Sam missile brings down Hibs in derby

A BRILLIANT strike by teenager Sam Nicholson put Hearts on the road to a 2-1 Championship win over Hibs at Tynecastle.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Sam Nicholson celebrates victory with Jordan McGhee
Sam Nicholson celebrates victory with Jordan McGhee

He nutmegged Scott Robertson before firing home in the 76th minute to break the deadlock in the Edinburgh derby.

Robertson then brought down Prince Buaben to earn a second yellow card before the Hearts player got up to slot home the penalty.

Jambos striker Osman Sow was then sent off for elbowing Michael Nelson before Farid El Alagui pulled one back. Hibs had missed the chance to go in front when Liam Craig missed a penalty in the 31st minute.

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson felt Nicholson's brilliance merited the points.

"Sam has quality. His shot was unstoppable. It gave us the impetus to win the game," he said.

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs said of ref Willie Collum: "I'm not going to hide behind decisions but I think he missed one or two things."

Football

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

176574

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Glass of wine saves my day but not my diet

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

James needs a sit down and Edward Scissorhands pierces my heart.

Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.