Hibernian and Aberdeen battled out a goalless Scottish Premier League draw at Easter Road.

Isaiah Osbourne threatened for the hosts in the first half and the Dons' Mitchel Megginson had several efforts blocked before half-time.

The hosts claimed unsuccessfully for a penalty after the break, the ball appearing to hit Andrew Considine on the arm.

Sean O'Hanlon then survived claims he had handled in the Hibs box.

The result means Hibs move a point clear of bottom club Dunfermline, while Aberdeen have been overtaken by Dundee United on goal difference, the Taysiders moving up to seventh.

Both goalkeepers were called into action as Hibs' Isaiah Osbourne and Aberdeen's Mitchel Megginson fired in shots.

The pace of Megginson was causing Hibs problems and O'Hanlon made an important clearance before the midfielder almost found Scott Vernon with another delivery.

Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack got down well to block an effort by Megginson after Rory McArdle had headed down Fraser Fyvie's cross.

Garry O'Connor's free-kick from 25 yards smacked off the Aberdeen wall and David Wotherspoon could not keep his header down as Hibs tried to find a way through.

Josh Magennis headed straight at Stack as the first half wound down and Andrew Considine headed wide of the Hibs goal early in the second half.

Considine was accused of using an arm as the Dons defended a corner, but referee Crawford Allan waved away the appeals.

At the other end, Clark Robertson's delivery was headed back across goal by Ryan Jack and O'Hanlon cleared, with referee Allan again unmoved by claims of handball.

Robertson was forced off with a knee injury and his replacement, Youl Mawene, blocked a Lewis Stevenson drive as the match wound down.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Hibernian

  • 01 Stack
  • 02 Doherty Booked
  • 05 O'Hanlon
  • 19 Kujabi
  • 22 Francomb
  • 07 Wotherspoon
  • 08 Claros
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 24 Osbourne
  • 09 O'Connor
  • 10 Doyle (O'Donovan - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Brown
  • 03 Booth
  • 20 Stephens
  • 25 Towell
  • 14 Scott
  • 17 Sproule
  • 18 O'Donovan

Aberdeen

  • 32 Brown
  • 02 McArdle
  • 03 Reynolds
  • 06 Considine
  • 13 Robertson (Mawene - 86' )
  • 17 Fyvie
  • 20 Hughes
  • 22 Jack
  • 09 Vernon
  • 21 Magennis (Chalali - 66' )
  • 23 Megginson (Mackie - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Langfield
  • 05 Mawene
  • 30 Fraser
  • 33 Masson
  • 10 Mackie
  • 14 Fallon
  • 18 Chalali
Ref: Crawford
Att: 10,100

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

3 2

Corners

8 8

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:30

David Wotherspoon fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a free kick. George Francomb delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Rory McArdle.

90:00 +0:57

Corner taken left-footed by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Garry O'Connor takes a shot.

90:00 +0:51

George Francomb crosses the ball, Fraser Fyvie gets a block in.

89:59

Unfair challenge on Pa Saikou Kujabi by Darren Mackie results in a free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi takes the direct free kick.

89:37

Pa Saikou Kujabi sends in a cross, Jason Brown makes a save.

89:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Mackie. Jorge Claros takes the free kick.

88:39

Foul by Rory McArdle on Garry O'Connor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Roy O'Donovan.

88:03

Fraser Fyvie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. Jorge Claros restarts play with the free kick.

87:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Pa Saikou Kujabi, clearance by Andrew Considine.

86:52

Jorge Claros takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Hughes.

85:25 Substitution

Substitution Youl Mawene replaces Clark Robertson.

83:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Reynolds on Roy O'Donovan. Free kick taken by George Francomb.

81:48

Corner taken by Fraser Fyvie from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Mohamed Chalali misses to the right of the goal.

81:20

Darren Mackie delivers the ball, Pa Saikou Kujabi makes a clearance.

80:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Clark Robertson. Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

79:12

Corner from left by-line taken by George Francomb.

78:39

Garry O'Connor fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Mark Reynolds manages to make a clearance.

75:42 Substitution

Substitution Darren Mackie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mitchel Megginson.

74:23

Pa Saikou Kujabi fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick. David Wotherspoon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

72:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie, clearance made by Garry O'Connor.

71:40

Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Mitchel Megginson. Stephen Hughes crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, Jorge Claros manages to make a clearance.

69:31

Handball decision goes against Ryan Jack. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

67:19

Andrew Considine challenges Roy O'Donovan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi takes the free kick.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Josh Magennis goes off and Mohamed Chalali comes on.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Eoin Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Roy O'Donovan.

63:51

Foul by Jorge Claros on Fraser Fyvie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

61:07

Short corner worked by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Jorge Claros takes a shot. Corner from the left by-line taken by George Francomb, Josh Magennis makes a clearance. Josh Magennis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick crossed right-footed by George Francomb, save by Jason Brown.

59:23

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Fraser Fyvie from right channel, David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

59:23 Booking

Booking Matt Doherty booked.

59:13

Eoin Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Magennis.

58:37

Jorge Claros gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Fyvie.

56:42

The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Mark Reynolds.

55:45

Inswinging corner taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi from the right by-line, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.

52:16

Isaiah Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie. Jason Brown takes the free kick. The official flags Josh Magennis offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

51:47

Close range headed effort by Andrew Considine misses to the right of the target.

51:16

Sean O'Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Magennis. Free kick taken by Stephen Hughes.

48:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

48:19

Ryan Jack delivers the ball, clearance by Pa Saikou Kujabi. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack, clearance made by Matt Doherty.

45:46

Jorge Claros gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie. Free kick taken by Clark Robertson.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:09 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

43:04

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Jack from the right by-line, David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

42:55

Josh Magennis delivers the ball, blocked by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

40:57

Ryan Jack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Garry O'Connor, Josh Magennis gets a block in. David Wotherspoon produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

39:22

Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie, Garry O'Connor makes a clearance.

39:13

Mitchel Megginson sends in a cross, George Francomb manages to make a clearance.

37:24

The ball is delivered by Eoin Doyle, clearance by Andrew Considine.

36:01

Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.

34:18

Ryan Jack decides to take a short corner, Mitchel Megginson takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

31:39

The ball is sent over by David Wotherspoon, Jason Brown makes a save.

30:12

A cross is delivered by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Andrew Considine makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pa Saikou Kujabi by Rory McArdle. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Pa Saikou Kujabi from left wing.

28:59

Mitchel Megginson crosses the ball.

27:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie,

27:29

The ball is sent over by Mitchel Megginson, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon.

26:43

Josh Magennis concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Stevenson. Sean O'Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

24:42

Shot from just outside the box by David Wotherspoon misses to the right of the goal.

24:12

Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.

20:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Reynolds. The ball is delivered by George Francomb.

19:49

Rory McArdle challenges Lewis Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

18:00

Stephen Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Isaiah Osbourne. Free kick crossed right-footed by George Francomb from own half.

17:29

Unfair challenge on Josh Magennis by Pa Saikou Kujabi results in a free kick. Stephen Hughes takes the free kick.

17:17

George Francomb delivers the ball, Jason Brown makes a save.

16:28

Rory McArdle challenges Pa Saikou Kujabi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.

15:30

Eoin Doyle sends in a cross.

14:24

Scott Vernon takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

11:55

Centre by Rory McArdle, clearance made by Matt Doherty.

11:44

The ball is sent over by Clark Robertson, Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance.

10:31

The offside flag is raised against Fraser Fyvie. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Doherty.

9:54

The ball is crossed by George Francomb, save made by Jason Brown.

7:52

Centre by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

6:54

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown. Corner taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi from the right by-line, clearance made by Ryan Jack.

6:24

Foul by Scott Vernon on Sean O'Hanlon, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

3:51

Lewis Stevenson sends in a cross, Mark Reynolds gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Jack, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon.

2:56

Centre by Garry O'Connor, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Fraser Fyvie goes wide right of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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