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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Daniel Boateng concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Paton.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Morgaro Gomis coming on for Gary Mackay-Steven.
Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin.
Ben Williams takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Alex Harris.
Strike comes in from Sam Stanton and hits the bar from the free kick.
Curtis Good receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Curtis Good challenges Sam Stanton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Farid El Alagui slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 1-3 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Andrew Robertson.
Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
James Collins is brought on as a substitute for Danny Haynes.
Brian Graham on for Nadir Ciftci.
(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Farid El Alagui coming on for Stuart Armstrong.
Gavin Gunning fouled by Michael Nelson, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Alex Harris from the left by-line.
Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Michael Nelson fouled by Gavin Gunning, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Paul Paton restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Tom Taiwo on Paul Paton, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Ryan Dow from the left by-line.
Paul Hanlon leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Boateng.
A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Stanton.
Gary Mackay-Steven booked for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Clearance by Ryan McGivern.
Lewis Stevenson challenges Curtis Good unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Danny Handling replaces Liam Craig.
Penalty missed by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Paul Hanlon challenges Gavin Gunning unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line.
Paul Paton takes the free kick.
Foul by Liam Craig on Paul Paton, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line. Gavin Gunning grabs a goal with a headed effort. Hibernian 1-2 Dundee Utd.
Free kick crossed by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Paul Hanlon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci.
Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Ryan Dow booked for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Ryan Dow.
Nadir Ciftci takes the chance to get an effort at goal and bounces off the post.
Gavin Gunning restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Paton.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Robertson.
The referee starts the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Harris.
Clearance by Michael Nelson.
Nadir Ciftci slots the ball left footed into the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Dundee Utd.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Ryan Dow delivers the ball.
A cross is delivered by Keith Watson.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
John Rankin takes the free kick.
Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong.
Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
Foul by Stuart Armstrong on Liam Craig, free kick awarded.
Liam Craig takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
Jordon Forster concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.
The offside flag is raised against Danny Haynes.
Danny Haynes concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Gunning.
Ryan Dow has an effort at goal. Ben Williams turns it away with a finger tip save.
Penalty taken by Nadir Ciftci saved by Ben Williams. Hibernian 0-0 Dundee Utd.
Ryan McGivern shown a yellow card.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Ryan Dow.
John Rankin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci by Liam Craig.
The offside flag is raised against Nadir Ciftci.
Gary Mackay-Steven challenges Ryan McGivern unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Paton on Liam Craig.
Nadir Ciftci has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Ryan McGivern.
Corner taken by Alex Harris.
Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Foul by Gavin Gunning on Danny Haynes, free kick awarded.
Danny Haynes is caught offside.
Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.
Free kick taken by John Rankin.
Michael Nelson challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci by Sam Stanton.
Free kick taken by Liam Craig.
John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Stanton.
The game begins.
Butcher backs his young guns
Hibernian manager Terry Butcher has predicted an Easter Road classic when he pits his young players against Dundee United's crop of teenagers.
Butcher has placed youth at the heart of his attempts to transform Hibs with under-20s players Sam Stanton, Jordon Forster, Alex Harris and Danny Handling all starting recent games.
And they come up against some of United's young talent such as teenage Scotland squad member Andrew Robertson and Scotland Under-21 captain Stuart Armstrong on Friday night, although Ryan Gauld and John Souttar could miss out through injury.
"Six of the starting 11 last week have all come through the system," Butcher said about his side.
"The average age of the team last Saturday was 24, which was the third youngest in the Premiership. We are just behind Dundee United and, of course, Hearts.
"It shows what a good blend we have got and a very bright future for the club. We are talking contracts with some of these boys to try and keep them here, because we feel they are very much part of our future."
Butcher, whose side have taken four points from two games since their William Hill Scottish Cup exit to Raith, added: "It's exciting.
"It's a great game to look forward to and should be a classic football match because both teams like to get it down and pass it.
"We know if we allow Dundee United to play and get on the ball and pass and move as they can, they are well capable of cutting us open.
"Having said that, we played well against them in early January up at Tannadice, and but for the last 10 minutes we would have won the game. Two-all looks a decent result but we were 2-0 up with 10 minutes left."
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has challenged his side to aim for runners-up spot in the Scottish Premiership.
United sit fifth in the table but McNamara still has not given up hope of finishing second despite Aberdeen's 10-point advantage.
McNamara said: "There's still a lot to play for. I'm sure there will be a few twists and turns between now and the end of the season.
"All we can do is look after ourselves and try and reach the standards we know what we're capable of.
"There are a lot of games ahead so if we do our job and keep getting the results then second place is still not beyond us."
United have been doing their bit in recent weeks with a 3-1 victory over Motherwell last Friday night securing their third consecutive win.
McNamara knows Hibs will be a tough nut to crack under Terry Butcher.
"Terry's teams are always hard to play against," he said. "We found that out when he was at Inverness. They are well-organised and well-drilled.
"However, we will focus on what we are good at. We will try and pass the ball around and make things happen. That's what we're good at and will continue to try and play like that."
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