Kilmarnock 0-1 Hibs RECAP: Nisbet penalty enough as Hibs hold on for three points

Hibs travelled to Kilmarnock looking for three points after last week’s stalemate at Ross County.

By Patrick McPartlin
Saturday, 24th October 2020, 5:39 pm
Hibs take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park
Hibs take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park

The Capital club defeated the Ayrshire outfit on the opening day of the season courtesy of a Martin Boyle double and also won on their last visit to Rugby Park, and they kept up their winning run againt Alex Dyer’s side courtesy of Kevin Nisbet’s first-half penalty.

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Kilmarnock 0-1 Hibs RECAP: Nisbet penalty enough as Hibs hold on for three points

Last updated: Saturday, 24 October, 2020, 15:38

  • Nisbet fires Hibs in front from penalty spot
  • Hibs aiming to return to winning ways
  • Victory would return Hibs to third, a point off second, until tomorrow’s Aberdeen-Celtic clash
  • Josh Doig back in contention
  • Martin Boyle brace sealed points for Hibs in last meeting

It’s match day again, as Hibs travel to Kilmarnock for this Scottish Premiership fixture. We’ll have all the action and updates right here in our dedicated live blog. 

Marciano; P McGinn, Porteous, Hanlon, Stevenson, Gogic, Newell, Mallan, Boyle, Nisbet, Doidge.

Plenty of tactical options available to Jack Ross with that lineup - potentially a 4-4-2, 3-5-2 or 4-3-3. 

Hibs in their new all-yellow third kit, Kilmarnock in their traditional blue-and-white-striped shirts, white shorts, and white socks. 

Joe Newell with an effort from around 20 yards but it hits the side-netting 

Killie free kick from the right hand side, Burke floats it to the back post, Ibsen Rossi seems to get a touch on it but it’s wide. 

Fairly even so far, no clear-cut chances for either side, with Newell hitting the side-netting and Ibsen Rossi knocking it just wide. The artificial surface causing a few players to lose their footing occasionally 

Right on the touchline just in front of us, Mallan to take… but it’s cleared by a Killie head

Mallan sends a corner in, it’s half-cleared by the Killie defence, it falls to Boyle but his audacious chipped effort lands on the roof of the net. 

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