Motherwell 2-3 Hibs: Hibs come from behind twice to win opening-day humdinger

Hibs twice came from behind to earn an opening-day win at Motherwell.

Hibs travel to Motherwell today hoping to build on their Europa Conference League performances
Hibs travel to Motherwell today hoping to build on their Europa Conference League performances

Motherwell scored first through Kevin van Veen with Kyle Magennis levelling matters moments later, but Bevis Mugabi's header ensured the Steelmen went in ahead at the break.

Substitute Christian Doidge slid home for Hibs’ second after Kevin Nisbet’s shot hit the post and Martin Boyle netting what turned out to be the winner from the penalty spot after Stephen O’Donnell was adjudged to have handled in the box.

Relive the action below.

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Last updated: Sunday, 01 August, 2021, 17:08

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Nisbet’s pass picks out McGinn on the right flank, his low ball is looking for Murphy who has a fresh-air swipe but it falls kindly to Magennis who knocks it in from close range for the equaliser!

Carroll booked for a nasty one on Boyle just outside the box on the left-hand side but the free kick comes to nothing

Paul Hanlon gets his head to a corner from the right but his header skims the bar and is out for a goal kick, with Hibs claiming for a corner

Stevenson with a great interception to cut out a Motherwell attack from van Veen and Woolery

Murphy sent scampering clear from Nisbet’s intelligent ball but his lobbed effort just about clears the Davie Cooper Stand, much to the enjoyment of the home fans who have been booing his every touch so far!

Goal for Motherwell

Bevis Mugabi heads home from a free kick to put the hosts back in front.

Slattery next in the book for a foul in the middle of the park.

Hibs with a free kick about 20 yards from goal, Nisbet standing over it... but he sends it just over the bar.

Murphy gains possession after Mugabi swipes at a cross-ball but his effort is wide and won’t trouble Kelly

Shouts for a penalty from Hibs there as Magennis goes down in the box under a challenge from Carroll but referee David Munro gives a goal kick.

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