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St Mirren 2-2 Hibernian

Hibernian ended a run of four straight Scottish Championship defeats but could not force a win against St Mirren.

Alan Stubbs' side took the lead when Jason Cummings struck midway through the first half.

Rocco Quinn fired in for the Buddies amid claims of offside from the visitors but the goal stood, leaving the sides level at the break.

Lawrence Shankland's shot turned the match in St Mirren's favour only for Farid El Alagui to level for Hibs.

The Easter Road side are now six points behind second-placed Falkirk and 20 off leaders Rangers.

Lawrence Shankland celebrates after scoring for St Mirren against Hibernian
Shankland gave St Mirren a temporary lead in Paisley

However, Hibs have three games in hand over the Bairns and have played two games fewer than Rangers, who can clinch the title and promotion with one more win.

Stubbs' men started brightly in Paisley and Cummings latched on to John McGinn's threaded pass to palce an effort underneath Jamie Langfield.

Quinn found space in the penalty area and steered his effort home from close range, to the dismay of the Hibs defenders hoping for the flag to be raised.

Shankland drilled his effort low into the bottom corner to put the Buddies ahead for the first time and went close again soon after when he blasted over from the edge of the area.

Anthony Stokes tested Langfield before setting up El Alagui for the equaliser in the penultimate minute.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 28Irvine
  • 15Baird
  • 4Webster
  • 20Watson
  • 27QuinnSubstituted forThompsonat 77'minutes
  • 10CarswellBooked at 88mins
  • 22Gallagher
  • 29CooperBooked at 38mins
  • 14Mallan
  • 25Shankland

Substitutes

  • 6Goodwin
  • 8Gow
  • 9Thompson
  • 16Agnew
  • 17Morgan
  • 33Stewart
  • 42Willison

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2GrayBooked at 84mins
  • 4Hanlon
  • 24McGregor
  • 16StevensonBooked at 24mins
  • 17BoyleSubstituted forDagnallat 61'minutes
  • 6BartleySubstituted forEl Alaguiat 76'minutes
  • 18McGinn
  • 3HendersonBooked at 83mins
  • 28Stokes
  • 35CummingsBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 9El Alagui
  • 14Handling
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
  • 56Donaldson
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
3,765

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 2, Hibernian 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 2, Hibernian 2.

Stuart Carswell (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 2, Hibernian 2. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Stokes.

Booking

Stuart Carswell (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alex Cooper (St. Mirren).

Chris Dagnall (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Cooper (St. Mirren).

David Gray (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Gray (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Cooper (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Attempt missed. Alex Cooper (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Liam Henderson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

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

Steven Thompson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren McGregor (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Steven Thompson replaces Rocco Quinn.

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Farid El Alagui replaces Marvin Bartley.

Attempt missed. Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Alex Cooper (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John McGinn (Hibernian).

Foul by Gary Irvine (St. Mirren).

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

Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Andy Webster (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Keith Watson.

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Webster (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian).

Attempt saved. Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers31244382275576
2Falkirk321711453282562
3Hibernian29175746281856
4Raith Rovers32157104441352
5Morton32109133637-139
6Queen of Sth31115153845-738
7St Mirren32108143645-938
8Dumbarton3086162654-2830
9Livingston3177173343-1028
10Alloa3236231763-4615
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