Scottish Championship
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Queen of the South 0-3 Hibernian

Liam Henderson bangs in the second goal for Hibs
Liam Henderson bangs in the second goal for Hibs

Hibernian moved up to third place in the Championship with a routine win at Queen of the South.

The visitors went ahead in the opening minutes through Jason Cummings' low finish.

Liam Henderson coolly picked his spot with a shot before half-time, running on to a pass from Dominique Malonga.

And substitute Martin Boyle completed the scoring late on as he slammed home a smart, low cross from galloping full-back Lewis Stevenson.

The victory keeps Alan Stubbs' side 11 points behind runaway leaders Rangers, although they have a game in hand.

This was a sixth clean sheet in seven outings for the team from Edinburgh and goalkeeper Mark Oxley only needed to make one save of note, pushing a Derek Lyle header over his crossbar soon after Cummings had netted his seventh goal of the season.

Hibs defender Darren McGregor headed narrowly wide before Robbie Thomson saved well from Cummings.

But Thomson could do nothing to keep out Henderson's well placed strike on 41 minutes.

John McGinn was busy in midfield for Hibs and his deflected shot spun just off target prior to crashing a free-kick against the bar.

Stevenson charged forward to set up Boyle for a first-time finish from the edge of the penalty area and Thomson needed to make a fantastic save to keep out a similar effort from Sam Stanton.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Thomson
  • 4DowieBooked at 90mins
  • 5BrownlieSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes
  • 6Higgins
  • 23Marshall
  • 2KiddBooked at 56mins
  • 8MillarBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHeffernanat 73'minutes
  • 16Hutton
  • 14Jacobs
  • 10Conroy
  • 9LyleSubstituted forOliverat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Pickard
  • 18Heffernan
  • 20Atkinson
  • 22Hooper
  • 24Smith
  • 28Oliver
  • 33Coogans

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 24McGregor
  • 16Stevenson
  • 10McGeouch
  • 6Bartley
  • 18McGinnSubstituted forCarmichaelat 79'minutes
  • 3HendersonSubstituted forStantonat 85'minutes
  • 7Malonga
  • 35CummingsBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBoyleat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Stanton
  • 15Insall
  • 17Boyle
  • 21Carmichael
  • 31Reguero
  • 42Dunsmore
  • 51Shaw
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,745

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 3.

  3. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  7. Booking

    Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 3. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Stevenson.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Heffernan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Liam Henderson.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Hanlon.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South).

  17. Post update

    Darren McGregor (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Carmichael replaces John McGinn.

  19. Post update

    Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dominique Malonga (Hibernian).