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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Jamie Walker.
Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McPake on Callum Paterson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Rowan Vine.
Ryan McGivern takes a shot. Danny Wilson gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Lewis Stevenson.
Ryan Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on James McPake.
Kevin McHattie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Stevenson on Jason Holt.
Tom Taiwo goes off and Abdellah Zoubir comes on.
Jordan McGhee restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Thomson on Callum Paterson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McHattie.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Ryan McGivern results in a free kick.
Header at goal by Ryan McGivern to the left of the net.
Kevin Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Jordan McGhee challenges Ryan McGivern unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ross Caldwell is brought on as a substitute for James Collins.
Lewis Stevenson delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.
Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Holt.
Jason Holt delivers the ball.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Tom Taiwo results in a free kick.
Rowan Vine is penalised for a handball.
Shot by Rowan Vine missed to the left of the target.
James Collins takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
Dylan McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Rowan Vine.
The ball is swung over by Jason Holt.
Dylan McGowan takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Craig on Scott Robinson.
The second half begins.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Liam Craig challenges Jason Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rowan Vine by Jordan McGhee.
Lewis Stevenson takes the free kick.
Jason Holt goes into the referee's book.
Caution for Scott Robinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Holt on Scott Robertson.
Header by Jamie Walker misses right.
Clearance made by Danny Wilson.
Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.
Jordan McGhee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Collins.
Free kick taken by James McPake.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McPake by Ryan Stevenson.
Booking for Ryan Stevenson for unsporting behaviour.
Ryan Stevenson slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Hearts.
Rowan Vine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie.
Booking for Danny Wilson for unsporting behaviour.
Danny Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Stevenson.
James McPake makes a clearance.
Jamie Walker fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on James Collins by Dylan McGowan results in a free kick.
Ryan Stevenson takes a fantastic shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Paul Hanlon challenges Jason Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern.
Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Jamie Hamill.
Corner taken by Rowan Vine.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Ryan Stevenson.
Clearance by Jordan McGhee.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Rowan Vine.
James Collins has an effort at goal.
Scott Robertson takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball away.
Scott Robertson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball away.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Danny Wilson.
Shot by Jamie Hamill went over.
Rowan Vine is caught offside.
The ball is sent over by Jordan McGhee.
Ryan McGivern sends in a cross.
Liam Craig fouled by Jason Holt, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Scott Robertson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Ryan Stevenson.
Foul by Callum Paterson on James McPake, free kick awarded.
Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill.
The ball is crossed by Ryan McGivern.
The match begins.
McPake refutes Hearts claims
Hibernian captain James McPake has dismissed claims from the Hearts camp that the pressure is on the Leith team ahead of their League Cup derby.
Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown claimed Hibs would have to cope with an added burden in the Easter Road quarter-final because they are the more experienced side who have spent money trying to improve their fortunes.
But McPake insisted there was only excitement emanating from inside the Hibs squad rather than any tension about the prospect of losing to their administration-hit city rivals for a second time this season.
"There is the same pressure on both teams," the 29-year-old said. "If we win, we're in the semi-final of the cup. If Hearts win, they are in the semi-final of the cup.
"I honestly don't see any difference. Whether you have a team full of young kids or whether you have a team full of 35-year-olds, it doesn't make it any easier in my opinion.
"It's a game of football. In my opinion we've got the better squad, everybody would probably agree with that, but it doesn't guarantee you win the game. You saw that at Tynecastle at the start of the season.
"I can remember Billy saying that in the Press when he was at Hibs, that all the pressure was on Hearts.
"I can guarantee that's not going to affect us.
"Yes, there is pressure that comes from playing in every single game but you use these pressures to your advantage and enjoy playing in it."
However, McPake concedes his team are driven on by the need to atone for their 1-0 defeat at Tynecastle in the second game of the Scottish Premiership season.
"The fans are quite right to expect us to put it right," said the defender, who missed that game with a back injury. "We want to put it right ourselves.
"It's personal pride, we want to be in another semi-final, we want to get one over our biggest rivals, we know how much it means to the fans and we are desperate to put a smile on their face and give them the bragging rights."
McPake played his first 90 minutes of the league season as Hibs lost 2-0 to Aberdeen on Saturday after Michael Nelson underwent surgery to repair a broken eye socket.
Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown claims Hibernian face all the added pressure.
Brown feels his team have been written off for the Easter Road clash following a poor run of league form that has seen them take just one point from seven games and end the first round of fixtures facing the 15-point deficit they started off the season with.
To compound matters, attacking player Ryan Stevenson is almost certain to miss out with a knee injury to leave administration-hit Hearts with just one outfield player aged over 21, midfielder Jamie Hamill.
Hibs had lost just once in nine games before their 2-0 home defeat by Aberdeen on Saturday and their fans will expect them to avenge their August league defeat against their youthful Edinburgh rivals.
And Brown feels his former club face the burden of expectation on Wednesday night.
Brown, who was assistant to both Colin Calderwood and current boss Pat Fenlon at Easter Road, said: "I don't think there are many games at this level where there is no pressure on. In derbies there is even more.
"But reading the papers and listening to everyone, they are not giving us a chance. As far as I can see, all the pressure is on Hibs.
"They have signed loads of players and there are not many clubs who pay B#200,000 for a player and Hibs have (James Collins).
"So there is a financial outlay and big expectations for their supporters. They are at home, there are not many young players in the Hibs team and they are playing a young team.
"I would think, if there's extra pressure in a game like this, it's certainly not at this end of the city."
Hearts' league predicament means they are in real need of picking up points at home to St Johnstone on Saturday and their financial constraints mean manager Gary Locke has little if any scope to rotate his squad.
But Brown scoffed at suggestions their demanding cup tie could prove a distraction to their relegation battle.
"I have never found being involved in an Edinburgh derby a headache," he said. "It's something to really look forward to. They are great games to take part in.
"You have got to be a realist in this job. We knew what we were taking on here. If anyone thought this was going to be plain sailing, it never was.
"It's not a distraction, it's something everyone in here relishes."
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