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  • Date:26 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:10,115
  • Riordan (45)
  • Folly (35) Vernon (61)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:36 +0.36

Peter Pawlett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Maguire.

90:15 +0.15

David Wotherspoon delivers the ball, fantastic save by Jamie Langfield.

88:12

Corner taken by John Rankin from the left by-line, Ian Murray takes a shot. Clearance by Yoann Folly.

87:24

Daniel Galbraith delivers the ball, Colin Nish takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.

84:52

Scott Vernon goes into the referee's book. David Wotherspoon fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Hart takes the direct free kick.

84:17

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a brilliant save.

82:56

The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Andrew Considine takes the indirect free kick.

81:56

Chris Maguire takes a shot.

81:28

Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerel Ifil. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

80:38

Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

79:32

Foul by Chris Maguire on Ian Murray, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.

77:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Young by John Rankin. Derek Young takes the direct free kick.

75:34

Valdas Trakys goes off and Colin Nish comes on.

74:46

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a comfortable save.

74:28

The ball is sent over by Daniel Galbraith, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

71:05

Centre by Daniel Galbraith, Effort from deep inside the area by Derek Riordan misses to the left of the goal.

70:29

Daniel Galbraith replaces Liam Miller.

69:24

Effort on goal by Jonathan Grounds from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

66:47

Effort on goal by Derek Riordan from just inside the area clears the bar.

66:17

Derek Young challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Hart from right channel.

65:39

The ball is swung over by Michael Hart, Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a brilliant save.

63:40

Chris Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoann Folly. Free kick crossed by Paul Hartley, Michael Hart makes a clearance.

62:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Riordan by Paul Hartley. The ball is swung over by Valdas Trakys, David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a comfortable save.

61:01

Scott Vernon grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Paul Hartley.

59:56

Rory McArdle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Valdas Trakys. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

57:47

Nikola Vujadinovic fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Jerel Ifil takes the free kick.

56:53

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds, Shot on goal by Valdas Trakys from just inside the area goes over the target.

55:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Derek Riordan, Valdas Trakys has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

55:17

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a comfortable save.

54:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Vernon. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.

50:43

The referee blows for offside against Josh Magennis. Mark Brown takes the free kick.

49:11

The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Jamie Langfield takes the indirect free kick.

47:46

Jerel Ifil on for Zander Diamond.

47:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.

46:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hartley by Valdas Trakys. Strike comes in from Paul Hartley from the free kick, save by Mark Brown.

45:31

Paul Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hartley. Andrew Considine takes the direct free kick.

45:01 +0.01

Derek Riordan grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen.Assist by John Rankin.

45:01

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Josh Magennis coming on for Sone Aluko.

43:51

Derek Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.

42:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Derek Riordan. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

39:56

John Rankin fouled by Yoann Folly, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Rankin, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.

38:43

Foul by Chris Hogg on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Hartley from left channel, clearance made by Chris Hogg.

36:55

The referee penalises Paul Hartley for handball. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

35:18

Yoann Folly scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen.Scott Vernon provided the assist for the goal.

34:32

The referee blows for offside against Sone Aluko. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

33:28

Chris Maguire sends in a cross, Chris Hogg manages to make a clearance.

32:39

Derek Young produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save made by Mark Brown.

32:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikola Vujadinovic by Liam Miller. Free kick taken by Paul Hartley.

31:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Murray by Scott Vernon. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.

29:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Michael Hart. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

27:21

Sone Aluko challenges Ian Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

27:21

Ian Murray fouled by Sone Aluko, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

26:45

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

25:29

John Rankin delivers a pass corner to short, Nikola Vujadinovic makes a clearance.

24:44

Unfair challenge on Valdas Trakys by Nikola Vujadinovic results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Derek Riordan, clearance made by Rory McArdle.

24:22

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

23:32

John Rankin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Paul Hartley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.

22:39

Effort on goal by Derek Riordan from 6 yards. Save made by Jamie Langfield.

22:01

Corner taken by John Rankin played to the near post, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

15:52

The ball is delivered by Chris Maguire, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.

15:12

Corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line to the near post, Ian Murray makes a clearance.

11:07

A cross is delivered by Chris Maguire, save made by Mark Brown.

10:06

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Derek Riordan results in a free kick. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

7:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Chris Maguire. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

5:07

Valdas Trakys fouled by Nikola Vujadinovic, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

2:32

Foul by Sone Aluko on Valdas Trakys, free kick awarded. Valdas Trakys takes the free kick.

2:00

Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Maguire clears the bar.

The match gets underway.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Miller time for Hibs Sol Bamba is a doubt but Liam Miller is available as Hibernian prepare for Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen. Miller's controversial red card in last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Kilmarnock was overturned on appeal and he will now not be suspended for the game with the bottom of the table Dons. Bamba, meanwhile, suffered a hamstring injury at Rugby Park and could miss out along with long-term absentees Darryl Duffy (foot), Graham Stack (back) and Merouane Zemmama (knee), who are now back in training and could return in the new year. Colin Calderwood believes Hibernian face something of an unknown quantity against Aberdeen as he prepares to take on Craig Brown for the second time in six weeks. Calderwood steered Hibs to a 2-1 victory over Motherwell but now faces his former Scotland boss Brown, who will be taking charge of the Dons for the first time since succeeding Mark McGhee earlier this month. "It's an intriguing one," Calderwood said. "You've got no idea of formation or personnel. "They only viewed the game against Hearts so it's not even like the start of the season because you would have had some pre-season reports." Calderwood, whose spell as Hibs manager began with a 4-2 loss at Aberdeen, was not surprised to see Brown and his assistant Archie Knox - assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson as the Dons enjoyed domestic and European success in the 1980s - move to Pittodrie. "It's obviously something that's really tweaked his interest buds and his enthusiasm for it," Calderwood said. "I can understand why they've ended up there. Obviously Archie's got an association there. It's a terrific job." Hibs could open up an eight-point advantage over the Dons at the bottom of the table with victory on Sunday. Rory McArdle is available again for Aberdeen after missing the 5-0 loss to Hearts through suspension, but Fraser Fyvie and Darren Mackie both remain on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries. Brown hopes his Aberdeen side can drain the faith of Hibernian's support by netting the first goal in Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Easter Road. Some of Hibs' performances and individual players have been the subject of audible derision from the home support in a difficult start to the campaign which has seen Calderwood succeed John Hughes as boss. Results remain inconsistent and Brown, who was in charge of Motherwell in a 2-1 loss in the capital last month, hopes to take advantage of any discontent in Leith. "The first goal's a very crucial goal in any game," said Brown. "If the away team gets the first goal when the other team's struggling a bit, the confidence tends to go and the crowd tend not to be as supportive. "The strategy's quite straightforward. We'll try and get a goal and that will further increase the anxiety in the home crowd and amongst the home players. "I've been already to Easter Road this season to play them and I saw the situation. It was quite tense for them and I think it will be the same again."

Formation:442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

Formation: 451Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Mark Brown
  • Michael Hart
  • Chris Hogg
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Jonathan Grounds
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Liam Miller
  • Ian Murray
  • John Rankin
  • Valdas Trakys
  • Derek Riordan
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Francis Dickoh
  • Colin Nish
  • Daniel Galbraith
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Kevin McBride
  • Edwin De Graaf

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Match Report

Winning start for Brown Craig Brown claimed victory in his first match in charge as Aberdeen moved off the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-1 win over Hibs at Easter Road. After Derek Riordan scored his fifth goal in four games on the stroke of half-time to cancel out Yoann Folly's first for the Dons, Scott Vernon bundled in a Paul Hartley cross which evaded a static Hibs defence after 62 minutes for the winner. The result took Brown's side three points clear of Tuesday's opponents Hamilton at the bottom of the SPL and within two points of free-falling Hibs. In Colin Calderwood's first match in charge on October 23, Hibs conceded four goals in the opening 61 minutes before falling 4-2 to the Dons at Pittodrie. It was Aberdeen's most recent win, a run which contributed to the departure of Mark McGhee. Former Scotland boss Brown's scheduled first match in charge - last weekend against his former club Motherwell - was postponed due to the Arctic conditions which have swept Scotland. And with Hamilton's clash at Dundee United - the Dons' next two opponents - postponed by the elements today, Brown knew a point would take his side off the foot of the table ahead of the midweek meeting with Accies. Hibs now host Dundee United having now claimed two wins and a draw in nine matches under Calderwood. Chris Maguire fired over after three minutes before Jamie Langfield smothered an effort from Riordan after Liam Miller's lofted ball into the area. Derek Young tested Mark Brown from the edge of the area before the Hibs goalkeeper was beaten after 36 minutes. Vernon out-muscled the returning Chris Hogg on the left side of the area to take possession and crossed to the far post, where the late-arrival of Folly surprised Hibs' defence and the midfielder tucked in. But the hosts levelled in the opening minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half after Langfield parried John Rankin's cross-cum-shot from the left of the area and the ball dropped for Riordan to net from three yards out. It was his eighth goal of the season. Mark Brown twice denied the Dons early in the second period, saving Paul Hartley's free-kick and substitute Josh Magennis' point-blank header. Magennis then, despite no contact, went down looking for a penalty under Mark Brown's challenge after dispossessing Hogg, the club captain but making only his third appearance under Calderwood and enduring a torrid time. Magennis avoided a caution for simulation. Valdas Trakys and David Wotherspoon went close before the Dons scored a second after 62 minutes. A right-wing cross from former Hibs and Hearts midfielder Hartley evaded the hosts' defence and Vernon bundled the ball in from five yards out. Wotherspoon mis-hit a shot as Hibs had an immediate opportunity to respond before Mark Brown saved from Magennis. Miller was replaced by Danny Galbraith with 19 minutes remaining and the substitute immediately crossed for Riordan to fire narrowly wide. Colin Nish replaced Trakys as Calderwood sought fresh legs in attack, but the supply remained poor. Mark Brown saved a long-range Maguire shot before Ian Murray was played through by Riordan, but Langfield saved well. Aberdeen scrambled clear the resulting corner as they savoured a fourth win of the season.

Form Guide

    LWWLDL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 4 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 23/10/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 10/02/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 19/12/2009
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 31/10/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 24/05/2009
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 21/03/2009

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 7
  • L Miller 2
  • C Hogg 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • F Dickoh 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • S Bamba 1
  • P Hanlon 1

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 4
  • C Maguire 2
  • D Mackie 1
  • A Velicka 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • R McArdle 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 18
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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