PERTH. Hibernian found a way to turn the table against St. Johnstone to win 2-1. It was St. Johnstone to strike first with an own goal of R. Porteous at the 41′. Then it was a goal in the 83′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Murphy gave the win to Hibernian in the 86′ minute with a goal. Hibernian was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.
C. Bryson received a red card (45′). This double yellow card was one of the reason why St. Johnstone lost the match.
The match was held at the McDiarmid Park Stadium in Perth on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Euan Anderson with the help of Drew Kirkland and Alastair Mather. The 4th official was Graham Grainger. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.4 degrees Celsius or 63.25 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.
Hibernian was in firm control of the ball 65% while St. Johnstone was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Hibernian was more aggressive with 74 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Hibernian won the encounter.
St. Johnstone shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target. On the other side, Hibernian shot 23 times, 6 on target, 17 off target.
St. Johnstone received 3 yellow cards (C. Bryson, M. Davidson and J. Brown). On the other side, Hibernian received 1 yellow card (J. Campbell).
C. Bryson (St. Johnstone) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (45′).
After playing this match, St. Johnstone will stay with 14 points to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Hibernian will have 15 points like Aberdeen to stay in the 7th place.
R. Porteous (OG)
Hibernian will host Rangers on the 1st of December with a 26-7 head to head stats in favor of Rangers (9 draws).
St. Johnstone: Formation and Lineups
St. Johnstone started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Callum Davidson chose to play with the following team: Zander Clark , Lars Dendoncker , Liam Gordon , Jamie McCart , Shaun Rooney , Murray Davidson , Craig Bryson , Callum Booth , Michael O’Halloran , Ali Crawford and Eetu Vertainen .
St. Johnstone made 3 changes: E. Vertainen for C. MacPherson (46′), S. Rooney for J. Brown (74′) and M. Davidson for V. Solomon-Otabor (87′).
Top player: Jamie McCart
Probably the most impressive player in St. Johnstone was Jamie McCart.
His rating iswith 24 passes (45% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 12.
Hibernian: Formation and Lineups
Hibernian started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the other side, Jack Ross played with: Matt Macey , Paul McGinn , Ryan Porteous , Paul Hanlon , Christopher Cadden , Jake Doyle Hayes , Joe Newell , Josh Doig , Josh Campbell , Kevin Nisbet and Jamie Gullan .
Hibernian made 3 changes: P. McGinn for J. Murphy (62′), J. Gullan for S. Allan (71′) and J. Doyle-Hayes for J. Scott (77′).
Top player: Jamie Murphy
The player who no doubt impressed Hibernian the most was Jamie Murphy.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 8 passes (50% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 2 crosses.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 62′.
Results of the day
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