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St Johnstone vs Hibernian: Scottish Premiership – BBC Sport



It was Hibs boss Montgomery who seemed to come into this game under more pressure – perhaps not helped by the club’s midweek statement.

There was an immediate reaction from the players. From a free-kick 30 yards from goal, Marcondes whipped a stupendous effort into the top corner.

Hibs’ performance wasn’t without faults. David Marshall’s hospital ball to Marcondes allowed Adama Sidibeh in on goal, but the goalkeeper made amends with a fine save.

The visitors then went up pitch, Marcondes and Myziane Maolida trading passes before the latter skimmed the crossbar from close range.

Hibs impressed most on the counter, and that’s where the next goal came from.

Martin Boyle tore down the pitch and tried to dink Dimitar Mitov. His effort was saved, but when the ball was returned, Hanlon had three efforts at goal.

The first two were blocked by Liam Gordon, but the third broke kindly and Hanlon was able to rattle it into the bottom corner.

There had been some nice build-up play from St Johnstone in the first-half, but their confidence was sapped and they struggled to create much in the second.

Instead, it looked more likely Hibs would run away with it. Boyle pulled the ball back to Maolida in the box, but Phillips had raced back to block on the line.

That heroism would be undone when a long free-kick was chipped forward and not dealt with.

Josh Campbell was able to loop a header over the statuesque defence, and fellow sub Vente lashed home.

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