Scottish Championship
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Livingston 0-4 Hibernian

Hibernian moved up to fourth place in the Championship with a win that sends Livingston to the bottom of the table.

On a wet evening in West Lothian, Dominique Malonga profited from a Darren Jamieson fumble to shoot home.

Danny Handling curled in a precise second goal from the edge of the box and Dylan McGeouch converted a penalty after a foul on Jason Cummings.

Paul Heffernan completed the scoring when he slid in to finish off a low delivery from Lewis Stevenson.

Substitute Heffernan had only been on the park for a minute before he completed what was a comfortable victory, which extends the Edinburgh side's unbeaten run to five games.

Hibs enjoyed the bulk of possession, with Livi rarely threatening, but it needed a goalkeeping error to break the deadlock.

Jamieson dropped a cross from McGeouch, leaving Malonga with an easy finish on 31 minutes.

And Hibs came close to doubling their lead on the stroke of half time when Scott Allan's shot cannoned against the post.

The second goal arrived eight minutes after the restart when Handling gathered a clumsy touch from Cummings and waltzed past a defender before finding the bottom corner with a measured finish.

Handling's strike knocked the wind out of the hosts who had come very close to levelling the game just minutes before.

Kyle Jacobs powered in a header from a corner and Mark Oxley made a great diving save, with David Gray completing the clearance with a hack off the goal-line.

Hibs were finding more and more gaps on the break and Cummings was upended by Craig Sives as he stumbled into the box from the right, allowing McGeouch to slam in the spot-kick after a short dispute with the striker over who should take the penalty.

Heffernan replaced Cummings late in the game and wasted not time making an impact, rounding off a good evening for Alan Stubbs' men.

Line-ups

Livingston

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Jamieson
  • 5Fordyce
  • 2SivesBooked at 70mins
  • 3Talbot
  • 17McKennaSubstituted forOglebyat 65'minutes
  • 7JacobsSubstituted forRutherfordat 45'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 6Jacobs
  • 19Glen
  • 18WhiteBooked at 50mins
  • 27BurchillSubstituted forHippolyteat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ogleby
  • 10Robertson
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 20Mullen
  • 21Grant
  • 31Rutherford

Hibernian

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 22BoothBooked at 51mins
  • 16Stevenson
  • 23McGeouch
  • 8Robertson
  • 20Allan
  • 19HandlingSubstituted forHarrisat 73'minutes
  • 24MalongaSubstituted forStantonat 73'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forHeffernanat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 10Craig
  • 11Stanton
  • 14Heffernan
  • 27Allan
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,666

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Livingston 0, Hibernian 4.

  3. Post update

    Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Burton O'Brien (Livingston).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

  6. Post update

    Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Livingston 0, Hibernian 4. Paul Heffernan (Hibernian) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Stevenson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Paul Heffernan replaces Jason Cummings.

  10. Post update

    Shaun Rutherford (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).

  14. Post update

    Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Daniel Handling.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Dominique Malonga.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

  18. Post update

    Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Scott Allan.

  20. Post update

    Gary Glen (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.