Inverness cruise to victory

Inverness Caley comfortably beat Hibernian 2-0 despite the imminent departure of their manager Terry Butcher.

Last Updated: 10/11/13 at 07:58 Post Comment

Inverness Caley players celebrate their second goal against Hibernian

Inverness Caley players celebrate their second goal against Hibernian

More of the games that matter

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

The Englishman's appointment as new Hibs boss is expected to be confirmed in the next 48 hours, and he watched the action from the main stand at Easter Road.

Butcher's current team appeared determined to persuade him to remain in the Highlands, as quick goals from Nick Ross and Billy McKay set them up for victory.

Caley Thistle opened the scoring with a penalty from Ross (14) after James Collins pushed Graeme Shinnie in the back.

Four minutes later Shinnie burst forward again and slipped the ball to Billy McKay to finish from an angle after skipping past Ben Williams.

The visitors should have extended their lead further when Aaron Doran attempted to pick out McKay at the back post and Alan Maybury's interception came off his own post to Hibernian's relief.

Hibs tried to haul themselves back into the game and Paul Hanlon nodded wide from a corner shortly before the break.

Inverness came close again when a point-blank header from Marley Watkins was blocked by Hibs keeper Williams.

At the other end, Shinnie was called into action to clear a Collins header off the line as Hibs showed some spirit.

But Caley Thistle never looked like losing their early advantage as they climbed to second place in the Scottish Premiership table.

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, 23 May 2015
15:00
Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren Report
Kilmarnock 1-2 Ross Co Report
Motherwell 0-0 Partick Report
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Inverness 3-0 Dundee U Report
Partick 1-4 Kilmarnock  
Ross Co 2-1 Hamilton  
St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell  
Friday, 15 May 2015
19:45
St J'stone 0-0 Celtic  
Sunday, 10 May 2015
14:30
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic Report

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling would interest Manchester City – Sky sources

Manchester City would be interested in signing Raheem Sterling if he were to become available, according to Sky sources.

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Tim Sherwood expects Christian Benteke to remain Aston Villa player

Tim Sherwood is convinced Christian Benteke wants to stay at Aston Villa, although he has not broached the subject with him.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

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