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Hibernian   2 - 1   St Mirren

Hibernian striker Abdessalam Benjelloun
Benjelloun scored on his return to Easter Road

Abdessalam Benjelloun's first Hibernian goal in almost two years gave the Easter Road side victory over St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League opener.

Steven Thomson was sent off for a challenge on Patrick Cregg but the visitors recovered to take the lead through Stephen McGinn's goal.

The home side equalised quickly through debutant David Wotherspoon's shot.

Colin Nish headed against the woodwork before Benjelloun grabbed a late winner with a diving header.

St Mirren threatened early on with debutant Garry Brady setting up Billy Mehmet for a shot which was saved by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

Mehmet then headed over Ma-Kalambay's goal rom Jack Ross' teasing centre.

Hibernian youngster Wotherspoon put the St Mirren defence under pressure with a dangerous delivery but Nish did not attack the ball in the middle.

Thomson was dismissed in the 15th minute by referee Alan Muir for a two-footed challenge on Hibs debutant Patrick Cregg.

Despite their advantage in numbers, Hibs struggled to create openings.

Derek Riordan did find the net but the referee's whistle had already sounded for a handball earlier in the move.

Cregg crossed for Nish to head wide before the Buddies took the lead by capitalising on slackness in the the Hibs defence.

A poor back-pass by Hogg was cleared by Ma-Kalambay to Paul Hanlon, who lost to possession to Andy Dorman.

The midfielder's cross was pushed away by Hibs keeper but Mehmet teed up McGinn to convert from the edge of the box.

Hibs' response was immediate with John Rankin setting up Wotherspoon to drag a shot beyond Paul Gallacher and into the corner.

The home side should have taken the lead 10 mintues into the second half when Wotherspoon headed Riordan's corner back towards Nish but the striker could only nod against the crossbar.

Rankin, Riordan and Paul Hanlon all had efforts at the St Mirren goal but Gallacher was on hand to make the saves.

John Hughes, overseeing his first competitive match as Hibs manager, then sent on Benjelloun and Danny Galbraith for Kevin McCann and Hanlon as the home side went in search of a winner.

Gallacher continued to frustrate the hosts with an excellent one-handed save from Kevin McBride's drive.

But the pressure finally paid off as a short corner routine allowed Galbraith to pick out the unmarked Benjelloun, who made no mistake with the header.

It was the Morocco international's first Hibs goal since November 2007, having spent last season on loan with Belgian clubs Charleroi and Roeselare and seen a proposed summer move to Egyptian team Al Alhy fall through.

Saints pressed for a late leveller but Tom Brighton's shot was deflected wide by McBride.


Hibernian manager John Hughes:
"The fans got right behind us in great numbers and I'm delighted we got a win and off to a flying start.

"It was very difficult. Obviously with St Mirren going down to 10 men, you think should go on to win it convincingly but sometimes it can be difficult.

"David Wotherspoon's debut was outstanding. He's worked ever so hard in pre-season. We've got a few youngsters in there.

"We need to turn this place into a fortress. They looked fit and they looked hungry and I'm just delighted that eventually we got the winner.

"Benji only came back to us last week said yesterday, 'I'll get you the winner gaffer'.

"I feel for St Mirren, I have to give them a mention having ten men from so early on but that's football, that's the way it goes."

St Mirren manager Gus MacPherson:
"It's disappointing but I thought we were different class today. Every man was outstanding with the effort that they put in.

"Obviously when you're down a man at that early stage, you're going to have to concede ground but I thought we worked extremely hard and we limited Hibs to very few chances.

"The disappointing thing was that we lost that goal so close to taking the lead and if we had maybe just hung on a wee bit longer it would've given us that bit more to defend.

"I'm not going to criticise the players, they were a match for Hibs.

"When you've got the group players working as hard as that and still at times carrying a threat, we can't ask for much more from them.

"But ultimately we've taken nothing from the game and we're disappointed."

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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 2-1 St Mirren FT
(HT 1-1)
  • David Wotherspoon 39
  • Benjelloun 83
  • McGinn 38

Hibernian

  • 50 Ma-Kalambay
  • 02 McCann (Benjelloun 70)
  • 04 Hogg
  • 20 Hanlon yellow card (Danny Galbraith 77)
  • 26 Bamba
  • 08 Cregg
  • 11 Rankin
  • 17 McBride
  • 24 David Wotherspoon
  • 09 Nish yellow card
  • 10 Riordan

Substitutes

  • 01 Stack,
  • 15 Thicot,
  • 25 McCormack,
  • 16 Stevenson,
  • 22 Danny Galbraith,
  • 19 Benjelloun,
  • 29 Byrne

St Mirren

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 05 Mair
  • 06 Potter
  • 19 Barron
  • 02 Ross yellow card
  • 04 McGinn (Dargo 84)
  • 08 Dorman
  • 14 Brady
  • 45 Thomson red card
  • 09 Mehmet
  • 11 Higdon yellow card (Brighton 72)

Substitutes

  • 20 Howard,
  • 21 Innes,
  • 25 Faulds,
  • 15 Brighton,
  • 16 Robb,
  • 17 Dargo,
  • 22 Quinn
Ref: MuirAtt: 12,313
HIBERNIAN
ST MIRREN

Possession

  • Hibernian 63%
  • St Mirren 37%

Attempts on target

  • Hibernian 11
  • St Mirren 1

Attempts off target

  • Hibernian 10
  • St Mirren 3

Corners

  • Hibernian 7
  • St Mirren 3

Fouls

  • Hibernian 15
  • St Mirren 10
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:10 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:45 Goal kick taken long by Yves Ma-Kalambay (Hibernian).
  • 90:00+2:06 Foul by Danny Galbraith (Hibernian) on Jack Ross (St Mirren). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jack Ross (St Mirren) from right channel, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 90:00+1:46 Attacking throw-in by Garry Brady (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+1:32 Attacking throw-in by Tom Brighton (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+0:46 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 90:00+0:25 Colin Nish (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:01 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00 Booking Danny Galbraith (Hibernian) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:44 Shot by Abdessalam Benjelloun (Hibernian) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 89:03 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), clearance by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
  • 88:53 Colin Nish (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Mair (St Mirren) from own half, passed.
  • 88:18 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 88:00 Shot by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 87:33 Foul by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) on Patrick Cregg (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
  • 87:05 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 86:42 Shot by Tom Brighton (St Mirren) drilled right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by John Rankin (Hibernian).
  • 86:08 Foul by Colin Nish (Hibernian) on John Potter (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:27 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 85:10 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from left wing (12 yards), brilliant save (punched) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 84:11 Foul by Abdessalam Benjelloun (Hibernian) on David Barron (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 83:14 Clearance by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
  • 83:14 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Stephen McGinn replaced by Craig Dargo (tactical).
  • 82:55 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) to far post,
  • 82:09 Assist (cross) by Danny Galbraith (Hibernian) from left wing.
  • 82:09 GOAL - Abdessalam BenjellounHibernian 2 - 1 St Mirren headed goal by Abdessalam Benjelloun (Hibernian) (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Hibernian 2-1 St Mirren.
  • 81:53 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to centre,
  • 81:35 Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Garry Brady (St Mirren).
  • 80:48 Defending throw-in by Danny Galbraith (Hibernian).
  • 80:33 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 80:30 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 79:54 Cross by Derek Riordan (Hibernian), shot by Abdessalam Benjelloun (Hibernian) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.
  • 79:33 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to near post, clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 79:02 Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), shot by Patrick Cregg (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (parried) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 78:01 Goal kick taken short by Yves Ma-Kalambay (Hibernian).
  • 77:57 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 77:47 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 77:14 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 76:33 Substitution Hibernian substitution: Paul Hanlon replaced by Danny Galbraith (tactical).
  • 76:16 Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), foul by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) on Stephen McGinn (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to near post, clearance by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 75:43 Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), clearance by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 75:01 Cross by Patrick Cregg (Hibernian), clearance by John Potter (St Mirren).
  • 74:02 Shot by John Rankin (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), fantastic save (parried) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 73:49 Attacking throw-in by Derek Riordan (Hibernian).
  • 72:26 Cross by Kevin McBride (Hibernian), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 71:32 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Michael Higdon replaced by Tom Brighton (tactical).
  • 70:57 Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 70:04 Defending throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 70:00 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 69:09 Substitution Hibernian substitution: Kevin McCann replaced by Abdessalam Benjelloun (tactical).
  • 68:54 Shot by John Rankin (Hibernian) volleyed left-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 68:09 Foul by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren) on Kevin McBride (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
  • 67:42 Cross by Patrick Cregg (Hibernian), shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 66:38 Booking Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 66:23 Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) on Lee Mair (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 65:24 Cross by Chris Hogg (Hibernian), clearance by Andy Dorman (St Mirren).
  • 65:03 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 64:00 Foul by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) on Michael Higdon (St Mirren). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jack Ross (St Mirren) from right wing, clearance by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
  • 63:40 Defending throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 62:12 Foul by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) on Stephen McGinn (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 60:47 Foul by John Rankin (Hibernian) on Stephen McGinn (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 60:24 Attacking throw-in by John Rankin (Hibernian).
  • 59:39 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 58:19 Cross by John Rankin (Hibernian), clearance by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 57:23 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 56:57 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 56:11 Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), shot by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren).
  • 55:43 Foul by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) on John Rankin (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
  • 55:24 Shot by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 53:44 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 53:33 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), clearance by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren).
  • 53:14 Cross by Kevin McBride (Hibernian), clearance by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 52:37 Cross by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren), resulting in open play.
  • 52:21 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 52:02 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 51:22 Foul by John Rankin (Hibernian) on Andy Dorman (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Jack Ross (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:05 Foul by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) on Lee Mair (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:01 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 49:49 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to centre, shot by Colin Nish (Hibernian) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 49:43 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), clearance by Lee Mair (St Mirren).
  • 49:06 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 48:48 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from left side of penalty area (20 yards), missed right.
  • 47:53 Foul by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) on Lee Mair (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 47:12 Foul by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren) on Patrick Cregg (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Hibernian) from right wing, passed.
  • 45:35 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), clearance by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren).
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:00+2:56 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:27 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+2:12 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+1:56 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+1:41 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+1:08 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+1:01 Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), clearance by John Potter (St Mirren).
  • 45:00+0:20 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 44:44 Cross by John Rankin (Hibernian), header by Colin Nish (Hibernian) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 44:02 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 43:22 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 43:00 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 38:38 Assist (pass) by John Rankin (Hibernian) from left side of penalty area.
  • 38:38 GOAL - David WotherspoonHibernian 1 - 1 St Mirren Goal by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) drilled right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Hibernian 1-1 St Mirren.
  • 37:48 GOAL - Stephen McGinnHibernian 0 - 1 St Mirren Goal by Stephen McGinn (St Mirren) drilled right-footed (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Hibernian 0-1 St Mirren.
  • 37:08 Cross by Andy Dorman (St Mirren), comfortable save (punched) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 36:55 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 36:01 Cross by Patrick Cregg (Hibernian), drilled header by Colin Nish (Hibernian) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 34:36 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 33:40 Foul by David Barron (St Mirren) on Derek Riordan (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) from right wing, header by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 33:03 Defending throw-in by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren).
  • 32:30 Booking Colin Nish (Hibernian) booked for dissent.
  • 30:11 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 29:43 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 29:17 Goal kick taken long by Yves Ma-Kalambay (Hibernian).
  • 29:11 Cross by David Barron (St Mirren), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 28:21 Foul by John Rankin (Hibernian) on Stephen McGinn (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 27:38 Handball by Colin Nish (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 27:09 Foul by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) on Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
  • 26:41 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) to near post, clearance by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 26:32 Cross by Lee Mair (St Mirren), blocked by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
  • 25:50 Foul by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) on Michael Higdon (St Mirren). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jack Ross (St Mirren) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 24:44 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), resulting in open play.
  • 24:38 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dorman (St Mirren).
  • 24:03 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), clearance by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 23:13 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 23:06 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 22:48 Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), clearance by John Potter (St Mirren).
  • 22:36 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 22:06 Cross by David Barron (St Mirren), resulting in open play.
  • 21:23 Foul by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) on John Potter (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 20:55 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 20:30 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to centre, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 20:21 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), clearance by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 19:51 Goal kick taken long by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 18:55 Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), comfortable save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 18:22 Defending throw-in by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 17:50 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 16:25 Sent off Steven Thomson (St Mirren) dismissed for professional foul.
  • 15:03 Booking Jack Ross (St Mirren) booked for dissent.
  • 14:47 Foul by Steven Thomson (St Mirren) on Patrick Cregg (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:05 Attacking throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 13:34 Colin Nish (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 12:49 Defending throw-in by Jack Ross (St Mirren).
  • 12:40 Cross by Kevin McCann (Hibernian), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 12:04 Booking Michael Higdon (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 11:51 Bad foul by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) on Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Yves Ma-Kalambay (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
  • 11:28 Goal kick taken long by Yves Ma-Kalambay (Hibernian).
  • 11:09 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), header by Billy Mehmet (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 10:30 Foul by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) on Derek Riordan (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 8:58 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 8:38 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 7:47 Shot by Colin Nish (Hibernian) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
  • 7:15 Cross by Jack Ross (St Mirren), clearance by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 5:43 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 5:28 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 5:17 Goal kick taken long by Yves Ma-Kalambay (Hibernian).
  • 4:48 Cross by Patrick Cregg (Hibernian), drilled header by Andy Dorman (St Mirren) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 4:17 Defending throw-in by Kevin McCann (Hibernian).
  • 3:56 Foul by Michael Higdon (St Mirren) on Chris Hogg (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 3:27 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 3:14 Defending throw-in by David Barron (St Mirren).
  • 2:25 Colin Nish (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 0:12 Foul by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) on Billy Mehmet (St Mirren). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jack Ross (St Mirren) from left channel, clearance by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Scottish Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 15 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 1 3 3
2 Kilmarnock 1 3 3
3 Celtic 1 2 3
4 Hibernian 1 1 3
5 Motherwell 1 0 1
6 St Johnstone 1 0 1
7 Dundee Utd 0 0 0
8 Hearts 0 0 0
9 St Mirren 1 -1 0
10 Aberdeen 1 -2 0
11 Falkirk 1 -3 0
12 Hamilton 1 -3 0

Scottish Premier League results

15 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic R
Hibernian 2-1 St Mirren R
Kilmarnock 3-0 Hamilton R
Rangers 4-1 Falkirk R
St Johnstone 2-2 Motherwell R


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Saturday's SPL photos
15 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier


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