St Johnstone 2 - 0 Hibernian

Saturday 22nd March 2014
S MacLean (18)
[OG] R McGivern (55)
OfficialSteven McLean
Attendance3,553
WeatherClear
VenueMcDiarmid Park
Kick Off
St Johnstone 0 - 0 Hibernian
3:16
Free Kick by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian)
4:16
Corner by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
5:03
Free Kick by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
5:12
Shot by Jordan Forster (Hibernian)
7:33
Free Kick by Steven Anderson (St Johnstone)
8:29
Corner by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
9:11
Free Kick by Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
10:25
Shot by Danny Haynes (Hibernian)
13:08
Shot by Thomas Taiwo (Hibernian)
16:06
Shot by Stevie May (St Johnstone)
16:26
Save by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
16:50
Corner by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
17:21
St Johnstone 1 - 0 Hibernian
GOAL scored by Steven MacLean
18:19
Corner by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
19:30
BOOKING: Kevin Thomson of Hibernian given yellow card for dissent
21:18
Free Kick by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian)
24:33
Block by Frazer Wright (St Johnstone)
24:39
Corner by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
25:59
Shot by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
27:35
Shot by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone)
28:48
Free Kick by Michael Nelson (Hibernian)
32:27
Corner by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
32:34
Shot by Michael Nelson (Hibernian)
35:19
Corner by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
37:48
Free Kick by Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
40:19
Corner by Stevie May (St Johnstone)
Half Time
St Johnstone 1 - 0 Hibernian
Second Half Started
St Johnstone 1 - 0 Hibernian
46:41
Free Kick by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
48:46
Corner by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
49:35
BOOKING: Ryan McGivern of Hibernian given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:47
Free Kick by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
50:42
Shot by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
50:46
Save by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
51:32
Shot by Stevie May (St Johnstone)
51:35
Save by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
54:08
St Johnstone 2 - 0 Hibernian
OWN GOAL scored by Ryan McGivern
55:55
DISMISSAL: Danny Haynes of Hibernian sent off for fight
56:39
Free Kick by Steven Anderson (St Johnstone)
57:16
Free Kick by Steven Anderson (St Johnstone)
61:08
Free Kick by Steven Anderson (St Johnstone)
61:41
Free Kick by Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
62:08
Shot by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone)
63:24
Shot by Michael O'Halloran (St Johnstone)
65:57
Corner by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
66:06
Shot by Frazer Wright (St Johnstone)
66:29
Substitution for Hibernian: Daniel Handling on for Thomas Taiwo
67:37
Free Kick by David Mackay (St Johnstone)
68:18
Shot by David Mackay (St Johnstone)
68:23
Save by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
69:15
Shot by Stevie May (St Johnstone)
69:18
Save by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
69:32
Corner by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
70:56
Free Kick by Liam Craig (Hibernian)
71:41
Shot by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
71:46
Block by Michael Nelson (Hibernian)
72:00
Corner by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
72:47
Shot by Gary Miller (St Johnstone)
73:14
Substitution for Hibernian: Paul Cairney on for Kevin Thomson
73:34
Substitution for St Johnstone: Christopher Millar on for James Dunne
75:27
Shot by Steven MacLean (St Johnstone)
76:28
Shot by Stevie May (St Johnstone)
77:49
Corner by David Wotherspoon (St Johnstone)
78:01
Shot by David Mackay (St Johnstone)
79:18
Free Kick by Sean Murdoch (Hibernian)
80:21
Free Kick by Christopher Millar (St Johnstone)
82:23
Substitution for Hibernian: Lewis Stevenson on for Samuel Stanton
82:35
Free Kick by Michael Nelson (Hibernian)
83:39
Free Kick by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian)
84:56
Substitution for St Johnstone: Lee Croft on for David Wotherspoon
85:32
Corner by Lee Croft (St Johnstone)
87:03
Corner by Stevie May (St Johnstone)
89:16
Free Kick by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian)
90:00+0:10
Corner by Paul Cairney (Hibernian)
90:00+0:20
BOOKING: Liam Craig of Hibernian given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:30
Free Kick by Alan Mannus (St Johnstone)
90:00+2:04
BOOKING: Paul Cairney of Hibernian given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:23
Free Kick by Gary Miller (St Johnstone)
Full Time
St Johnstone 2 - 0 Hibernian

St Johnstone

vs

Hibernian

2
Goals
0
14
Shots
5
7
On Target
0
9
Off Target
5
9
Corners
7
0
Saves
5
1
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
10
0
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
1

St Johnstone

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alan Mannus
02.David Mackay
05.Frazer Wright
06.Steven Anderson
19.Gary Miller
08.Gary McDonald
10.David Wotherspoon 85' tactical
12.James Dunne 74' tactical
29.Michael O'Halloran
09.Steven MacLean
17.Stevie May

Substitutes

04.Patrick Cregg
07.Christopher Millar 74' tactical
11.Nigel Hasselbaink
15.Steve Banks
22.Lee Croft 85' tactical
23.Timothy Clancy
25.Chris Iwelumo

Hibernian

Formation: 4-5-1

21.Sean Murdoch
03.Ryan McGivern (50: unsporting behaviour)
05.Michael Nelson
15.Daniel Boateng
23.Jordan Forster
10.Liam Craig (90+1: unsporting behaviour)
20.Thomas Taiwo 67' tactical
26.Samuel Stanton 83' tactical
33.Danny Haynes (56: fight)
38.Kevin Thomson (20: dissent) 74' tactical
24.Paul Heffernan

Substitutes

11.Paul Cairney (90+3: unsporting behaviour) 74' tactical
14.James Collins
16.Lewis Stevenson 83' tactical
18.Alan Maybury
19.Daniel Handling 67' tactical
31.Paul Grant
35.Jason Cummings

St Johnstone will be out to make manager Tommy Wright feel better by defeating Hibs at McDiarmid Park.

Wright has been hospitalised this week after a gall bladder procedure and 3 points along with a giant step to a top six place will be a welcome cure.

Assistant manager Callum Davidson said: “Tommy will be fine but he will not be in the dug-out. This is a massive game for us and it is a good one for the manager not to be at as no motivation is required.”

“A win and we are within touching distance of the top six. It will be tough as Hibs are a strong side who work hard and are very good at set pieces. It is a game that would be good to ensure that we do not lose.”

As well as missing Wright from the game St Johnstone are also without the injured Tam Scobbie, Brian Easton and Murray Davidson however Frazer Wright is back after an ankle injury Left-backs

Hibs with only one win in 10 league games need to defeat their Perth hosts to boost their flagging play-off hopes and they go into this game without the injured James McPake, Scott Robertson and Owain Tudur Jones.

Manager Terry Butcher is making alterations to his team as he explained: “I will be making changes to the team however I am just not sure how many at the moment.  Whatever changes I make I will be looking for the players that come in to be positive as if we lose this game we are dead and buried in terms of going for a play-off place.”

“We are running out of games to get the wins we need so we really have to defeat St Johnstone. We won there earlier in the season and a repeat is just what we are after.” 

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Celtic 30 60 81
2 Aberdeen 29 15 57
3 Motherwell 30 6 57
4 Dundee United 30 18 50
5 Inverness CT 29 6 48
6 St Johnstone 30 5 41
7 Hibernian 31 -11 34
8 Kilmarnock 31 -16 30
9 Partick Thistle 30 -15 29
10 Ross County 30 -17 29
11 St Mirren 30 -21 27
12 Hearts 30 -30 6

Updated 22/03/2014 at 16:58