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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,283
  • Shiels (82)
  • Soares (16) O'Donovan (45)
    Soares (65)
Goal!

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91mins

Isaiah Osbourne challenges Michael Nelson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

88mins

Ivan Sproule joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roy O'Donovan.

87mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels, Graham Stack makes a save.

86mins

Matthew Kennedy produces a cross.

84mins

The official flags Roy O'Donovan offside. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Foul by Pa Saikou Kujabi on Dean Shiels, free kick awarded. Dean Shiels grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-3 Hibernian.

81mins

Foul by Pa Saikou Kujabi on Matthew Kennedy, free kick awarded. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi is cautioned.

78mins

Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eoin Doyle. George Francomb delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by James Fowler.

77mins

The offside flag is raised against Ben Gordon. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Soares on Dean Shiels. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Paul Heffernan is ruled offside. Leigh Griffiths goes off and Eoin Doyle comes on. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

73mins

Dean Shiels takes the inswinging corner, James McPake makes a clearance.

69mins

Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.

66mins

Tom Soares finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-3 Hibernian.Leigh Griffiths provided the assist for the goal.

64mins

Matthew Kennedy is brought on as a substitute for James Dayton. Dieter Van Tornhout joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Harkins.

64mins

James Fowler takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

62mins

Roy O'Donovan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Buijs. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the free kick.

60mins

Isaiah Osbourne challenges Ben Gordon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Isaiah Osbourne goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Michael Nelson takes the free kick.

59mins

Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Lee Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Buijs.

54mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Shiels, Michael Nelson takes a shot. Pa Saikou Kujabi manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Unfair challenge on George Francomb by Gary Harkins results in a free kick. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Foul by Leigh Griffiths on Gary Harkins, free kick awarded. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Roy O'Donovan fires in a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-2 Hibernian.

46mins

Garry Hay fouled by Roy O'Donovan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Garry Hay, clearance made by James McPake.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line.

45mins

Garry Hay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McPake. George Francomb restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Foul by Jorge Claros on Garry Hay, free kick awarded. Michael Nelson takes the free kick.

42mins

Garry Hay produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

41mins

The ball is sent over by James Fowler.

38mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Johnson.

37mins

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.

37mins

James Dayton takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by James McPake.

36mins

Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dayton on Pa Saikou Kujabi. James Dayton goes into the referee's book. George Francomb shoots direct from the free kick.

30mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Lewis Stevenson. Garry Hay takes the free kick.

29mins

James Dayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pa Saikou Kujabi. Pa Saikou Kujabi delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

29mins

Centre by James Fowler, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Pa Saikou Kujabi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Michael Nelson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

25mins

Short corner worked by James Dayton.

25mins

A cross is delivered by James Dayton, clearance by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

21mins

Mohamadou Sissoko fouled by Roy O'Donovan, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Leigh Griffiths results in a free kick. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Shot by Leigh Griffiths from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

17mins

Tom Soares gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Hibernian.Assist by Leigh Griffiths.

16mins

Foul by James Fowler on Pa Saikou Kujabi, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by George Francomb, clearance by James Fowler.

15mins

The referee blows for offside against Tom Soares. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball.

14mins

James McPake concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Heffernan. Garry Hay takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Foul by Paul Hanlon on Paul Heffernan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Garry Hay.

8mins

Gary Harkins fouled by Jorge Claros, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.

7mins

Corner taken by Dean Shiels, clearance made by James McPake.

6mins

Centre by Ben Gordon.

6mins

Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

1mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels from the right by-line, clearance by James McPake.

Match Preview

Duo sidelined for Killie Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels will be without a couple of players for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hibernian. Defender Lewis Toshney has been ruled out with a groin injury, while midfielder Liam Kelly is suspended. The match also comes too soon for defender Alex Pursehouse and midfielder Danny Buijs. Hibs skipper James McPake has a clear message for his team-mates ahead of the clash. He said: "We need to defend for our lives, be strong, not give in and not concede silly goals like we have been doing". Hibs beat Killie 1-0 on February 4 to advance to the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals and drew 0-0 with Aberdeen in the SPL the following week, but their new-found stern defence soon disintegrated, conceding nine goals in two games. After losing 5-0 to Celtic and 4-3 at Motherwell, Hibs are looking to rediscover their mean streak at Rugby Park as they continue to battle for top-flight survival. McPake said: "We didn't do ourselves justice against Celtic. Against Motherwell we gave a good account of ourselves, scored three goals, but it comes back to doing the simple things and defending. "It's something we didn't do and something we haven't been doing all season - it has to change and quickly. "We've got to be stronger, whatever happens. Against Kilmarnock we went a goal up and we held on. They put us under a lot of pressure, but we cleared everything and stood strong that day. "Against Aberdeen again we were good. "We've got to be mentally stronger, as individuals and as a team. "If we do lose a goal, we shouldn't crumble the way we do." Striker Leigh Griffiths went off with a foot problem in the loss to Motherwell, but should be fit. Callum Booth (Achilles), Danny Grainger (groin) and Ian Murray (hip) remain out.

Formation:4231Manager: Kenny Shiels

Kilmarnock

Formation: 442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

  • Cameron Bell
  • James Fowler
  • Mohamadou Sissoko
  • Michael Nelson
  • Ben Gordon
  • Lee Johnson
  • Garry Hay
  • Gary Harkins
  • Dean Shiels
  • James Dayton
  • Paul Heffernan
  • SUBS
  • Kyle Letheren
  • Danny Buijs
  • Zdenek Kroca
  • Danny Racchi
  • Rory McKeown
  • Dieter Van Tornhout
  • Matthew Kennedy

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Match Report

Hibs soar to win Tom Soares scored twice and Roy O'Donovan netted a dream strike as Hibernian moved three points clear ahead of Dunfermline at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock. Soares, on loan from Stoke, opened the scoring after latching on to Leigh Griffiths' through-ball. O'Donovan extended the advantage when the loanee from Coventry cracked a stunning 30-yard effort in the second minute of the second half. Soares grabbed his second goal after 65 minutes when he connected with Griffiths' cross to heap further misery on the Rugby Park side. Dean Shiels' bending free-kick restored some hope for Kilmarnock with eight minutes remaining, however the visitors survived some late pressure to claim the points. The first 10 minutes of the match lacked any real pattern. The home fans then breathed a sigh of relief as Cammy Bell did well to recover Ben Gordon's wayward back-pass, with Griffiths ready to pounce on any error. Hibs opened the scoring after 17 minutes with the first scoring opportunity of the match. Griffiths' threaded pass caught the Kilmarnock defence on their heels and Soares controlled brilliantly before slotting beyond Bell. Griffiths fired a shot just over a minute later as the visitors looked to extend their lead. The hosts managed their first attempt on the Hibernian goal after 25 minutes when Michael Nelson's effort was almost deflected beyond Graham Stack by the back of James Dayton. Dayton was the first player to pick up a yellow card after hauling down Pa Kujabi as he raced through on goal and from the resulting free-kick George Francomb struck the top of Bell's crossbar. Poor defending almost caused led to Hibernian extending their lead when Isaiah Osbourne's header caught out the home defence. Griffiths sped through on goal and forced Bell into a fantastic stop before Soares headed over from the rebound with the goal gaping. Bell denied Griffiths again minutes later when a hopeful clearance left the unmarked striker to charge through on goal, however Bell was more than equal to his stinging effort. The visitors extended their lead just 90 seconds into the second half. A loose ball broke to O'Donovan who turned and fired a spectacular effort over Bell and into the net. Kilmarnock went close on the hour mark when Nelson saw his header cleared off the line by Francomb after rising to meet Shiels' corner. The home fans were growing increasingly frustrated at their teams' inability to retain possession and but for a poor pass from Kujabi, Griffiths could have had the opportunity to race clear through. Soares heaped more misery on Kilmarnock after 66 minutes when he lashed home his second goal of the afternoon after another pinpoint delivery from Griffiths. Kilmarnock gave their fans something to cheer about with eight minutes remaining when Shiels' free-kick left Stack with no chance. Paul Heffernan's header was deflected past the post as the home side looked to stage an unlikely comeback and Paul Hanlon then had to be alert to clear Lee Johnson's dangerous cross. The home side's late pressure was all in vain however, as the visitors comfortably saw out four minutes of injury-time to claim a vital three points.

Form Guide

    DLDDWL
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • WLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 19/11/2011
  • Kilmarnock
  • 4 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 14/08/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 12/02/2011
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 18/12/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 16/10/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 06/03/2010

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • P Heffernan 8
  • D Shiels 5
  • J Dayton 3
  • J Fowler 2
  • D Racchi 2
  • M Pascali 2
  • Z Kroca 1
  • G Harkins 1
  • R McKeown 1

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 8
  • L Griffiths 6
  • I Sproule 3
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • I Osbourne 1
  • R Towell 1
  • C Booth 1
  • M Doherty 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

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

Hibernian

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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