Hearts floored Hibernian with two late goals to stretch their unbeaten run in Edinburgh derbies to nine games.
Hibs keeper Graham Stack saved an Ian Black penalty just before the break.
Although the goalkeeper denied Webster on 58 minutes, Ryan McGowan headed in on the rebound only for Marius Zaliukas to score in his own net seconds later.
Andy Webster's low drive restored Hearts' lead with seven minutes left and substitute Rudi Skacel blasted another on the break in stoppage time.
It meant that, despite a third straight month of delayed wages, Hearts made it four games without defeat after the 293rd Edinburgh derby to leave Hibs second bottom in the Scottish Premier League.
Hearts manager Paulo Sergio ended his club's two-month ban on media comment by talking to BBC Radio Scotland just before kick-off.
And there was also a change in direction on the pitch, with the Portuguese making five changes - Black, Jamie Hamill, Stephen Elliott, Mehdi Taouil and Scott Robinson all coming into the starting line-up after the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.
Hibs' new signing from Sligo Rovers, Eoin Doyle, had to be content with a place on the bench along with fellow striker Garry O'Connor, who has been struggling with a toe injury.
However, four others were introduced to Pat Fenlon's line-up - Paul Hanlon, Ian Murray, Martin Scott and Victor Palsson - after the Easter Road outfit were held 1-1 at home to Inverness in their last fixture.
Hibs were first to threaten, but Danny Galbraith sliced wildly past the near post after being set up by Leigh Griffiths 14 yards from goal.
Lewis Stevenson and Hanlon were both shown yellow cards as Hibs got caught up in the emotions of a typically frenetic start.
Hanlon, given an unfamiliar right-back role, was quickly under pressure as a result, with David Templeton stepping inside the naturally left-sided defender to send a low drive off the outside of the far post then powering another long-range effort wide.
Hearts should have taken the lead after 24 minutes when Elliott pulled the ball back into the path of the unmarked Taouil, who sliced wide from 12 yards, injuring himself in the process before being immediately replaced with Andrew Driver.
The visitors again squandered a chance three minutes before the break when Callum Booth was short with his backpass to Stack, who pulled down Elliott as he tried to clear.
Black, until then the most influential player on the park, did not pack enough punch in his low spot kick and Stack stretched out a hand to turn the ball wide for a corner.
Hibs took heart from their visitors' third penalty miss in a row to exert the early pressure after the break.
Black looked to make amends for his penalty miss but was again denied by the fingertips for Stack as the midfielder powered a dipping effort from 25 yards.
From the corner, Black's driven corner was headed powerfully by Webster and, although Stack blocked on the line, McGowan made sure from close range.
However, Hibs immediately headed up the other end and a wild attempt at a clearance by Zaliukas' sent Galbraith's low cross past goalkeeper Marian Kello.
Play was now raging from end to end and Ivan Sproule's low cross-come-shot flashed across the face of Hearts' goal.
Goalscorer McGowan was fortunate to escape without even a yellow card for reacting angrily to a clumsy Sproule challenge.
Black sent a 20-yard drive inches over the crossbar before Webster rose to meet a long throw, John Sutton played it back into his path and the central defender fired low past Stack.
Driver had an effort half stopped by Stack before being cleared off the line by Sean O'Hanlon, but Skacel finally made Hibs pay on the break to leave Pat Fenlon still looking for his first win as manager.
- 01 Stack Booked
- 03 Booth
- 04 Hanlon Booked
- 05 O'Hanlon
- 06 Murray
- 11 Galbraith (O'Connor - 85' )
- 14 Scott (Doyle - 86' )
- 16 Stevenson Booked
- 17 Sproule
- 19 Palsson Booked
- 28 Griffiths
- 31 Brown
- 02 Hart
- 20 Stephens
- 25 Towell
- 07 Wotherspoon
- 09 O'Connor
- 10 Doyle
- 25 Kello
- 06 Webster Booked
- 17 McGowan
- 26 Zaliukas
- 02 Hamill
- 08 Black
- 12 Templeton (Skacel - 74' )
- 21 Taouil (Driver - 25' )
- 31 Mrowiec
- 10 Elliott
- 27 Robinson (Sutton - 61' )
- 30 MacDonald
- 05 Barr
- 11 Driver
- 19 Skacel
- 40 Hamilton
- 15 Sutton
- 18 Novikovas
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.90:00 +1:16
Assist on the goal came from John Sutton.90:00 +1:16 Goal scored
Goal! - Rudi Skacel - Hibernian 1 - 3 Hearts Rudi Skacel finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-3 Hearts.90:00 +0:45
The ball is delivered by Paul Hanlon.88:22
The ball is swung over by Stephen Elliott.87:03
The ball is crossed by Callum Booth, clearance made by Marius Zaliukas.86:07
Andrew Driver takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.85:00 Substitution
Substitution Eoin Doyle comes on in place of Martin Scott.85:00 Substitution
Substitution Garry O'Connor on for Daniel Galbraith.82:49
Assist on the goal came from John Sutton.82:49 Goal scored
Goal! - Andy Webster - Hibernian 1 - 2 Hearts Andy Webster grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 Hearts.79:19
Ian Black is adjudged to have handled the ball. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.77:37
John Sutton is penalised for a handball. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.75:55
The ball is sent over by Ivan Sproule, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Sean O'Hanlon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.75:55 Booking
Booking Booking for Andy Webster.75:52
Leigh Griffiths fouled by Andy Webster, the ref awards a free kick.75:10
The ball is delivered by Paul Hanlon.73:35 Substitution
Substitution Rudi Skacel is brought on as a substitute for David Templeton.73:28
The ball is swung over by Ivan Sproule.72:14
Effort from outside the penalty box by Ian Black goes wide left of the goal.
Adrian Mrowiec gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith. Strike comes in from Daniel Galbraith from the free kick. Daniel Galbraith produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.67:56
Foul by John Sutton on Lewis Stevenson, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.67:21
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster by Daniel Galbraith. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.64:44
Ivan Sproule gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ian Black, save by Graham Stack.64:26
Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Leigh Griffiths results in a free kick. Andy Webster takes the free kick.63:12
Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Webster takes the indirect free kick.62:35
Ivan Sproule crosses the ball.59:57
Free kick taken by Ian Black. Jamie Hamill takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Callum Booth.59:57 Substitution
Substitution John Sutton is brought on as a substitute for Scott Robinson.59:57 Booking
Booking Victor Palsson shown a yellow card.59:53
Foul by Victor Palsson on Ian Black, free kick awarded.58:54
Daniel Galbraith provided the assist for the goal.58:54 Goal scored
Goal! - Marius Zaliukas - Hibernian 1 - 1 Hearts Marius Zaliukas concedes an unfortunate own goal. Hibernian 1-1 Hearts.58:52
The ball is swung over by Daniel Galbraith.57:23
Andy Webster provided the assist for the goal.57:23 Goal scored
Goal! - Ryan McGowan - Hibernian 0 - 1 Hearts Ryan McGowan scores a headed goal from close range. Hibernian 0-1 Hearts.56:13
Ian Black has an effort at goal. Graham Stack makes a save. Corner taken by Ian Black from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy Webster takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.51:58
Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Victor Palsson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.50:17
A cross is delivered by Daniel Galbraith, Andy Webster makes a clearance.48:49
Paul Hanlon produces a cross, Marian Kello makes a save.47:30
Stephen Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean O'Hanlon. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.45:15
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Daniel Galbraith goes wide of the left-hand post.45:01
The second half begins.45:00 +2:03 Half time
Half Time The referee blows for half time.45:00 +1:23
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Elliott on Daniel Galbraith. Ian Murray takes the free kick.44:18
Foul by Martin Scott on Ryan McGowan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.43:02
Corner taken right-footed by Ian Black from the left by-line, Marius Zaliukas has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.42:57 Penalty
Placed penalty taken by Ian Black saved by Graham Stack. Hibernian 0-0 Hearts.42:06 Booking
Booking Graham Stack goes into the referee's book.41:55
Graham Stack challenges Stephen Elliott unfairly and gives away a Penalty.40:09
Foul by Ivan Sproule on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.39:23
Unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Ryan McGowan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.37:50
Stephen Elliott has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.36:45
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan by Martin Scott. Free kick taken by Ian Black. David Templeton has a drilled shot. Ian Murray gets a block in.33:48
Foul by Martin Scott on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.32:26
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ivan Sproule.32:09
Callum Booth sends in a cross, clearance by Andy Webster.30:50
Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Victor Palsson results in a free kick. Ian Black takes the direct free kick.28:54
Effort from 18 yards by Ivan Sproule. Blocked by Marius Zaliukas. Short corner taken by Ivan Sproule.25:54
Foul by Ivan Sproule on Scott Robinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.24:29 Substitution
Substitution Mehdi Taouil goes off and Andrew Driver comes on.22:26
Effort from deep inside the area by Mehdi Taouil misses to the left of the target.21:22
The referee blows for offside against Stephen Elliott. Ian Murray takes the free kick.20:11
Leigh Griffiths produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.19:42
The ball is delivered by Callum Booth, save by Marian Kello.18:42
Long range effort by David Templeton goes wide right of the target.17:08
Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.15:18
Shot by David Templeton from deep inside the penalty area hits the post.12:20
The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ian Black from left channel, save by Graham Stack.12:20 Booking
Booking Paul Hanlon goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.12:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on David Templeton.8:01
Direct free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.8:01 Booking
Booking The referee cautions Lewis Stevenson for unsporting behaviour.7:57
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Stevenson on Scott Robinson.6:48
Ivan Sproule crosses the ball.6:09
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan by Ivan Sproule. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.2:45
Daniel Galbraith has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.0:51
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Mehdi Taouil. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.0:31
Foul by Callum Booth on Stephen Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.0:09
Daniel Galbraith concedes a free kick for a foul on Mehdi Taouil. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.0:00
The game gets underway.
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