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Premiership: Hibernian demolishes Motherwell 3-2 with 3 goals from K. Nisbet

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MOTHERWELL. Hibernian beat Motherwell 3-2 thanks to K. Nisbet who scored in the 16th, 53rd and 74th minute.

MOTHERWELL. Hibernian overcome Motherwell 3-2 thanks to K. Nisbet who scored in the 16th, 53rd and 74th minute.

The match was played at the Fir Park stadium in Motherwell on Sunday and it started at 1:30 pm local time. The referee was David Munro with the support of Calum Spence and Douglas Ross. The 4th official was Craig Napier. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.8 degrees Celsius or 42.46 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 77%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Motherwell was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Hibernian that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Motherwell was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Hibernian succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Motherwell shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. Talking about the opposition, Hibernian shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.


Motherwell received 2 yellow cards (Callum Slattery and Sondre Johansen). On the other side, Hibernian received 1 yellow card (Joe Newell).

After this contest, Motherwell will stay with 19 points like Dundee United to stay in the 10th place. Talking about the opposition, Hibernian will have 23 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 16'

    Kevin Nisbet

  • 31'

    Ewan Henderson

    Chris Cadden

  • 46'

    Stuart McKinstry

    Connor Shields

  • 53'

    Kevin Nisbet

  • 57'

    Callum Slattery

  • 59'

    Stuart McKinstry

  • 73'

    Paul Hanlon

    Élie Youan

  • 73'

    Marijan Cabraja

    Kyle Magennis 

  • 74'

    Kevin Nisbet

    Josh Campbell

  • 82'

    Max Johnston

    Paul McGinn

  • 82'

    Ross Tierney

    Callum Slattery

  • 85'

    Sondre Johansen

  • 87'

    Nohan Kenneh

    Aiden McGeady

  • 87'

    Elias Hoff Melkersen

    Kevin Nisbet

  • 90'

    R. Tierney

  • 90'

    Joe Newell

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Motherwell will host Ross County on the 14th of January with a 18-11 head to head statistic in favor of Motherwell (6 draws).

Hibernian will host Dundee United on the 14th of January with a 13-10 head to head in favor of Dundee United (14 draws).

Motherwell: Formation and Lineups

Motherwell adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Steven Hammell chose to play with the following team: Liam Kelly (6.0), Paul McGinn (6.4), Sondre Solholm Johansen (7.3), Ricki Lamie (6.2), Matt Penney (6.6), Dean Cornelius (6.6), Sean Goss (6.6), Callum Slattery (7.0), Connor Shields (6.8), Kevin van Veen (6.6) and Blair Spittal (7.8).


Motherwell made 3 changes: Connor Shields for Stuart McKinstry (46′), Paul McGinn for Max Johnston (82′) and Callum Slattery for Ross Tierney (82′).

Top player: Blair Spittal

The player who no doubt impressed Motherwell the most was Blair Spittal.

His rating is (7.8) with 35 passes (65% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 12. He performed 5 crosses.

Hibernian: Formation and Lineups

Also Hibernian adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Regarding the opposition, Lee Johnson played with: David Marshall (6.4), Christopher Cadden (6.1), Rocky Bushiri Kiranga (6.6), Ryan Porteous (7.2), Lewis Stevenson (6.8), Kyle Magennis (6.8), Joe Newell (7.2), Josh Campbell (6.8), Thody Elie Youan (7.2), Kevin Nisbet (8.7) and Aiden McGeady (6.8).


Hibernian made 5 changes: Chris Cadden for Ewan Henderson (31′), Élie Youan for Paul Hanlon (73′), Kyle Magennis  for Marijan Cabraja (73′), Aiden McGeady for Nohan Kenneh (87′) and Kevin Nisbet for Elias Hoff Melkersen (87′).

Top player: Kevin Nisbet

The player who no doubt impressed Hibernian the most was Kevin Nisbet.

His rating is (8.7) with 3 goals, 14 passes (64% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership


Vicky Singh

Vicky Singh is based in Mumbai with over two decades as a sports journalist. He writes mainly on football predictions and head to head.