Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hibs 2-2 Dundee Utd

Hibs and Dundee Utd served up a great game of football last Saturday ending up in a 2-2 draw.

The result was probably a fair outcome seeing as both teams went for the win from the start, even when Utd had a man sent off with 15 minutes remaining they continued to attack.

Hibs had the better of the first half and should have gone in at half time at least a goal to the good. Two terrific saves from the Utd goalkeeper and a bit of hard luck meant the half time score remained at 0-0.

Utd came into the game after the break and silenced the home fans on the hour mark when Robertson headed in a dangerous cross from the right.

An identical move eight minutes later meant His were two down and seemed out of the match.

Fortunately for Hibs, Benji was making his first appearance for a couple of months. Within five minutes of coming on he had pulled His back to within one goal. Quick feet left the Utd defence falling over each other and left Benji with just enough room to squeeze in a shot which the keeper had no chance.

A couple of minutes later and Hibs were level when Murphy was brought down in the box. Courier converted the penalty, Dillon the Utd defender was sent off and Hibs were set up for a grand stand finish.

As I mentioned earlier Utd came back from going a man down and continued to attack. Being honest either team could have won but all credit to Utd for making it an attractive match to watch.

At Easter Road these days teams generally come to defend and time waste. It can be frustrating but if more teams approached the games like Utd we would be in for more entertainment.

1 comment:

  1. Eski Kanka Jim11:30 am

    A positive feature of this Hibs team is their ability to `come back from the dead`. This is the 3rd time at home this season that they have shown this `never say die` attitude. Well done I say !

    Looking to Sunday's game against The Sheep Shaggers of Aberdeen, the manager, John Collins, has no injury problems so confidence should be high.

    With Aberdeen losing to Celtic and Atletico Madrid this week and being unable to score a goal against either side, it should be Hibs taking the game to Aberdeen.

    3 points should keep the pressure up on the Top 2 !!

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