EDINBURGH. Hibernian conquers Kilmarnock 1-0 after J. Newell scored just 1 goal (12′). Hibernian took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).
A. Taylor received a red card (10′). This red card was one of the reason why Kilmarnock lost the match.
The match was played at the Easter Road Stadium stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was John Beaton who had the assistance of Sean Carr and Jonathan Bell. The 4th official was Greg Aitken. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.7 degrees Celsius or 65.68 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 73%.
Hibernian was in firm control of the ball 56% while Kilmarnock was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Hibernian was more aggressive with 75 dangerous attacks and 24 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Hibernian won the match.
Hibernian shot 24 times, 10 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Kilmarnock shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
Hibernian received 2 yellow cards (M. Boyle and R. Porteous). On the opposite side, Kilmarnock received 3 yellow cards (A. Power, K. Lafferty and R. McKenzie).
Also, Kilmarnock didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Taylor (Kilmarnock) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (10′).
After playing this match, Hibernian will have 5 points to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Kilmarnock will stay with 4 points to stay in the 9th place.
Kilmarnock will host St. Johnstone on the 10th of September with a 16-14 head to head statistic in favor of St. Johnstone (7 draws).
Hibernian: Formation and Lineups
Hibernian started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Lee Johnson chose to play with the following team: David Marshall , Christopher Cadden , Ryan Porteous , Paul Hanlon , Marijan Čabraja , Joe Newell , Nohan Kenneh , Martin Boyle , Josh Campbell , Ewan Henderson and Thody Elie Youan .
Hibernian made 4 changes: E. Henderson for H. McKirdy (51′), M. Cabraja for J. Doyle-Hayes (66′), J. Campbell for L. Stevenson (66′) and T. Youan for M. Bojang (90′).
Top player: Christopher Cadden
The player who no doubt impressed Hibernian the most was Christopher Cadden even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 43 passes (88% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 8 crosses.
Kilmarnock: Formation and Lineups
Kilmarnock started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the opposite side, Derek McInnes played with: Sam Walker , Joe Wright , Ash Taylor, Lewis Mayo , Ryan Alebiosu , Liam Polworth , Alan Power , Ben Chrisene , Danny Armstrong , Oli Shaw and Innes Cameron .
Kilmarnock made 5 changes: O. Shaw for F. Murray (67′), I. Cameron for K. Lafferty (67′), R. Alebiosu for B. Lyons (73′), D. Armstrong for D. Sotona (74′) and A. Power for R. McKenzie (86′).
Best player: Sam Walker
The player that probably impressed the most for Kilmarnock was the goalkeeper: Sam Walker. His rating is 7.80. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
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