Match ends, Hibernian 5, Cowdenbeath 0.
Jason Cummings scored for the fifth straight game as Hibernian comfortably beat Scottish Championship opponents Cowdenbeath at Easter Road.
Paul Hanlon fired high into the net to give Hibs an early lead.
Scott Allan cut back for Cummings to net the hosts' second midway through the first half.
Scott Robertson, Callum Booth and Lewis Stevenson struck further goals for Alan Stubbs' men, who move to within five points of second-place Rangers.
The comprehensive win also lifts the Edinburgh side three points clear of Queen of the South, who drew 1-1 at Falkirk.
The hosts dominated from start to finish and Hanlon fired them into an early lead when an Allan corner was headed across goal for the defender to finish from close range.
In-form Cummings went close with two shots before grabbing his 12th goal of the season, finishing off from six yards after good work from Allan.
Robbie Thomson then made two excellent saves to keep out further strikes from Cummings.
There was a lull after the interval, with the action drying up until Robertson added a great solo goal on 74 minutes, drifting past two challenges to get into the penalty area and planting a composed shot into the far corner.
Substitute Sam Stanton tested Thomson with a powerful strike on the turn before setting up Booth to slam in the fourth goal.
Stevenson made sure both full-backs were on target for the home side when he found the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards on 90 minutes to wrap up a very one-sided game.
- 20AllanSubstituted forStantonat 65'minutes
- 23McGeouchSubstituted forForsterat 78'minutes
- 17BoyleSubstituted forHandlingat 79'minutes
- 28HughesSubstituted forBuchananat 71'minutes
- Andrew Dallas
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hibernian 5, Cowdenbeath 0.
Goal! Hibernian 5, Cowdenbeath 0. Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Liam Craig (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Liam Fontaine (Hibernian).
Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Hibernian 4, Cowdenbeath 0. Callum Booth (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Samuel Stanton with a cross.
Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Jordan Forster.
Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).
Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Martin Boyle.
Substitution, Hibernian. Jordan Forster replaces Dylan McGeouch.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).
Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.
Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.