Late Hibs penalty seals derby win
A review of Thursday's action in the Scottish Premiership as Hibernian defeated Hearts 2-1 in the Edinburgh derby.
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Skipper Liam Craig's dramatic late penalty gave Hibernian a deserved 2-1 win over city rivals Hearts at Easter Road.
In an enthralling Scottish Premiership encounter, striker James Collins put the home side ahead in the 59th minute when he lashed the ball high into the net from four yards after the Tynecastle men failed to deal with a Craig corner.
However, Jambos substitute David Smith, on for Callum Tapping after the break, drew the visitors level in the 70th minute and with that it looked like the Gorgie men, under pressure for most of the match, would leave with an unlikely a point.
However, with nine minutes remaining Hearts defender Jordan McGhee, a late replacement for Gorgie skipper Danny Wilson, who was ill, was adjudged by referee Bobby Madden to have fouled Lewis Stevenson in the box.
Craig stepped up to score from the spot and give the Hibees fans the bragging rights for the start of 2014 with their first derby win of the season.
Kilmanock's Kris Boyd grabbed his sixth goal in as many games with a last-minute winner as he killed off St Mirren 2-1 at Rugby Park.
St Mirren new boy Adam Campbell gave the visitors the lead after 17 minutes as he made his first start since securing a six-month loan switch from Newcastle. The 18-year-old's debut strike was cancelled out when Killie midfielder Rory McKenzie level proceedings just before the half-hour mark.
The second half was an open affair but neither side looked as though they had enough to win it until Boyd scampered clear of the Paisley defence to flash home his 12th goal of the season and clinch the victory.
The victory sees the Ayrshiremen leapfrog their beaten opponents in the Scottish Premiership table to claim eighth place.