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Hibernian 2-1 Livingston

Jason Cummings gave Hibs a first half lead.
Jason Cummings gave Hibs a first half lead.

Hibernian moved five points clear of third-placed Rangers in the Scottish Championship with a late win over Livingston.

Martin Boyle headed against the bar for second-placed Hibs before Jason Cummings scored with a composed finish.

Cummings had another shot cleared off the line, and with more chances passed up Ibra Sekajja drew Livingston level.

However, Hibs rallied and Franck Dja Djedje guided Lewis Stevenson's cross into the net for a valuable win.

Cummings, who was instrumental throughout the game for the home side, had the first opportunity of the match just five minutes in when Dja Djedje picked him out, but his goalbound effort was blocked.

The hosts took the lead just three minutes after Boyle headed Liam Craig's free-kick against the bar.

Craig again was the creator, playing in 19-year-old Cummings, who finished beyond Darren Jamieson.

Livingston fought hard to get back into the game but found it difficult to penetrate a stubborn Hibs defence and Danny Mullen was outmuscled in the box by Paul Hanlon as they pushed for the equaliser.

Sekajja blasted an effort wide four minutes from time before moments later he looked to have earned Livi a point when he tapped home from close range.

However, Livingston's joy was short-lived as Hibs earned all three points when Dja Djedje climbed highest to head home Stevenson's cross.

Line-ups

Hibernian

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 18Watson
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5Fontaine
  • 17Boyle
  • 22Fyvie
  • 8Robertson
  • 10CraigSubstituted forStantonat 80'minutes
  • 16Stevenson
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29Dja DjedjeBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 6Forster
  • 11Stanton
  • 19Handling
  • 20Allan
  • 23McGeouch
  • 24Malonga
  • 31Perntreou

Livingston

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2Sives
  • 4Cole
  • 5Fordyce
  • 3TalbotSubstituted forGlenat 83'minutes
  • 14Gallagher
  • 6Jacobs
  • 7Jacobs
  • 17McKennaBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHippolyteat 76'minutes
  • 22Sekajja
  • 25PittmanSubstituted forMullenat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8O'Brien
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 12Walker
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 16Beaumont
  • 19Glen
  • 20Mullen
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
7,857

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Booking

    Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).

  6. Post update

    Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Hibernian 2, Livingston 1. Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lewis Stevenson.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Hibernian 1, Livingston 1. Ibra Sekajja (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  9. Booking

    Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Gary Glen replaces Jason Talbot because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Sives.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Liam Craig.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Craig (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Keith Watson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts26223174175769
2Hibernian27157553242952
3Rangers25145646252147
4Queen of Sth26118743301341
5Falkirk26101063935440
6Raith Rovers2596102942-1333
7Dumbarton2776142859-3127
8Cowdenbeath2654172166-4519
9Alloa2746171938-1918
10Livingston2745182642-1612
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