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Hibernian 4-1 Dundee: Sides to meet again after hosts win final group game – BBC News

Hibernian 4-1 Dundee: Sides to meet again after hosts win final group game – BBC News

Melker Hallberg scores
Melker Hallberg’s first goal of the season put the gloss on Hibs’ win

Hibernian and Dundee were drawn to meet again in the Scottish League Cup after Hibs beat the Dens Park side to seal top spot in their first-round group.

Stevie Mallan struck from long range for Hibs but Christie Elliott levelled following Paul McGowan’s clever pass.

Kevin Nisbet was credited with Hibs’ second but it appeared to be a Jordan McGhee own goal.

And substitutes Jamie Gullan and Melker Hallberg soon added their names to the scoresheet.

The sides will meet at Easter Road on the weekend of 28 and 29 November.

Jack Ross’ side, who made it four wins out of four in Group B, started strongly and Mallan received George Newell’s pass before unleashing a 30-yard strike that beat goalkeeper Jack Hamilton in a central location.

Nisbet laid off for Newell at the end of a swift sequence of passes and the eventual shot trickled along the ground before coming back off the right-hand post.

Hibs did not heed the warning after Danny Mullen threatened for the visitors and McGowan’s chipped ball eliminated the home defence for Elliott to force home the equaliser.

Jamie Murphy was the architect of Hibs’ second, his driving run taking out two defenders before his cross towards Nisbet was turned in by McGhee and Boyle then set up tap-ins for Gullan and Hallberg.

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross: “It’s a home draw for us. It’s a bit bizarre that you can draw the team you’ve just played against.

“The response from the players character-wise was excellent and also bravery because we had to commit numbers forward to score the goals we did and we did that really well in the closing 20 minutes of the game.”

Dundee manager James McPake: “It was a bit harsh, we did ever so well to get back in the game, but to lose three goals in six minutes is criminal.

“Loads of positives to take, we came up against a good Premiership side and held our own for large periods but we need to be better in our box in particular.”

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 33Barnes
  • 6McGinn
  • 24McGregor
  • 4Hanlon
  • 25DoigSubstituted forMackieat 73′minutes
  • 8WrightSubstituted forGullanat 73′minutes
  • 14MallanSubstituted forMcGinnat 87′minutes
  • 11Newell
  • 18MurphySubstituted forHallbergat 80′minutes
  • 10BoyleBooked at 46minsSubstituted forElderat 88′minutes
  • 15Nisbet

Substitutes

  • 2Gray
  • 19Gullan
  • 20Hallberg
  • 22McGinn
  • 26Mackie
  • 29Shanley
  • 30Samson
  • 43Elder

Dundee

  • 1Hamilton
  • 16Elliott
  • 2Kerr
  • 3McGhee
  • 23Marshall
  • 26Adam
  • 8Byrne
  • 10McGowan
  • 19Robertson
  • 9Mullen
  • 11McDaid

Substitutes

  • 13Legzdins
  • 20Wilkie
  • 27Strachan
  • 39Hamilton
  • 40Blacklock

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Hibernian 4, Dundee 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Hibernian 4, Dundee 1.

  3. Declan McDaid (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Foul by Darren McGregor (Hibernian).

  5. Foul by Melker Hallberg (Hibernian).

  6. Charlie Adam (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Joe Newell (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Foul by Jordan Marshall (Dundee).

  9. Substitution, Hibernian. Steven Elder replaces Martin Boyle.

  10. Substitution, Hibernian. Stephen McGinn replaces Stephen Mallan.

  11. Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Paul McGowan.

  12. Goal! Hibernian 4, Dundee 1. Melker Hallberg (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Martin Boyle.

  13. Attempt missed. Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  14. Substitution, Hibernian. Melker Hallberg replaces Jamie Murphy.

  15. Goal! Hibernian 3, Dundee 1. James Gullan (Hibernian) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.

  16. Jamie Murphy (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Christie Elliott (Dundee).

  18. Goal! Hibernian 2, Dundee 1. Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

  19. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Foul by Daniel Mullen (Dundee).

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