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Jeroen Tesselaar produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Nigel Hasselbaink, blocked by Richie Towell.
Effort from deep inside the area by Graham Carey clears the bar.
Lee Mair receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
A cross is delivered by Jim Goodwin, clearance by Sean O'Hanlon.
Centre by Nigel Hasselbaink, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
The ball is crossed by David van Zanten, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Graham Carey, mishit shot by Jeroen Tesselaar.
Jim Goodwin delivers the ball, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.
The ball is sent over by Graham Carey, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey, Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line, Ian Murray makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Akpo Sodje. Graham Carey delivers the ball, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.
Paul Hanlon challenges Graham Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Carey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
Shot by Junior Agogo. Save made by Craig Samson.
Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin delivers the ball.
The official flags Akpo Sodje offside. Lee Mair takes the free kick.
Jim Goodwin has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Centre by Nigel Hasselbaink, Kenny McLean takes a shot. Lewis Stevenson gets a block in.
Junior Agogo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jim Goodwin gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Isaiah Osbourne, blocked by Jeroen Tesselaar.
The ball is swung over by Lewis Stevenson, Close range strike by Akpo Sodje goes over the bar.
The official flags Nigel Hasselbaink offside. Victor Palsson replaces Garry O'Connor. Gary Teale goes off and Graham Carey comes on. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
Paul Hanlon delivers the ball, Craig Samson makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Gary Teale produces a cross, save made by Graham Stack.
Lewis Stevenson on for Daniel Galbraith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Daniel Galbraith. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
Kenny McLean crosses the ball.
The ball is sent over by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Paul McGowan fouled by Junior Agogo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Teale.
Shot by Nigel Hasselbaink from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.
Sean O'Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Akpo Sodje joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leigh Griffiths. Gary Teale crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Junior Agogo produces a cross, clearance made by David van Zanten.
Sean O'Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Gary Teale crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Richie Towell manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Leigh Griffiths. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale, Isaiah Osbourne makes a clearance.
David Wotherspoon is cautioned.
The ball is delivered by Jeroen Tesselaar, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.
David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jeroen Tesselaar, clearance by Ian Murray.
A cross is delivered by Steven Thompson, clearance by Richie Towell.
Foul by Paul Hanlon on Gary Teale, free kick awarded. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.
Steven Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by Leigh Griffiths. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
The ball is delivered by Leigh Griffiths.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Thompson on Sean O'Hanlon. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.
A cross is delivered by David van Zanten, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jeroen Tesselaar.
A cross is delivered by Jim Goodwin.
Leigh Griffiths gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-3 Hibernian.Garry O'Connor provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is swung over by Richie Towell, blocked by Paul McGowan.
Sean O'Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Gary Teale takes the free kick.
Sean O'Hanlon scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. St Mirren 2-2 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from David Wotherspoon.
Paul McGowan challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.
Paul McGowan crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by David van Zanten, clearance by Ian Murray.
Daniel Galbraith delivers the ball.
Paul McGowan fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-1 Hibernian.
Steven Thompson takes a shot. Sean O'Hanlon gets a block in.
Paul McGowan fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Teale crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Paul McGowan grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. St Mirren 1-1 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from David van Zanten.
David van Zanten crosses the ball, clearance by Isaiah Osbourne.
David van Zanten delivers the ball, Isaiah Osbourne makes a clearance.
Steven Thomson fouled by Paul Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line, Steven Thompson manages to make a clearance.
Leigh Griffiths takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Gary Teale makes a clearance.
David van Zanten gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith. Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball in from the free kick, David van Zanten makes a clearance.
Kenny McLean takes a shot. Comfortable save by Graham Stack.
Leigh Griffiths concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mair. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Thompson. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.
Jeroen Tesselaar produces a cross.
The ball is swung over by Kenny McLean, clearance made by Ian Murray.
Gary Teale decides to take the corner short.
Corner taken by Gary Teale, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Teale from left wing, Junior Agogo manages to make a clearance.
Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
Kenny McLean produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Thompson. Free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Galbraith on Steven Thomson. The ball is sent over by Gary Teale, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steven Thompson misses to the right of the target.
Leigh Griffiths produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Junior Agogo, clearance made by Marc McAusland.
Unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Daniel Galbraith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.
Leigh Griffiths produces a cross, clearance made by David van Zanten.
The official flags Leigh Griffiths offside. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Garry O'Connor.
A goal is scored by Leigh Griffiths from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Hibernian.
The ball is crossed by Leigh Griffiths, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.
Gary Teale is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.
Gary Teale takes a shot. Sean O'Hanlon gets a block in.
Lennon urges Buddies to build on Rangers draw
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has challenged his players to use their Ibrox performance as their benchmark after further vindication of the benefits of their new style.
St Mirren dominated possession against Rangers last weekend and denied their hosts a 10th successive Clydesdale Bank Premier League win when Steven Thompson netted an injury-time equaliser.
Saints now host Hibernian with Lennon demanding the same passing game and the same belief.
Lennon said: "Over the first quarter there have only been two performances where we have been well below par and lost our identity, against Inverness definitely and questionably against Hearts.
"But every other game we have gone with the same belief and playing our style of football, and getting the ball down.
"To go to such a wonderful arena (as Ibrox) and control the vast majority of the game was particularly pleasing, and that can only boost the confidence the boys already have.
"They have taken that to another level there, but anything below that is not acceptable."
The 1-1 draw at Ibrox followed St Mirren's worst performance of the season in defeat at Inverness and Lennon hopes the contrast reinforces the players' belief that playing their passing game provides results.
Lennon highlighted the pass with the outside of the boot that goalkeeper Craig Samson played to Jeroen Tesselaar when under pressure in the early part of the sweeping move that led to Thompson's last-gasp leveller.
The former Cowdenbeath manager said: "When we do lose our identity we become inefficient and very ordinary.
"Last week they answered all that and they believe from the first minute to the last, that's the way to play."
Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has backed his players to prove their critics wrong after some encouraging recent progress came juddering to a halt against Motherwell last weekend.
Hibs went into last Saturday's Easter Road game having lost only once in six matches, a 1-0 defeat by Rangers.
But they were outplayed by the Lanarkshire side and were fortunate to only lose by a solitary Jamie Murphy goal.
Calderwood has urged his players to share his belief that they will turn around their form as the former Nottingham Forest manager enters his second year in the post.
"I have got a group I believe in," Calderwood told Hibernian TV.
"I'm determined they will prove everyone wrong and get the results and the points and get everyone onside in the long term. That`s what makes me not worry too much.
"I like what I see and I have got to make sure we get a productive outcome when it comes to league matches."
Calderwood has told his players to forget about their poor first-half display and focus on the Paisley encounter.
"That happens, there's no use worrying about it now," he said.
"We have got to address it next week and get into it.
"It's around the corner for every team - they`ll have a bad half and suffer because of it.
"It's our fault and we bear the consequences.
"But we have got to get ourselves motivated and focus on St Mirren. You don't want it but it has happened.
"We won't analyse too much what went on, we might as well wish it away because there's nothing good to take from it."
The former Scotland defender, whose side sit one point above bottom club Inverness, added: "We have got to get into the mental side of it and make sure they are not thinking negatively.
"Whether they are confident or not doesn't matter, what matters is they are thinking about a positive outcome and a positive input, their concentration levels and awareness of the right things to do at the right time in the right area.
"That's really what we have focused on, and we make sure they know that crunch time is Saturday at three o'clock.
"This Saturday is production time. We make sure we know the jobs, we make sure we know what their strengths are, we make sure we are forceful and on the front foot."
Saints bounce back from McInnes exit
Life without Derek McInnes began with a creditable 0-0 draw for St. Johnstone as the Perth side emerged unscathed from an insipid encounter in Tayside.
Dundee United struggled to penetrate their organised, industrious opponents throughout, although they did see a stunning Garry Kenneth drive smash against the crossbar in the second half.
The busy Lauri Dalla Valle also saw a series of efforts fail to find the net, as the home side's attacks were continually repelled by a wall of blue.
Chances for the visitors were at a premium, but Dusan Pernis had to be alive to deny Francisco Sandaza an opener with a fine sprawling save, blocking the Saints' best chance.
St. Johnstone's caretaker duo of Alec Cleland and Jody Morris will have every reason be pleased with a courageous point on the road but United will once again rue a lacklustre home display.
The Terrors have still only won once in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at home this season and have slipped perilously close to the foot of the SPL.
Danny Swanson, out for two months with a knee injury, was replaced by Lauri Dalla Valle. Keith Watson and Barry Douglas also replaced Scott Allan and Johnny Russell.
Saints made just one enforced change from the recent 2-0 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, with Cillian Sheridan replaced by Marcus Haber.
The home side was the first to threaten in what was a fairly turgid, scrappy opening. A hopeful long ball was poorly dealt with by Dave Mackay after five minutes, allowing Dalla Valle to steal a march on him, but the Finnish forward's drive was saved by Peter Enckelman.
The Perth side sparked into some semblance of life after a quarter of an hour. A cutting through-ball from Callum Davidson found the scampering Kevin Moon but his effort was deflected wide.
From the subsequent corner the towering Haber nodded inches wide of the post, following Liam Craig's deep delivery.
A somewhat muted Tannadice was awakened with the first truly slick move of the match midway through the half. Jon Daly found Watson bolting down the right flank with a beautifully weighted pass. The 21-year old's cross was impeccably measured for Dalla Valle, but his near-post header flashed just over the bar.
While United were struggling to break down the Saints, Frazer Wright almost did the job for them. The big defender, twisting awkwardly, pushing a Watson cross inches wide of his own net with his knee.
An eventful couple of minutes for Wright continued when he headed over at the right end after Kenneth had been caught under the ball from a Davidson cross.
Kenneth, who endured a couple of haphazard moments in the first period, almost opened the scoring three minutes into the second half with a blistering drive. The Scotland international blasted a thunderous free-kick from 30 yards which crashed against the bar, with Enckelman utterly stranded.
The sides then traded terrific chances in a lively opening to proceedings in the second period. Firstly, Dusan Pernis had to be sharp to block a scuffed Sandaza effort after Paul Dixon failed to deal with a looping ball into the box.
That was immediately followed by Dalla Valle - the on-loan Fulham man proving a constant threat - firing just wide of the post following an excellent John Rankin delivery.
United were inches away from claiming a precious breakthrough with 25 minutes to play. Barry Douglas bravely got his head onto a Watson cross, but the effort drifted wide with the keeper bearing down on him.
It proved to be the last real chance as a close encounter descended, once again, into a grim battle, achingly devoid of class.
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