Hibs managed their first away win in 15 matches on Sunday thanks to three second half goals by Killen, Shiels and Sproule. Hibs started the game in positive manner however they could not manage to keep it up and the first half degenerated into a series of mistakes and poor shots from both teams.
The second half was a lot better and Killen was first to a long ball over the top to crash an 18 yard effort beyond the keeper. This goal settled Hibs and made United come out in search of an equaliser, to be fair to United they had a couple of chances but the Hibs keeper and defence stood firm. Hibs were creating their own chances as well with Benji the main culprit even though he created space well for a couple of shots. The second goal came around 80 minutes from Shiels lobbing the keeper from 8 yards after Benji had fired in a good shot, it was a great finish from Shiels and hopefully shows Mowbray why he should start more games rather than from the subs bench. By this time United were being torn apart and the third came from Sproule cleverly finding space in the box to collect a good pass from Shiels before smashing it past the United keeper.
Next up for Hibs is Rangers at Easter Road on Sunday 17th September. A win for Hibs will pull them up into the chasing pack and set us up for a couple more home games.
The other SPL results were as follows:
Hearts 0-1 St Mirren
Rangers 4-0 Falkirk
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Dunfermline 3-2 Kilmarnock
Motherwell 1-4 Inverness