Match ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.
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.
- 10CraigSubstituted forStantonat 80'minutes
- 35CummingsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 29Dja DjedjeBooked at 85mins
- 3TalbotSubstituted forGlenat 83'minutes
- 17McKennaBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHippolyteat 76'minutes
- 25PittmanSubstituted forMullenat 70'minutes
- Stephen Finnie
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.
Attempt missed. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).
Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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.
Goal! Hibernian 1, Livingston 1. Ibra Sekajja (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.
Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.
Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian).
Substitution, Livingston. Gary Glen replaces Jason Talbot because of an injury.
Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Sives.
Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Liam Craig.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.
Attempt saved. Liam Craig (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Keith Watson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).