With Hibs taking on English opposition in friendly matches this week in Accrington Stanley and Stoke City, we took a look back at some of the Easter Road side’s previous matches against teams from south of the Border.
Between 1980 and 2020, several English clubs travelled north to take on the Capital club – mostly in pre-season games apart from Manchester United’s hastily-arranged visit in the winter of 1981.
Bolton, Preston, Coventry, Middlesbrough, and Chelsea have all faced Hibs at Easter Road in the last thirty years.
1. Hibs v Coventry, July 1997
Willie Miller has words with Coventry City's Kyle Lightbourne as Chris Reid looks on during a pre-season clash in July 1997 Photo: TSPL
2. Hibs v Blackburn Rovers, July 1992
Alan Shearer runs out at Easter Road ahead of a pre-season fixture between Hibs and Blackburn Rovers in July 1992. Hibs won 3-0. Photo: SNS Group
3. Hibs v Huddersfield, July 2012
David Wotherspoon (left) challenges Tom Clarke in a 2-2 draw between Hibs and Huddersfield ahead of the 2012/13 season Photo: SNS Group Craig Watson
4. Hibs v Manchester United, December 1981
Not quite pre-season but on a wintry Boxing Day in 1981 with most games wiped out, Hibs - who had had undersoil heating installed in 1980 - invited Manchester United north for a friendly. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Willie Jamieson on target. In the picture, Derek Rodier gets away from Bryan Robson as Martin Buchan (left) moves in Photo: TSPL