Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth1Hibernian0

Queen of the South 1-0 Hibernian

Hibernian's hopes of overhauling Championship leaders Rangers suffered a further blow with a third straight defeat away to Queen of the South.

They slip 14 points behind thanks to on-loan Rangers midfielder Andy Murdoch's winner 11 minutes from time.

Queen of the South goalkeeper Robbie Thomson denied Jason Cummings, Anthony Stokes and John McGinn.

And, with 11 minutes to go, Murdoch found space inside the box and scored with a powerful shot.

With Rangers winning 2-0 at home to Raith Rovers, second-top Hibs look likely to have to settle for a place in the promotion play-offs.

Falkirk moved to within a point of Alan Stubbs' side with their 0-0 draw away to St Mirren.

Andy Murdoch (centre) celebrates his goal for Queen of the South
Andy Murdoch (centre) scored the winner for Queen of the South

Stubbs declared himself "baffled" by the outcome in Dumfries, the third time in seven days he felt his side "could easily have had three points".

"It is a sore one to take because we completely controlled the game," he told BBC Scotland. "We had chances but unfortunately we haven't taken them. I think they had one shot at goal.

"Obviously that makes it more difficult to go up automatically as champions now. But our ambition is still to go up and we still have a good chance of doing that.

"We still have a good chance in the cups as well, so all is far from lost."

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Thomson
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4DowieBooked at 63mins
  • 6Higgins
  • 16HuttonBooked at 60mins
  • 2Kidd
  • 10ConroySubstituted forMillarat 66'minutes
  • 23Marshall
  • 15TappingSubstituted forMurdochat 52'minutes
  • 17PickardBooked at 15mins
  • 11RussellSubstituted forHilsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Millar
  • 14Jacobs
  • 18Murdoch
  • 20Atkinson
  • 21Hilson
  • 24Smith
  • 28Oliver

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 24McGregor
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6BartleyBooked at 15mins
  • 18McGinn
  • 3HendersonBooked at 20mins
  • 17Boyle
  • 28StokesSubstituted forDagnallat 82'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forKeatingsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9El Alagui
  • 19Keatings
  • 21Carmichael
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
2,017

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home2
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Andy Murdoch.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Hutton.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Hutton.

Andy Murdoch (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Chris Dagnall replaces Anthony Stokes.

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

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Hibernian 0. Andy Murdoch (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Kidd.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dale Hilson replaces Iain Russell.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by David Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. James Keatings replaces Jason Cummings.

Andy Murdoch (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Mark Millar replaces Ryan Conroy.

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jason Cummings (Hibernian).

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kyle Hutton (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 Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Pickard (Queen of the South).

Marvin Bartley (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Andy Murdoch replaces Callum Tapping.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Queen of the South).

John McGinn (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

Second Half

Second Half begins Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 0.

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. John McGinn (Hibernian) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27223270175369
2Hibernian27174643241955
3Falkirk27159344212354
4Raith Rovers25105102932-335
5Queen of Sth25104112432-834
6Morton2788112830-232
7St Mirren2677122434-1028
8Dumbarton2574142244-2225
9Livingston2756162739-1221
10Alloa2634191452-3813
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