Hibs 0-1 St Johnstone: Error gifts visitors win in game short on chances

A first-half mistake from Ryan Porteous was enough to hand St Johnstone all three points and leave Hibs sweating in the race for third.

Hibs take on St Johnstone this afternoon
Hibs take on St Johnstone this afternoon

The defender did well to win possession deep inside his own half but he inexplicably passed the ball straight to former Hibs loanee Glenn Middleton, who finished past Ofir Marciano from the edge of the area.

Hibs tried to carve out chances and threw everything at the St Johnstone goal in the second half but fell to another home defeat against the Perthshire side.

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Wright does well tracking back, managing to dispossess O’Halloran and clearing the danger

Good work by Boyle, he feeds Wright on the flank and his cross is good but too close to Parish.

Hanlon gets a stern talking-to after a rather agricultural challenge just inside the Hibs half

Boyle gets away down the right, his low cross is cleared as far as Doig who takes aim but sees it blocked. Hibs then win a free kick on the edge of the centre-circle after a foul on Wright

Doidge wins an aerial ball and knocks it on to Boyle but the flag is up for offside. Hibs knocking on the door here.

Subs out for their first warm-up - wonder if we’ll see Bradley getting gametime today?

Porteous does well to win the ball back on the edge of his box but he inexplicably passes it straight to former Hibs loanee Glenn Middleton, who finishes beyond Marciano from the edge of the box. The defender will *not* want to see that back again - it’s St Johnstone’s first real chance of the game! And a little bit of a “shh” celebration from the goalscorer... 👀

Marciano takes a cross ball and sends Doig away down the line. After a few exchanges of passes Hibs have a throw-in level with the St Johnstone penalty spot

Paul McGinn with an inviting low cross and it cannons off a St Johnstone defender and out for a corner, which comes to nothing

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