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  • Date:11 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:10,100
Goal!

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92:30 +2.30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Considine on David Wotherspoon. George Francomb delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Rory McArdle.

90:57 +0.57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Garry O'Connor takes a shot.

90:51 +0.51

George Francomb sends in a cross, Fraser Fyvie gets a block in.

89:59

Foul by Darren Mackie on Pa Saikou Kujabi, free kick awarded. Pa Saikou Kujabi takes the free kick.

89:37

The ball is sent over by Pa Saikou Kujabi, save by Jason Brown.

89:19

Darren Mackie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jorge Claros.

88:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory McArdle on Garry O'Connor. Roy O'Donovan restarts play with the free kick.

88:03

Fraser Fyvie challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Claros takes the free kick.

87:11

Corner taken left-footed by Pa Saikou Kujabi from the right by-line, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

86:52

Jorge Claros takes a shot. Stephen Hughes gets a block in.

85:25

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Youl Mawene coming on for Clark Robertson.

83:31

Roy O'Donovan fouled by Mark Reynolds, the ref awards a free kick. George Francomb restarts play with the free kick.

81:48

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fraser Fyvie, Mohamed Chalali produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:20

Darren Mackie delivers the ball, clearance by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

80:17

Clark Robertson fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

79:12

Corner taken by George Francomb.

78:39

Unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Rory McArdle results in a free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

75:42

Darren Mackie comes on in place of Mitchel Megginson.

74:23

Unfair challenge on Pa Saikou Kujabi by Ryan Jack results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

72:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Fraser Fyvie, clearance made by Garry O'Connor.

71:40

Isaiah Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mitchel Megginson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stephen Hughes, clearance made by Jorge Claros.

69:31

Handball decision goes against Ryan Jack. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

67:19

Foul by Andrew Considine on Roy O'Donovan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

64:47

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Roy O'Donovan coming on for Eoin Doyle. Mohamed Chalali joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Magennis.

63:51

Unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Jorge Claros results in a free kick. Andrew Considine takes the free kick.

61:07

Pa Saikou Kujabi decides to take a short corner, Jorge Claros takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by George Francomb, Josh Magennis makes a clearance. Josh Magennis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. The free kick is swung in right-footed by George Francomb, save by Jason Brown.

59:13

Foul by Eoin Doyle on Josh Magennis, free kick awarded. Matt Doherty is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Fraser Fyvie, David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

58:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jorge Claros on Fraser Fyvie. Fraser Fyvie takes the direct free kick.

56:42

David Wotherspoon delivers the ball, clearance by Mark Reynolds.

55:45

Inswinging corner taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Considine.

48:54

Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

48:19

Ryan Jack crosses the ball, clearance made by Pa Saikou Kujabi. Ryan Jack takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Matt Doherty.

45:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jorge Claros on Fraser Fyvie. Free kick taken by Clark Robertson.

43:04

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack from the right by-line, clearance made by David Wotherspoon.

42:55

The ball is sent over by Josh Magennis, blocked by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

40:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Ryan Jack. Free kick crossed right-footed by Garry O'Connor, blocked by Josh Magennis. David Wotherspoon takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

39:22

Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie from the left by-line, clearance made by Garry O'Connor.

39:13

A cross is delivered by Mitchel Megginson, clearance by George Francomb.

37:24

The ball is sent over by Eoin Doyle, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

36:01

Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.

34:18

Ryan Jack takes a short corner, Mitchel Megginson takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

31:39

The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon, save by Jason Brown.

30:12

Pa Saikou Kujabi produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Considine. Rory McArdle challenges Pa Saikou Kujabi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

28:59

Centre by Mitchel Megginson.

27:44

Inswinging corner taken by Fraser Fyvie,

27:29

The ball is delivered by Mitchel Megginson, Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance.

24:42

Shot from just outside the box by David Wotherspoon misses to the right of the goal.

24:12

Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.

20:23

Inswinging corner taken by George Francomb, clearance made by Mark Reynolds. The ball is swung over by George Francomb.

19:49

Rory McArdle concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Stevenson. Pa Saikou Kujabi takes the free kick.

18:00

Foul by Stephen Hughes on Isaiah Osbourne, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by George Francomb from own half.

17:29

Pa Saikou Kujabi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis. Stephen Hughes takes the direct free kick.

17:17

The ball is swung over by George Francomb, save made by Jason Brown.

16:28

Foul by Rory McArdle on Pa Saikou Kujabi, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Pa Saikou Kujabi, clearance by Rory McArdle.

15:30

The ball is sent over by Eoin Doyle.

14:24

Scott Vernon takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

11:55

A cross is delivered by Rory McArdle, Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance.

11:44

The ball is crossed by Clark Robertson, Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance.

10:31

The referee blows for offside against Fraser Fyvie. Matt Doherty takes the free kick.

9:54

George Francomb sends in a cross, save made by Jason Brown.

7:52

Pa Saikou Kujabi crosses the ball.

6:54

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown. Corner from the right by-line taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.

6:24

Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

3:51

The ball is crossed by Lewis Stevenson, Mark Reynolds gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Jack, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

2:56

Garry O'Connor sends in a cross, Fraser Fyvie produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

Match Preview

Fenlon keen to continue winning ways Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon hopes the positive atmosphere at Easter Road continues as his side go in search of a crucial home victory in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League against Aberdeen. Hibs last week beat Kilmarnock 1-0 to advance to the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals, but are above Dunfermline at the foot of the SPL only by virtue of a superior goal difference. September's defeat of St Johnstone is Hibs' only SPL home win since last February and Fenlon hopes his troops can claim three points against the Dons tomorrow to aid their fight against relegation. Fenlon told Hibernian TV: "We're in a position where we need to scrap and fight for everything that's going. "Everybody is upbeat at the moment, but it's important to continue that you have to keep working as hard. "Last week it was great to get through to the quarter-final of the cup to give everybody a bit of a lift. You're hoping that lift continues. "It's important we keep making progress and we keep pushing on." Hibs have played 12 home matches this season, losing seven times, and Fenlon is determined the cup success - which included a first clean sheet in 12 matches - is the start of better things at Easter Road. "The place has been for well over a year or longer, it's been a little bit doom or gloom," he added. "I think it's important the supporters see the light at the end of the tunnel. They've come back and they've started to enjoy their football. "They've come to Easter Road thinking something could happen today. We've got a team capable of putting in a performance. "We want to try to turn it back into the place it was previously, where teams didn't like coming to Easter Road, no matter who they were. "We want to make it not a nice place to come and play." Honduran midfielder Jorge Claros is in line for his Hibs debut after the paperwork on his loan transfer was completed. On-loan Stoke midfielder Tom Soares is struggling with a hamstring strain, though. Striker Leigh Griffiths and defenders Paul Hanlon and James McPake are suspended, winger Danny Galbraith (groin) remains out and Ian Murray is just short of a comeback from a hip problem. Meanwhile, Jason Brown considered turning his back on football a year ago - but his excitement over the potential of his Aberdeen team has reignited his passion for the game. The goalkeeper has only lost two of 12 games since claiming the number one spot in early December as Aberdeen recovered from a poor start to the season. Brown had only played 16 games in five years at Blackburn before joining the Dons in the summer, with only a handful more coming in loan spells at Leeds and Leyton Orient. But his recent run in the starting line-up, coupled with his confidence in his team-mates, has inspired optimism that the coming years can be much more fruitful. Aberdeen face Hibernian at Easter Road tomorrow looking to consolidate sixth place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, with a William Hill Scottish Cup replay against Queen of the South days later. Brown told Red TV: "I'm loving it here. I fell back in love with football. "This time last year, if I'm being perfectly honest, I would have walked away from the game. "I just felt I wasn't getting the rub of the green. You feel the whole world is against you. "But I love it here and my family love it here. "A lot of people think my contract is up in the summer but I have another year and I'm hoping to stay many years after that." Aberdeen have been hit by a flurry of injuries that will deprive them of Russell Anderson, Rob Milsom, Isaac Osbourne, Yoann Folly, Gavin Rae, Peter Pawlett, Michael Paton and Danny Uchechi against Hibs, and possibly Youl Mawene and Clark Robertson.

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Graham Stack
  • George Francomb
  • Matt Doherty
  • Sean O'Hanlon
  • Pa Saikou Kujabi
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Jorge Claros
  • Isaiah Osbourne
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Garry O'Connor
  • Eoin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Mark Brown
  • Callum Booth
  • Martin Scott
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Roy O'Donovan
  • David Stephens
  • Richie Towell

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Match Report

Hibs held by Dons Hibernian moved a point clear of Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club Dunfermline with a goalless draw against Aberdeen - but it could have been more for the capital club at Easter Road. Dons goalkeeper Jason Brown saved well from Isaiah Osbourne after 25 minutes and Hibs had appeals for a penalty turned down midway through the second half after the ball appeared to hit Dons defender Andrew Considine on the arm. Mitchel Megginson on the left was a useful outlet for Aberdeen and had an effort saved by Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack, but the Dons were worthy of a point in an entertaining contest. After seven losses from the previous 12 home league matches this term and one win in the SPL at Easter Road since last February - September's defeat of St Johnstone - Hibs boss Pat Fenlon will have been content with the clean sheet, with on-loan Wolves defender Matt Doherty key in the defensive effort. The result saw Aberdeen, who play Queen of the South in a cup replay on Tuesday night, slip outside the top six. Aberdeen's 1-0 win over Hibs at Pittodrie on December 17 was part of a run of four wins and four draws in nine league games prior to Saturday's contest which propelled them away from relegation danger. It was form Hibs, who began the day level on points with the Pars at the foot of the standings, were looking to replicate after claiming just a second home win in a year in last week's William Hill Scottish Cup defeat of Kilmarnock. Hibs began promisingly, with debutant Jorge Claros adding bite in midfield. Sean O'Hanlon headed over from a corner before David Wotherspoon saw his swerving shot saved by Brown. A Lewis Stevenson cross from the left had Mark Reynolds scrambling to clear before Hibs tested Brown. Stevenson combined with Wotherspoon, who freed Osbourne in the area, but the Dons goalkeeper was equal to the low effort. Megginson's pace down the left was proving menacing as the Dons came into the game. O'Hanlon had to stretch to turn one cross around the post before another went narrowly behind Vernon. A Fraser Fyvie cross was then met by Rory McArdle at the back post and the ball fell for Megginson, but Stack got down well to save a ball which had come through a forest of bodies. Josh Magennis headed straight at Stack from a Megginson cross and Considine headed wide either side of the break. The hosts sought a response, but had Doherty booked for dissent for disputing a foul on Magennis, after it appeared the Hibs defender had clearly won the ball. Hibs then might have had a penalty. Eoin Doyle forced a corner and a Kujabi cross created havoc in the area, with Doherty and O'Connor challenging for a ball which appeared to hit Considine on the arm. Referee Crawford Allan waved away appeals. Hibs striker Doyle made way for Roy O'Donovan and the Dons swapped Magennis for Mohamed Chalali and Megginson for Darren Mackie as each side looked for a goal. The move almost immediately had an impact for the visitors with Clark Robertson's deep cross headed back across goal by Ryan Jack, but the ball fell for O'Hanlon to clear. A diving Reynolds header turned an inswinging Kujabi free-kick over and George Francomb's resulting corner was well directed, but no-one could apply the decisive touch. Chalali headed a Fyvie corner wide before Robertson was forced off with an apparent knee injury, Youl Mawene coming on. Mawene blocked a Stevenson drive as Hibs finished on the attack and the match ended level.

Form Guide

    LDLWLL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • LDWDDW

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 17/12/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 11/09/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 14/05/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 09/04/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • Aberdeen
  • 26/12/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 4 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 23/10/2010

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 8
  • L Griffiths 6
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • R Towell 1
  • C Booth 1

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 8
  • A Considine 3
  • K Arnason 3
  • Y Mawene 2
  • R Fallon 2
  • R Jack 2
  • R Milsom 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • M Chalali 1
  • F Fyvie 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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