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
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.
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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