Scottish Championship
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Hibernian 1-0 Queen of the South

Dominique Malonga scores for Hibernian against Queen of the South
Hibs' pressure finally told in stoppage time

Hibernian moved level on points with Scottish Championship leaders Rangers after Dominique Malonga headed a late winner against Queen of the South.

With Rangers losing at Falkirk earlier in the day, the incentive was clear for Alan Stubbs' men.

Liam Fontaine, James Keatings and Jason Cummings all came close as Hibs probed.

And the hosts' pressure told in the fourth minute of stoppage time as David Gray crossed for Malonga to nod past Robbie Thomson.

The visitors defended stoutly all afternoon and were far from happy since the goal came when the ball was dropped to Hibs following to an injury to Kyle Hutton.

Hibs, who visit Rangers on 28 December, started strongly as Fontaine headed wide.

Queens then responded with Mark Millar's free-kick saved by Mark Oxley.

A stinging effort by Cummings was kept out by Thomson and, in the second half, Keatings fired a free-kick over before substitute Malonga's effort was deflected wide.

Queens, for their part, remained a threat and Millar drew another save from Oxley.

Any prospect of a winner looked to have dwindled until captain Gray broke forward from the drop ball and his deep cross was met by Malonga at the back post.

For the second week running, Hibs fans were celebrating a stoppage-time goal as their unbeaten run stretched to 17 games.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 24McGregor
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16StevensonBooked at 65mins
  • 17BoyleSubstituted forMalongaat 66'minutes
  • 8Fyvie
  • 3HendersonBooked at 90mins
  • 18McGinn
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forAnierat 67'minutes
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forFeruzat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hanlon
  • 7Malonga
  • 11Stanton
  • 20Feruz
  • 22Anier
  • 23Forster
  • 31Reguero

Queen of Sth

  • 1ThomsonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Kidd
  • 4Dowie
  • 6HigginsBooked at 90mins
  • 23Marshall
  • 14Jacobs
  • 16Hutton
  • 8MillarBooked at 82mins
  • 10ConroySubstituted forBrownlieat 87'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 9LyleSubstituted forPickardat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Brownlie
  • 12Rutherford
  • 17Pickard
  • 19Moxon
  • 20Atkinson
  • 24Smith
  • 33Coogans
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
9,163

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 0.

Islam Feruz (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

Booking

Liam Henderson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 0. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by David Gray.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Darren Brownlie replaces Ryan Conroy.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lewis Kidd.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Islam Feruz replaces James Keatings.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Jake Pickard replaces Derek Lyle.

Booking

Mark Millar (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Millar (Queen of the South).

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Hutton.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Mark Millar.

Attempt blocked. John McGinn (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Aidan Smith replaces Iain Russell.

Attempt missed. David Gray (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lewis Kidd.

Attempt blocked. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Henri Anier (Hibernian).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Henri Anier replaces Jason Cummings.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Dominique Malonga replaces Martin Boyle.

Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Booking

Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

Attempt blocked. Darren McGregor (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Millar (Queen of the South).

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

James Keatings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers17132247133441
2Hibernian17132230111941
3Falkirk17105232151735
4Raith Rovers178362223-127
5Morton186661920-124
6Queen of Sth186481827-922
7Dumbarton1853101832-1418
8St Mirren173681624-815
9Livingston1733111825-712
10Alloa182214838-308
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