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Isaiah Osbourne challenges Michael Nelson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Ivan Sproule joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roy O'Donovan.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels, Graham Stack makes a save.
Matthew Kennedy produces a cross.
The official flags Roy O'Donovan offside. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.
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.
Foul by Pa Saikou Kujabi on Matthew Kennedy, free kick awarded. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi is cautioned.
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.
The offside flag is raised against Ben Gordon. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Soares on Dean Shiels. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Heffernan is ruled offside. Leigh Griffiths goes off and Eoin Doyle comes on. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
Dean Shiels takes the inswinging corner, James McPake makes a clearance.
Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.
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.
Matthew Kennedy is brought on as a substitute for James Dayton. Dieter Van Tornhout joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Harkins.
James Fowler takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Roy O'Donovan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Buijs. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the free kick.
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.
Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.
Lee Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Buijs.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Shiels, Michael Nelson takes a shot. Pa Saikou Kujabi manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on George Francomb by Gary Harkins results in a free kick. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Leigh Griffiths on Gary Harkins, free kick awarded. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Roy O'Donovan fires in a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-2 Hibernian.
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.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line.
Garry Hay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McPake. George Francomb restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jorge Claros on Garry Hay, free kick awarded. Michael Nelson takes the free kick.
Garry Hay produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by James Fowler.
The ball is delivered by Lee Johnson.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
James Dayton takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by James McPake.
Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
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.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Lewis Stevenson. Garry Hay takes the free kick.
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.
Centre by James Fowler, James McPake manages to make a clearance.
Pa Saikou Kujabi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.
Michael Nelson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Short corner worked by James Dayton.
A cross is delivered by James Dayton, clearance by Pa Saikou Kujabi.
Mohamadou Sissoko fouled by Roy O'Donovan, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Leigh Griffiths results in a free kick. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Leigh Griffiths from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
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.
Foul by James Fowler on Pa Saikou Kujabi, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by George Francomb, clearance by James Fowler.
The referee blows for offside against Tom Soares. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball.
James McPake concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Heffernan. Garry Hay takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Paul Hanlon on Paul Heffernan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Garry Hay.
Gary Harkins fouled by Jorge Claros, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
Corner taken by Dean Shiels, clearance made by James McPake.
Centre by Ben Gordon.
Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick.
Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels from the right by-line, clearance by James McPake.
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.
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.
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