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Livingston 0-4 Hibernian

Hibernian moved up to fourth place in the Championship with a win that sends Livingston to the bottom of the table.

On a wet evening in West Lothian, Dominique Malonga profited from a Darren Jamieson fumble to shoot home.

Danny Handling curled in a precise second goal from the edge of the box and Dylan McGeouch converted a penalty after a foul on Jason Cummings.

Paul Heffernan completed the scoring when he slid in to finish off a low delivery from Lewis Stevenson.

Substitute Heffernan had only been on the park for a minute before he completed what was a comfortable victory, which extends the Edinburgh side's unbeaten run to five games.

Hibs enjoyed the bulk of possession, with Livi rarely threatening, but it needed a goalkeeping error to break the deadlock.

Jamieson dropped a cross from McGeouch, leaving Malonga with an easy finish on 31 minutes.

And Hibs came close to doubling their lead on the stroke of half time when Scott Allan's shot cannoned against the post.

The second goal arrived eight minutes after the restart when Handling gathered a clumsy touch from Cummings and waltzed past a defender before finding the bottom corner with a measured finish.

Handling's strike knocked the wind out of the hosts who had come very close to levelling the game just minutes before.

Kyle Jacobs powered in a header from a corner and Mark Oxley made a great diving save, with David Gray completing the clearance with a hack off the goal-line.

Hibs were finding more and more gaps on the break and Cummings was upended by Craig Sives as he stumbled into the box from the right, allowing McGeouch to slam in the spot-kick after a short dispute with the striker over who should take the penalty.

Heffernan replaced Cummings late in the game and wasted not time making an impact, rounding off a good evening for Alan Stubbs' men.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 5Fordyce
  • 2SivesBooked at 70mins
  • 3Talbot
  • 17McKennaSubstituted forOglebyat 65'minutes
  • 7JacobsSubstituted forRutherfordat 45'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 6Jacobs
  • 19Glen
  • 18WhiteBooked at 50mins
  • 27BurchillSubstituted forHippolyteat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ogleby
  • 10Robertson
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 20Mullen
  • 21Grant
  • 31Rutherford

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 22BoothBooked at 51mins
  • 16Stevenson
  • 23McGeouch
  • 8Robertson
  • 20Allan
  • 19HandlingSubstituted forHarrisat 73'minutes
  • 24MalongaSubstituted forStantonat 73'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forHeffernanat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 10Craig
  • 11Stanton
  • 14Heffernan
  • 27Allan
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,666

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 4.

Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Burton O'Brien (Livingston).

Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 0, Hibernian 4. Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Stevenson.

Attempt saved. Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Paul Heffernan replaces Jason Cummings.

Shaun Rutherford (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).

Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Daniel Handling.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Dominique Malonga.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Scott Allan.

Gary Glen (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 0, Hibernian 3. Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Craig Sives (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Craig Sives (Livingston) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Hibernian. Jason Cummings draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Callum Booth.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Myles Hippolyte replaces Mark Burchill.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Robert Ogleby replaces Michael McKenna.

Attempt missed. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

Foul by Daniel Handling (Hibernian).

Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 0, Hibernian 2. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Cummings.

Booking

Callum Booth (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Callum Booth (Hibernian).

Jordan White (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Jordan White (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts109103152628
2Rangers961224101419
3Queen of Sth105231914517
4Hibernian104241511414
5Raith Rovers104241321-814
6Falkirk9243814-610
7Dumbarton10244818-1010
8Cowdenbeath92251221-98
9Alloa102171018-87
10Livingston9216816-87
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