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  • Date:10 May 2014
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:15,057
Goal!

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92mins

The match has reached full-time.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Boyd on Liam Craig.

91mins

Robbie Muirhead fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick.

91mins

Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Owain Tudur Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Muirhead.

89mins

Clearance by Owain Tudur Jones.

87mins

Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.

85mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Harris.

84mins

Clearance made by Lee Ashcroft.

82mins

Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones by Craig Slater results in a free kick.

81mins

The ball is crossed by Michael Nelson.

80mins

Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

80mins

Jason Cummings comes on in place of Duncan Watmore.

80mins

Liam Craig receives a caution for dissent.

80mins

The referee penalises James Collins for handball.

79mins

Alex Harris takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

77mins

Sam Stanton goes off and Alex Harris comes on.

76mins

Liam Craig takes a shot and strikes the bar.

75mins

Centre by Alexei Eremenko.

73mins

Clearance made by Jordon Forster.

73mins

Sammy Clingan takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.

67mins

Craig Slater replaces Barry Nicholson.

67mins

Robbie Muirhead replaces Rory McKenzie.

67mins

Scott Robertson goes off and Owain Tudur Jones comes on.

64mins

The ball is swung over by Alexei Eremenko.

64mins

Clearance by Jordon Forster.

63mins

The ball is crossed by Ross Barbour.

62mins

Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.

62mins

Rory McKenzie challenges Ryan McGivern unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61mins

Scott Robertson takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Ashcroft.

61mins

Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

61mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Ashcroft on Paul Heffernan.

60mins

The ball is swung over by Liam Craig.

58mins

Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.

58mins

Alexei Eremenko is adjudged to have handled the ball.

56mins

Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Ashcroft.

56mins

Corner taken by Lee Ashcroft.

55mins

Barry Nicholson produces a cross.

54mins

Clearance made by Jackson Irvine.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jackson Irvine on Michael Nelson.

52mins

Lee Ashcroft makes a clearance.

51mins

Clearance by Manuel Pascali.

51mins

Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Stanton by Alexei Eremenko.

49mins

Scott Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Jeroen Tesselaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Duncan Watmore.

48mins

The match restarts for the second half.

48mins

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Alan Maybury.

48mins

Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.

48mins

Jeroen Tesselaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Duncan Watmore.

46mins

Rory McKenzie delivers the ball.

45mins

Alexei Eremenko manages to make a clearance.

45mins

The ball is crossed by Duncan Watmore.

44mins

Kris Boyd slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Kilmarnock.Assist by Ross Barbour.

43mins

Clearance by Jordon Forster.

41mins

The ball is sent over by Rory McKenzie.

39mins

Centre by Barry Nicholson.

37mins

Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

37mins

Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.

36mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Duncan Watmore.

34mins

(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Sammy Clingan coming on for Vitalijs Maksimenko.

33mins

Foul by Kris Boyd on Scott Robertson, free kick awarded.

31mins

The referee shows Manuel Pascali a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Duncan Watmore.

30mins

Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

30mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McKenzie by Scott Robertson.

29mins

Ryan McGivern sends in a cross.

27mins

Corner taken by Duncan Watmore from the left by-line.

26mins

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26mins

Ross Barbour concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig.

25mins

Jackson Irvine manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Unfair challenge on James Collins by Lee Ashcroft results in a free kick.

24mins

Free kick crossed by Manuel Pascali.

24mins

Ryan McGivern challenges Rory McKenzie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21mins

Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

20mins

Rory McKenzie takes a shot. Ben Williams blocks the ball.

19mins

Vitalijs Maksimenko manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Ryan McGivern produces a cross.

15mins

Liam Craig delivers the ball.

10mins

Michael Nelson makes a clearance.

9mins

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.

9mins

Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.

8mins

Sam Stanton fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Lee Ashcroft.

5mins

Liam Craig takes the free kick.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Manuel Pascali.

3mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.

2mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Duncan Watmore.

2mins

A cross is delivered by Alan Maybury.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Craig counting on Killie indecision Kilmarnock head into their survival showdown with Hibernian needing just a draw but the Leith side's skipper Liam Craig insists that makes his side favourites. The race to avoid the Scottish Premiership relegation play-offs will come down to Saturday's early-afternoon clash in Edinburgh. Killie have a point advantage and know anything other than defeat will extend their 21-year stay in the top-flight. But the Rugby Park men must wrestle with whether to push on for a win and leave themselves open at the back or sit back and invite pressure. And midfielder Craig believes that indecision will play into Hibs' hands. The 27-year-old said: "We don't know how the game is going to go but if we are drawing going into the last half hour, I can guarantee they are going to get deeper and deeper - they won't be going all out for a goal, that's for sure. "So from that point of view it is advantage us. "With the fans at Easter Road, who have been excellent all season and especially over the last few weeks, behind us we really believe we can do it." Twelve games without a win has not done much to inspire confidence among the Hibs faithful but the club does at least have recent experience when it comes to nerve-shredding demotion deciders. They spared themselves from dropping down a division two years ago by beating relegation rivals Dunfermline 4-0 in their penultimate game of the season. Matt Doherty, Eoin Doyle and Garry O'Connor all netted inside the first quarter of an hour at Easter Road as Pat Fenlon's team got off to the perfect start against the shell-shocked Pars, with Paul Hanlon then adding a fourth late on. Now Craig revealed the club's current line-up have been busy asking the three remaining members of that squad for their memories as they psyche themselves up for Killie's visit. "We've spoken about that game already this week," said Craig. "Lewis Stevenson, Paul Hanlon and James McPake all played that night and said the crowd that night was amazing - one of the best atmospheres they have played in. "It would be nice if we were 3-0 up after 15 minutes like they were that night. "But the fans did make a difference that night and I know that you do react to the fans and the noise they make, so hopefully we can get a full house tomorrow and get the result they are looking for." Hibs will have Michael Nelson available after suspension but Kevin Thomson is struggling for the match with a thigh strain. Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has netted 21 goals this season but admits none were as vital as his winner against St Mirren on Wednesday. The Scotland striker grabbed the only goal of a nervy Rugby Park clash with the Buddies to edge Allan Johnston's team above Hibernian ahead of their last-day survival shoot-out. Killie now have their future in their own hands and anything better than a loss at Easter Road will ensure they extend their 21-year stay in the Scottish Premiership for another 12 months and rule them safe from the relegation play-offs. Boyd said: "That goal against St Mirren is probably the most important goal I've scored all season because it gives us the best opportunity going into Saturday. "We've got the win so now Hibs have to beat us. That is the best position we could put ourselves in." But Boyd does not believe his side are favourites just because they managed to scrape past the Buddies. Hibs have gone 12 matches since they last tasted victory but Killie's luck is only marginally better. Their midweek triumph was just their second win in the last two months, a spell that has seen them end up second best in their six other contests. "We can't look too much at their form of late because they will be doing exactly the same to us," said the 31-year-old. "Apart from the win on Wednesday, we have been on the same kind of run as Hibs have. "The two of us have struggled to win games but it is a massive boost for us that we managed to beat St Mirren and keep a clean sheet. "If we do that again on Saturday we will be safe." Killie looked destined to finish second-bottom after they surrendered shamefully at Tynecastle last Sunday, going down 5-0. But a gritty display against Saints gives them one last chance to save their skin. Boyd is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a return to former club Rangers. He is keeping quiet on his plans for now but insists he will do his best to repay Killie for the faith shown in him after failed spells in Turkey and the United States. Boyd said: "I owe this club because they gave me my chance after a difficult couple of years and that's why Saturday is so important to me. "Wednesday was an important result for the club too. We knew we had to put on a better performance than we did on Sunday." Boyd will be fit despite limping off against St Mirren with a swollen ankle. However, Rugby Park boss Allan Johnston will be without the suspended James Fowler after he was dismissed during the 1-0 win over the Buddies.

Formation:41212Manager: Terry Butcher

Hibernian

Formation: 41212Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

  • Ben Williams
  • Alan Maybury
  • Jordon Forster
  • Michael Nelson
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Liam Craig
  • Duncan Watmore
  • Scott Robertson
  • Sam Stanton
  • James Collins
  • Paul Heffernan
  • SUBS
  • James McPake
  • Alex Harris
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Danny Handling
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Jason Cummings

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLLDL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • WLLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 22/02/2014
  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 29/12/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 24/08/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 15/05/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 2
  • Kilmarnock
  • 27/02/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 23/12/2012

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • J Collins 6
  • P Heffernan 4
  • L Craig 4
  • J Forster 4
  • M Nelson 2
  • S Stanton 2
  • S Robertson 1
  • D Haynes 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • T Taiwo 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • D Watmore 1

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 21
  • R McKenzie 4
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • R Muirhead 2
  • A Eremenko 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • M Gardyne 1
  • D Barr 1
  • V Maksimenko 1
  • J Irvine 1
  • L Ashcroft 1
  • C Slater 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 31
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 13 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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