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.
9. Hibs v Chelsea, August 1991
Paul Elliott of Chelsea and Hibs striker Keith Wright challenge for the ball in this early Nineties friendly. More than 7,500 fans watched the sides play out a 2-2 draw with Stevie Raynes and Wright on target for Hibs. Dennis Wise and Kerry Dixon scored for a Blues side featuring Steve Clarke, Dave Beasant, and Graeme Le Saux Photo: SNS Group
10. Hibs v Everton, July 2002
Everton handed a debut to young striker Wayne Rooney, who scored the opener, but Garry O'Connor and Tam McManus put Hibs back in front. David Unsworth scored a late penalty to eanr the Toffees a 2-2 draw. Future Hibs cup-winning boss Alan Stubbs was in the Everton team as was David Weir, seen here tackling Paco Luna Photo: TSPL