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  • Date:22 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:4,202
  • Murphy (19) Saunders (23)
Goal!

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91:22 +1.22

Kevin McBride booked. Jamie Murphy fouled by Kevin McBride, the ref awards a free kick. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

88:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jennings by Kevin McBride. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

86:58

Steven Saunders concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Booth. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Derek Riordan, Darren Randolph makes a save.

83:34

Kurtis Byrne comes on in place of Merouane Zemmama.

82:56

Colin Nish challenges Shaun Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

81:52

Steven Thicot booked for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Steven Thicot on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

79:13

Derek Riordan receives a caution for dissent. Foul by Paul Hanlon on John Sutton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Meechan.

78:28

Daniel Galbraith produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

78:01

The offside flag is raised against Chris Humphrey. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.

77:08

The referee blows for offside. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.

76:13

Colin Nish challenges Jonathan Page unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

75:18

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

74:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Steven Saunders. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

74:03

Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Nish. Derek Riordan takes the direct free kick.

71:26

Kevin McBride gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Meechan. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

69:38

Colin Nish produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

69:13

Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Nish. Direct free kick taken by Derek Riordan.

67:19

Derek Riordan on for John Rankin. Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Saunders on Kevin McBride. Strike comes in from Derek Riordan from the free kick, Darren Randolph makes a save.

66:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thicot by John Sutton. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

64:40

Steven Thicot concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Murphy. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

64:09

The official flags John Sutton offside. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.

62:27

(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Page coming on for Steve Jones. Foul by Steven Saunders on Ian Murray, free kick awarded. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.

62:00

Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Kevin McBride results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

56:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Paul Hanlon. Stevie Hammell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Colin Nish.

56:01

John Rankin produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

55:20

Callum Booth takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

54:54

Shaun Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Nish. Direct free kick taken by Merouane Zemmama.

53:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Humphrey on John Rankin. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.

52:18

Shot by Merouane Zemmama from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

51:13

Unfair challenge on Callum Booth by John Sutton results in a free kick. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.

49:56

Tom Hateley leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Meechan. Corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell to the near post, Colin Nish makes a clearance.

48:44

Foul by Daniel Galbraith on Steve Jones, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.

47:23

Foul by Steve Jones on Daniel Galbraith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

45:36

Ian Murray challenges Stephen Craigan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

45:09 +0.09

Steve Jennings challenges Daniel Galbraith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Merouane Zemmama.

45:01

Darryl Duffy leaves the field to be replaced by Colin Nish.

44:38

Steve Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Murray. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.

43:15

Booking for Steven Saunders for unsporting behaviour. Steven Saunders is penalised for a handball. Penalty missed by Merouane Zemmama.

41:07

Steven Saunders is caught offside. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.

40:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francis Dickoh on Steve Jones. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

40:02

Shot by Jamie Murphy. Save made by Graeme Smith.

38:18

Corner taken right-footed by Merouane Zemmama, Steven Saunders manages to make a clearance.

35:34

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell played to the near post, Close range header by John Sutton misses to the right of the target.

32:41

Steven Thicot concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jones. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

31:35

John Sutton fouled by Ian Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

30:56

John Sutton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

27:59

John Rankin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by John Rankin on Tom Hateley, free kick awarded. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

27:05

The offside flag is raised against Chris Humphrey. Steven Thicot takes the direct free kick.

23:30

Steven Saunders finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Motherwell 2-0 Hibernian.Stevie Hammell takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Stevie Hammell provided the assist for the goal.

21:21

Steve Jennings challenges Daniel Galbraith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Murray.

19:32

Jamie Murphy finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Motherwell 1-0 Hibernian.Steven Thicot concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jones. Free kick crossed by Stevie Hammell, Stevie Hammell provided the assist for the goal.

18:16

The official flags Darryl Duffy offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

17:57

The official flags Jamie Murphy offside. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.

16:05

Steve Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Steven Thicot takes the free kick.

14:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Francis Dickoh. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.

14:33

Callum Booth challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

10:47

Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Galbraith. Merouane Zemmama fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Chris Humphrey gets a block in.

8:59

Shot by Steve Jones from outside the box goes over the target.

7:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie Hammell on Daniel Galbraith. John Rankin has an effort direct from the free kick.

5:37

Daniel Galbraith takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Steven Saunders makes a clearance.

4:44

Jamie Murphy is ruled offside. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.

3:58

Stevie Hammell takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Steven Thicot makes a clearance.

3:16

Foul by Francis Dickoh on Steve Jones, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The second half begins.

The match has reached half-time.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Hutchinson ready to grab Well chance Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph has tipped Shaun Hutchinson to atone for the loss of Mark Reynolds in the team's central defence. Hutchinson came in for his first game in 13 months as Motherwell drew 0-0 with Inverness last weekend while Reynolds wrapped up a move to Sheffield Wednesday. The 20-year-old produced a solid overall display despite being told of his first-team comeback just hours before the game. Reynolds was introduced to the team in 2006 amid an injury crisis and in the aftermath of Stevie Hammell's departure to Southend, but barely missed another match and made more than 200 appearances for Motherwell. Hutchinson, 20, is also looking to seize his opportunity and has already had a spell of first-team football. He was a regular under Jim Gannon at the start of last season, netting four goals before hamstring and pelvic problems stopped him in his tracks. Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is looking for a new left-sided centre-back but Hutchinson is set to continue against Hibernian on Saturday and Randolph is so assured about the Newcastle-born youngster that he could afford to joke about Reynolds' departure. "I'm glad he's gone because he scores own goals," Randolph said. "No, I was gutted to see him go because we get on well. But he is looking after himself and trying to kick on in his career and good luck to him. "We'll miss his influence, and his pace and aerial ability as well, but I have every bit of faith in Hutch to come in and do the same job. "He played well against Inverness and he is only going to get stronger with every game he plays. "I've seen him in training and we all know what he can do. For his first game in 13 months he played very well. "He is going to grow in confidence and he should be buzzing after the game on Saturday." Half of Hibernian's Clydesdale Bank Premier League wins this season have come against Motherwell, both in controversial circumstances. But Randolph is confident of exacting revenge after watching Hibs crash out of the Scottish Cup against Ayr in midweek. The former Charlton player said: "It just gives us more of an edge because we should have got something away when we lost 2-1 and again we lost earlier in the season 3-2 when we felt we should have beaten them. "Those games are gone now but we are going out for revenge, I suppose." Walsall winger Steve Jones could make his Motherwell debut after joining on loan. But Leeds striker Mike Grella will not be joining the club after FIFA rules deprived him of a loan move, resulting in the cancellation of Bob McHugh`s loan switch to Partick. Steven Saunders is in contention for the contest after recovering from a hamstring problem, but Keith Lasley is out after suffering the same injury. Edwin de Graaf, Lewis Stevenson and Paul Hanlon are doubtful for Hibernian as the club seeks to end a winless run of nine games. De Graaf has a groin problem, Stevenson a broken bone in his foot and Hanlon suffered a knock in the 1-0 Scottish Cup loss at Ayr and has been unable to train since, but all three could yet play at Fir Park. Liam Miller is out, serving the second of a two-match suspension. Hibernian captain Ian Murray is adamant Colin Calderwood has the full backing of the squad despite their current winless streak which has led to suggestions the manager's job could be on the line. Calderwood has overseen two wins and nine defeats in 14 games in charge since succeeding John Hughes as boss in October, leaving Hibs 10th in the SPL and four points above bottom club Hamilton having played a game more. Hibs' last win came against Saturday's opponents Motherwell in November, but Murray says the players and not Calderwood are responsible for the woeful run. The midfielder said: "He's been brilliant since he came in. For me he's been a breath of fresh air. "We know the manager has come in and we've not done him justice - he's given us the best platform for every game to go out and perform. "The buck stops with us - it's all down to the players. "Hopefully the manager has enough belief in us to think we can turn the corner. "He certainly gives us that belief before games, so we need to repay him." Murray accepts the criticism which has accompanied Hibs' run but insisted the squad are still applying great effort in a bid to arrest the slide, which has seen them fail to score in their last four games. The 29-year-old added: "Never, ever say I've not tried. That's what annoys players more than anything." end

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 541Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

  • Darren Randolph
  • Steven Saunders
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stephen Craigan
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Tom Hateley
  • Steve Jennings
  • Steve Jones
  • Jamie Murphy
  • John Sutton
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Ross Forbes
  • Jonathan Page
  • Esteban Casagolda
  • Steven Meechan
  • Jamie Pollock
  • Gary Smith

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Match Report

Hibs pay the penalty Merouane Zemmama missed a penalty as Hibernian became further embroiled in relegation trouble after conceding two goals from set-pieces to lose 2-0 to Motherwell at Fir Park. Jamie Murphy and Steven Saunders both headed home inswinging Stevie Hammell deliveries midway through the first half to earn Stuart McCall his first Clydesdale Bank Premier League win as Well manager. Zemmama blazed over from the spot a minute before half-time, and Hibs failed to seriously test Darren Randolph despite enjoying the territorial advantage in the second period. With half of Hibernian's four wins this season coming against Motherwell, they may have welcomed the trip to Fir Park following their midweek Scottish Cup exit against Ayr. But the concession of soft goals and their inability to make possession count suggest they are in for a relegation battle after falling to second bottom of the SPL. Hibernian have not won in 10 games or scored for five as manager Colin Calderwood struggles to find his best team. Calderwood dropped Derek Riordan as he made four changes to the team that lost at Somerset Park. Callum Booth made his first Hibernian start at left-back with Steven Thicot coming in at right-back. Paul Hanlon moved to centre-back, allowing Ian Murray to join the recalled Danny Galbraith and Merouane Zemmama in midfield. McCall handed Northern Ireland international Steve Jones a debut on the left flank following his loan signing from Walsall. The Motherwell boss had been hoping to field striker Mike Grella after taking him up from Leeds but the Scottish Football Association blocked the loan transfer after refusing to recognise his spell at Carlisle as an emergency loan. Despite the comfortable win, and a fourth clean sheet in five games, McCall is still in need of reinforcements after Motherwell finished the match with most of their team aged 21 or under and struggled to create chances in the second half. The home side took less than 60 seconds to threaten though when Murphy flicked on Saunders' long throw but Graeme Smith smothered as John Sutton followed in. Hibs settled but had nothing to show for their possession and Motherwell notched their first SPL goal of 2011 in the 20th minute. The Hibs defence stood still as Hammell swung in a free-kick and Murphy glanced a header which bounced over the hand of the diving Smith. The former Motherwell goalkeeper, making only his second SPL appearance since conceding six goals in the thrilling Fir Park draw in May, was beaten at his near post in the 24th minute when Saunders met Hammell's corner. Motherwell continued to create half-chances - Sutton was unable to turn another inswinging corner from Hammell on target under pressure and Smith held Murphy's long-range drive. Hibs got a lifeline when Saunders handled inside the box as he and Shaun Hutchinson collided while trying to clear Galbraith's cross. Zemmama had released Galbraith with a clever pass but he lost his composure from the spot as he swept the ball high over the bar. Hibs were unhappy that referee Alan Muir had blown for the penalty while Rankin prepared to take down Galbraith's cross at the far post. And their frustration continued after the break when assistant manager Derek Adams, who is in the process of appealing against a lengthy touchline ban, was sent to the stand on the advice of fourth official Kevin Clancy. The home side allowed Zemmama another chance thanks to sloppy marking at a throw-in but Darren Randolph held his volley. Nish had replaced Darryl Duffy at half-time and his aerial presence created a half chance following Zemmama's cross, but Galbraith leant back and shot well over. Zemmama curled a free-kick a yard over as Motherwell struggled to settle in the second period, not helped by the loss of Tom Hateley to injury. Steven Meechan came on and Jonathan Page soon joined him in midfield to shadow Zemmama after replacing Jones, who had shown some neat touches. Riordan came on for Rankin and Hibs continued to press but they could not cut Motherwell open. Randolph comfortably held two Riordan free-kicks and Nish volleyed over from a tight angle as Hibs drifted to another defeat.

Form Guide

    LLLDLD
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • DLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 13/11/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 15/08/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 6 - 6
  • Hibernian
  • 05/05/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 20/02/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 05/12/2009
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 26/09/2009

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 4
  • J Murphy 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • C Humphrey 1

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 8
  • L Miller 2
  • C Hogg 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • F Dickoh 1
  • J Rankin 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 24
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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