In Tuesday night’s Scottish Premiership football results, Hibernian beat Dundee 1-0 with an unfortunate own goal from the visitors.
After their captain suffered an arrest (the football news), Dundee winger Paul McMullan’s spectacular own goal lost them a match.
McMullan found the top corner of his own net with a diving header in the 34th minute at Easter Road.
Meanwhile, this 1-0 victory earned David Gray three points in what could be his last game as Hibernian caretaker manager.
The 1-0 win put Hibs two points off the top four as they close in on a head coach replacement.
In the match itself, in the meantime, Chris Cadden and Kevin Nisbet both went off the pitch with injuries.
Scottish Premiership Football Results – Hibernian Beat Dundee 1-0
The First Half
Hibs started well by saving a Paul McGinn header and Martin Boyle causing problems.
Ryan Sweeney saw a booking for bringing the winger down and Liam Fontaine almost joined him for a similar offence.
The visitors settled down after 10 minutes because Hibs goalkeeper Matt Macey stopped a Paul McGowan shot with much effort.
He then carefully watched a McMullan free-kick which zipped off the surface.
With Christian Doidge on for Cadden, the home side, the Hibs, took the lead after Boyle led a counter-attack.
McMullan got back well to be in a position to cut out his fellow winger’s dangerous-looking cross. However, he launched himself at the ball and sent a header flashing past his goalkeeper.
The hosts soon came close to another goal when Doidge played in Nisbet, who went round Adam Legzdins. The goalkeeper carefully made no contact, but Fontaine got back to clear off the line.
The Second Half
Meanwhile, Dundee striker Danny Mullen missed a sitter early in the second half while blazing well over from six yards. Mullen, whom Hibs midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes had accidentally set up, soon scuffed another opportunity after a good move, too.
Nisbet’s replacement, Jamie Murphy, also passed up an excellent chance after taking a heavy touch from Boyle’s square ball. Legzdins was able to block the forward’s shot from close range.
Jason Cummings replaced McMullan in the 78th minute to a mixture of boos, applause and apathy from the home fans. And Leigh Griffiths got a warmer reception moments later.
The former Hibs pair joined Mullen in a three-pronged strike force. But neither got a real chance to make an impact on their Easter Road returns.
The final insult for Dundee came a few seconds before the full-time whistle when Sweeney received a second yellow card. He got the card presumably for dissent, and Dundee lost by 1-0 away.