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Hibernian 3-3 Falkirk

Hibernian let a 3-1 half-time lead slip as Falkirk hit back to claim a share of the points at Easter Road.

Jason Cummings shot the hosts ahead on 11 minutes but John Baird levelled with a free header on his Bairns debut.

A Liam Fontaine header was knocked into his own net by Luke Leahy and Cummings nodded in from Martin Boyle's cross.

The Bairns rallied after the break and Hibs skipper Liam Craig put through his own net just before Peter Grant drilled home from 10 yards.

Hibs looked on course for a third consecutive home win when Boyle rounded keeper Jamie MacDonald and centred for Cummings to head in his 11th goal of the season.

Earlier, the teenager's curling shot had got past MacDonald despite the keeper getting a hand to it and he put Leahy under pressure as Fontaine's header from a Scott Allan corner was hurtling towards goal.

Baird, who left Queen of the South last week, had equalised with a header from Kieran Duffy delivery and thought he had put the visitors in front on 25 minutes only to be called offside after a lengthy delay.

Cummings and Boyle both went close early in the second half, with the latter shooting wide after going past the keeper, but Falkirk have beaten the Edinburgh side twice this season and came back strongly.

Craig awkwardly scooped a Craig Sibbald corner past his own goalkeeper before Grant was left all alone at a free kick to fire past Mark Oxley.

With Falkirk now on top, the on-loan Hull keeper tipped a Sibbald shot wide and pushed Blair Alston's 30-yard free-kick over the bar in added time.

Line-ups

Hibernian

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 22Booth
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 20AllanSubstituted forHandlingat 77'minutes
  • 23McGeouchBooked at 84mins
  • 8RobertsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10Craig
  • 17BoyleSubstituted forDja Djedjeat 70'minutes
  • 35Cummings

Substitutes

  • 11Stanton
  • 14Heffernan
  • 18Sinclair
  • 19Handling
  • 29Dja Djedje
  • 31Perntreou
  • 39Martin

Falkirk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2DuffieBooked at 44mins
  • 5McCrackenBooked at 78mins
  • 14Grant
  • 19Leahy
  • 10Sibbald
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11KerrSubstituted forTaiwoat 88'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 33Loy
  • 35BairdSubstituted forMorganat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taiwo
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Maybury
  • 20Cooper
  • 36Morgan
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
9,498

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hibernian 3, Falkirk 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hibernian 3, Falkirk 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  5. Booking

    Scott Robertson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

  7. Post update

    Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Morgan (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

    Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces Mark Kerr.

  14. Booking

    Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Taylor Morgan replaces John Baird.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts20173052104254
2Rangers20132542202241
3Hibernian2096537221533
4Queen of Sth1995534241032
5Falkirk208662726130
6Raith Rovers197392136-1524
7Dumbarton2064102144-2322
8Cowdenbeath2043131943-2415
9Alloa2034131631-1513
10Livingston2034131831-138
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