

85 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

85 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

83 mins:Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Goal! Hibernian 1, St Johnstone 3. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Handling.

81 mins:Foul by Daniel Handling (Hibernian).

81 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink (St Johnstone).

81 mins:Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Foul by Matt Done (Hibernian).

79 mins:Gregory Tade (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Nigel Hasselbaink replaces Rowan Vine.

77 mins:Foul by Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone).

77 mins:Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

71 mins:Substitution, St Johnstone. Gregory Tade replaces Steven MacLean.

70 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

70 mins:Frazer Wright (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

70 mins:Foul by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone).

70 mins:Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Eoin Doyle.

67 mins:Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

67 mins:Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

61 mins:Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Goal! Hibernian 0, St Johnstone 3. Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Murray Davidson.

55 mins:Steven Anderson (St Johnstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55 mins:Foul by Steven Anderson (St Johnstone).

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

54 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Steven MacLean tries a through ball, but Steven MacLean is caught offside.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box.

52 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

50 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Jorge Claros replaces Gary Deegan.

50 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Paul Cairney replaces Alan Maybury.

49 mins:Foul by Rowan Vine (St Johnstone).

49 mins:Alan Maybury (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Offside, St Johnstone. Mehdi Abeid tries a through ball, but Mehdi Abeid is caught offside.

47 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

47 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Craig (St Johnstone) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

46 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

Second Half begins Hibernian 0, St Johnstone 2.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Hibernian 0, St Johnstone 2.

45+2 mins:Attempt missed. Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45+1 mins:Foul by Murray Davidson (St Johnstone).

45+1 mins:Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Matt Done tries a through ball, but Matt Done is caught offside.

44 mins:Foul by Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone).

44 mins:Alan Maybury (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone).

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

43 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

43 mins:Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Rowan Vine (St Johnstone).

42 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

42 mins:Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

41 mins:Foul by Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone).

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

40 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

40 mins:Foul by Liam Craig (St Johnstone).

40 mins:Matt Done (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone).

38 mins:Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Hand ball by Liam Craig (St Johnstone).

35 mins:Attempt missed. Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

34 mins:Penalty saved! Steven MacLean (St Johnstone) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

33 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33 mins:Penalty conceded by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) after a foul in the penalty area.

33 mins:Penalty St Johnstone. Mehdi Abeid draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

31 mins:Foul by Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone).

31 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by David McCracken (St Johnstone).

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

29 mins:Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian).

29 mins:Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan McGivern with a cross.

26 mins:Goal! Hibernian 0, St Johnstone 2. Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

24 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

24 mins:Liam Craig (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Goal! Hibernian 0, St Johnstone 1. Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mehdi Abeid.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22 mins:Foul by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone).

22 mins:Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Foul by Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone).

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

16 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

13 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

13 mins:Murray Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Corner, St Johnstone.

8 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

8 mins:Mehdi Abeid (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

5 mins:Callum Davidson (St Johnstone) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 11 February 2013, 7:30pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvSt JohnstoneSt Johnstone
1
  • Griffiths, 82
3
  • Vine, 23
  • Vine, 26
  • Cregg, 58

match report

Rowan Vine hit a brace as St Johnstone climbed above Hibernian and into fourth spot in the SPL table on Monday with a 3-1 win at Easter Road.

Patrick Cregg was also on the scoresheet with a goal against his former employers, on a night when Steven MacLean failed to convert from the penalty spot to boost the scoreline further.

Leigh Griffiths did manage to pull a goal back for the home side late on but his effort failed to spark a comeback.

The game sparked into life when Saints took the lead after 22 minutes. MacLean saw his point-blank effort blocked by goalkeeper Ben Williams before Vine pounced to rifle home the rebound from eight yards.

Vine grabbed his second of the night just four minutes later when he cut inside from the left and sent a superb swerving right-foot shot beyond the grasp of the Hibs goalkeeper.

The Perth club had the chance to add to their tally further when referee Kevin Clancy pointed to the spot on 33 after Ryan McGivern had felled Mehdi Abeid in the box.

Despite Vine chasing a hat-trick, it was MacLean who stepped up for the spot-kick and he was denied a goal of his own when Williams dived to his left to block with what was his fifth penalty save of the season.

Saints still looked dangerous and Abeid was not too far away when he dragged his shot across the face of goal and inches past the upright.

The first half had been frustrating for Hibs and boss Pat Fenlon made a double switch five minutes after the restart, with Paul Cairney and Jorge Claros thrown into the action for Gary Deegan and Alan Maybury.

But it was the visitors who had the net bulging again after 59 minutes.

An impressive passing move culminated with Murray Davidson teeing up the shot for Cregg on the six-yard line and he supplied a composed finish with only the goalkeeper to beat.

There was to be no match ball for Vine when he made way for Nigel Hasselbaink with 20 minutes to go.

Griffiths netted for the home side after 81 minutes when he latched onto a long ball through the middle and lashed past Alan Mannus but the strike proved to be too little, too late for Hibs.

Hasselbaink then had the ball in the net in injury time but a free-kick had already been awarded to the home side.

team line-up

1Ben Williams
6James McPake
4Paul Hanlon
3Ryan McGivern
18Alan Maybury50
16Lewis Stevenson
28Scott Robertson
7Gary Deegan50
17Matt Done
9Leigh Griffiths
10Eoin Doyle68

substitutes

37Jordan Forster
24Daniel Handling68
29Ross Caldwell
20Tom Taiwo
8Jorge Claros50
31Sean Murdoch
11Paul Cairney50

referee

Kevin Clancy

team line-up

1Alan Mannus
18David McCracken
6Steven Anderson
5Frazer Wright
3Callum Davidson
4Patrick Cregg
21Mehdi Abeid89
8Murray Davidson
10Liam Craig
23Rowan Vine78
17Steven MacLean71

substitutes

16Michael Doughty89
15Jonathan Tuffey
26Liam Caddis
14Gwion Edwards
11Nigel Hasselbaink78
33Thomas Scobbie
9Gregory Tade71

referee

Kevin Clancy

match stats

possession %4257
shots on target16
shots off target74
corners63
tackles won00
offsides13