Hibs followed up their 1-0 midweek win over Hamilton with a similar victory over city rivals Hearts.
Hibs hard fought win over Hamilton had lifted them back into the top half of the league table. It was a game that Hibs just deserved to win, maybe they deserved a bit of good fortune after a pretty poor couple of months. The goal was scored by Steven Fletcher late in the second half.
So the win over Hamilton set Hibs up for the Edinburgh derby, Hearts had been favourites as they sat in 3rd place 12 points clear of Hibs.
The game was played in a typical derby style, fast and furious. Hearts started the game better but it was Hibs who took the lead on 15 minutes when Steven Fletcher headed home an O'Brian cross. Hibs then had slightly the better of the first half which ended in a explosive way.
Fletcher was sent through on goal only for the keeper to bring him down and receive a red card. Two minutes later it was Hibs who were down to 10 men when Bamba held back Nade in a similar position.
The second half was never going to match the first with both teams playing a slightly more cautious game. Hearts pushed hard for an equaliser in the last 15 minutes but Hibs held strong and picked up a very important 3 points.
Hibs are nine points off third now but will have to keep raising their game if European football is to return to Easter Road next season.