Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 3.
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.
Queen of Sth
- 4DowieBooked at 90mins
- 5BrownlieSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes
- 2KiddBooked at 56mins
- 8MillarBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHeffernanat 73'minutes
- 9LyleSubstituted forOliverat 70'minutes
- 18McGinnSubstituted forCarmichaelat 79'minutes
- 3HendersonSubstituted forStantonat 85'minutes
- 35CummingsBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBoyleat 73'minutes
- Greg Aitken
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 3.
Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.
Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).
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.
Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).
Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Paul Heffernan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Liam Henderson.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Hanlon.
Foul by Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South).
Darren McGregor (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Carmichael replaces John McGinn.
Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dominique Malonga (Hibernian).