EDINBURGH. Hibernian beats Motherwell 1-0 after R. Porteous scored just 1 goal (67′). Hibernian took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
C. Shields received a red card (57′). This red card was one of the reason why Motherwell 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 Grant Irvine who had the assistance of David McGeachie and Andy Milne. The 4th official was Mike Roncone. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.7 degrees Celsius or 54.86 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 75%.
Hibernian was in firm control of the ball 58% while Motherwell was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Motherwell was more aggressive with 38 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 1 were on target. Nonetheless, Hibernian found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.
Hibernian shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Motherwell shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target.
Hibernian received 2 yellow cards (P. Hanlon and H. McKirdy). On the opposite side, Motherwell received 4 yellow cards (C. Slattery, J. Efford, R. Lamie and M. Penney).
Also, Motherwell didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after C. Shields (Motherwell) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (57′).
After this contest, Hibernian will have 14 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Motherwell will stay with 13 points like Aberdeen and Hearts to stay in the 6th place.
Kevin van Veen
Motherwell will host Rangers on the 16th of October with a 29-0 head to head in favor of Rangers (14 draws).
Hibernian: Formation and Lineups
Hibernian started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Lee Johnson chose to play with the following team: David Marshall , Christopher Cadden , Ryan Porteous , Paul Hanlon , Marijan Čabraja , Nohan Kenneh , Martin Boyle , Joe Newell , Josh Campbell , Thody Elie Youan and Mykola Kukharevych .
Hibernian made 4 changes: T. Youan for H. McKirdy (57′), N. Kenneh for K. Magennis (64′), M. Cabraja for L. Stevenson (65′) and M. Kukharevych for E. Melkersen (80′).
Top player: Ryan Porteous
The player who no doubt impressed Hibernian the most was Ryan Porteous.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 58 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 12 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.
Motherwell: Formation and Lineups
Motherwell started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Steven Hammell played with: Liam Kelly , Paul McGinn , Sondre Solholm Johansen , Ricki Lamie , Matt Penney , Callum Slattery , Sean Goss , Joseph Efford , Blair Spittal , Connor Shields and Kevin van Veen .
Motherwell made 5 changes: B. Spittal for R. Tierney (23′), C. Slattery for D. Cornelius (72′), R. Tierney for S. O’Donnell (72′), K. van Veen for L. Moult (72′) and P. McGinn for S. McKinstry (85′).
Top player: Paul McGinn
Probably the most impressive player in Motherwell was Paul McGinn.
His rating iswith 35 passes (42% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 12. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
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