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Hibernian 2-1 Livingston

Goalkeeper Mark Oxley scored as Hibernian opened their Scottish Championship campaign with victory over Livingston at Easter Road.

Farid El Alagui headed Hibs ahead after Livi's Kyle Jacobs had struck the bar.

Oxley launched the ball towards opposite number Darren Jamieson, who misjudged the bounce and watched in horror as the ball crossed his line.

Declan Gallacher pulled one back for Livingston in the second half but it proved only to be consolation.

Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Oxley's long punt up the field finds its way into the Livingston net
Livi's defence could only look on in horror as Oxley's punt made its way into the net

The last goalkeeper to score for Hibs was Andy Goram against Greenock Morton in 1988.

And, after a poor home record last term played a large part in Hibs' eventual relegation, the Leith outfit will be pleased with the three points, albeit with a bit of good fortune.

The opening goal came from a more expected source as former Dundee United and Falkirk forward El Alagui nodded Liam Craig's corner into the net.

Oxley managed to find the back of the net after a huge clearance from a goal-kick sailed over the head of Jamieson.

However, the Hibs keeper could only palm a Keaghan Jacobs free-kick into the path of Gallacher on the hour mark and the defender side-footed the ball in to give Livingston hope.

John McGlynn's side did maintain a threat but Hibs held on to give Alan Stubbs his first competitive victory as Easter Road boss.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 16Stevenson
  • 10Craig
  • 6Forster
  • 4Hanlon
  • 7Harris
  • 8Robertson
  • 9El Alagui
  • 14HeffernanSubstituted forCummingsat 80'minutes
  • 11StantonSubstituted forKennedyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nelson
  • 17Tudur Jones
  • 20Allan
  • 22Booth
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
  • 35Cummings

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forBurchillat 82'minutes
  • 3Talbot
  • 6JacobsBooked at 68mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 14Gallagher
  • 7Jacobs
  • 8O'Brien
  • 19GlenSubstituted forHippolyteat 72'minutes
  • 20MullenSubstituted forRobertsonat 82'minutes
  • 17McKenna

Substitutes

  • 10Robertson
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 16Beaumont
  • 21Grant
  • 27Burchill
  • 30Moffat
  • 31Rutherford
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
9,390

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.
Alex Harris (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.
Hand ball by Matthew Kennedy (Hibernian).
Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).
Attempt missed. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).
Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).
Hand ball by David Robertson (Livingston).
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by David Gray.
Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).
Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Mark Burchill replaces Jordan White.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. David Robertson replaces Daniel Mullen.
Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).
Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Matthew Kennedy replaces Samuel Stanton.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Paul Heffernan.
Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Forster (Hibernian).
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.
Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).
Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).
David Gray (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Myles Hippolyte replaces Gary Glen.
Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).
Attempt saved. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).
Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).
Alex Harris (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 2, Livingston 1. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).
Michael McKenna (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).
Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. David Gray (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Callum Fordyce (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Paul Heffernan (Hibernian).
Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hibernian 2, Livingston 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 0.
Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).
Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Raith Rovers110023
2Queen of Sth110023
3Hibernian110013
4Cowdenbeath101001
5Falkirk101001
6Hearts000000
7Rangers000000
8Livingston1001-10
9Dumbarton1001-20
10Alloa1001-20
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