Match ends, St. Mirren 1, Hibernian 4.
James Keatings scored a hat-trick as Hibernian came from behind to beat St Mirren and stay within five points of Scottish Championship leaders Rangers.
Sean Kelly's strike put the Buddies ahead early on but Hibs quickly levelled through Jason Cummings' shot.
Keatings then netted twice with efforts from outside the box as the visitors took control before the break.
A foul on Liam Henderson led to a penalty for Hibs and Keatings completed his treble from the spot.
Two goals inside four minutes from Keatings put Hibs in the driving seat.
The forward drilled into the far corner following a quickly-taken free-kick and added another by curling into the top corner following a flowing move.
Earlier, Keatings had helped set up Cummings' 13th goal of the season, which followed Kelly's strike from inside the box.
St Mirren, who appointed former Hibs manager Alex Miller as assistant during the week, saw substitute Lawrence Shankland hit a post before Keatings claimed the match ball from the penalty spot.
The win extends Hibs' unbeaten run in all competitions to 13, winning 12 of them, while the Buddies are still searching for their first home league victory this season and remain third bottom.
- 33StewartBooked at 12mins
- 3KellyBooked at 76mins
- 6GoodwinBooked at 49mins
- 16AgnewSubstituted forHowiesonat 57'minutes
- 22GallagherSubstituted forShanklandat 57'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 7McMullanSubstituted forMorganat 70'minutes
- 16StevensonBooked at 52mins
- 19KeatingsSubstituted forFeruzat 82'minutes
- 35CummingsSubstituted forBoyleat 70'minutes
- 7MalongaSubstituted forFontaineat 79'minutes
- 9El Alagui
- Andrew Dallas
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, St. Mirren 1, Hibernian 4.
Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Darren McGregor.
Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jack Baird.
Attempt missed. Darren McGregor (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren).
Liam Henderson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Hibernian. Islam Feruz replaces James Keatings.
Substitution, Hibernian. Liam Fontaine replaces Dominique Malonga.
Goal! St. Mirren 1, Hibernian 4. James Keatings (Hibernian) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty conceded by Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Hibernian. Liam Henderson draws a foul in the penalty area.
Sean Kelly (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sean Kelly (St. Mirren).
Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by David Gray.
Andy Webster (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).