Spirited Hibernian earn win

Hibernian moved to the top of the Scottish Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Dundee United at Easter Road.

Last Updated: 12/11/12 at 00:27 Post Comment

Leigh Griffiths: Opens the scoring at Easter Road

Leigh Griffiths: Opens the scoring at Easter Road

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Eoin Doyle put Hibs in the driving seat before Gary Mackay-Steven pulled one back for United, who were unfortunate not to earn a share of the spoils.

Griffiths (19) opened the scoring with a spectacular volley into the roof of the net after a slide-rule pass from Paul Cairney put Doyle through to deliver a pinpoint cross to the back post.

Cairney was again the creator as Hibs doubled their lead on 53 minutes when he put the ball through Keith Watson's legs and laid a pass back for Doyle to rifle home from eight yards.

But United were given a lifeline two minutes later as a mix up between Paul Hanlon and Ben Williams resulted in the keeper's heavy touch falling to Mackay-Steven and he passed the ball into the net from 20 yards.

Hibs had dominated the opening period with Griffiths twice testing United from free-kicks and Hanlon just failing to connect with another set-piece from the winger just after the break.

United's goal changed the flow of the game and Hibs got off the hook when Rudi Skacel ghosted into the box to meet a dipping delivery from Flood to send his header into the corner of the net, only to be denied by an erroneous offside flag.

Skacel then volleyed off the woodwork from 25 yards after Jorge Claros headed the ball out of the penalty are at a United corner and Williams clutched a powerful Gavin Gunning header under the bar

There were two further chances for Skacel but the United substitute snatched at both, meaning there would be no dramatic late goal for his new team for the third game in succession.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
Dundee U 3-1 Motherwell Report
Hamilton 0-2 Inverness Report
Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Report
St Mirren 1-2 Dundee Report
12:45
Ross Co 0-1 Celtic Report
Friday, 23 January 2015
19:45
St J'stone 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Celtic 4-0 Motherwell Report
Dundee 1-0 Kilmarnock Report
Partick 5-0 Hamilton Report
St Mirren 1-1 Dundee U Report

Footer 365

FA Cup : Jordan Henderson is delighted Liverpool are in Monday’s draw

Jordan Henderson is delighted Liverpool are in Monday’s FA Cup draw following a weekend of major upsets..

Sky Bet Championship: Blackburn captain Jason Lowe coy on rumours Rudy Gestede will be sold

Blackburn captain Jason Lowe remains calm over rumours star striker Rudy Gestede will be sold this month.

FA Cup: Bradford hope to meet Manchester United after beating Chelsea

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson would like to meet Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round after beating Chelsea.

Mail Box

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

Why Do Man United Look So Impotent?

It's all very well talking about formations and United's defensive problems, but shouldn't their expensive attacking options be doing better? And we talk psychology...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company