Hibs 1-0 Dundee recap: Murphy goal the difference as hosts win scrappy encounter

Jamie Murphy was the matchwinner as Hibs edged a scrappy, physical Betfred Cup encounter against Dundee.

By Patrick McPartlin
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 5:39 pm
Hibs host Dundee for the second time in as many weeks in the same competition this afternoon
Hibs host Dundee for the second time in as many weeks in the same competition this afternoon

There was no repeat of the five goals scored the last time the sides met in the competition – all of two weeks ago – but Murphy made it two goals and two assists in four matches just before half-time when he latched onto Kevin Nisbet’s through-ball.

The winger still had plenty left to do as he held off a defensive challenge before firing acorss Jack Hamilton and into the far corner.

It was to be the only goal of the game – Jonathan Afolabi had the ball in the net early in the second period but saw it ruled out for offside.

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Hibs continued to seek a second to make the game more comfortable and although they had their half-chances, Drey Wright came closest with a late shot that Hamilton blocked well.

The Easter Road side advances to the next round but with a less than convincing performance.

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  • Murphy nets opener just before interval
  • Gogic drops to bench, Doidge returns to starting XI
  • Several changes for Dark Blues
  • Sides meet again in knockout stages after group meeting two weeks ago
  • Hibs won last meeting 4-1

Team news from a bright and sunny Easter Road coming momentarily. Four players out today - Scott Allan, Paul Hanlon, Lewis Stevenson, and Kyle Magennis. 

Jack Ross has made two changes to his starting line-up from the XI he picked on Tuesday night. 

Marciano; P McGinn, Porteous, McGregor, Mackie; Boyle, Mallan, Newell, Murphy; Nisbet, Doidge. 

Subs: Barnes, Gray, Doig, Gogic, Hallberg, S McGinn, Wright, Bradley, Gullan.

So Gogic drops to the bench with Christian Doidge returning to the starting line-up, Darren McGregor keeps his berth in defence, and it’s a good old-fashioned 4-4-2 line-up. 

Cup-winner returns to Easter Road

Liam Fontaine is in the Dundee starting XI today. The defender was part of the Hibs team to win the cup in 2016 and was a big fans’ favourite during his time at Easter Road

Jut waiting for the teams to take to the pitch. Paul Hanlon, who misses out today through injury, has taken a seat in the stand and is likely to be Jack Ross’ “eyes in the sky” with Stephen McGinn named among the substitutes. 

Both teams on the park now - Hibs, captained by Darren McGregor,  wearing the traditional green and white shirts, white shorts, and green socks; Dundee skippered by Charlie Adam and they’re in their home colours of dark blue shirts, white shorts, and dark blue socks. 

Jonathan Afolabi gets us under way - Hibs shooting towards the Dunbar End in this first half. 

Darren McGregor connects with a corner but it’s over the bar and despite the captain’s protestations, the visitors have a goal kick.

Shaun Byrne cops an early booking for bringing down Boyle. Hibs threaten from the resultant free kick but there’s an offside flag and danger is averted for Dundee

Porteous penalised and the visitors have a setpiece from a dangerous position…

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