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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
James Collins has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Centre by Sam Stanton.
Shot by Paul Heffernan missed to the left of the net.
Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on James Collins by David Smith results in a free kick.
Kevin McHattie takes a shot. A parry by Ben Williams prevents the goal.
Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Paterson on Ryan McGivern.
Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line.
Sam Stanton replaces Paul Cairney.
Clearance by Owain Tudur Jones.
Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McHattie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Paul Heffernan.
Jamie Walker challenges James Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee books Paul Cairney for leaving the field of play without the referee's permission.
Penalty taken right-footed by Liam Craig and scored. Hibernian 2-1 Hearts.
Callum Paterson is cautioned.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Jordan McGhee.
Lewis Stevenson delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Scott Robinson.
Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Jordan McGhee takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Scott Robinson.
Owain Tudur Jones is brought on as a substitute for Scott Robertson.
David Smith scores with a right foot finish. Hibernian 1-1 Hearts.
James Collins fouled by Jamie Walker, the ref awards a free kick.
Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Lewis Stevenson fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Craig.
Paul Cairney takes a shot.
Callum Tapping leaves the field to be replaced by David Smith.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McHattie.
Scott Robertson manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Jordon Forster.
Brad McKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Collins.
(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Paul Heffernan coming on for Jason Cummings.
James Collins slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 1-0 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Paul Hanlon.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.
Jordon Forster delivers the ball.
James Collins challenges Jordan McGhee unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Scott Robertson.
Clearance by Dylan McGowan.
Ryan Stevenson receives a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Ryan Stevenson results in a free kick.
Ryan McGivern restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis Stevenson fouled by Jordan McGhee, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Cairney.
The game restarts for the second half.
The first half comes to an end.
Free kick taken by Michael Nelson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Walker on Jordon Forster.
James Collins has a headed effort at goal. Jamie MacDonald catches the ball.
James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
James Collins fouled by Kevin McHattie, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Paul Cairney on Jamie Walker, free kick awarded.
Free kick crossed by Ryan McGivern.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Brad McKay.
Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Michael Nelson.
Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan McGhee on Ryan McGivern.
Jason Cummings takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Scott Robinson is shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robinson on Jason Cummings.
A cross is delivered by Paul Cairney.
A cross is delivered by Kevin McHattie.
Corner taken by Jamie Hamill.
Liam Craig takes a weak shot. Jamie MacDonald blocks the ball.
Brad McKay makes a clearance.
Shot by Paul Cairney cleared the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Forster by Kevin McHattie.
Kevin McHattie challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Scott Robertson went wide right of the net.
Free kick crossed by Liam Craig.
Callum Paterson challenges Liam Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Scott Robertson challenges Kevin McHattie unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lewis Stevenson produces a cross.
The ball is swung over by Callum Paterson.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line.
Jordan McGhee delivers the ball.
Paul Cairney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker.
The ball is crossed by Liam Craig.
Scott Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Stevenson.
Centre by James Collins.
Shot by James Collins.
Jordon Forster produces a cross.
Jordon Forster takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Stevenson on Michael Nelson.
Paul Cairney restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on James Collins by Brad McKay results in a free kick.
The match gets underway.
Hibs adopt upbeat approach to derby
Hibernian goalkeeper Ben Williams will treat the Edinburgh derby like any other step in their ongoing attempts to turn their fortunes around and will not be consumed by reversing their two defeats against Hearts this season.
Pat Fenlon quit as manager after Hibs' second defeat against their administration-hit rivals and another loss to Gary Locke's youthful side would be hard to stomach for the Easter Road faithful on Thursday night.
But Williams is focusing on repeating the hard work that has brought them rewards since Terry Butcher took over as manager.
Butcher and assistant Maurice Malpas have suffered just one defeat in their seven games in charge, which came against Celtic, and Williams has only conceded two goals during that spell. Sunday's 3-0 win over Kilmarnock was their biggest victory of the season.
Williams said: "It's important for us to keep the momentum going. It's more important for us to approach the game like any other game.
"We will approach it exactly the same way we approached Kilmarnock on Sunday, and make sure the performance and work ethic is there, and the game will take care of itself.
"If we were to get tied up in the revenge theory, it's never good to go into a game with a negative thought process like that.
"You play opponents that many times, you are bound to lose along the way. You would be forever running around trying to get revenge on people. That's no good.
"We have got some real good positives to focus on and that's what we will be doing."
Hibs fans, still wounded by their 5-1 Scottish Cup final defeat by Hearts in 2012, would find it hard to take another loss against a squad that is stretched to the limit by financial constraints and football sanctions.
But Williams said: "The joy of winning is much stronger than the fear of losing. That's something we are now developing.
"We are developing a momentum and a self-belief and confidence within that, and I think it's important that we carry that on.
"The boys have shown a real togetherness and team spirit in the last seven games and it's important we don't forget what we have done right.
"Obviously we understand the importance to the fans of a derby. We don't miss that at all, of course we understand that.
"We are looking to send people away happy and with a real belief that the tides have changed at Hibs."
Hearts forward Ryan Stevenson is desperate to enjoy the Edinburgh derby after a "horrible" first half of the season.
Stevenson has had two spells out injured, the first a six-week lay-off because of a knee ligament injury that he suffered when Hearts beat Hibernian in the second game of the Scottish Premiership season.
The 29-year-old returned from a three-week lay-off with a torn hamstring to help Hearts end a five-game losing streak with a 1-1 draw at St Mirren Park on Sunday and he is undergoing intensive treatment to be ready for Thursday's clash at Easter Road.
And Stevenson admitted it had been difficult watching his young team-mates struggle during December.
"It's been horrible," said Stevenson, who is one of only two outfield players at Tynecastle who are aged over 22.
"To be fair, the full season has been horrible for me. There have been a few highs coming back in but, two games into the season and doing my knee and being out for so long, and then coming back and ripping my hamstring, it's been a terrible season for me personally.
"It's been hard because you are sitting on the sidelines wanting to help. And when things aren't going well you want to help the boys through it.
"I have been trying to push myself as hard as I can to try to get back as quickly as I can. Hopefully now I'm back I can stay clear of injury. Hopefully now we can kick on, it's going to be a big month and hopefully we can pick up points."
Stevenson's highlight of the season came at Easter Road in October when he struck a stunning goal to knock Hibernian out of the League Cup.
His appearance that night was a surprise after he had been carried off against Kilmarnock with a knee injury four days earlier.
But he is not one for letting pain stop him helping Gary Locke's team.
"To be honest with you, I would have played through my hamstring," he said. "As bad as it was, I would have kept playing if the manager had let me.
"I was on his case, even for the Kilmarnock game, to try to get back involved.
"And everyone wants to play in the derby. I am not 100 per cent fit but I will give everything I can."
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