Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian (Cummings)
  2. Hibs move nine points clear, 10 ahead of United
  3. Cummings sent off for second yellow - punches ball into net
  4. Cummings earlier smashed in 20th goal of season
  5. United's Lewis Toshney sent off for second yellow card
  6. Hibs boss Neil Lennon sent to stands late on

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Goodbye for now

It seems the two team bosses are taking their time to lecture their respective sides at Tannadice.

We'll publish their comments on the website later.

For now, though, our live coverage will close until tomorrow's five Premiership fixtures. 

Join us then for more yellow cards, red cards and hopefully more goals and better quality play!

Hibs on go thanks to Cummings

You can now read Martin Dowden's thoughts on Hibs' big win over Dundee United at Tannadice.

John McGinn and David Gray

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Scottish Championship leaders Hibernian move 10 points clear of title rivals Dundee United with a frenetic win at Tannadice.

Read more

Get Involved

#bbcsportscot and https://www.facebook.com/bbcsportscotland

Great minds think alike?

@SPFL_Champship Don't discount Falkirk from a title challenge just yet. Of course now that I've said that we'll go and get beaten of Ayr

Should be Hibs' title now. Have a funny feeling Falkirk might have a say in the matter though (cue them losing at Ayr Utd tomorrow).

FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

What I'm about to say surprises me as he let himself down so often for Cetic, but Efe Ambrose was outstanding. On such a huge night, it took an act of stupidity by Jason Cummings to put Hibs under pressure and think United let the occasion get to them and can have no complaints

FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

I think Neil Lennon will still enjoy a glass of wine tonight. Hibs still have work to do but are in a really good position

Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

Cummings hero and villain

FT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Jason Cummings went from hero to villain, the striker scoring six minutes from half-time and then being sent off for two quick yellow cards.

But United, who themselves already had Lewis Toshney sent off for a series of reckless challenges, were unable to take advantage and failed to muster a shot on target.

Hibs move 10 points clear of their hosts and now lead the Championship by nine points from Falkirk after a night of 12 yellow cards and little quality other than Cummings' superb goal.

FULL-TIME Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Both sides end the game with 10 men, but it is Hibs who deservedly emerge with three points.

Three points that could be their most important since they were relegated three years ago.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

We are into four minutes of stoppage time as somehow United midfielder Willo Flood escapes a yellow card for a deliberate hand ball.

YELLOW CARD

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Yet another booking as Jordan Forster puts in a late challenge on Mark Durnan.

Hibs boss Neil Lennon is sent to the stand after some strong protests.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

United are launching missiles into the Hibs penalty box at every opportunity in a desperate attempt to find an equaliser, but time is running out.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs manager Neil Lennon looks to shore up at the back, bringing on defender Jordan Forster for winger Martin Boyle.

CLOSE!

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

At last United have an effort on goal as Paul Dixon's free-kick strikes team-mate Mark Durnan and sends goalkeeper Ofir Marciano heading the wrong way.

However, it flies wide of the post.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Nick van der Velden, the midfielder who recently announced he will retire at the end of the season, comes on for Scott Fraser as United boss Ray McKinnon attempts to change the course of the game.

Cummings is going

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian


          Jason Cummings heads off to the despair of Hibs manager Neil Lennon
SNS
Jason Cummings' sending off left Hibs manager Neil Lennon in despair

GREAT SAVE!

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Cammy Bell keeps United in the game with a superb parry over the crossbar as Andrew Shinnie thunders the ball towards goal on the volley from 10 yards.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs make a change as Brian Graham comes on for tiring veteran fellow striker Grant Holt, who was apparently booked rather than Marvin Bartley earlier.

RED CARD

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

What did I tell you? Jason Cummings throws himself to meet a David Gray cross and is shown a second yellow card because he used his hand to punch the ball into the net.

A lifeline for United and another moment of stupidity.

YELLOW CARD

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs striker Jason Cummings needlessly gathers himself a yellow card for throwing the ball away in anger after being ruled offside.

Could that yet prove costly? United will be targeting the hot-headed striker now.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

United's Scott Fraser is left reeling this time - but by a ball in the face. The United midfielder makes a swift recovery.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

United's strong-arm tactics continue as David Gray goes down in the penalty box as he awaits a corner after what looks like an elbow from Mark Durnan.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

So close to a second goal for Hibs and Andrew Shinnie and then Jason Cummings have efforts deflected clear in front of the United goal.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Fraser Fyvie is on in place of Martin Bartley in the Hibs midfield.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

That could have killed off United, but Martin Boyle lashes over from 10 yards after a David Gray header finds the winger unmarked in front of goal.

Busy Tannadice

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

The official attendance at Tannadice has been announced as 9,532.

Not bad for a second-tier game.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

United boss Ray McKinnon hauls off Tony Andreu, the on-loan Norwich City midfielder who has not been his usual creative force, and on comes striker Thomas Mikkelsen. 

United untied and untidy

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at Tannadice

The visitors are in command with United unable to lay a glove on them right now. They have to so with games running out in this title race.

They'll hope to contain Hibs to just one goal and throw everything at them in the hope of snatching something. It's not impossible but looking unlikely.

YELLOW CARD

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs striker Grant Holt and United's William Edjenguele are both shown yellow for a bit of a two-man scrum. Holt is not a man mountain you want to mess with.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Alex Nicholls goes nose to nose with the just-booked Marvin Bartley. Strange considering the midfielder had gone down under a challenge from Grant Holt.

YELLOW CARD

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs midfielder Marvin Bartley is next to go into the referee's book as Alex Nicholls collapses to the floor after the slightest of touches.

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

It is going to be very difficult for United. Hibs can only throw this game away

YELLOW CARD

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Paul Dixon cleans out Martin Boyle on the edge of the penalty area as United continue their strong-arm tactics. Third third home player to be shown a yellow card.

KICK-OFF

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs get the second half underway and are well on their way to stretching their lead at the top of the table to nine points - and moving 10 clear of tonight's hosts.

United's title dream dying?

HT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

It was a must-win for United before kick-off and it is must-do-better in the second half for Ray McKinnon's men.

However, Lewis Toshney's rush of blood to the head is draining the life out of the home side's title challenge.

It looks a tall order for Ray McKinnon's 10 men considering they failed to muster an effort on target with 11.

Jason Cummings
SNS
Hibs scorer Jason Cummings thumbs his nose at United's title challenge

HT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

It is crazy stuff from Lewis Toshney and I can't understand why Ray McKinnon is so angry at the officials as he deserved to be sent off

Dundee United's Lewis Toshney tackles Hibs' Andrew Shinnie
SNS
Lewis Toshney was sent off for a third reckless challenge on Andrew Shinnie

HT: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

There's always a chance when it's 1-0. Ray McKinnon has to tell his players to believe, but I would imagine he would settle for the draw

Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

HALF-TIME

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at Tannadice

It's looking awfully ominous for the home side in this game and in terms of a title challenge. 

Hibernian took advantage of the red card swiftly and it puts them in a fabulous position.

There looks to be more goals on the cards with United ineffectively operating a high line at the back.

Are Hibs finally on their way back to the Premiership? Looks like it.

PENALTY APPEAL

Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs have a fair shout for a penalty as Jason Cummings races into the penalty box again and defender William Edjenguele downs the striker, but referee Don Robertson waves play on.

Hibs have so much time in the middle of the park to pick out their man and a second goal might just put this game to bed

Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

GOAL Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian

Jason Cummings

Jason Cummings grabs his 20th goal of the season as Andrew Shinnie's flick beats the high line of United's defence and the striker smashes it behind goalkeeper Cammy Bell from 16 yards.

Hearts leading heads

Dundee United 0-0 Hibernian

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

The home side appeared over-eager from the start and none more so than Lewis Toshney, who has made three reckless tackles and paid the price with that red card.

His second yellow itself might have merited a red.

It's one thing being committed and pressing, but a degree of calmness is also required. It's left United with one monster of a challenge and what an opportunity for Neil Lennon's side.