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Ryan Fraser sends in a cross.
The official flags Ryan Fraser offside. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.
Souleymane Bamba finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Aberdeen 4-2 Hibernian.Short corner taken by Daniel Galbraith from the left by-line. The assist for the goal came from Daniel Galbraith.
Scott Vernon is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Francis Dickoh.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Fraser played to the near post, Liam Miller makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Valdas Trakys from just inside the area clears the bar.
Sone Aluko goes off and Ryan Fraser comes on.
Derek Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hanlon. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Daniel Galbraith crosses the ball.
Shot from 25 yards by Derek Riordan. Blocked by Jerel Ifil.
The ball is crossed by Lewis Stevenson.
Michael Paton fouled by Liam Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Derek Young takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Galbraith fouled by Michael Paton, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
Souleymane Bamba is shown a yellow card. Sone Aluko fouled by Souleymane Bamba, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.
Jerel Ifil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Drilled right-footed shot by Derek Riordan. Save by Mark Howard.
The ball is swung over by Chris Maguire, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Paton from the right by-line, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Paton on Paul Hanlon. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Colin Nish goes off and Valdas Trakys comes on.
Foul by Liam Miller on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
Colin Nish finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Aberdeen 4-1 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Paul Hanlon.
John Rankin takes the outswinging corner, Michael Paton manages to make a clearance.
Chris Hogg is cautioned. Penalty scored by Paul Hartley. Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian.Sone Aluko fouled by Chris Hogg, the ref awards a Penalty. Assist by Sone Aluko.
Derek Riordan takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Mark Howard.
Yoann Folly leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Paton.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Galbraith.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Jack, save made by Mark Brown.
Centre by Daniel Galbraith, clearance made by Rory McArdle.
Paul Hartley decides to take the corner short.
Liam Miller sends in a cross.
Scott Vernon gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Chris Maguire.
Sone Aluko concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Riordan. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Yoann Folly. Mark Howard takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by Liam Miller goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Derek Riordan comes on in place of Kevin McBride.
Corner from the right by-line taken by John Rankin, Colin Nish has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Mackie. Direct free kick taken by Derek Young.
Lewis Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Nish on Jerel Ifil. Mark Howard takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Derek Young, save by Mark Brown.
Darren Mackie is penalised for a handball. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
John Rankin takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.
John Rankin challenges Darren Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
John Rankin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Centre by Liam Miller, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance.
Scott Vernon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian.Assist by Darren Mackie.
Chris Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoann Folly. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.
Chris Maguire is ruled offside. John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.
Sone Aluko crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Colin Nish goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Derek Young joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zander Diamond.
Unfair challenge on Kevin McBride by Paul Hartley results in a free kick. Francis Dickoh restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Chris Hogg, Mark Howard makes a save.
Foul by Yoann Folly on Daniel Galbraith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Centre by John Rankin, blocked by Yoann Folly. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Colin Nish goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Jerel Ifil, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
David Wotherspoon leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Galbraith.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Maguire. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Chris Maguire scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Sone Aluko.
The ball is crossed by Kevin McBride, clearance made by Rory McArdle.
Colin Nish has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Mark Howard makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin to the near post, clearance by Yoann Folly. Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, Colin Nish heads at goal, Scott Vernon makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin played to the near post, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Yoann Folly results in a free kick. John Rankin takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Yoann Folly from 20 yards. Blocked by Paul Hanlon.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, Colin Nish makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Hogg. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Rory McArdle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Nish. John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Darren Mackie misses to the left of the target.
Scott Vernon is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Paul Hartley challenges John Rankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
John Rankin delivers the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Nish on Rory McArdle. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, clearance by Jerel Ifil.
Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Maguire misses to the left of the goal.
The half-time whistle blows.
The second half begins.
The match has kicked off.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
No new worries for McGhee
Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has no fresh injury worries ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hibernian.
The visit of the Edinburgh side is likely to come too soon for Nikola Vujadinovic, who is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Peter Pawlett is still out with a broken toe, while long-term casualty Fraser Fyvie also remains on the sidelines.
McGhee admits Hibernian, under new boss Colin Calderwood, will bring something of the unknown to Pittodrie.
Dons boss McGhee believes the new manager may boost Hibs, who beat Kilmarnock last weekend to end a barren home run dating back to March, but is concentrating on his Aberdeen side.
McGhee said: "They won last week and the change of manager will be a focus for them.
"If they were suffering from a lack of sense of direction, he'll bring that back. He will bring a focus, a few new ideas.
"We are looking at reports on them and how they defend corners and all those sort of things, but probably that all goes out of the window because Colin will bring his own ideas to how they do that.
"There will be a bit of an unknown quality about how he will set his team up and how he will defend and those sort of things so you know we have to get to grip with that early in the game.
"I still feel that most important to us is how we are, not how they are."
Aberdeen themselves are in the midst of a barren run of form, having drawn one and lost five of their last six matches. But McGhee insists morale is good.
"Any suggestion that there would be otherwise is from people that do not know us," he said.
"We are all convinced that our run 100% has been down to the size of the squad and the availability of the players we have had, the injuries, going to Inverness with seven players missing.
"There is absolutely no need for anything other than a positive attitude around the place."
Ian Murray could return to the Hibernian squad.
Murray has been training for two weeks after shaking off a lingering hip injury.
New manager Calderwood has no fresh injury problems but Darryl Duffy (metatarsal) and Merouane Zemmama (knee) remain out.
Calderwood will not impose too many new ideas on his players ahead of his first match.
Calderwood left his position as assistant manager of Newcastle on Monday to replace John Hughes at Easter Road ahead of a difficult run of games.
Hibs visit Dundee United a week after their Pittodrie visit before taking on Hearts and Rangers, and the former Nottingham Forest manager will not overload his players with tactical changes.
"You can't fill them with too much information," he said.
"We want them to have the freedom to go and express themselves.
"We have got one or two ideas and a game plan to work on and see if we can take those ideas on to the pitch, and see if we can profit from them.
"There are lots of great ideas out there but you have got to profit from them."
Not surprisingly in the first week of his reign, Calderwood has been satisfied by the attitude of his players but he insists there is genuine encouragement from their spirit despite their position in the bottom half of the SPL.
"They have a super attitude, a good application to their training," he said.
"They look as if they are a willing lot and want to take on board what the coaching staff are saying.
"I haven't seen anything that has made me raise my eyebrows.
"I think you're going to get a fairly good and open reaction when a new manager comes in and that's what has happened but it's been quite impressive actually.
"The people I feel are in form and have the right attitude will play but I can see there is a good spirit in the 21 or 22 that have trained.
"I can see they are a club rather than a team and that's a good thing because it's the club and not just the 11 who start on Saturday who are going to take us forward."
Calderwood reign off to rocky start
Colin Calderwood suffered a painful 4-2 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie in his first match in charge of Hibernian.
The Dons, who had previously taken only one point from a possible 18, squandered a couple of decent scoring chances before Chris Maguire broke the deadlock after 18 minutes with a clinical finish.
Scott Vernon added a second after 33 minutes when his goal-bound volley took a wicked deflection off Hibs defender Sol Bamba and rolled into the net.
The Aberdeen goalscoring duo combined five minutes after the break to grab a third, this time with Vernon sliding home Maguire's shot-cum-cross at the back post.
Paul Hartley scored a fourth from the penalty spot before Colin Nish pulled a goal back for the visitors after 63 minutes. Bamba headed home a second for Hibs in the final minute of the match but Aberdeen held on to record their second home league win of the season.
Aberdeen brought striker Darren Mackie in for on-loan Rangers attacker Andrius Velicka who dropped to the bench. Defender Andrew Considine was also set to start for the Dons but he was replaced by Jerel Ifil after picking up an injury in the warm up.
Striker Derek Riordan had to be content with a place on the Hibs substitutes' bench with Calderwood giving Ghanaian defender Francis Dickoh a starting berth in his place.
The Dons were looking for the first home win since their opening day of the season success against Hamilton, while Hibernian came to the Granite City in confident mood after beating Kilmarnock last weekend to end their own dire home run that dated back to March.
However it was the home side who should have taken the lead inside three minutes when Vernon showed a neat piece of skill to evade Dickoh's sliding challenge before rolling the ball into the path of Maguire who blasted over.
Maguire was the architect of Aberdeen's next opportunity with a clever back-heel which gave Darren Mackie a chance to test Mark Brown in the Hibs goal but the Dons forward dragged his shot well wide.
Some slack play by Ifil gave the visitors a sniff of goal at the other end after 16 minutes but Mark Howard produced a smart save to deny Nish.
The Dons, however, broke the deadlock two minutes later with a superb piece of counter-attacking play with Sone Aluko's long diagonal pass releasing Maguire who buried the ball clinically into the bottom corner.
The visitors made an enforced change after only 22 minutes when Danny Galbraith came on for the injured David Wotherspoon before Aberdeen's Zander Diamond limped off and was replaced by Derek Young just before the half-hour mark.
The Dons doubled their lead after 33 minutes when Vernon's volley took a wicked deflection off Bamba and trundled past the stranded Brown into the net.
John Rankin should have done better after 38 minutes when he got himself into a promising position but, on his weaker right foot, his low shot lacked the power to beat Howard.
Hibernian made an attack-minded change at the break with Riordan introduced at the expense of Kevin McBride.
But the visitors fell further behind after 50 minutes when Vernon reacted quickest to slide home Maguire's shot on the turn that was heading well wide of the target.
Aberdeen had the chance to score a fourth after 66 minutes when Aluko was brought down in the box by Chris Hogg. Vernon wanted the chance to complete his hat-trick from the spot but in the end it was Dons skipper Paul Hartley who sent Brown the wrong way from 12 yards.
Nish pulled a goal back for the visitors two minutes later when he headed home Paul Hanlon's cross, although the striker landed awkwardly and had to be replaced by Valdas Trakys immediately afterwards.
The visitors were appealing for a penalty with just under 15 minutes remaining when Dons' makeshift defender Young collided with Galbraith but referee Craig Thomson waved play on.
Bamba headed home a second for Hibs from Riordan's accurate cross in the closing stages but despite this late rally from the visitors the majority of the 7,587 at Pittodrie left content having seen their team win at home in the league for the first time since their 4-0 victory over Hamilton.
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