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Rory McKeown delivers the ball, save by Graham Stack.
Unfair challenge on Rory McKeown by Ivan Sproule results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rory McKeown.
Effort from inside the area by Ivan Sproule misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Ian Murray on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded. Liam Kelly takes the direct free kick.
Junior Agogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan O'Leary. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.
Callum Booth produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Ivan Sproule results in a free kick. Ivan Sproule receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Zdenek Kroca.
Dean Shiels delivers the ball, Paul Heffernan takes a shot.
Ivan Sproule crosses the ball, save by Cameron Bell.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Heffernan. James Fowler on for James Dayton. Paul Hanlon takes the indirect free kick.
Philip Airey takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Effort on goal by Ivan Sproule from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Buijs on Philip Airey. Free kick crossed left-footed by Callum Booth from left wing, clearance made by Liam Kelly.
Handball decision goes against Rory McKeown. Ian Murray takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Junior Agogo. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Callum Booth, clearance made by Liam Kelly.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Callum Booth, Zdenek Kroca makes a clearance.
Paul Heffernan is caught offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by James Dayton.
Unfair challenge on Jorge Galan by Victor Palsson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Shot from 20 yards from Garry O'Connor. Cameron Bell makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Philip Airey. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Jorge Galan coming on for David Silva.
Philip Airey replaces David Wotherspoon.
Danny Buijs sends in a cross, Paul Heffernan finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 4-1 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Danny Buijs.
Callum Booth takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Ryan O'Leary concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon. Direct free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.
The ball is crossed by Danny Buijs.
David Wotherspoon challenges Danny Buijs unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Dayton grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 3-1 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Danny Buijs.
Dean Shiels is brought on as a substitute for Gary Harkins.
Headed effort on goal by Ryan O'Leary from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Callum Booth challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum Booth goes into the book. Danny Buijs takes the direct free kick.
David Wotherspoon crosses the ball, Close range header by Junior Agogo goes over the bar.
Shot from just outside the box by Paul Heffernan goes over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Ivan Sproule, Zdenek Kroca makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Junior Agogo.
Corner from right by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.
A cross is delivered by Garry O'Connor, clearance made by Ryan O'Leary.
David Wotherspoon fouled by Danny Buijs, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Effort from just outside the box by Junior Agogo goes over the bar.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Liam Kelly goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Danny Buijs sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Buijs by David Wotherspoon. Free kick taken by Danny Buijs.
David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. David Wotherspoon is shown a yellow card. James Dayton has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by James Dayton, clearance made by Victor Palsson.
Shot from just outside the area by Isaiah Osbourne goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Ivan Sproule.
Foul by Zdenek Kroca on Junior Agogo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Victor Palsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Ian Murray. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by James Dayton, save made by Graham Stack.
Lewis Stevenson goes off and Isaiah Osbourne comes on. Matt Thornhill goes off and Junior Agogo comes on.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Callum Booth, clearance made by David Silva.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dayton by Callum Booth. Direct free kick taken by Danny Buijs.
Paul Heffernan is caught offside. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Gary Harkins from 30 yards. Save made by Graham Stack.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Ian Murray. Danny Buijs takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ivan Sproule.
An own goal is conceded by Paul Hanlon. Kilmarnock 2-1 Hibernian.
Assist by James Dayton.
Centre by James Dayton.
James Dayton crosses the ball, blocked by David Wotherspoon.
Unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by David Wotherspoon results in a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Rory McKeown produces a cross.
James Dayton takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Graham Stack.
Lewis Stevenson challenges Gary Harkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Liam Kelly from long range goes over the bar.
David Silva has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Garry O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Zdenek Kroca. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
David Silva takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.
Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.
Callum Booth sends in a cross, save by Cameron Bell.
A cross is delivered by Ivan Sproule, Ryan O'Leary manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, clearance by Lewis Stevenson.
David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Buijs. James Dayton crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Lewis Stevenson.
A cross is delivered by Callum Booth, clearance by Danny Buijs.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Danny Buijs. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by James Dayton, David Silva takes a shot. David Stephens gets a block in.
Garry O'Connor scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Matt Thornhill.
The ball is delivered by David Silva.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Dayton from the right by-line, save by Graham Stack.
Centre by Ivan Sproule, clearance made by Danny Buijs.
Corner taken by David Silva.
Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. Danny Buijs takes the free kick.
Foul by Zdenek Kroca on Garry O'Connor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Callum Booth.
Foul by Ian Murray on Liam Kelly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Dayton.
Paul Heffernan fires in a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Hibernian.Assist by Rory McKeown.
The ball is delivered by Callum Booth, Ryan O'Leary makes a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Garry O'Connor misses to the left of the target.
Ian Murray challenges Liam Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Kelly unfazed by Killie run
Liam Kelly insists no-one at Kilmarnock is pushing the panic button just yet as Kenny Shiels searches for his first competitive win as manager.
Shiels was promoted from his role as number two to the top job at Rugby Park when Mixu Paatelainen quit as boss at the end of March.
With a tough run of games in the top six at the end of last season, and an equally challenging start to the new campaign, Shiels is still searching for that elusive victory.
Kilmarnock have picked up draws against Dundee United and Motherwell so far ahead of Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hibernian.
But, midfielder Kelly insisted: "I don't think anybody is feeling that sort of pressure at the moment, it's the early stages of the season.
"We've not had an easy run of fixtures. At the end of last season we had the top six teams and then Dundee United and Motherwell, who are two teams who will be looking to get into the top six, so there are no easy fixtures."
Kelly added: "We have had good performances so far this season. Maybe the results didn't go with the performances.
"We have started the season well and we are still unbeaten, that's one way to look at it. We've only conceded one goal in the two games.
"Defensively we look strong, if we can get a few more goals. We look strong and if we can build on that the results will come.
"We've had pre-season games where we've won, it's just the competitive games that we haven't won yet.
"The performances have been good, even at the end of last season when it was tough games. There were a lot of games where we should have got wins.
"Everybody will be trying their hardest against Hibs this weekend and the squad is more than confident that we can get a win."
Kilmarnock could be without new signing Jorge Galan against Hibs.
The striker has joined on a season-long loan from Osasuna but the Rugby Park side are still waiting for international clearance.
William Gros is struggling with a knock, while Danny Racchi is likely to be sidelined for another week with a back problem.
Looking ahead to Sunday's clash, Kelly said: "Maybe they slightly underachieved last season with the players they have got there.
"I think they've got a bit more stability at the club this season and they will be looking to kick on and will definitely be looking for a top-six place."
Junior Agogo, Isaiah Osbourne and Phil Airey could make their Hibernian debuts in the encounter.
Agogo is fit following a thigh strain and joins this week's captures Osbourne and Airey in the squad, while a late decision will be made on Sean O'Hanlon (broken toe).
Martin Scott (knee) is fit again, but Michael Hart (groin), Akpo Sodje (knee) and Sean Welsh (cheekbone) remain out.
Striker Garry O'Connor is aiming for multiple success for Hibernian this season.
The 28-year-old netted for the first time since his return to Hibs in the 1-0 win at Inverness last time out and he is eager to add to his tally on Sunday.
He said: "It'll be a tough game. Kilmarnock like to play football.
"It will be an open game at times, we'll have to soak some pressure up and go on and try and win three points."
He added: "You've got to be ambitious. My ambitions this season are to hit the top six with Hibs, have a good run in the cup and try and hit 20 goals.
"That's a bit ambitious, but hopefully I can do that."
O'Connor is bidding to re-launch his career at the club he left for Lokomotiv Moscow five years ago.
He has had spells in Russia and England, with Birmingham and Barnsley, who released him earlier this year.
O'Connor's priority is to perform well in his one-year deal with Hibs and he is not thinking too much about the future or a return to the Scotland set-up.
He added: "I love this club with a passion.
"My main focus and objective is to do well for Hibs, try and score as many goals as possible, create chances and try and play that exciting brand of football the gaffer wants us to.
"England's an option. It's not going to go away. I've been there and we'll see what happens this year.
"We'll see how good I can be this season for Hibs and we'll see at the end of the season.
"The whole Scotland set-up - if I'm involved in it, great. For the moment I can focus on my football career at Hibs."
Heffernan at the double as Shiels tastes success
Paul Heffernan marked his first start for Kilmarnock with a double against Hibernian to help Kenny Shiels record his first win as manager at the 11th attempt.
Former Doncaster striker Heffernan started and finished a thoroughly convincing 4-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory with two composed finishes.
James Dayton was another stand-out in a slick team performance, with his brilliantly-executed free-kick the pick of the goals.
Dayton helped restore Kilmarnock's lead just before the interval when his cross was turned home by Hibs defender Paul Hanlon.
Hibs handed second-half debuts to experienced striker Junior Agogo, former Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne and on-loan Newcastle forward Phil Airey, but their only high point came when Garry O'Connor netted in the 13th minute.
Although O'Connor took his goal in style, even that bright moment owed much to a mistake from the otherwise impressive Kilmarnock defender Ryan O'Leary.
Killie played some free-flowing football with Gary Harkins showing some impressive touches in midfield and in 29-year-old Heffernan they might have found a replacement for his fellow Irishman Conor Sammon.
The Ayrshire side have struggled to win since Sammon left for Wigan in January and Heffernan, whose first start was delayed by injury following his arrival from Sheffield Wednesday, displayed a cool head when he opened the scoring inside three minutes.
Rory McKeown played a high ball in between the visiting centre-backs and Heffernan stroked the ball underneath Graham Stack from 12 yards.
The home side were moving the ball around with confidence but they then shot themselves in the foot.
O'Leary tried to play a difficult pass out of defence but put it at the feet of Lewis Stevenson, who quickly found O'Connor in the left channel.
The striker beat one man and brilliantly lifted the ball over Cammy Bell into the far corner.
Hibs almost returned the gift two minutes later when David Stephens mis-kicked Dayton's low cross straight to the feet of David Silva, but Stack blocked the Portuguese wide man's drive from 16 yards.
Heffernan had a great chance for his second after a brilliant through ball by Harkins. The forward took the ball round Stack but could not keep the ball tight enough to his feet and the goalkeeper recovered to save.
The goalkeeper soon parried Silva's powerful strike on the run from 22 yards.
Kilmarnock continued to make the running and were rewarded in the 41st minute.
Dayton turned Callum Booth one way then the other before firing a low ball across the six-yard box, which was turned into his own net by the stretching Hanlon as he slid in with Heffernan.
Hibs manager Colin Calderwood brought on Osbourne and Agogo for Stevenson and Matt Thornhill at half-time, and they initially looked more of a threat with their new 4-4-2 formation.
But Kilmarnock continued to make the better chances. Dayton curled a free-kick just over the near post after being felled inches outside the box by David Wotherspoon, who soon wrestled Danny Buijs off the ball despite being booked for the earlier foul.
Liam Kelly curled wide after another good Kilmarnock move and Heffernan twice got a shot away after a quick ball up front, neither of them threatening Stack.
And the visitors looked a beaten team following a moment of brilliance from Dayton in the 65th minute.
The midfielder lined up a free-kick 25 yards out after Wotherspoon had bundled over Buijs, and curled a left-footed effort over the wall and into the top corner.
Booth got some respite from his tormenting at the hands of Dayton when he shot straight at Bell before Wotherspoon escaped with a lecture from referee Steven McLean following a trip on Shiels.
Kilmarnock dished out their own punishment within seconds, though, as Dayton found overlapping right-back Buijs, whose near-post cross was stroked into the top corner by Heffernan's volley.
Wotherspoon was unsurprisingly taken off for Airey before the restart but Calderwood could do nothing to prevent Kilmarnock cutting through his defence.
Heffernan had a glorious chance for a hat-trick after clever passing from substitutes Jorge Galan and Dean Shiels presented him with an open goal, but he hit the top of the bar from six yards.
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