Scottish Premiership
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Dundee 1-1 Hibernian

Dundee secured their first league point of the season as they ended a run of five Scottish Premiership defeats with a draw against Hibernian at Dens Park.

The home side took the lead when Roarie Deacon went down easily under a Steven Whittaker challenge and Kevin Holt dispatched the resulting penalty kick.

Whittaker made up for that with a fine low cross that was turned in by Anthony Stokes via defender Kerr Waddell's toe.

Hibs came closest to a winner, but goalkeeper Scott Bain was in fine form.

Dundee, who had lost their first three Premiership games of the season, move off the bottom of the table, one point ahead of Partick Thistle.

Hibs stay in fifth place, now equal on points with Hamilton Academical, who had ended the Edinburgh side's 12-game unbeaten run last weekend.

After that home defeat, head coach Neil Lennon was looking for a vastly improved performance against a side yet to get off the mark.

But slack play by the Hibees defence has been their Achilles heel so often and it once again proved the case.

As Deacon teased Whittaker, the former Rangers and Norwich City full-back stuck out his left leg and, with the Dundee midfielder going to ground, it left referee Don Robertson with a simple decision.

Hibs' Anthony Stokes celebrates
Anthony Stokes equalised for Hibs before half-time

Holt slammed the ball home from the spot to give the hosts the lead.

Bain in the home goal was showing the type of form that led to his inclusion in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad last year.

The 25-year-old pulled off a string of stunning saves that kept the Dundee goal intact.

However, when the Edinburgh side made the breakthrough, they had a fair slice of fortune going their way.

Whittaker floated a cross into the box and Stokes diverted the ball goalwards and the final touch came off the leg of Waddell with Bain left stranded on his line.

Hibs felt they had fair claims for a penalty when Scott Allan handled the ball as Stokes strode forward, but the referee again waved play on despite the protests from the visiting players.

The second half continued on a similar vein, with Bain denying Marvin Bartley and Brandon Barker.

Chances at the other end were few and far between, but Faissal El-Bakhtoui did go close to a winner.

The Dundee striker's effort from 18 yards drifted inches the wrong side of the post to leave both teams with a point at the end of a pulsating 90 minutes.

Post-match reaction

Dundee manager Neil McCann: "I am happy with a point. I'm not going to say we weren't up against it. Hibs are a good side.

"What Hibs were doing, they were coming in narrow and trying to strangle the game.

"Today, Neil Lennon will maybe think he deserved three points, but I'm delighted that we got one.

"Scott Bain was terrific. I have been so impressed with him since I came in."

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon: "There was only one team in it.

"Once we gave our weekly goal away, we played great.

"We dominated the game and I'm disappointed not to win it. The level of performance was superb.

"Their keeper was man of the match and we were a little wasteful in front of goal.

"We're new to the league and it says a lot that we're disappointed not to win this one. We bombarded Dundee."

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1Bain
  • 2Kerr
  • 22Hendry
  • 34Waddell
  • 3Holt
  • 21Deacon
  • 8KamaraBooked at 80minsSubstituted forO'Haraat 82'minutes
  • 4VincentSubstituted forWoltersat 57'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10Allan
  • 18McGowan
  • 20El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 7Hateley
  • 11Williams
  • 12Parish
  • 14O'Hara
  • 23Wolters
  • 28Spence
  • 40Piggott

Hibernian

  • 1Marciano
  • 2Gray
  • 24McGregorSubstituted forAmbroseat 45'minutes
  • 4Hanlon
  • 3Whittaker
  • 7McGinnBooked at 69mins
  • 6Bartley
  • 20BarkerSubstituted forMcGeouchat 79'minutes
  • 8Slivka
  • 15MurraySubstituted forMurrayat 76'minutes
  • 28StokesBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 5Fontaine
  • 9Matulevicius
  • 10McGeouch
  • 16Stevenson
  • 21Laidlaw
  • 25Ambrose
  • 33Murray
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
6,004

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away15
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 1, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Hibernian 1.

Delay in match Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) because of an injury.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

Attempt saved. Fraser Murray (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Randy Wolters (Dundee).

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

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Randy Wolters (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Randy Wolters (Dundee).

Marvin Bartley (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Mark O'Hara replaces Glen Kamara.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Glen Kamara (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Glen Kamara (Dundee).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Dylan McGeouch replaces Brandon Barker because of an injury.

Delay in match Brandon Barker (Hibernian) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Fraser Murray replaces Simon Murray.

Attempt missed. Vykintas Slivka (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Bain.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Scott Bain (Dundee) because of an injury.

(Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Cammy Kerr.

Booking

John McGinn (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Randy Wolters (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Steven Whittaker (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Dundee).

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

(Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Aberdeen4400105512
2Celtic431082610
3St Johnstone431083510
4Hamilton42118537
5Rangers42117527
6Hibernian42118717
7Motherwell420267-16
8Hearts411236-34
9Ross County410348-43
10Kilmarnock401337-41
11Dundee401338-51
12Partick Thistle400449-50
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