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Hibernian 2-2 Dundee: Paul McGowan equalises to salvage a point for Dundee against Hibernian

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Highlights: Hibernian 2-2 Dundee

Dundee staged a stunning comeback after conceding in the first minute to salvage a point against Hibernian.

Genseric Kusunga headed into the back of his own net after 39 seconds at Easter Road to give the hosts the lead before Ryan Porteous made it two.

Kenny Miller halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time, while Paul McGowan scored the equaliser just after the break.

Hibs move up to seventh as Dundee stay in bottom place.

Despite the precious point, St Mirren's win over Hearts means Jim McIntyre's men fall three points behind the Paisley side.

Not quite gone within 60 seconds

The opening of this match went just as expected, but you had to feel sorry for Dundee after they conceded on 39 seconds.

A wonderful ball into the box from Daryl Horgan and the Dundee defence were compelled to do something about it. Kusunga got his head to it, only to direct the ball into the top corner of his own net.

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'It would've been sore if we hadn't taken anything'

It looked to be more of the same for Dundee as they conceded a second. Stevie Mallan delivered a free-kick and a thunderous header from Porteous doubled the Hibs lead. It was the 12th goal Dundee have conceded from a set-piece this season.

The match appeared to be all over but right on the stroke of half time, hope came for Dundee. An inspired run and cross from Nathan Ralph found Kenny Miller and the veteran striker pounced to turn the ball into the net to make it 2-1.

And then a sign of real character from Dundee as they equalised at the start of the second half. A sweeping move ended up with McGowan in the box. He calmly turned inside before stroking the ball past Adam Bogdan.

'A performance of real substance'

This felt like a contest between two fairly evenly-matched teams - and that's good news for Dundee. The Dens Park club played well after recovering from the worst possible start.

In the end, it was a hugely frustrating afternoon for Hibs. Just as it looked like they were back in the groove they allowed Dundee into this match. But equally, huge credit to the away side for forcing their way back in and not letting heads drop.

There's no game for Dundee next weekend due to the League Cup Final, and as much as today was hugely positive, the interruption to momentum will be frustrating for manager Jim McIntyre. Add to that, they fall even further behind at the bottom of the table. That's cruel after a performance of real substance.

'We look a little bit fragile' - reaction

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon on Sportsound: "We were totally dominant in the first half but we're not putting teams away.

"We conceded a really poor goal from my point of view before half-time and then we're not taking anything on board at half-time because we concede more or less straight away again.

"We look a little bit fragile, a little bit short of confidence."

Dundee manager Jim McIntyre on Sportsound: "We got off to the worst possible start but the response from the players was excellent.

"I thought we passed the ball really well at times, just a wee bit sloppy in the final third when we had a real chance on the counter.

"Any time coming away to Easter Road then a point is never a bad result.

"Fair play to the teams above us who have gone and got positive results but that's not going to determine where we finish, it's what we do.

"We've just got to concentrate and build on our performance."

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 31BogdanBooked at 90mins
  • 25Ambrose
  • 36Porteous
  • 4HanlonBooked at 54mins
  • 10Boyle
  • 7Horgan
  • 5MilliganBooked at 49minsSubstituted forBartleyat 60'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 16Stevenson
  • 22Kamberi
  • 9MaclarenSubstituted forAgyepongat 60'minutesSubstituted forGullanat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Marciano
  • 3Whittaker
  • 6Bartley
  • 8Slivka
  • 17Agyepong
  • 43Mackie
  • 47Gullan

Dundee

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Kerr
  • 5KusungaBooked at 73mins
  • 6O'Dea
  • 3Ralph
  • 4WoodsSubstituted forSpenceat 82'minutes
  • 8Kamara
  • 27Curran
  • 18McGowan
  • 17MillerSubstituted forLambertat 79'minutes
  • 20MillerSubstituted forMoussaat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Moussa
  • 10Ngwatala
  • 12Parish
  • 15Inniss
  • 23Boyle
  • 28Spence
  • 47Lambert
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
16,190

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 2, Dundee 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Dundee 2.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Marvin Bartley.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Booking

Adam Bogdan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Hanlon.

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

Foul by Lewis Spence (Dundee).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Nathan Ralph.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. James Gullan replaces Thomas Agyepong because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Sofien Moussa replaces Kenny Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Lewis Spence replaces Martin Woods.

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Woods (Dundee).

Foul by Stephen Mallan (Hibernian).

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Jack Lambert replaces Calvin Miller.

Foul by Stephen Mallan (Hibernian).

Glen Kamara (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Daryl Horgan (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Nathan Ralph.

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

Foul by Martin Woods (Dundee).

Booking

Genséric Kusunga (Dundee) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Mallan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Dundee).

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

Attempt saved. Florian Kamberi (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Stephen Mallan (Hibernian).

Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ryan Porteous.

Foul by Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian).

Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Stephen Mallan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cammy Kerr (Dundee) because of an injury.

Foul by Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic139223062429
2Rangers1383235112427
3Hearts148241915426
4Kilmarnock147431912725
5St Johnstone147341618-224
6Aberdeen136341613321
7Hibernian135442314919
8Livingston135441210219
9Motherwell134271522-714
10Hamilton143110931-2210
11St Mirren142210826-188
12Dundee141211832-245
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