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 afternoonHibs 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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Key Events

  • Fifth meeting of the season with the visitors having won two games to Hibs’ one, with one drawn game
  • Jamie Murphy could be named in squad; Cadden and Mackie are sidelined
  • Hibs aiming to keep Aberdeen at bay

Joe Newell cautioned for barging over Middleton to avoid a 1v1 scenario. I believe they call that ‘taking one for the team’.

Middleton with another chance from the edge of the area but a deflection takes the sting out of it and Marciano collects

Few tasty challenges going in now. McCann on Gogic, Bryson on Newell.

Irvine with a fantastic cross to the backpost, Boyle tries to flick it past Parish but the ‘keeper produces a fine save to deny an Aussie combination goal

Doidge then can’t quite reach a deep free kick, and St Johnstone have the goal kick.

Porteous gives the ball away again, but produces a robust challenge to win the ball back from O’Halloran, who is now moving a bit tenderly

Newell goes on a mazy run into the box - he should shoot, but he doesn’t and St Johnstone clear Doig then sends a speculative header (is there such a thing?) towards goal but Parish gathers

Irvine is booked for a foul and he is livid. Jack Ross also none too impressed.

Newell with a cross looking for Boyle, he connects but it’s a goal kick. Hibs running out of time to find an equaliser before the interval

Booth is booked for taking out McGinn on the wing. Newell standing over the free kick... but it comes to nothing.