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Livingston 0-0 Hibernian

Hibernian failed to make up ground in the Championship race after failing to break down Livingston in a dire match.

Earlier in the day, leaders Rangers were held at Alloa but Alan Stubbs' side remain eight points behind.

And the visitors were fortunate not to slip further back as Jordan White rattled the crossbar with a second-half shot for the hosts.

Livi substitute Gary Glen was also guilty of squandering a great headed chance late on.

Sleet and snow fell as the contest started and the first half was littered with players slipping and sliding on the treacherous surface.

Hibs were slow to warm up in the icy conditions but should have taken the lead on 20 minutes when a John McGinn cross fell perfectly for Chris Dagnall in front of goal.

However, the striker took a clumsy touch, allowing Darren Cole to make a sliding challenge.

There were to be several more last-ditch tackles from the stubborn hosts and several more poor touches from Dagnall, who had a fresh air swipe at the ball before Anthony Stokes shot wide.

Hibs finished strongly before the interval but Jason Cummings could not apply a finish from close range, with home keeper Marc McCallum managing to flop on the ball.

Early in the second half, Livi survived when David Gray's header from Paul Hanlon's chipped cross was hoofed clear by a defender on the line.

Thereafter, the Edinburgh side continued to hog possession but it was the hosts who created the better openings on their sporadic counter-attacks.

Glen had a shot blocked by Mark Oxley after the Hibs keeper had flapped at a cross and when the ball broke to White his curling effort clipped the face of the crossbar.

And, on 87 minutes, Glen should have done so much better as he ran on to Charlie Telfer's cross completely unmarked only to make a horrible mess of his attempted header on the edge of the six yard box.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 26McCallum
  • 2Kakay
  • 12Halkett
  • 6Gordon
  • 3LongridgeSubstituted forGlenat 65'minutes
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 4Cole
  • 7Pittman
  • 35MullinSubstituted forTelferat 74'minutes
  • 9White
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forCurrieat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Neill
  • 18Sheerin
  • 20Currie
  • 30Telfer
  • 31Glen
  • 34Knox
  • 38Quinn

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 24McGregor
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6Bartley
  • 3HendersonSubstituted forBoyleat 86'minutes
  • 18McGinn
  • 28Stokes
  • 29DagnallSubstituted forThomsonat 65'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forKeatingsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Fontaine
  • 17Boyle
  • 19Keatings
  • 21Carmichael
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,663

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home2
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 0.

Ryan Currie (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

Attempt saved. Darren McGregor (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Charlie Telfer (Livingston).

John McGinn (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Pittman.

Foul by Jordan White (Livingston).

David Gray (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. James Keatings replaces Jason Cummings.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Liam Henderson.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Darren Cole.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Ryan Currie replaces Liam Buchanan.

Hand ball by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Foul by Charlie Telfer (Livingston).

Liam Henderson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Charlie Telfer replaces Josh Mullin.

Foul by Ben Gordon (Livingston).

Darren McGregor (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Hibernian).

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Jordan White (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Osman Kakay (Livingston).

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Kevin Thomson replaces Chris Dagnall.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Gary Glen replaces Jackson Longridge.

Attempt missed. Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Darren Cole.

Second Half

Second Half begins Livingston 0, Hibernian 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 0.

Attempt missed. Darren McGregor (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Halkett.

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Livingston).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers24193266174960
2Hibernian23164338172152
3Falkirk24138340202047
4Queen of Sth229492228-631
5Raith Rovers228592428-429
6Morton237792326-328
7St Mirren2366112333-1024
8Dumbarton2364131941-2222
9Livingston2445152436-1217
10Alloa2434171346-3313
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