Scottish football as it happened

Terry Butcher's Hibs win the Edinburgh derby, completing a busy day of Scottish football action after wins for Kilmarnock, Dundee and Rangers.

2 January 2014 Last updated at 14:30

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  1. 1430: 

    Good afternoon and welcome to Thursday's Scottish football coverage.

  2. 1432: 

    A belated Happy New Year to you all from me!

  3. 1433: 

    It's a busy and stretched out programme of games today, starting with the Scottish Premiership meeting of Kilmarnock and St Mirren as well as Championship, League One and League Two games at 15:00 GMT.

  4. 1434: 

    At 17:30 GMT, League One leaders Rangers visit Airdrieonians and then there is the Edinburgh derby, Hibernian v Hearts, at 19:45 GMT.

  5. 1436: 

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  8. 1439: 

    Killie are unchanged following Sunday's 3-0 defeat by Hibernian. Loan signing from Newcastle Adam Campbell makes his debut for St Mirren. Full line-ups to follow.

    Allan Johnston, Kilmarnock manager

    "It's a really important to get back on track after the Hibs game and get a win. We've got to make sure we take the game to St Mirren."

    Danny Lennon, St Mirren manager

    "I've no hesitations in bringing in Adam. He can be a real handful on his day and he's fitted well into the group."

  11. 1444: 

    A quick recap on yesterday's Premiership results. Leaders Celtic beat Glasgow neighbours Partick Thistle, Aberdeen came from a goal down to be at Dundee United, Ross County won the Highland derby against Inverness and Motherwell were comfortable winners against St Johnstone.

  12. 1445: 

    What that means for today? Well, if Killie win, they will replace St Mirren in eighth place. A victory for the Buddies would take them to within a point of seventh-place Hibernian.

  13. 1447: 

    And of course Hibs are in action later today against bottom club Hearts.

  14. 1448: 

    Highlights of yesterday's games will be available on the BBC Sport website later today.

  15. 1449: 

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Clohessy, Ashcroft, Pascali, Tesselaar, McKenzie, Slater, Irvine, Johnston, Gardyne, Boyd. Subs: Nicholson, Clingan, Reguero, Winchester, McKeown, O'Hara, Muirhead.

    St Mirren: Kello, Naismith, McGregor, McAusland, Kelly, Newton, McGinn, McGowan, Grainger, Thompson, Campbell. Subs: van Zanten, Mair, Harkins, Reilly, Brady, Dilo, Cuddihy.

  16. 1450: 

    The referee at Rugby Park is Brian Colvin.

    St Mirren forward Adam Campbell Adam Campbell has joined St Mirren on loan from Newcastle and makes his debut today
  18. 1457: 

    I'll endeavour to keep you up to date with goals from today's other 15:00 GMT matches as well as Kilmarnock v St Mirren.

  19. 1500: 

    Matches across the country getting away.

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    Andrew Priestley: "Expecting a close game between Kilmarnock and St Mirren. I have a feeling that Kris Boyd will be the difference this afternoon #bbcsportscot"

  21. 1504: 
    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    St Mirren goalkeeper Marian Kello clutches the ball after Lee Ashcroft sends in a header from a corner.

  22. 1505: 

    Today's meeting of Dundee and Raith Rovers gives the latter the opportunity to cut the gap between the two sides to four points. Alloa Atheltic, in action today against Cowdenbeath, are also looking to get closer to Scottish Championships leaders Dundee.

  23. 1508: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 0-1 Forfar Athletic

    Forfar take an early lead in Scottish League One with Martyn Fotheringham finding the net.

  24. 1511: 
    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    St Mirren win a couple of corners in quick succession at Rugby Park but cannot carve out a decent chance from either.

  25. 1514: 
    GOAL- Stenhousemuir 0-1 Dunfermline

    Faissal El Bakhtaoui gives the Pars the lead at Ochilview.

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    Jamie Wilson: "Hoping Adam Campbell has an immediate impact and bags himself a goal or three today! #bbcsportscot"

  27. 1515: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    Killie almost take the lead as Craig Slater's strike smacks off the crossbar.

  28. 1516: 
    GOAL- Peterhead 0-1 Elgin City

    It's another early away goal as David Niven puts Elgin ahead.

  29. 1519: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 0-2 Forfar Athletic

    Chris Templeman doubles Forfar's lead.

  30. 1520: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren (Campbell)

    It's a dream debut for Adam Campbell as the on-loan Newcastle player turns away from his marker and fires into the net.

  31. 1522: 
    Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren

    How will Kilmarnock respond to that goal? St Mirren are unbeaten in their last two matches and have the crucial breakthrough at Rugby Park.

  32. 1526: 
    Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren keep up the pressure with Jason Naismith winning a corner. The delivery eventually finds its way to John McGinn, who fashions a shot into the arms of Craig Samson.

  33. 1529: 
    Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren

    Another effort from St Mirren and this time it is Conor Newton firing in the shot but Craig Samson is equal to it.

  34. 1530: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren (McKenzie)

    Rory McKenzie draws Killie level with a superb strike that flies past Marian Kello.

  35. 1531: 
    GOAL- East Fife 1-0 Arbroath

    Nathan Austin gives East Fife the lead in Scottish League One.

  36. 1531: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Craig Samson keeps the game level with a fine block to deny St Mirren's Steven Thompson, who congratulates the goalkeeper with a handshake.

  37. 1533: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 0-3 Forfar Athletic

    Darren Dods nets Forfar's third at Glebe Park.

    Sportsound's Billy Dodds on Rory McKenzie's equaliser

    "My word, that's a blockbuster! It's flown past Marian Kello who doesn't have an earthly. What a strike."

  39. 1536: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    More heroics from Craig Samson, this time clawing away Paul McGowan's shot that skidded along the surface.

  40. 1537: 
    Brechin City 0-4 Forfar Athletic

    What a first half from Forfar with Dale Hilson scoring their fourth.

  41. 1543: 

    Nearing half-time now around the country. Plenty of goals so far.

    John McGinn and Craig Slater John McGinn and Craig Slater in action at Rugby Park
  43. 1548: 
    HALF-TIME- Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    It's level at the break with Kilmarnock coming back from a goal down. Some fine saves and an effort off the bar as well in the first half. It promises to be an interesting second period in East Ayrshire.

  44. 1557: 

    Scottish Championship

    Alloa Athletic 0-0 Cowdenbeath

    Raith Rovers 0-0 Dundee

    Scottish League One

    Brechin City 0-4 Forfar Athletic

    East Fife 1-0 Arbroath

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Dunfermline

    Scottish League Two

    Montrose 0-0 Berwick Rangers

    Peterhead 0-1 Elgin City

    St Mirren forward Adam Campbell Adam Campbell marked his St Mirren debut with a goal
  46. 1605: 

    Matches resuming for the second half.

  47. 1608: 

    Highlights of Celtic v Partick Thistle and Inverness v Ross County are available on the BBC Sport website now. Highlights of Dundee United v Aberdeen and Motherwell v St Johnstone will follow shortly.

  48. 1609: 
    Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Quiet start to the second half at Rugby Park. It finished 1-1 between these sides earlier in the season and there's little between them now.

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    Adam Higgins: "#bbcsportscot Killie should be making home advantage count in games like this to avoid relegation fears, the Buddies have edged it so far!"

  50. 1616: 
    CLOSE!- Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd drives into the box, turning one way then the next and gets away, a shot but it is too high.

  51. 1618: 
    Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Now it's St Mirren's turn to threaten and Marc McAusland flicks the ball on to Danny Grainger but he cannot convert.

  52. 1619: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Danny Grainger's volley is turned away by the impressive Craig Samson, who has kept Kilmarnock in this game.

  53. 1621: 
    GOAL- Peterhead 1-1 Elgin City

    Graeme Sharp levels for Peterhead.

  54. 1623: 
    Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Could Adam Campbell get a second goal on his debut? He's certainly trying, burrowing his way into a shooting position only to have his eventual effort blocked.

  55. 1627: 
    RED CARD- Raith Rovers 0-0 Dundee

    Raith are down to 10 men with Jason Thomson sent off for two bookable offences.

  56. 1629: 
    RED CARD- Montrose 0-0 Berwick Rangers

    And Montrose also have a man sent off with Paul Watson receiving his second yellow card.

  57. 1630: 
    GOAL- Alloa Athletic 0-1 Cowdenbeath

    Kane Hemmings fires Cowdenbeath ahead with the day's first Scottish Championship goal.

  58. 1633: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 1-4 Forfar Athletic

    Robert Barr pulls a goal back for Brechin City.

  59. 1634: 

    Marian Kello has to re-adjust his feet to beat away a swerving shot from Kilmarnock's Robbie Muirhead.

  60. 1639: 
    GOAL- Brechin City 1-5 Forfar Athletic

    Another goal for Forfar with Chris Templeman netting his second of the match.

  61. 1642: 
    Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Rory McKenzie has another driving run at the St Mirren defence and unleashes a shot but this time Marian Kello is able to save.

  62. 1643: 
    GOAL- Stenhousemuir 1-1 Dunfermline

    Sean Lynch equalises for Stenhousemuir.

  63. 1646: 
    Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren

    Adam Campbell is desperate to bag a winner for St Mirren and he works the space to get in a shot but Jeroen Tesselaar gets in the block.

  64. 1649: 
    GOAL- Stenhousemuir 1-2 Dunfermline

    Andrew Geggan puts Dunfermline back in front against Stenhousemuir.

  65. 1650: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren (Boyd)

    In stoppage time, Kris Boyd gets a sight of goal and fires Killie in front for the first time.

  66. 1651: 
    GOAL- Raith Rovers 0-1 Dundee

    Jim McAlister puts Dundee in front against 10-man Raith.

  67. 1651: 
    GOAL- Peterhead 2-1 Elgin City

    And Peterhead appear to have a winner against Elgin with James Redman on target.

  68. 1652: 
    GOAL- Raith Rovers 0-2 Dundee

    It's a second for Dundee and a second for Jim McAlister.

  69. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren

    That Kris Boyd goal proves to be the winner for Kilmarnock to give Allan Johnston's side a winning start to 2014.

  70. 1654: 

    What a dramatic finish at Rugby Park. St Mirren had been pressing in the final quarter but it was Kilmarnock who took all three points.

  71. 1656: 

    Scottish Championship

    Alloa Athletic 0-1 Cowdenbeath

    Raith Rovers 0-2 Dundee

    Scottish League One

    Brechin City 1-5 Forfar Athletic

    East Fife 1-0 Arbroath

    Stenhousemuir 1-2 Dunfermline

    Scottish League Two

    Montrose 0-0 Berwick Rangers

    Peterhead 2-1 Elgin City

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    Disgruntled Brechin fan, Aberdeen: "It really is 'Brechin Bad' today.. don't understand how we've went from promotion contenders last season to relegation contenders this season!"

    Danny Lennon, St Mirren manager

    "Can't believe that we didn't take anything from that game. We're very disappointed. I thought Adam Campbell showed glimpses of what he's capable of."

  74. 1706: 

    The result at Rugby Park means Kilmarnock and St Mirren swap places in the Scottish Prmeirship with Killie now eighth and St Mirren ninth.

    Allan Johnston, Kilmarnock manager

    "I think we just shaded it second half with the chances we created. We're just delighted to finally get the points."

  76. 1716: 

    Highlights of Dundee United v Aberdeen and Motherwell v St Johnstone are now available on the BBC Sport website.

  77. 1721: 

    Airdrieonians v Rangers coming up.

  78. 1729: 

    Airdrieonians: Rogers, Gilmour, O'Byrne, Buchanan, Bain, McAleer, Watt, Blockley, McCormack, McLaren, Lister. Subs: Patrick Boyle, Stewart, Grier, Cadden, Coult, Coogans, Parker.

    Rangers: Bell, Faure, Mohsni, McCulloch, Wallace, Aird, Black, Law, Macleod, Clark, Daly. Subs: Peralta, Simonsen, Emilson Cribari, Shiels, Little, Crawford, Foster.

    Referee: Greg Aitken

  79. 1731: 

    There will be a minute's silence before kick-off to mark the anniversary of the Ibrox disaster.

  80. 1733: 

    The home side get the match started.

  81. 1737: 

    Early pressure for Airdrie to deal with as Rangers win a corner but the home side break and get the ball to Nathan Blockley but he chooses the wrong pass at the crucial moment.

  82. 1738: 

    Lee Wallace gets to the byline and pulls back for Fraser Aird to fire in a shot but it is deflected out.

  83. 1740: 

    Ian Black's deep free-kick is headed into the side netting by Rangers team-mate Jon Daly.

  84. 1744: 

    Rangers have won the previous three meetings of the two sides this season, twice in the league and once in the Scottish Cup. Ally McCoist's side have scored 11 times without reply in these fixtures.

  85. 1747: 

    Slight delay to proceedings as Rangers defender Sebastien Faure receives treatment on an injury.

  86. 1749: 

    Danny Rogers positions himself superbly to block Nicky Clark's shot after the Rangers man ran on to Jon Daly's head-flick.

  87. 1751: 
    GOAL- Airdrieonians 0-1 Rangers (Macleod)

    Another long ball is not dealt with by Airdrie and Lewis Macleod takes an excellent touch before sending a low shot past Danny Rogers.

  88. 1754: 

    Rangers left-back Lee Wallace juggles the ball away from his marker and volleys across the face of goal.

  89. 1800: 

    After James Lister heads into the arms of Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell, Lewis Macleod threatens again at the other end with with a volley that just clears the crossbar.

  90. 1801: 

    More pressure from Rangers and this time it's Jon Daly heading narrowly over from Nicky Law's cross.

  91. 1803: 

    Another cross into the Airdrie box and another header over, this time from Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni.

  92. 1806: 

    Caolan McAleer's low shot from outside the box trundles into the arms of Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell but better play from the hosts.

  93. 1811: 

    A long ball into the Rangers box is punched clear by Cammy Bell with Aridrie's Liam Watt hovering around 25 yards from goal. He tries an ambitious lob but it is just too long.

  94. 1812: 

    A clash of heads between Airdrie's Gregor Buchanan and Rangers' Nicky Clark results in a temporary stoppage for treatment.

  95. 1815: 

    Rangers keeper Cammy Bell is a relieved man as he claims a dangerous James Lister delivery in the six-yard box.

  96. 1819: 

    Two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half being played.

  97. 1820: 
    HALF-TIME- Airdrieonians 0-1 Rangers

    Rangers lead at the break but it could have been a lot more than one with several near misses following Lewis Macleod's opener.

  98. 1833: 

    Second half coming up. Can Airdrie turn this around or are Rangers on their way to a 17th league win of the season?

  99. 1837: 
    KICK-OFF- Airdrieonians 0-1 Rangers

    Rangers begin the second half.

  100. 1839: 

    Airdrie keeper Danny Rogers plucks the ball out of the air from Jon Daly's header.

  101. 1840: 

    Almost an own goal as Gregor Buchanan heads just past the post from inside the Airdrie box.

  102. 1847: 
    Lewis Macleod scores after scoring for Rangers against Airdrieonians Lewis MacLeod celebrates his first-half goal
  103. 1850: 

    Fewer opportunities in the second half. Rangers still dominant in possession but, like all 1-0 leads, the opposition only needs one chance.

  104. 1853: 

    One hour gone. Remember, coverage will continue with Hibernian v Hearts after the match in Airdrie.

  105. 1855: 

    Given Airdrie's position - two points adrift at the botton of Scottish League One - anything they can get today would be a huge boost for manager Gary Bollan. Rangers, meanwhile, are eager to re-establish their 14-point lead following Dunfermline's win earlier today.

  106. 1900: 

    Jon Daly leaps to meet a Nicky Law chip but the big striker's header drops wide of the right-hand post.

  107. 1903: 

    Keigan Parker replaces Nathan Blockley for Airdrieonians. What impact will the former St Johnstone player have in the final 20 minutes.

  108. 1906: 

    Lewis Macleod gets the break of the ball on the edge of the Airdrie penalty area but his dipping volley is a couple of yards wide.

  109. 1908: 

    Airdrie win a free-kick and Gregor Buchanan latches on to a headed knock-down with an overhead kick, which just shaves the post on its way out.

  110. 1909: 

    More nervous moments for Rangers as Willie McLaren's inswinging corner is touched out by Cammy Bell. Airdrie's confidence is growing.

  111. 1911: 

    Rangers go in search of a second and Nicky Clark latches on to a Lewis Macleod through ball and gets away a shot on the turn but Danny Rogers is off his line quickly to turn it out.

  112. 1913: 

    Airdrie's Jamie Bain and Rangers' Ian Black go into the book after the latter reacts angrily to a late challenge.

  113. 1917: 

    Rangers introduce defender Ricky Foster and take off forward Nicky Clark. Five minutes left.

  114. 1920: 

    Almost a leveller as Willie McLaren's shot for Airdrie is partially blocked by goalkeeper Cammy Bell and then cleared off the line by Bilel Mohsni.

  115. 1922: 

    A Willie McLaren cross is missed by Cammy Bell but there are no takers for Airdrie in the middle. A nervous end to this match for the visitors.

  116. 1923: 

    Three minutes of stoppage time being played.

  117. 1924: 

    Rangers scorer Lewis Macleod picked up an injury just after those Airdrie attacks and he's been replaced by Robbie Crawford.

  118. 1926: 
    FULL-TIME- Airdrieonians 0-1 Rangers

    A narrow win in the end for Rangers. Lewis Macleod's first-half goal proved to be enough and it was a nervous second period for the visitors with Airdrieonians going close on a couple of occasions.

  119. 1927: 

    Rangers re-establish a 14-point lead at the top of Scottish League One and are still unbeaten in the division.

  120. 1928: 

    The football keeps on coming, Hibernian v Hearts kicks off in a little under 20 minutes.

  121. 1929: 

    Hibernian: Williams, Forster, Nelson, Hanlon, McGivern, Cairney, Robertson, Craig, Stevenson, Collins, Cummings. Subs: Tudur Jones, Maybury, Handling, Murdoch, Heffernan, Stanton, Zoubir.

    Hearts: MacDonald, McGhee, McKay, McGowan, McHattie, Tapping, Robinson, Hamill, Walker, Stevenson, Paterson. Subs: Smith, Carrick, Billy King, Hamilton, Adam King, Nicholson

  122. 1930: 

    Bobby Madden is the man tasked with officiating the Edinburgh derby.

  123. 1932: 

    Terry Butcher names an unchanged team for his first Edinburgh derby as Hibs manager.

    This is one enforced change to the Hearts side with captain Danny Wilson missing out due to illness and Jordan McGhee starting.

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    Tom Watson: "#bbcsportscot As a Hibby I've rarely felt more confident ahead of a match. It's a feeling that's leaving me increasingly uneasy"

    Terry Butcher, Hibernian manager

    "We want to win it so hopefully that means more men committed forward. We'll have a go."

  126. 1938: 

    A win for Hibs would take them into the top six while Hearts are desperate to get onto positive points, having started the season with a 15-point deduction.

  127. 1940: 

    I'm going to hand over to my esteemed colleague, Keir Murray, who will guide you through the Edinburgh derby.

  128. 1945: 

    Happy New Year, all. If you've been stuck indoors for a few days, stay inside for another two hours for the match from Easter Road. What an atmosphere as the teams make their way on to the pitch.

  129. 1947: 

    How many disappointments have Hibs endured against their old rivals? There's a feeling this could be the home side's night.

  130. 1947: 

    And we're off and running...

  131. 1948: 

    Callum Paterson and Ryan Stevenson form the Hearts strike force tonight but it's Hibs who have the attacking chance as Paul Cairney lines up a free kick.

  132. 1950: 

    Oh, dear. Paul Cairney's free-kick is a stinker. Hibs get a second chance, though, but Paul Hanlon slices a shot wide of the post. Let's put these rash moments down to nerves, shall we?

  133. 1952: 

    Some Hearts players receive a few "winter warmers" as they throw their bodies, one after the other, in the way of Hibs shots from left, right and centre. It's fast and furious!

  134. 1954: 

    Former Hearts and Scotland manager Craig Levein: "Hearts need to be very careful in that midfield area. When they've not got the ball, they are too wide, those two central midfield players."

  135. 1956: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "Hibs have had more balls into the opposition box than in maybe eight matches under [previous manager] Pat Fenlon."

  136. 1959: 

    The increase in Hibs' confidence under Terry Butcher is there for all to see. Lewis Stevenson, who scored in the team's last match, makes an ambitious run down the left but is pushed wide. He symbolises the change in belief in the home team.

  137. 2001: 

    A collection of Callums almost produces the opening goal as Paterson swings in a cross to the Hibs front post and his team-mate Tapping prods the ball at the net where home keeper Ben Williams makes an instinctive parry.

  138. 2003: 

    Former Hibernian captain Craig Paterson: "I'm hoping under Terry Butcher there's a lot more inventiveness once Hibs get the ball into the final third."

  139. 2005: 

    Midfielder Scott Robertson smashes a shot over the Hearts crossbar after Jamie Hamill had headed a corner kick clear.

  140. 2005: 

    Liam Craig's in-swinging free-kick from deep is directed on to the Hearts bar by Jordon Forster. Jamie MacDonald was at full stretch but couldn't reach it. Young Forster just didn't get a clean attempt at it there - it was more shoulder than head.

  141. 2008: 

    Nice build-up play by Hibernian with James Collins, Scott Robertson and Lewis Stevenson involved. They are dominant at the moment - big Terry's got them fired up for this one!

  142. 2011: 

    Jamie Hamill, playing in Hearts' midfield rather than defence, uses his experience to slow the play down as he rolls a pass to a team-mate. You can almost see him imploring, "Breathe, lads, breathe! Calm down."

  143. 2012: 

    We're past the midway point in the first half - still goalless in Leith.

  144. 2013: 

    Former Hearts and Scotland manager Craig Levein: "Jamie Walker beat two or three Hibs players there and managed to keep Hearts up this end of the field."

  145. 2016: 

    Much like the weather across Scotland, it feels like the storm has abated at Easter Road. Hearts will be relieved they have come through half an hour without conceding. And, of course, only Hibs keeper Ben Williams kept out a chance of their own, with a reflex save from Callum Tapping.

  146. 2019: 

    Scott Robinson is booked for a daft challenge just outside the box. From the free-kick Hibs defender Michael Nelson heads a lofted free-kick to the back post a few feet wide.

  147. 2022: 

    Hibs striker Jason Cummings squanders a glorious chance as he edges towards Jamie MacDonald's goal. Instead of hitting the target, he thunders a left-foot shot so far wide of the target from 12 yards that it almost goes out for a throw-in.

  148. 2024: 

    Ah, but much better from young Cummings. He picks the ball up in midfield, the maroon jerseys retreat, he spreads it to the left and Liam Craig's shot balloons into the air...where Cummings leaps to head at goal from six yards. Jamie MacDonald tips the ball over the bar, just to be sure.

  149. 2026: 

    Brad McKay applies, um, an industrial challenge on Hibs striker James Collins. Right on the kidneys, that.

  150. 2027: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "There are far too many balls going 40 yards. Unless they are pin-point accurate, they are just giving possession back to the opposition."

  151. 2029: 

    Former Hearts and Scotland manager Craig Levein: "It's a very nervous occasion. Hibs are making it easy for the Hearts defenders."

  152. 2032: 

    A free-kick from the halfway line drifts aimlessly into Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald's arms in the last chance of the first half.

  153. 2032: 

    Hibernian 0-0 Hearts

  154. 2033: 
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    Zubair Akhtar: "#bbcsportscot #EdinburghDerby It looks like no one ever taught the players the concept of having a decent first touch."

  155. 2036: 

    Well, credit to Hearts for battling through the early storm. Hibs were full of energy, most of it nervous, at the beginning of the match and it had looked like Terry Butcher's side might blow their city rivals away. But the Hearts defence has had time to anticipate the long balls coming their way and they have defended bravely, with several players making crucial blocks.

  156. 2037: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Levein: "I'd be very tempted to bring [Paul] Heffernan on [for Hibs], especially against two young centre-backs. A bit of guile might be required, rather than energy."

  157. 2038: 
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    Text from anon: "The laddie Patterson for Hearts tries to get a foul for his team at nearly every challenge he goes into !!! Classic example of what is wrong with football !!! Blow on him n he'll go over and cheat a foul !!!! Sad."

  158. 2041: 

    A win for seventh-placed Hibs would put them into the top half of the Scottish Premiership. Hearts, who began the season with a 15-point penalty for entering administration, would move into "plus" points if they can win at Easter Road. They are currently on -2 points, with three wins and four draws from their 19 games.

  159. 2043: 
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    Scott, Edinburgh: "Pulsating for the neutrals. I can't take my eyes off it. I really want Hearts to stay up, rivalries like this can only benefit a league - especially when they produce matches like this."

  160. 2045: 
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    TC: "Hearts look like what they are, a First Division side. Hibs have been outstanding and deserve to be in the lead."

    Ronnie in Kirkcaldy: "In an entire Pat Fenlon season Hibs never put so many balls into the box or had so many shots. The lack of a proper striker to finish things is still glaring though."

  161. 2048: 

    Former Hearts manager Craig Levein: "[Hearts winger] Jamie Walker catches my eye every time I see him. I'd love to watch that boy playing a team surrounded by experienced players. Hearts' young players have done remarkably well in the first half. Time will tell if they are good enough to stay in the team."

  162. 2049: 

    Hibs kick off the second half.

  163. 2052: 

    The home fans are furious that referee Bobby Madden has opted not to punish Brad McKay for handling the ball in the box. It was one of those ones where the shot is fired so quickly that there was no time for him to move his hands out the way.

  164. 2054: 

    Terry Butcher rubs his face in disbelief but stays seated in the Hibs dugout as the marauding Hibs midfielder Lewis Stevenson slices, sand wedge-style, a shot over the bar from 16 yards. He cut across the ball with his left boot rather than going through it.

  165. 2055: 

    The heavily tattooed Ryan Stevenson is booked for having his studs up as he challenged Hibs defender Michael Nelson.

  166. 2057: 

    Paul Cairney sweeps in a beautiful cross from the right and the blond-haired Scott Robertson nicks in between two defenders to head the ball a foot wide of Jamie MacDonald's Hearts goal.

  167. 2059: 

    Ryan McGivern's lofted cross into the box is punched clear by Jamie MacDonald and Hearts' Jordan McGhee is as brave as a lion tamer as he throws himself at Scott Robertson's blasted shot from 20 yards.

  168. 2100: 
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    Anon [come on, stick your name on it, folks!]: "Think the laddie anon has been sniffing the smoke from the party poppers, Paterson got kicked up and down the field all half and got very little protection from the ref."

  169. 2102: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Levein: "If they are going to bring [Paul] Heffernan on, then [James] Collins can do the running and Heffernan can stay in the penalty area."

  170. 2103: 

    Jordon Forster makes a great overlapping run to smack a shot oat goal from a narrow angle out on the right but, yet again, Hearts make the block.

  171. 2103: 

    Hibernian 1-0 Hearts (Collins) Hibs score yet another goal from a corner kick. James Collins is first to react to Paul Hanlon's knockdown at the back post as the Irishman swivels in the six-yard box to smash the loose ball into the roof of the net.

  172. 2104: 

    Easter Road is bouncing!

  173. 2106: 

    Grinning Terry Butcher makes a change up front, despite his team taking the lead. Paul Heffernan is on for Jason Cummings.

  174. 2107: 
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    Robbie Devenney: "#bbcsportscot Butcher's boys love a corner."

    Alan Ferguson: "If the first 25 times you don't succeed...try again. Hibs finally score #bbcsportscot"

  175. 2110: 

    Kevin McHattie's near-post corner kick is met powerfully by Brad McKay but the Hearts 20-year-old nods it wide, with Hibs left-back Ryan McGivern trailing in his wake.

  176. 2111: 

    Paul Cairney shimmies up the right wing, cuts inside on to his left foot and hits a shot at goal. However, and I wish I had a shortcut on my keyboard for this, a Hearts player makes a vital block. I think it was Scott Robinson who took the pain that time.

  177. 2113: 

    Paul Heffernan is six inches away from scoring with a deft flick of his head. Keeper Jamie MacDonald was scrambling across to his right-hand post like a postman on an icy garden path.

  178. 2114: 

    Hibernian 1-1 Hearts (Smith) Oh, that's incredible! Substitute David Smith makes a wonderful run down the left and pings a shot from 22 yards that bounces back off keeper Ben Williams. Smith is first to react and slides in to prod the ball past the stranded goalie, with Ryan McGivern possibly having the last touch on the ball.

  179. 2116: 

    A couple of fans are led away by stewards for going on to the pitch.

  180. 2120: 

    Hearts winger Jamie Walker is booked for a spectacular dive in the Hibs box under a challenge by Ryan McGivern. Walker holds his head in disbelief, like an incredulous James Finlayson in the Stan & Ollie films. McGivern is seething!

  181. 2121: 

    Hearts have a corner...

  182. 2123: 

    David Smith swings in the corner and Hibs keeper Ben Williams slaps it clear but only as far as Dylan McGowan, whose low shot ricochets off team-mate Ryan Stevenson six yards from goal and heads out for a goal-kick.

  183. 2123: 
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    Robert Mackie: "#bbcsportscot someone should really teach Jordon Forster how to take a throw in, and Bobby Madden how to call a foul throw."

  184. 2124: 

    Ten minutes to go. Can Hearts snatch all three points?

  185. 2125: 

    Hibs have a penalty! Jordan McGhee makes a clumsy challenge on Lewis Stevenson. Correct decision, I'd say.

  186. 2127: 

    Hibernian 2-1 Hearts (Craig pen) Hibs skipper Liam Craig keeps his cool and slots home the penalty as he sends Jamie MacDonald the wrong way.

  187. 2130: 

    Hearts manager Gary Locke, arms folded in the technical area, looks like a man who has lost his new mobile phone. His players have contributed enormously to this match, with effort if not style.

  188. 2130: 

    Three minutes plus injury-time to go.

  189. 2131: 

    Hibs kill 30 seconds with some one-touch passing in midfield.

  190. 2133: 

    Paul Heffernan's first-time pass sets Liam Craig scampering down the left wing. His cross slides across the six-yard box but it's maroon jerseys who are closest to it and the danger passes. Hearts need to get the ball up the other end - quick style!

  191. 2134: 

    Hibs have yet another corner kick and a wee gang of their players gather on the penalty spot, ready to fan across the box when the kick comes in. Ah, but it's cleared this time. Five minutes of injury time!

  192. 2135: 

    Kevin McHattie tip-toes into the Hibs box and arrows a fierce shot at the near post where Ben Williams makes a smart save.

  193. 2137: 

    As the stands reverberate to the home fans' singing, Terry Butcher sits calmly in the Hibs dugout. Now there's a new image for 2014.

  194. 2138: 

    Paul Heffernan gets his angles wrong an, on the turn, shoots wide. That would have settled it for Hibs.

  195. 2139: 

    Hibs striker James Collins ought to have burst the net but he slams a shot wide from all of three yards at the back post!

  196. 2139: 

    Hibernian 2-1 Hearts

  197. 2140: 

    The Hibs fans are enjoying this as they stand to applaud their heroes off the pitch. Not great football but great excitement all the same.

  198. 2142: 

    So, Hibs move into the top six while Hearts, for all their bravery and commitment, remain on -2 points.

  199. 2144: 

    The home fans in the 20,000 crowd stay behind for a special New Year rendition of The Proclaimers' Sunshine on Leith.

  200. 2146: 

    Former Hearts and Scotland manager Craig Levein: "It was naivety more than anything else that resulted in Hibs getting the penalty but Hearts can be proud of themselves. They showed tremendous guts and determination."

  201. 2148: 

    We'll hopefully hear from managers Terry Butcher and Gary Locke in the next few minutes. I'm flexing my digits - big Terry speaks so rapidly we'll need a stenographer in here!

  202. 2150: 

    I think Hibs probably deserved to take the three points. The best players were in green and white, though the Jambos fans will surely go home proud of their team.

  203. 2152: 

    Former Hearts and Scotland manager Craig Levein: "Hibernian is a big club and if Terry Butcher can get it right it will have made complete sense for him to leave a club that he loved [Inverness]."

  204. 2155: 

    Looking at re-runs of the penalty incident that won Hibs the match, Jordan McGhee was just too aggressive trying to shield the ball from Lewis Stevenson. He seemed to panic and barged the Hibs midfielder out the way, using his leg to cut across him too. Mind you, you see some defenders shield the ball in a very physical manner every week, but this crossed the line, I'd say.

  205. 2156: 

    Hibs manager Terry Butcher: "Ten points out of a possible 12. That's pretty good form. We know we can be better but we are delighted with the result."

  206. 2156: 

    Hibs manager Terry Butcher continued: "I told the players to relax. When we did get the ball down and pass it we did pretty well. We feel we should have scored more goals. At the back Paul Hanlon was absolutely immense. Their goal came out the blue, against the run of play."

  207. 2200: 

    Hibs manager Terry Butcher continued: "It's our first league penalty of the season and it was nice to see Liam tuck it away. I think he is our eighth goalscorer, while I've been the manager. He was calmness personified. I thought we thoroughly deserved to win the game. You have to win a derby and send the crowd home happy. The stadium was bouncing. It was a fantastic atmosphere. What were they singing at the end - Sunshine on Leith? I don't know the words yet. We have set something in motion here and it's going to get bigger and bigger. We will get more quality in. We are on a great run and we want to keep it going. Up front we know they could get more goals but they work their socks off. People think it's easy, that you go home and have nice glass of red, but you don't. I have 18 DVDs of Dundee United to watch!"

  208. 2202: 

    My, Terry Butcher can motivate a team, can he not? It seems Hibs are benefiting from his infectious enthusiasm.

  209. 2203: 

    Hearts manager Gary Locke: "We got a decision from the referee that has cost us a couple of points. From where I was there didn't look a lot in it. That sort of thing happens every week. There's not a lot we can do about it. I was hoping in 2014 we might get the rub of the green from the officials but it hasn't started too well for us. It seems to be big decisions go against us at the minute."

  210. 2205: 

    Hearts manager Gary Locke continued: "I am very disappointed for our fans that it was a controversial decision that has cost us. We needed people to their bodies on the line and they did that [with their blocks]. We have to start winning games. It's been a disappointing weekend for us, with Ross County winning."

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    Finbar Saunders: "#bbcsportscot Hearts contributed zero v Aberdeen a few weeks ago yet won 3-1. What goes around comes around."

  212. 2208: 

    Well, thank you very much for giving us your attention today. We hope you enjoyed the coverage throughout the day. Highlights of Kilmarnock's win over St Mirren and this stirring Hibs win will be on the BBC Sport website at midnight - why, that's in under two hours' time! All the best.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 02 Jan 2014 UK

Scottish Premiership summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Celtic 19 29 51
No movement 2 Motherwell 20 6 40
No movement 3 Aberdeen 20 12 38
No movement 4 Inverness CT 19 9 33
No movement 5 Dundee Utd 20 15 32
Moving up 6 Hibernian 20 0 27
Moving down 7 St Johnstone 19 3 25
Moving up 8 Kilmarnock 20 -8 21
Moving down 9 St Mirren 19 -10 20
No movement 10 Partick Thistle 19 -18 15
No movement 11 Ross County 19 -17 14
No movement 12 Hearts 20 -21 -2