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Ruben Palazuelos takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save.
Corner taken by Jason Thomson from the left by-line to the near post.
Derek Riordan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Foul by Ryan McGowan on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Wotherspoon.
Akpo Sodje crosses the ball, Craig Thomson gets a block in.
Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Matt Thornhill decides to take a short corner.
Francis Dickoh fouled by Rudi Skacel, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Derek Riordan from the free kick, save by Jamie MacDonald.
Stephen Elliott is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Goal scored by Stephen Elliott from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 2-2 Hearts.Matt Thornhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Thomson. The assist for the goal came from Andy Webster.
Rudi Skacel comes on in place of Ian Black.
Ian Murray comes on in place of Liam Miller.
Ricardo Vaz Te grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 2-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from David Wotherspoon.
Centre by Richie Towell, clearance made by Jason Thomson.
The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.
Centre by Derek Riordan, clearance by Craig Thomson.
Ryan McGowan is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Driver.
Derek Riordan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
David Wotherspoon produces a cross, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Webster.
Victor Palsson leaves the field to be replaced by David Wotherspoon.
Richie Towell produces a cross, Ricardo Vaz Te has an effort at goal. Blocked by Andy Webster.
Richie Towell sends in a cross, clearance by Jason Thomson.
The ball is crossed by Derek Riordan, clearance made by Andy Webster.
Foul by Victor Palsson on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded. Stephen Elliott crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Webster misses to the left of the goal.
Ian Black fouled by Matt Thornhill, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Thomson takes the free kick.
Centre by Ricardo Vaz Te, save by Jamie MacDonald.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth from the left by-line.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Webster.
Richie Towell sends in a cross.
Victor Palsson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson from the left by-line, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson to the near post, clearance by Francis Dickoh.
The ball is crossed by Richie Towell.
Jason Thomson fouled by Paul Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Thomson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Palsson by Ian Black. Derek Riordan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.
Francis Dickoh concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Elliott. Ian Black takes the free kick.
Header from close in by Francis Dickoh misses to the left of the goal.
Martin Scott leaves the field to be replaced by Ricardo Vaz Te.
Ruben Palazuelos goes into the referee's book. Ruben Palazuelos is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Derek Riordan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Andy Webster.
Derek Riordan crosses the ball, clearance made by Andy Webster.
Matt Thornhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Ruben Palazuelos. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.
Ryan Stevenson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Jason Thomson comes on in place of David Templeton.
Liam Miller is shown a yellow card.
Red card for Marius Zaliukas. Liam Miller scores a penalty. Hibernian 1-1 Hearts.Akpo Sodje fouled by Marius Zaliukas, the ref awards a Penalty. The assist for the goal came from Akpo Sodje.
Martin Scott produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Stephen Elliott is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Miller takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Akpo Sodje produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
A goal is scored by Ryan Stevenson from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Hearts.Assist by Andrew Driver.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Thomson, save by Mark Brown.
Marius Zaliukas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje. Derek Riordan takes the direct free kick.
Long distance effort from Liam Miller misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Matt Thornhill on Craig Thomson, free kick awarded. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Craig Thomson, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.
Foul by Callum Booth on David Templeton, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Craig Thomson, Header from close in by Ismael Bouzid misses to the left of the goal.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Akpo Sodje misses to the right of the target.
Craig Thomson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Mark Brown.
Foul by Akpo Sodje on Craig Thomson, free kick awarded. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Thornhill by Ismael Bouzid. Victor Palsson takes the free kick.
The referee cautions Martin Scott for unsporting behaviour. Ian Black fouled by Martin Scott, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Richie Towell.
Matt Thornhill takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save.
Richie Towell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Thomson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Thomson from left wing, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Thomson, Akpo Sodje manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Derek Riordan from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by David Templeton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Thornhill on Ryan Stevenson. Craig Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Matt Thornhill makes a clearance.
Calderwood plays down Hibs chances
Form suggests Hibernian are poised to end their six-match winless run in the Edinburgh derby, but manager Colin Calderwood insists Hearts remain favourites for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League battle at Easter Road.
Calderwood's side are unbeaten in the last six games, winning five and drawing one, while Hearts have stuttered in their bid to secure third place in the SPL, with one win in their last four.
Hibs' last win in the capital clash came in May 2009 and since then there have been two draws and four straight Hearts wins and Calderwood played down the notion his team are the more fancied side.
He said: "I don't know what the odds are, but I'd imagine Hearts remain favourites to win the game.
"We go into a situation where we haven't won against them for a while. We've got to try and do that.
"We're ready for a game. We've had a long wait and it was always going to be an appetising game to come back to.
"The week is building right to a crescendo and the boys are definitely ready."
Calderwood has twice tasted defeat against Hearts since being installed as Hibs boss in October and he is keen to take three points on Sunday to reward the supporters.
He added: "We've got a debt to the fans for the way they've supported us this season and this is something they would enjoy."
The match will be Hibs' first since March 5 as their scheduled clash with Celtic prior to the international break was postponed due to the Bhoys' involvement in the Scottish Cup.
Calderwood hopes his side can pick up where they left off and continue their run.
He added: "We want a strong start and our intention is that, but we've got to manage the 90 minutes and we've got to improve as the game goes on.
"We don't want to find ourselves having to chase a situation by being behind.
"The boys are in a good frame of mind at the minute and ready to get started."
Danny Galbraith and Graham Stack are injured for Hibs. Galbraith is midway through a month-long absence with an ankle problem, while Stack has a shoulder injury and may not return this season.
Steven Thicot is doubtful with an ankle knock, while long-term knee-injury victim Kevin McCann is definitely out.
Manager Jim Jefferies hopes Hearts can continue to hold on to the local bragging rights.
Hearts are seeking to tie up third place in the league but have won only one of their last four matches.
Jefferies hopes his side can send Hearts fans home happy.
He said: "It would be nice to keep the run going. It's always that little bit sweeter; this is the big one. It's a one off to go in the next day at work and enjoy the victory.
"The Hearts supporters have had that pleasure in the last few games, but it will only make Hibs more determined.
"If the roles were reversed we'd be more determined to end it, so we're expecting a tough match."
Hearts were convincing 2-0 winners over Hibs at Easter Road in November and eked out a 1-0 victory at Tynecastle on January 1.
Hibs were considered relegation candidates in January, but the close of the transfer window, during which Calderwood recruited six players, coincided with an upturn in fortunes.
Jefferies has been impressed with Hibs' progression under Calderwood.
"I thought in the last game they competed very well against us," he said. "We were the better side on the day and even though the winner was late in coming we deserved to win.
"They did compete very well that day - that was the biggest difference from the previous game.
"Colin's brought in some players in the transfer window, they've got a bit more presence about them and we're expecting them to be a lot stronger.
"Hearts have had the edge in the strength side and in the football side we've played better than them in the last couple of games. But we do know we're facing a different side.
"Their confidence is a bit better, they've had that wee run and they are at home."
Hearts will be without Calum Elliot after the striker's knee surgery.
Hearts are also without suspended duo Adrian Mrowiec and Eggert Jonsson and striker Kevin Kyle, who is recovering following a double hernia operation.
Lee Wallace is a major doubt after recent ankle trouble, while Suso Santana and Rudi Skacel are also doubtful.
Elliott rescues Hearts
Hibernian were denied their first derby win since May 2009 when Stephen Elliott grabbed a late equaliser for Hearts at Easter Road in 2-2 draw in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The Jambos - who had won the last four meetings between the Edinburgh rivals - took the lead through Ryan Stevenson, before being reduced to 10 men when Marius Zaliukas saw red.
Goals from Liam Miller - from the penalty spot - and Ricardo Vaz Te looked set to hand Hibs a long-awaited victory over their city rivals until Elliott struck late on.
Hearts made four changes from their win over St Mirren. Goalkeeper Marian Kello was out with a back problem and was replaced by Jamie MacDonald.
Andrew Driver, Ismael Bouzid and Stevenson also started, with Rudi Skacel injured, Adrian Mrowiec suspended and David Obua dropped to the bench.
Hibs added Martin Scott and Miller to the side who drew with St Johnstone in their last game on March 5.
The home side could have grabbed the advantage with just a minute gone when Derek Riordan found the goal at his mercy only to sidefoot wide of target when he should at least have tested MacDonald in the Hearts goal.
At the other end, Elliott pounced on a cut-back from Driver only to fire straight at Mark Brown, the Hibs goalkeeper doing well to block the point-blank effort.
Scott picked up the first booking with only eight minutes on the clock for a challenge on Ian Black who, after a few minutes of concern for Hearts, was able to continue.
As the match continued at a frantic pace, Elliott went to ground in the box under pressure from Paul Hanlon but there was no penalty award for the visitors.
It was only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken and it was Hearts who took the lead with 24 minutes gone.
Driver provided the cross and Elliott touched on for Stevenson to rifle home an impressive left-foot shot from the edge of the area.
But the Jambos' joy was short-lived when Zaliukas was shown a straight red card for a foul on Akpo Sodje in the box, as referee Iain Brines pointed to the spot with 33 minutes gone.
Miller stepped up for the penalty and, despite a delay as the match official insisted he reposition the ball on the spot, he eventually lashed confidently high into the net to level the scoreline.
Hibs made a change at the interval when Scott was withdrawn for the introduction of Vaz Te, before they squandered a great chance to take the lead.
Goalscorer Miller turned provider when he slipped the ball into the path of Victor Palsson who only had the goalkeeper to beat but he blasted over.
Hibs continued to press and Vaz Te saw his volley blocked, before Palsson was replaced by David Wotherspoon for the final 20 minutes.
Riordan could have been the hero for Hibs when he collected Vaz Te's pass only to see his shot blocked well by MacDonald, before rifling over the rebound.
The honours went to Vaz Te instead with 10 minutes to go after he ran onto a lofted pass from Wotherspoon and stroked home from six yards.
But Hearts had the final say four minutes later when Craig Thomson's free-kick was touched on by Webster for Elliott to volley over the line from close range to seal a point.
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