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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:11,082
  • Sodje (51) Palsson - pen (69)
  • Hamill - pen (73)
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92:19 +2.19

Craig Bryson takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

90:54 +0.54

Short corner taken by Mehdi Taouil from the left by-line.

88:21

Ian Murray is given a yellow card. Jamie Hamill is shown a yellow card. Liam Miller booked. Martin Scott receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Martin Scott concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Hamill. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jamie Hamill, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

86:00

Garry Hay crosses the ball, Kieran Agard takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

84:46

Martin Scott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.

83:15

Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Martin Scott results in a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.

81:49

Effort on goal by Jamie Hamill from just inside the penalty area goes over the target. Michael Hart comes on in place of Akpo Sodje.

80:09

Foul by Jamie Hamill on Ian Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Callum Booth.

78:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Manuel Pascali. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.

77:41

Liam Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Thornhill.

76:38

The ball is delivered by Tim Clancy, save by Graham Stack.

74:26

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Martin Scott coming on for Derek Riordan.

72:44

Francis Dickoh dismissed for serious foul play. Jamie Hamill scores a penalty. Hibernian 2-1 Kilmarnock.Foul by Paul Hanlon on Kieran Agard, Penalty awarded.

70:23

The ball is delivered by Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Towell by David Silva. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

68:17

Mohamadou Sissoko goes into the referee's book. Penalty scored by Victor Palsson. Hibernian 2-0 Kilmarnock.Foul by Mohamadou Sissoko on Derek Riordan, Penalty awarded.

66:34

Akpo Sodje takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

65:51

The ball is swung over by Ian Murray, Matt Thornhill has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

64:41

James Fowler joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Kelly. Mohamadou Sissoko fouled by Derek Riordan, the ref awards a free kick. Anssi Jaakkola restarts play with the free kick.

62:37

Derek Riordan concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Clancy. Tim Clancy restarts play with the free kick.

60:59

David Wotherspoon fouled by Garry Hay, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Towell.

56:59

Liam Kelly challenges Francis Dickoh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Towell.

56:07

David Silva comes on in place of Rui Miguel.

55:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Garry Hay. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.

54:19

Ian Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.

53:56

Centre by Callum Booth, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.

52:49

David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

51:40

Akpo Sodje gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 Kilmarnock.

49:57

Francis Dickoh challenges Kieran Agard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Hamill produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

49:19

Derek Riordan is ruled offside. Craig Bryson restarts play with the free kick.

47:23

The referee penalises Mehdi Taouil for handball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Derek Riordan from left channel, Anssi Jaakkola makes a save.

43:48

Corner taken by Garry Hay, save made by Graham Stack.

42:08

Caution for Richie Towell. Foul by Richie Towell on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Garry Hay from left by-line, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

40:36

Paul Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Agard. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.

40:13

Centre by Richie Towell, blocked by Liam Kelly.

36:33

Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack. Corner taken by Garry Hay from the right by-line to the near post, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

35:34

Tim Clancy produces a cross, clearance made by Francis Dickoh. Corner taken by Garry Hay, clearance by Paul Hanlon.

34:56

The referee blows for offside against Kieran Agard. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

32:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje by Manuel Pascali. Richie Towell crosses the ball in from the free kick, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.

32:12

Effort on goal by Kieran Agard from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

30:00

Corner taken by Callum Booth from the right by-line, Victor Palsson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

28:40

The official flags Rui Miguel offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

25:45

The ball is sent over by Tim Clancy.

24:47

Foul by Jamie Hamill on Akpo Sodje, free kick awarded. Richie Towell delivers the ball, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a comfortable save.

21:43

Garry Hay concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Thornhill. Richie Towell crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jamie Hamill makes a clearance.

19:14

Rui Miguel is adjudged to have handled the ball. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

17:30

Corner taken by Garry Hay from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Akpo Sodje.

17:00

Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Akpo Sodje results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

16:16

Shot from 35 yards by Mehdi Taouil missed to the left of the net.

15:17

The ball is swung over by Liam Kelly. Mehdi Taouil produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

14:34

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Garry Hay from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Wotherspoon.

14:08

Foul by David Wotherspoon on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

12:34

The ball is swung over by Callum Booth, clearance by Manuel Pascali.

10:17

Kieran Agard produces a left-footed shot from close in and hits the post.

9:53

The ball is sent over by Callum Booth, save by Cameron Bell.

8:58

Kieran Agard takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

5:39

The ball is crossed by Richie Towell, Garry Hay fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.

4:19

Shot by Kieran Agard from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

3:12

Derek Riordan is ruled offside. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.

1:38

Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy. Direct free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.

0:45

A cross is delivered by Derek Riordan.

Match Preview

Duo doubtful for Hibs Kevin McBride is suspended and Danny Galbraith and Steven Thicot are doubts as Hibernian go in search of a second-straight Clydesdale Bank Premier League win against Kilmarnock. McBride will serve the first of a two-match ban for accumulating disciplinary points and winger Galbraith (back) and right-back Thicot (knock) could miss out against Killie, although neither began the 2-0 win over St Mirren which ended a 12-match winless run. Graham Stack is set to continue in goal as manager Colin Calderwood operates a rotation policy, while Kevin McCann (knee) is the only confirmed absentee. Ahead of the game, Akpo Sodje revealed had no hesitation in moving to Hibernian and is ready to start scoring and helping the club climb the table. Sodje was a transfer deadline day arrival from Charlton, signing an 18-month contract on his 30th birthday. The former Sheffield Wednesday and Port Vale forward has a 100% record for Hibs, having made his debut in the 2-0 win over St Mirren, a result which ended a 12-match winless run. The woeful form, which sees Hibs 10th in the SPL ahead of the match with fourth-placed Kilmarnock, did not put Sodje off moving to Easter Road. He said: "Everybody has asked me the same question, but when it comes to playing for Hibs, you look at the club and it's a big club. "You don't look at the table to judge what the club is all about. It was a very easy decision for me to come here. It's fantastic. It's even better than I was thinking it would be." Kilmarnock will be without Frazer Wright after the defender suffered concussion in the last game against Motherwell and has been advised to sit out. Garry Hay misses out through suspension but Craig Bryson will be added to the squad after recovering from an ankle problem and Jamie Hamill is back from suspension.

Formation:4132Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Mixu Paatelainen

Kilmarnock

  • Graham Stack
  • Richie Towell
  • Francis Dickoh
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Callum Booth
  • Ian Murray
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Victor Palsson
  • Matt Thornhill
  • Derek Riordan
  • Akpo Sodje
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Michael Hart
  • Colin Nish
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Darryl Duffy
  • Liam Miller
  • Martin Scott

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Match Report

New boys win it for Hibs New Hibernian signings Akpo Sodje and Victor Palsson were on target as Colin Calderwood's side notched back-to-back wins in a heated clash with Kilmarnock after going down to 10 men. In an absorbing encounter, Sodje opened the scoring and Palsson added a second from the penalty spot. The visitors then found the net from 12 yards through Jamie Hamill as Francis Dickoh was sent off for a professional foul. Referee Steve Conroy then struggled to keep control in the dying stages when both benches and just about every player became involved in a melee. The 2-1 result sees Hibs move eight points clear of basement side Hamilton in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. In a lively start, on-loan Everton marksman Kieran Agard had a low left-footed shot from outside the area saved by Graham Stack after Dickoh gave the ball away following a timely tackle on Liam Kelly. The pace of the visitors' attacks were causing Hibs problems and the home fans were relieved to see Agard slip another effort wide of the far post after being teed up in the box by Mehdi Taouil. The tempo of the game calmed following a frenetic start, but Kilmarnock continued to enjoy the lions' share of possession. Building from the back, the Ayrshire outfit were looking to pass their way through Hibs with Taouil and Rui Miguel offering support to Agard. After 33 minutes, Hibs youngster Callum Booth was caught in possession at the corner flag as Agard continued to terrorise the home rearguard. The Toffees youngster then edged past Dickoh inside the area but slammed a left-footed shot into the side netting with only Stack to beat. Hibs continued to look uneasy at the back and Stack pulled off a great save to push Taouil's stinging effort behind after the Leith outfit failed to clear the danger from a Garry Hay corner. Kilmarnock were forced into a half-time change with goalkeeper Cammy Bell being replaced by Anssi Jaakkola. The Finn was called into action minutes after his introduction when Riordan hit a free-kick straight at the goalkeeper. Hibs then had penalty appeals waved away by referee Conroy after Sodje fell in the area under a challenge from Mohamadou Sissoko. After spending most of the first half keeping Kilmarnock out, Hibs took the lead in the 53rd minute when Sodje opened his account for his new employers. David Wotherspoon headed into the path of the former Charlton man, who raced away from Manuel Pascali after the Italian fell to the ground, and Sodje passed the ball beyond Jaakkola into the net via the inside of the post. Pascali claimed he had been fouled by the goalscorer but his appeals fell on deaf ears. Hibs doubled their lead in the 69th minute when January signing Palsson notched his first goal for the club from the penalty spot. Riordan appeared to be caught in the face by the arm of Sissoko and former Liverpool midfielder Palsson sent Jaakkola the wrong way from 12 yards. Kilmarnock reduced their arrears in the 74th minute courtesy of Hamill under controversial circumstances. Dickoh brought down Agard in a last-man challenge inside the box, but it was near-side assistant referee Keith Sorbie that flagged for a foul. After discussing the incident with his colleague, Conroy issued a red card to the Hibs defender and Hamill made no mistake form the penalty spot. An ugly melee involving both benches and nearly every player on the pitch then left Conroy struggling to restore calm. It all started when Hibs sub Martin Scott went into a crunching challenge with Tim Clancy in front of the dugout, prompting Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen to get involved. When the action resumed Craig Bryson was denied a last-gasp equaliser after Stack made a superb block.

Form Guide

    LLLLLW
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • WDLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 18/12/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 16/10/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 06/03/2010
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 12/12/2009
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 17/10/2009
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 14/02/2009

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 9
  • L Miller 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • F Dickoh 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1

Kilmarnock

  • L Kelly 5
  • A Eremenko 2
  • C Bryson 2
  • CM Rui Miguel 2
  • J Hamill 2
  • DM Silva 2
  • F Wright 1
  • J Dayton 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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