Hibernian vs Aberdeen

Hibernian 0 V Aberdeen 2

  • FT 90' +5
  • HT 0-0

Scottish Premiership Date: Saturday, 26th October Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Easter Road

Key events

  • Aberdeen Goal Vernon 80'
  • Aberdeen Goal Wylde 90' +3

Match details Top

26 October 2013 Updated 17:57

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Highlights - Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen

Late goals from Aberdeen substitutes Scott Vernon and Gregg Wylde settled an enthralling contest against Hibernian.

Vernon netted a stunning strike, curling the ball home from the edge of the area to break the deadlock.

James Collins should have levelled in a frantic last 10 minutes, but shot wide after goalkeeper Jamie Langfield had taken a fresh air swipe at the ball.

Wylde raced on to Vernon's pass to convert and seal all three points, putting the Dons second in the league.

It was the winger's first goal since joining the club in the summer and sealed a second straight Scottish Premiership win for Derek McInnes's side.

Aberdeen were prominent in the the opening quarter of an hour with Hibs goalkeeper Ben Williams parrying away Mark Reynolds' fierce strike.

Dons forward Niall McGinn then fired just over after gliding past Scott Robertson and Ryan McGivern.

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Interview - Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon

It took until the half-hour mark before Hibs became a threat in the game, but two chances in a minute almost gave them the lead.

Langfield had to spread himself to deny Paul Heffernan, then Liam Craig fired wide.

The Dons continued to look the more likely side and a 40-yard run by Ryan Jack opened up a chance for Calvin Zola but the former Burton Albion forward could only hit the side netting.

Back came the home side and Langfield denied Heffernan again following a good cross from Robertson.

Aberdeen began the second half in a similar vein to how they had started the match and Hibs captain James McPake had to throw himself in the way of McGinn's shot.

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Interview - Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

The one-way assault continued and both Zola and McGinn blasted over from inside the area with the goal gaping.

However, it was Hibs who should have broken the deadlock, Collins getting in the way of team-mate Rowan Vine's goal-bound shot.

It was a pivotal moment in the game, as seven minutes later Aberdeen took the lead.

Wylde robbed Lewis Stevenson of possession to find Zola's replacement Vernon on the edge of the area and he beat Williams with a superb finish.

There was more disappointment for the Hibs fans when Collins failed to take advantage of Langfield misjudging the ball.

And Wylde, who had replaced Peter Pawlett, sealed victory for the Dons in injury time, latching on to Vernon's pass to strike low into the net.

Lineups Top

Hibernian starting eleven

  • 1 Williams
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 3 McGivern
  • 17 Tudur Jones (substituted for Collins at 55 minutes')
  • 6 McPake
  • 4 Hanlon
  • 8 Robertson booked at 70 minutes
  • 38 Thomson
  • 24 Heffernan (substituted for Vine at 62 minutes')
  • 27 Zoubir (substituted for Handling at 74 minutes')
  • 10 Craig

Aberdeen starting eleven

  • 1 Langfield
  • 2 Shaughnessy
  • 3 Robertson
  • 8 Flood
  • 4 Anderson
  • 6 Reynolds
  • 10 McGinn
  • 22 Jack booked at 51 minutes
  • 7 Zola (substituted for Vernon at 65 minutes')
  • 16 Pawlett (substituted for Wylde at 79 minutes')
  • 11 Hayes (substituted for Robson at 71 minutes')

Hibernian Substitutes

  • 9 Vine
  • 11 Cairney
  • 14 Collins
  • 19 Handling
  • 20 Taiwo
  • 21 Murdoch
  • 23 Forster

Aberdeen Substitutes

  • 5 Considine
  • 9 Vernon
  • 14 Smith
  • 15 Robson
  • 17 Wylde
  • 20 Weaver
  • 27 Hector
Referee
Steven McLean
Attendance
12,810

Match stats Top

Possession
Hibernian 45%
Aberdeen 55%
Shots
Hibernian 4
Aberdeen 11
Shots on target
Hibernian 0
Aberdeen 6
Corners
Hibernian 6
Aberdeen 7
Fouls
Hibernian 8
Aberdeen 11

Hibernian Aberdeen

Live text commentary Top

  1. Match Finished
    Match ends, Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 2.
  2. 90'+5'
    Full Time
    Second Half ends, Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 2.
  3. 90'+3'
    Goal!
    Goal! Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 2. Gregg Wylde (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Vernon.
  4. 90'
    Attempt missed. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
  5. 89'
    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Russell Anderson.
  6. 88'
    Attempt missed. Liam Craig (Hibernian) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
  7. 88'
    Foul by Willo Flood (Aberdeen).
  8. 88'
    James Collins (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  9. 87'
    Attempt missed. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  10. 83'
    Foul by Barry Robson (Aberdeen).
  11. 83'
    Kevin Thomson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  12. 80'
    Goal!
    Goal! Hibernian 0, Aberdeen 1. Scott Vernon (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gregg Wylde.
  13. 79'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Aberdeen. Gregg Wylde replaces Peter Pawlett.
  14. 75'
    Attempt missed. Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  15. 74'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Abdellah Zoubir.
  16. 72'
    Attempt saved. Barry Robson (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  17. 71'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Aberdeen. Barry Robson replaces Jonathan Hayes.
  18. 70'
    Booking
    Scott Robertson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.
  19. 70'
    Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  20. 70'
    Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).
  21. 69'
    Foul by Scott Vernon (Aberdeen).
  22. 69'
    James McPake (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  23. 67'
    Willo Flood (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  24. 67'
    Foul by Kevin Thomson (Hibernian).
  25. 66'
    Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  26. 66'
    Foul by Rowan Vine (Hibernian).
  27. 65'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Aberdeen. Scott Vernon replaces Calvin Zola-Makongo.
  28. 65'
    Foul by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen).
  29. 65'
    Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  30. 63'
    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

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