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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  • 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

Conway on for Middleton

Great through-ball from Irvine, Boyle scampers clear and ‘megs Parish but the offside flag is raised and it will not count.

Hallberg does well, but his attempted pass through to Doidge is mopped up. From a corner soon after Doidge heads wide.

O’Halloran and Kane off, Wotherspon and May on

Stevenson and Bradley on, Newell and Doig off.

Brown and Bryson off, Rooney and Davidson on

Boyle with a great run and cross but there are no takers. Paul McGinn collects it on the opposite flank but it comes to nothing.

Four minutes added on. Time running out for Hibs if they are to take anything from the game.

Boyle evades Rooney and bursts into the box, he tries to pick out a Hibs player but St Johnstone clear amid half-hearted shouts for a penalty

The referee blows his whistle and that is that. Not a great deal to talk about from Hibs’ point of view, and Jack Ross is yellow carded after the final whistle by referee Greg Aitken. Looked like the Hibs head coach was giving the Main Stand linesman a piece of his mind after the whistle.

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