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Hibernian   0 - 0   St Johnstone

Highlights - Hibernian 0-0 St Johnstone

Highlights - Hibernian 0-0 St Johnstone

By Andy Campbell

Hibernian and St Johnstone drew a blank in a dour Scottish Premier League encounter at Easter Road.

Edwin de Graaf's first-half shot was well held by St Johnstone goalkeeper Peter Enckelman.

Saints had the better openings after the break and Collin Samuel missed an excellent chance to put his side ahead when he shot tamely at Mark Brown.

Sam Parkin headed into the side netting as the visitors finished strongly but neither side could find a winner.

Maltese referee Christian Lautier officiated and his compatriots Philip Agius and Joseph Camilleri assisted in the absence of Scottish whistlers, who had withdrawn their labour after recent criticism of their performances.

Hibs made the early running and John Rankin's low drive was gathered by Saints goalkeeper Enckelman, who then claimed a dangerous looking cross by de Graaf.

The rest of the first half only rarely threatened to excite and de Graaf's powerful shot from 25 yards that was held by Enckelman was the only other chance of note before half-time.

St Johnstone were more enterprising at the start of the second half and Samuel should have scored when he latched on to Cleveland Taylor's cross but the striker elected to stretch out a foot instead of heading the ball and the effort was collected comfortably by keeper Brown.

The visitors then looked to capitalise on Hibs' slackness as Chris Millar ran on to a loose pass out of defence but the midfielder's shot was charged down.

Danny Grainger's free-kick deep into the Hibs box found the head of Parkin but the striker's header looped over the crossbar.

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood made a double substitution in an attempt to change the pattern of play with Ian Murray and Colin Nish withdrawn and David Wotherspoon and David Stephens sent on.

But the play continued to flow in the direction of the Hibs goal and Andy Jackson, who replaced Samuel, turned in the box and had his shot deflected out.

Hibs moved upfield and Jonathan Grounds' low cross was not fully dealt with by Enckelman but the St Johnstone defence eventually scrambled the ball away.

As the match began to peter out, Grainger's curling back-post free-kick was headed into the side netting by Parkin.

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 0-0 St Johnstone FT
(HT 0-0)

      Hibernian

      • 31 Brown
      • 02 Hart
      • 03 Grounds
      • 06 Murray (Wotherspoon 69)
      • 14 Dickoh
      • 26 Bamba
      • 08 De Graaf
      • 11 Rankin
      • 22 Galbraith
      • 33 Miller (Stevenson 83)
      • 09 Nish (Stephens 69)

      Substitutes

      • 21 Smith,
      • 04 Hogg,
      • 15 Thicot,
      • 25 Stephens,
      • 16 Stevenson,
      • 17 McBride,
      • 24 Wotherspoon

      St Johnstone

      • 01 Enckelman
      • 03 Grainger
      • 06 Duberry
      • 12 Anderson
      • 19 Maybury
      • 04 Morris
      • 07 Millar
      • 11 Taylor (Craig 60)
      • 20 Davidson (Adams 88)
      • 09 Parkin
      • 21 Samuel (Jackson 71)

      Substitutes

      • 45 Duffy,
      • 37 Caddis,
      • 10 Craig,
      • 24 Adams,
      • 32 May,
      • 36 McIntosh,
      • 23 Jackson
      Ref: Christian LautiarAtt: 10,248
      HIBERNIAN
      ST JOHNSTONE

      Possession

      • Hibernian 46%
      • St Johnstone 54%

      Attempts on target

      • Hibernian 3
      • St Johnstone 1

      Attempts off target

      • Hibernian 2
      • St Johnstone 2

      Corners

      • Hibernian 3
      • St Johnstone 3

      Fouls

      • Hibernian 15
      • St Johnstone 14
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:09 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • 90:00+2:46 Centre by David Stephens, save by Peter Enckelman.
      • 90:00+1:52 Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Jackson goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 90:00+0:29 Unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Alan Maybury results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Galbraith.
      • 89:27 Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Millar. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
      • 87:45 Corner taken by Jonathan Grounds from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Peter Enckelman.
      • 87:03 Handball by Andrew Jackson. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 87:03 Substitution Jamie Adams on for Murray Davidson.
      • 85:54 The ball is crossed by Michael Hart, Murray Davidson makes a clearance.
      • 85:21 Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, clearance made by Steven Anderson.
      • 83:57 Effort on goal by Daniel Galbraith from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
      • 82:01 Andrew Jackson fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
      • 82:01 Substitution Lewis Stevenson comes on in place of Liam Miller.
      • 75:18 David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger.
      • 75:01 Liam Craig produces a cross.
      • 73:57 Liam Craig delivers the ball, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
      • 72:22 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Grounds.
      • Correction - 68:30 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Grainger.
      • Correction - 68:30 Substitution Andrew Jackson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Collin Samuel.
      • Correction - 68:30 Substitution Colin Nish goes off and David Stephens comes on.
      • Correction - 68:30 Substitution (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with David Wotherspoon coming on for Ian Murray.
      • 68:30 Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger.
      • 68:30 Substitution Andrew Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Collin Samuel.
      • 68:30 Substitution David Stephens joins the action as a substitute, replacing Colin Nish.
      • 68:30 Substitution Ian Murray goes off and David Wotherspoon comes on.
      • 67:27 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Grounds, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.
      • 65:29 Alan Maybury concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
      • Correction - 64:07 Liam Craig delivers the ball, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
      • 64:07 Centre by Liam Craig, Ian Murray makes a clearance.
      • 61:53 Michael Duberry fouled by Colin Nish, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Souleymane Bamba results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Daniel Grainger, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Sam Parkin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 60:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Murray by Murray Davidson. Liam Miller restarts play with the free kick.
      • 59:41 Ian Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.
      • 59:41 Substitution Liam Craig is brought on as a substitute for Cleveland Taylor.
      • 59:00 Jody Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Miller. Direct free kick taken by Liam Miller.
      • 58:33 Edwin De Graaf takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.
      • 57:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Liam Miller. Michael Hart takes the direct free kick.
      • 55:55 Jody Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Miller. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 53:02 Foul by Collin Samuel on Jonathan Grounds, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jonathan Grounds. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edwin De Graaf by Murray Davidson. Ian Murray takes the indirect free kick.
      • 51:48 A cross is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.
      • 51:15 Unfair challenge on Jody Morris by Ian Murray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
      • 49:02 Cleveland Taylor crosses the ball, Collin Samuel takes a shot. Peter Enckelman makes a save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Colin Nish. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.
      • 48:18 Centre by Jonathan Grounds, clearance by Michael Duberry. Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Parkin. Michael Duberry takes the indirect free kick.
      • 47:22 Daniel Galbraith produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Anderson.
      • 46:11 Unfair challenge on Edwin De Graaf by Murray Davidson results in a free kick. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:17 The ref blows to signal half-time.
      • 45:00+1:03 The official flags Collin Samuel offside. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:00+0:22 Collin Samuel is caught offside. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 42:03 Centre by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 39:04 Michael Hart sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Anderson.
      • 38:54 The ball is swung over by Daniel Galbraith, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.
      • 38:04 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Grounds, Edwin De Graaf takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.
      • 36:18 Ian Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson. Sam Parkin restarts play with the free kick.
      • 34:24 Chris Millar concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Galbraith. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Hart.
      • 31:39 Jonathan Grounds crosses the ball.
      • 30:13 Michael Hart concedes a free kick for a foul on Cleveland Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
      • 26:57 The ball is sent over by Michael Hart, save by Peter Enckelman.
      • 25:27 Unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Steven Anderson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by John Rankin, clearance made by Sam Parkin.
      • 25:03 Colin Nish is ruled offside. Peter Enckelman takes the indirect free kick.
      • 23:39 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger played to the near post, clearance made by John Rankin.
      • 22:05 Corner taken by Cleveland Taylor from the left by-line, Mark Brown makes a save.
      • 21:05 Collin Samuel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
      • 17:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Sam Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Grainger. The official flags Sam Parkin offside. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 16:46 The ball is sent over by Daniel Grainger, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
      • 14:32 Unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by John Rankin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Maybury.
      • 14:06 The ball is sent over by Liam Miller.
      • 13:30 Edwin De Graaf takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.
      • 12:35 Foul by Daniel Grainger on Daniel Galbraith, free kick awarded. Souleymane Bamba takes the free kick.
      • 12:12 John Rankin has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 11:06 The referee blows for offside against Cleveland Taylor. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 10:33 The referee blows for offside against Colin Nish. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.
      • 5:46 Michael Duberry fouled by Colin Nish, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Enckelman. The referee penalises Sam Parkin for handball. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
      • 3:43 Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Millar. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
      • 2:56 The referee blows for offside against Sam Parkin. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Steven Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Liam Miller.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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      27 Nov 2010 23:59 UK


      Scottish Premier table snapshot

      As it stood on 27 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Rangers 14 19 37
      2 Celtic 15 23 35
      3 Hearts 14 9 26
      4 Inverness CT 15 8 25
      5 Motherwell 14 6 23
      6 Kilmarnock 15 6 20
      7 Dundee Utd 14 -5 19
      8 Hibernian 15 -8 15
      9 St Johnstone 15 -12 15
      10 St Mirren 15 -12 13
      11 Aberdeen 15 -16 10
      12 Hamilton 15 -18 10

      see also
      Hibs boss wants support for Nish
      27 Nov 10 |  Hibernian
      McInnes expects ruthless Saints
      27 Nov 10 |  St Johnstone


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