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  • Date:17 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:9,171
  • Robertson (80)
  • Armstrong (28)
Goal!

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94:05 +4.05

Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:30 +0.30

Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the left by-line.

88:16

Clearance made by Michael Nelson.

87:33

Andrew Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Handling.

86:43

Ryan McGivern takes a shot and cleared the goal.

86:23

Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.

85:35

Ryan Gauld takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

85:01

Liam Craig shoots direct from the free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak catches the ball.

84:33

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Tom Taiwo coming on for Scott Robertson.

84:02

Foul by Andrew Robertson on Danny Handling, free kick awarded.

83:37

Brian Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig.

82:49

James Collins takes a shot and cleared the net.

81:54

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

81:17

Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.

81:14

Ryan Dow restarts play with the free kick.

81:06

John Rankin fouled by Liam Craig, the ref awards a free kick.

80:06

Scott Robertson slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 1-1 Dundee Utd.

79:36

Ryan Dow is shown a yellow card.

79:32

Foul by Ryan Dow on Scott Robertson, free kick awarded.

78:49

Rowan Vine goes off and Sam Stanton comes on.

78:27

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.

77:29

Ryan Dow has an effort at goal. Ben Williams parries the ball away.

76:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.

73:59

Shot by Liam Craig went wide right of the net.

72:39

Lewis Stevenson produces a cross.

71:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Dow.

70:19

Corner taken by Ryan Dow.

70:01

Lewis Stevenson manages to make a clearance.

68:31

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

64:45

Liam Craig goes into the referee's book for dissent.

64:30

Gavin Gunning is shown a red card for violent conduct.

61:24

Brian Graham replaces David Goodwillie.

60:59

Andrew Robertson takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

58:39

Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

58:13

Rowan Vine receives a caution.

58:08

Unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Rowan Vine results in a free kick.

56:32

Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

56:13

Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton.

55:52

Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.

54:56

Header at goal by David Goodwillie misses to the right.

52:51

The ball is sent over by Michael Nelson.

52:35

Michael Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

52:23

Gary Mackay-Steven concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson.

51:32

Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.

51:22

John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Handling.

50:03

Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.

49:54

Unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Rowan Vine results in a free kick.

48:36

Free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

48:21

Foul by Kevin Thomson on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded.

46:45

Corner taken by Scott Robertson from the right by-line.

45:51 +0.51

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line.

45:09 +0.09

Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

45:02 +0.02

Danny Handling fouled by Andrew Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.

41:57

Header at goal by Gavin Gunning misses to the right.

41:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Dow.

38:19

Ryan Dow is ruled offside.

37:40

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Ryan McGivern coming on for Fraser Mullen.

37:17

Centre by Lewis Stevenson.

34:19

Free kick taken by Paul Paton.

34:09

Kevin Thomson challenges Stuart Armstrong unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:48

Michael Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

31:06

Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the right by-line.

30:03

Centre by Andrew Robertson.

28:26

Stuart Armstrong scores with a right foot finish. Hibernian 0-1 Dundee Utd.Assist by Calum Butcher.

26:00

Free kick crossed by Ryan Dow.

25:29

Michael Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.

24:45

John Rankin takes a shot and cleared the bar.

23:36

The ball is delivered by Fraser Mullen.

21:35

Unfair challenge on James Collins by Sean Dillon results in a free kick.

21:09

Shot by John Rankin missed to the right of the target.

19:49

Ryan Dow sends in a cross.

19:02

Corner taken by Ryan Dow.

18:36

Stuart Armstrong takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Hanlon.

18:25

The ball is delivered by David Goodwillie.

17:11

Header at goal by Calum Butcher misses to the right.

17:03

Corner taken by Ryan Dow.

16:23

Clearance by Michael Nelson.

14:53

Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.

14:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton by Kevin Thomson.

13:33

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

12:59

Corner taken by Scott Robertson from the left by-line.

9:47

Free kick crossed by Ryan Dow.

9:07

Fraser Mullen challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick.

2:52

Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

2:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Paul Paton.

1:54

Ryan Dow restarts play with the free kick.

0:54

Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.

0:39

Paul Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie.

0:14

The referee blows for offside.

Match Preview

Robertson sympathises with fans Hibernian midfielder Scott Robertson says he can understand the angry reaction from fans to manager Pat Fenlon - because supporting the club in recent weeks has been an exercise in self-punishment. Irish boss Fenlon has faced a backlash from supporters in the days since last Sunday's 1-0 Edinburgh derby defeat to administration-hit Hearts. The defeat to the financially-stricken Jambos was the final straw for many fans after the Leith side lost their first three games of the season - including the mortifying 7-0 home reverse to Malmo in the Europa League qualifiers. An on-line survey carried out by popular supporters forum Hibs.net illustrated the depth of feeling amongst the Easter Road faithful, with around 93 per cent of the near 600 respondents calling for a change of boss following that Tynecastle defeat. But Roberson claims it is the players who must do more to improve results. He told Press Association Sport: "We can obviously understand the fans' frustration because results have not been good enough. They turned out in great numbers for the European game and it ended up being more a punishment than a reward for them. "But we've got to be patient. I know it's easy for me to sit here and ask for patience from the fans when they are paying money to come watch what they are watching sometimes, but we as players have just got to be as positive as we can and try to turn it around because it only us who can do it." While the club's first two Scottish Premiership fixtures with Motherwell and Gary Locke's Gorgie men have been lost to single-goal defeats, it is the 9-0 aggregate defeat to Malmo that has really shaken confidence in Fenlon's leadership skills. But Robertson insists the Edinburgh men could take on some of the world's top sides and never face another hiding like the one dispatched by the Swedes. "The reaction has been a bit knee-jerk," he said. "It's only two games into the league season and, okay they have both been defeats, but we have not been outplayed or out fought. "It has come down to fine margins and we haven't taken our chances while our opponents have. We need to learn to be more clinical because we have created chances. If we had taken them, we could be here talking about us going on a little run, rather than the results we've had." Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has told his players to play without fear at Easter Road. McNamara felt his side let themselves down in last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Inverness by not being brave enough and paid the price as a result. But the Taysiders have an opportunity to make amends when they head to the capital to take on Pat Fenlon's side with McNamara urging his team to try and express themselves. He said: "It's a game which we should be looking to go and enjoy. "We weren't brave enough in the Inverness game especially on the ball so I would like to see the opposite of that from the players this time round. "We know when we get the ball down and pass it quickly we can be a match for anyone. "So I would like to see us express ourselves and show that we can play a bit. "We don't want to let it develop into a battle and have to play for second balls. "That's not what we're all about. "I know the group of players here can play and I've got confidence in them to do that." McNamara knows Fenlon is under pressure after recent poor results but insists the Tannadice men will concentrate solely on their own agenda. He said: "We will be focusing on what we do on the day. "That's football and that's all we can do. "Hibs have got some good players as we all know. "They started the SPL season really well last season and got to the Scottish Cup Final in May. "But it's up to us to go there and try to get a positive result. It would be nice to get the three points and make up for the disappointment of last weekend. "We were all hurting because of that and this is the first opportunity to try and sort it out. "I'm looking forward to it. It's always a good place to go and play football and hopefully that's what we do." United defender Gavin Gunning is in line for a first-team return after recovering from knee surgery back in March. Turkish forward Nadir Ciftic took a knock in training earlier this week but should be fit to face the Hibees, while Scotland Under-21 star Stuart Armstrong has returned unscathed from the heavy friendly defeat to England in midweek.

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Ben Williams
  • Fraser Mullen
  • Michael Nelson
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Scott Robertson
  • Danny Handling
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Liam Craig
  • Rowan Vine
  • James Collins
  • SUBS
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Jordon Forster
  • Sam Stanton
  • Ross Caldwell

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