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  • Date:22 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,036
  • McKenzie (19)
  • Haynes (55)

Live Commentary

The match has reached full-time.


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


Booking for Craig Samson for dissent.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Gardyne on Michael Nelson.


James Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Haynes.


Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.


Michael Gardyne fouled by Jordon Forster, the ref awards a free kick.


Shot by Alex Harris missed to the right of the target.


Tom Taiwo takes a shot. Craig Samson catches the ball.


Paul Cairney replaces Lewis Stevenson.


Shot by Liam Craig went over the net.


Mark O'Hara has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.


Liam Craig replaces Danny Handling.


Sam Stanton takes the free kick.


Foul by Greg Kiltie on Alex Harris, free kick awarded.


(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Michael Gardyne coming on for Alexei Eremenko.


Corner taken by Sam Stanton from the right by-line.


Shot comes in from Sam Stanton from the free kick that hits the bar.


Jeroen Tesselaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Haynes.


Free kick taken by Lee Ashcroft.


Tom Taiwo booked for unsporting behaviour.


Greg Kiltie fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick.


Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.


Jordon Forster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Kiltie.


Corner taken by Alex Harris.


Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Danny Haynes on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded.


Free kick taken by Tom Taiwo.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.


Robbie Muirhead goes off and Greg Kiltie comes on.


Jordon Forster is flagged offside by the assistant referee.


Sam Stanton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

The referee blows for half time.


Manuel Pascali challenges Danny Haynes unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Sam Stanton takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Danny Haynes.


Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.


Alexei Eremenko fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick.


Craig Slater has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.


Rory McKenzie scores with their right foot. Kilmarnock 1-0 Hibernian.Assist by Kris Boyd.


Free kick taken by Craig Samson.


The official flags Alex Harris offside.


Free kick taken by Alex Harris.


Unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Robbie Muirhead results in a free kick.


The offside flag is raised against Danny Haynes.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Jordon Forster.


Kris Boyd takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.


Shot by Tom Taiwo went wide right of the target.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Tesselaar reveals mask fear Kilmarnock defender Jeroen Tesselaar has revealed he might have to wear a mask for the rest of his career. The 25-year-old has worn the protective face shield in recent games after suffering a recurring broken nose. The Dutchman, whose side host Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, said: "I broke my nose at the beginning of the season two weekends in a row, and now I broke it again. So I need to wear some protection. "I don't know for how long yet. Until the summer for sure but maybe forever or for another year. "You get used to it because I train every day with the mask as well." Tesselaar and his team-mates have shown they can adapt to new situations already this season after turning around their early-season form. Killie took 11 games to win under manager Allan Johnston after a summer of upheaval on and off the pitch but will close the gap on seventh-placed Hibs to two points if they beat Terry Butcher's men. And Tesselaar believes they can launch a push for the top six if they were to follow that with victory over his former club, St Mirren, the following weekend. "We had a bad start to the season, we had a lot of new players and we had to get used to each other," he said. "But everyone has got to know each other and the manager and we need a good spell now. "I think we need two wins in a row now. If we win two games, we can look up." Tom Taiwo has his sights set on a new Hibernian contract after his "mad" return to favour. Butcher told the midfielder his game time would be limited shortly after taking charge in November. The 23-year-old did not feature for almost two months but, with Owain Tudur Jones, Kevin Thomson and Scott Robertson all suffering injuries, Taiwo has started the last three games. And with skipper Liam Craig suspended for last weekend's home game against Ross County, the unlikely central midfield pairing of Taiwo and teenager Sam Stanton both scored in a 2-1 win. The former Chelsea and Carlisle player told Hibernian TV: "I got a chance through injuries and suspensions and hopefully, through my goal at the weekend and a couple of half-decent performances, I have put myself back in the manager's plans. "It's mad. Obviously we have got a lot of central midfield players here and quality ones at that. "I was shocked to see so many dwindle in terms of fitness and availability and getting an opportunity wasn't something that looked very easy to come by before the last couple of weeks." Taiwo is now looking to cement his hopes by helping the Leith side to victory at Kilmarnock on Saturday. Victory at Rugby Park would move seventh-placed Hibs eight points above the team directly below them and put real pressure on St Johnstone for a top-six place. Taiwo said: "Everyone is fighting for a contract and everyone is fighting to show the manager what they can do. "I just want to play games and hopefully get us into the top six and see what happens from there."

Formation:4231Manager: Allan Johnston


Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher


  • Craig Samson
  • Mark O'Hara
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Craig Slater
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Rory McKenzie
  • Alexei Eremenko
  • Robbie Muirhead
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Vitalijs Maksimenko
  • Jackson Irvine
  • Barry Nicholson
  • Chris Johnston
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Greg Kiltie



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • Hibernian

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 15/09/2012

Top Scorers


  • K Boyd 16
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • R McKenzie 2
  • A Eremenko 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • D Barr 1
  • J Irvine 1
  • L Ashcroft 1
  • R Muirhead 1


  • J Collins 6
  • L Craig 4
  • P Heffernan 3
  • M Nelson 1
  • S Robertson 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • T Taiwo 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • J Forster 1
  • S Stanton 1



    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins