'You were unbeatable!' - 19 of the greatest Edinburgh derby moments for Hibs this century

Hibs host rivals Hearts at Easter Road on Sunday though the mood around the club is fairly glum as a poor start to the Ladbrokes Premiership season has fans doubting the tenure of manager Paul Heckingbottom.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 15:14 pm
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But let's forget all the negativity for the moment and have a look back at better times by chronicling some of the greatest derby moments that the Easter Road club have enjoyed against Hearts in recent years.

Teammates crowd John O'Neil after the midfielder put Hibs 6-1 up against their greatest rivals in an absolutely thumping 6-2 victory at Easter Road in October, 2000.
Ecuadorian full-back Ulises de la Cruz made his mark on Edinburgh derby history with two goals - including a stunning opener - in a 2-1 win over Craig Levein's men in October 2001.
Franck Sauzee never lost to Hearts as a player and, despite his managerial tenure being a bit of a disaster, he never lost to them as a coach either thanks to a late John O'Neil equaliser at Tynecastle.

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Garry O'Connor roars away in celebration as his late goal gives Hibs, who played for most of the match with ten men after an early red card, all three points at Easter Road.
Malian striker Konte (not pictured) didn't do much of note during his time at Hibs, but he did transform this derby in April 2005, coming off the bench to play as significant role as the visitors turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win.
Hearts were top of the league and undefeated when they came to Easter Road in October 2005, but thanks to goals from Guillaume Beuzelin and Garry O'Connor that record would not leave Leith with them.
The visiting fans again left with their tail between their collective legs as they turned up dreaming of the Champions League only to see Abdessalam Benjelloun score a late winner in a 2-1 Hibs triumph.
According to the BBC stats. How accurate they were, it didn't really matter. It was a night of total domination by John Collins' side and bewildering that Hibs only won the League Cup encounter by a single Rob Jones' goal.
New signing Brian Kerr netted early into his league debut as Hibs started the season with three points away to their rivals.
Underdogs and missing most of their strongest XI due to injury and suspension, Hibs still managed to come out on top of this Edinburgh encounter thanks to Derek Riordan's late penalty.
A 12-game run without victory over Hearts ended in December 2012 thanks to David Wotherspoon's deflected goal. It also had the added bonus of dumping the Scottish Cup holders out of the competition.
Leigh Griffiths responded to taunts from the Hearts fans in the best way possible in May 2013, scoring an excellent free-kick and helping his side turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 Tynecastle win.
Alan Stubbs got his first derby victory thanks to goals from Jason Cummings and Farid El Alagui in April, 2015.
Absolute pandemonium in the away end as Paul Hanlon completes a late comeback to keep Hibs in the Scottish Cup in 2016. Hearts were 2-0 up, at home and a division above their rivals.
The comeback was completed in the "money-spinner" replay as Jason Cummings' early goal meant Hibs would advance to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Hearts. The rest, as they say, is history...
For the second consecutive season Hibs were drawn away to their rivals and again they dumped them from the Scottish Cup after a replay. This was more emphatic with Cummings, Grant Holt and Andrew Shinnie netting a 3-1 win.
Simon Murray has an Edinburgh derby winner to his name thanks to an early goal in October 2017.
After Craig Levein said the "natural order" had been restored following a previous Hearts win, Neil Lennon's side were able to make him eat those words with a 2-0 triumph at Easter Road.
Hibs got their first win in Gorgie since 2013 as a double from Daryl Horgan gave Paul Heckingbottom's side a 2-1 triumph.