Sam Stanton nodded in a late leveller for 10-man Hibs to keep Terry Butcher's men in eighth place in the Premiership.

The home side were staring at a seventh straight loss as they trailed to Kris Doolan's early goal.

Thistle keeper Paul Gallacher was in inspired form, denying Michael Nelson with two fantastic saves, while Hibs hit the post twice before the interval.

Nelson was ordered off for a second booking but the hosts kept pushing and Stanton looped in header on 88 minutes.

With two games remaining in the struggle to avoid the relegation play-off, Hibs and Thistle each have 35 points - one better off than Ross County and two ahead of Kilmarnock, who visit already-relegated Hearts on Sunday.

Easter Road erupted in relief when Stanton struck since it had looked like the Edinburgh side were heading for a real hard luck story.

The hosts were on the front foot right from the start but found themselves behind after eight minutes.

Doolan chased after a headed flick-on, with Ben Williams advancing from his line but the goalkeeper could only knock the ball against the sliding striker and it rolled into an empty net.

A menacing counter-attack from the visitors instigated by Kallum Higginbotham then ended with a Stuart Bannigan effort spinning over the top via a deflection.

Hibs then enjoyed a period of intense pressure but could not find a leveller as a Jason Cummings header flashed wide and Liam Craig failed to get past Gallacher when one-on-one with the keeper.

Gallacher surpassed that save with a fantastic stop to keep out a thunderous half-volley from Michael Nelson and Cummings' header from the loose ball thumped against the post.

Thistle defenders were throwing themselves into challenges in a busy penalty area as Hibs keep pressing and Gallacher made another flying save from a Nelson header, with the ball again coming off the woodwork in an almighty scramble.

Partick Thistle celebrate Kris Doolan's early goal

Partick Thistle celebrate Doolan's early goal

Hibs were four against two on the break but teenage striker Cummings was caught by Higginbotham before a deflected effort from Stanton skidded just wide and Ryan McGivern glanced a header narrowly off target from the corner.

The visitors, who were forced into two early changes as Doolan and Lee Mair picked up injuries, had a great chance to extend their lead on the stroke of half-time when Chris Erskine had the goal at his mercy but the midfielder's side-foot shot lacked the power to beat Williams.

Kevin Thomson was forced off with an injury early in the second half and Hibs lost their way without his drive and poise in midfield.

With the quality of play deteriorating, the goalmouth action dried up and Thistle looked more comfortable sitting deep in defence.

On 70 minutes, Piccolo made a crucial interception to prevent an Alan Maybury cross reaching Craig or Cummings and, soon after, a Lewis Stevenson delivery whizzed across the face of goal.

Nelson got his head to a free kick in the penalty box but once again there was Gallacher to clutch the ball under pressure on his line.

Higginbotham cracked a strike wide and Williams held an effort from Christie Elliott as the Jags scurried forward occasionally.

And there was soon more room for the visitors to attack as Nelson was shown his second yellow card for a hack at Lyle Taylor.

But it was depleted Hibs who summoned one final push as Gallacher clawed away a curling free kick from Craig before he was finally beaten when Stanton leapt impressively to reach a James Collins header and steered the ball over the keeper.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hibernian

  • 01 Williams
  • 18 Maybury
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 08 Robertson (Handling - 84' )
  • 05 Nelson Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 McGivern
  • 35 Cummings
  • 38 Thomson (Collins - 47' )
  • 07 Harris (Watmore - 62' )
  • 26 Stanton Booked
  • 10 Craig

Substitutes

  • 06 McPake
  • 11 Cairney
  • 14 Collins
  • 17 Tudur Jones
  • 19 Handling
  • 21 Murdoch
  • 22 Watmore

Partick Thistle

  • 12 Gallacher
  • 16 McMillan
  • 03 Taylor-Sinclair
  • 22 Fraser
  • 06 Balatoni
  • 15 Mair (Gabriel - 45' )
  • 23 Higginbotham
  • 08 Bannigan
  • 07 Craigen
  • 09 Doolan (Taylor - 19' )
  • 28 Erskine Booked (Elliott - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Fox
  • 11 Lawless
  • 13 Gabriel
  • 14 Elliott
  • 17 Moncur
  • 21 Taylor
  • 30 Keenan
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 10,740

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

4 6

Corners

7 9

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hibernian 1, Partick Thistle 1.

90:00 +2:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Partick Thistle 1.

89:44

Duncan Watmore (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:44

Foul by James Craigen (Partick Thistle).

88:58 Booking

Booking Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

88:52

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).

88:52

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 1, Partick Thistle 1. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Collins.

85:58

Attempt saved. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:19

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:13

Attempt saved. Liam Craig (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:40

Duncan Watmore (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:40

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

83:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Scott Robertson.

83:00

Duncan Watmore (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:54

Foul by James Craigen (Partick Thistle).

82:20

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Alan Maybury.

80:30

Attempt saved. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

79:35 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Michael Nelson (Hibernian).

79:26

Foul by Michael Nelson (Hibernian).

79:26

Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:10

Attempt saved. Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

77:14

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

77:14

Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:18

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:23

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

75:23

Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Christie Elliott replaces Chris Erskine.

73:16

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

73:16

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:33

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lyle Taylor.

71:02

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Gabriel Piccolo.

69:17 Booking

Booking Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

69:11

Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:11

Foul by Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle).

63:04

Attempt missed. James Craigen (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

61:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Duncan Watmore replaces Alex Harris.

61:16

Foul by Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle).

61:16

Michael Nelson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:55

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

58:25

Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:25

Foul by James Collins (Hibernian).

57:16 Booking

Booking Michael Nelson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

57:06

Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:06

Foul by Michael Nelson (Hibernian).

56:00

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:00

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

55:20

Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:20

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

54:53

Foul by Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle).

54:53

James Collins (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:00

Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:56

Foul by James Collins (Hibernian).

52:46

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

52:46

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:38

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

50:32

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:37

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

47:47

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle).

47:47

Alan Maybury (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. James Collins replaces Kevin Thomson because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Hibernian 0, Partick Thistle 1.

45:00 +4:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hibernian 0, Partick Thistle 1.

45:00 +3:18

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Liam Craig.

45:00 +3:02

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

45:00 +2:46

Attempt saved. Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00 +2:03

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Gabriel Piccolo.

45:00 +1:57

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +1:00

Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:55

Foul by Michael Nelson (Hibernian).

44:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Gabriel Piccolo replaces Lee Mair because of an injury.

42:15

Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

41:47

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

41:00

Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:57

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle).

38:58

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Kevin Thomson.

35:17

Attempt saved. Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

33:42

James Craigen (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:42

Foul by Kevin Thomson (Hibernian).

33:04

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:43

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:43

Foul by Jason Cummings (Hibernian).

25:54

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jordan McMillan.

25:03

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lee Mair.

24:01

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Liam Craig.

22:38

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

20:31

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).

20:31

Lee Mair (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:18

Attempt saved. Liam Craig (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

18:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lyle Taylor replaces Kris Doolan because of an injury.

18:20

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

15:35

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Alan Maybury.

15:21

Attempt blocked. Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

13:54

Attempt missed. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

13:14

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:14

Foul by Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle).

7:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 0, Partick Thistle 1. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

6:35

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

6:35

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:44

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Gary Fraser.

2:31

Attempt missed. Michael Nelson (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

2:02

Foul by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle).

2:02

Kevin Thomson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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