Scottish Premiership

Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen

Late goals from Aberdeen substitutes Scott Vernon and Gregg Wylde settled an enthralling contest against Hibernian.

Vernon netted a stunning strike, curling the ball home from the edge of the area to break the deadlock.

James Collins should have levelled in a frantic last 10 minutes, but shot wide after goalkeeper Jamie Langfield had taken a fresh air swipe at the ball.

Wylde raced on to Vernon's pass to convert and seal all three points, putting the Dons second in the league.

It was the winger's first goal since joining the club in the summer and sealed a second straight Scottish Premiership win for Derek McInnes's side.

Aberdeen were prominent in the the opening quarter of an hour with Hibs goalkeeper Ben Williams parrying away Mark Reynolds' fierce strike.

Dons forward Niall McGinn then fired just over after gliding past Scott Robertson and Ryan McGivern.

It took until the half-hour mark before Hibs became a threat in the game, but two chances in a minute almost gave them the lead.

Langfield had to spread himself to deny Paul Heffernan, then Liam Craig fired wide.

The Dons continued to look the more likely side and a 40-yard run by Ryan Jack opened up a chance for Calvin Zola but the former Burton Albion forward could only hit the side netting.

Back came the home side and Langfield denied Heffernan again following a good cross from Robertson.

Aberdeen began the second half in a similar vein to how they had started the match and Hibs captain James McPake had to throw himself in the way of McGinn's shot.

The one-way assault continued and both Zola and McGinn blasted over from inside the area with the goal gaping.

However, it was Hibs who should have broken the deadlock, Collins getting in the way of team-mate Rowan Vine's goal-bound shot.

It was a pivotal moment in the game, as seven minutes later Aberdeen took the lead.

Wylde robbed Lewis Stevenson of possession to find Zola's replacement Vernon on the edge of the area and he beat Williams with a superb finish.

There was more disappointment for the Hibs fans when Collins failed to take advantage of Langfield misjudging the ball.

And Wylde, who had replaced Peter Pawlett, sealed victory for the Dons in injury time, latching on to Vernon's pass to strike low into the net.



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Williams
  • 16Stevenson
  • 3McGivern
  • 17Tudur-JonesSubstituted forCollinsat 55'minutes
  • 6McPake
  • 4Hanlon
  • 8RobertsonBooked at 70mins
  • 38Thomson
  • 24HeffernanSubstituted forVineat 62'minutes
  • 27ZoubirSubstituted forHandlingat 74'minutes
  • 10Craig


  • 9Vine
  • 11Cairney
  • 14Collins
  • 19Handling
  • 20Taiwo
  • 21Murdoch
  • 23Forster


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Langfield
  • 2Shaughnessy
  • 3Robertson
  • 8Flood
  • 4Anderson
  • 6Reynolds
  • 10McGinn
  • 22JackBooked at 51mins
  • 7Zola-MakongoSubstituted forVernonat 65'minutes
  • 16PawlettSubstituted forWyldeat 79'minutes
  • 11HayesSubstituted forRobsonat 71'minutes


  • 5Considine
  • 9Vernon
  • 14Smith
  • 15Robson
  • 17Wylde
  • 20Weaver
  • 27Hector
Steven McLean

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamAberdeen
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 2. Gregg Wylde (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Vernon.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Russell Anderson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Craig (Hibernian) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Willo Flood (Aberdeen).

  8. Post update

    James Collins (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Barry Robson (Aberdeen).

  11. Post update

    Kevin Thomson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 1. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gregg Wylde.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Aberdeen. Gregg Wylde replaces Peter Pawlett.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Abdellah Zoubir.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Barry Robson (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Aberdeen. Barry Robson replaces Jonathan Hayes.

  18. Booking

    Scott Robertson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

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