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  • Date:26 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:3,782
  • Sandaza (37)
    Haber (44) MacKay (46)
  • Towell (25)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:47 +1.47

Shot by Marcus Haber from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

90:02 +0.02

Murray Davidson fouled by Lewis Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Anderson takes the free kick.

88:05

Steven Anderson challenges Junior Agogo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Stevenson restarts play with the free kick.

86:09

Chris Millar concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hanlon. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Galbraith.

85:13

Ivan Sproule delivers the ball, Peter Enckelman makes a clearance.

81:53

The ball is delivered by Junior Agogo.

81:04

Daniel Galbraith is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

80:11

Murray Davidson takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

78:20

Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul Hanlon. Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

75:07

Unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Liam Craig results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

74:03

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig, clearance made by Paul Hanlon. Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig to the near post, clearance made by Akpo Sodje.

73:02

Junior Agogo comes on in place of Leigh Griffiths.

71:21

Daniel Galbraith on for Martin Scott.

70:25

Martin Scott crosses the ball.

68:51

Liam Craig produces a cross. Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Millar misses to the left of the target.

67:50

The ball is crossed by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Steven Anderson.

65:30

Akpo Sodje on for Richie Towell.

65:03

The ball is delivered by Marcus Haber.

63:14

Richie Towell produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

62:05

The ball is delivered by Leigh Griffiths, Martin Scott has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

61:43

Liam Craig sends in a cross, Graham Stack makes a save.

58:57

A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

58:18

The ball is crossed by Richie Towell, David MacKay manages to make a clearance.

56:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Kevin Moon. Leigh Griffiths takes the indirect free kick.

54:44

The ball is swung over by David MacKay.

52:16

David Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Haber. Liam Craig takes the indirect free kick.

50:04

Francisco Sandaza fouled by Paul Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick. Paul Hanlon goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

49:45

David Wotherspoon sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Anderson.

49:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Marcus Haber. Lewis Stevenson takes the free kick.

45:36

David Stephens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson. David MacKay hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Johnstone 3-1 Hibernian.

44:39

Marcus Haber finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. St Johnstone 2-1 Hibernian.Assist by David MacKay.

43:36

The assistant referee signals for offside against Francisco Sandaza. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

40:43

Chris Millar fouled by Lewis Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David MacKay.

39:04

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sean O'Hanlon.

37:21

Francisco Sandaza gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 1-1 Hibernian.

36:25

Effort on goal by Chris Millar from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

35:33

The ball is swung over by Chris Millar, Murray Davidson conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

33:37

Centre by Chris Millar.

31:52

Long range shot by Leigh Griffiths goes wide right of the goal.

31:23

Centre by Paul Hanlon.

30:16

Chris Millar sends in a cross.

28:34

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Craig, Effort on goal by Steven Anderson from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

27:16

Sean O'Hanlon challenges Francisco Sandaza unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Callum Davidson.

26:49

The ball is sent over by Liam Craig.

25:59

Shot from just outside the box by Lewis Stevenson goes over the bar.

24:19

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman. Goal scored by Richie Towell from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. St Johnstone 0-1 Hibernian.

21:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leigh Griffiths. Frazer Wright takes the free kick.

19:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcus Haber. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

18:15

Richie Towell delivers the ball.

16:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Murray Davidson. Murray Davidson restarts play with the free kick.

15:28

The ball is swung over by Paul Hanlon, clearance made by David MacKay. Martin Scott takes a corner.

14:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Martin Scott. David Wotherspoon takes the indirect free kick.

12:42

Foul by Murray Davidson on Ivan Sproule, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

8:47

The ball is crossed by Richie Towell.

7:34

The official flags Chris Millar offside. David Stephens takes the free kick. Marcus Haber comes on in place of Cillian Sheridan.

4:38

Francisco Sandaza challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stephens.

3:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Francisco Sandaza. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

2:37

David Wotherspoon produces a cross, clearance by Frazer Wright.

0:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by Steven Anderson. Indirect free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

Match Preview

New boss Fenlon takes watching brief New manager Pat Fenlon will watch on from the stands as Billy Brown takes charge of Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at St Johnstone. Brown, who as caretaker boss saw Hibs draw 1-1 with Kilmarnock last weekend, has a full squad to choose from. Striker Garry O'Connor was ill during the week but is expected to be fit for contention. Fenlon becomes Hibs' fifth manager in four seasons and ninth in 10 years - following the likes of Alex McLeish, Tony Mowbray, John Collins, Mixu Paatelainen and John Hughes into the Easter Road dugout - but is eager to be a long-term presence in Leith. Fenlon said: "Results are important and that's the goal immediately - to try to change that. "We've got to try to get a bit of togetherness back in the club, with the players, everybody else and the supporters. "That's what we'll try and build in a short period of time." St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has doubts over Cillian Sheridan and Jody Morris for his first home match in charge. Sheridan missed last week's draw at Ibrox with a tight hamstring and Lomas will assess the striker in training. Morris went off with a hamstring problem and Saints will give their captain until the last minute.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

  • Peter Enckelman
  • David MacKay
  • Frazer Wright
  • Steven Anderson
  • Callum Davidson
  • Chris Millar
  • Murray Davidson
  • Kevin Moon
  • Liam Craig
  • Francisco Sandaza
  • Cillian Sheridan
  • SUBS
  • Alan Mannus
  • Alan Maybury
  • Carl Finnigan
  • Marcus Haber
  • Mark Durnan
  • Steve May
  • Ricky McIntosh

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Match Report

Lomas off and running Steve Lomas claimed his first victory as St Johnstone manager with a 3-1 win over Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League as their new boss, Pat Fenlon, looked on from the stands. Hibs took the lead through Richie Towell at McDiarmid Park but goals from Francisco Sandaza, Marcus Haber and Dave Mackay sealed the win for the Perth Saints. Caretaker boss Billy Brown was in charge of team affairs for this game but Fenlon - appointed to the Easter Road hotseat on Friday - would have been far from impressed from his vantage point in the directors' box. Hibs were without Garry O'Connor after the striker failed to recover from illness in time. Cillian Sheridan recovered from a hamstring strain to start in what was Saints boss Lomas' first home match at the helm but Jody Morris was out with injury and a virus. However, the home side were dealt an early blow when Sheridan pulled up and appeared to suffer a recurrence of the injury while chasing a Sandaza pass. He was forced out of the action with just 10 minutes on the clock and replaced by Haber. Real chances in front of goal were few and far between early on but Hibs surged into the lead after 26 minutes despite the best efforts of the Saints goalkeeper. Peter Enckelman blocked well from a point-blank shot from Leigh Griffiths and got a hand to Towell's follow-up shot but could not prevent the rebound from hitting the back of the net. Martin Scott then missed a headed chance for the visitors before Steven Anderson blasted high and wide at the other end, with Graham Stack untroubled in the Hibs goal. Chris Millar saw his effort flash across the face of goal and wide as the home side continued to press for the equaliser. The hard work paid off and Saints were back on level terms after 39 minutes when Sandaza rammed home the rebound after his first attempt crashed off the post. Saints took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Mackay picked out Haber at the back post and he scored with a free header from close range. St Johnstone increased their advantage two minutes after the restart when Mackay stepped up for a free-kick and sent a curling effort past Stack and into the back of the net in off the post. Griffiths then squandered the chance to pull a goal back for Hibs from a David Wotherspoon cross but the forward was offside anyway. Saints still looked capable of finding the net again and Sandaza had a go from the edge of the box but he was off-target on this occasion and rifled over. St Johnstone were still hungry for goals and were threatening again when Sandaza turned provider for Murray Davidson but his effort was tame and comfortably gathered by the Hibs goalkeeper. Hibs passed up a decent chance themselves when Danny Galbraith whipped a cross into the path of Junior Agogo and his header dipped inches over the crossbar. But it was too little too late from the Edinburgh side as they returned to the capital empty handed, with just three wins so far in the SPL this season.

Form Guide

    LWWDLD
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LLWDLD

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 28/09/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 30/04/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 05/03/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/11/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 02/10/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/02/2010

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • C Sheridan 4
  • F Sandaza 4
  • L Craig 3
  • D MacKay 2

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 6
  • L Griffiths 3
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • J Agogo 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 15
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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