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Easter Road (ATT 9,683) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Hibernian Hibernian vs Kilmarnock Kilmarnock

Hibernian 3

P Hanlon (12)
P Cairney (77)
L Stevenson (90+2)

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Hibernian stay in touch with top six after 3-0 win over Kilmarnock

Last Updated: 29/12/13 6:07pm

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Paul Hanlon: Opened the scoring for Hibernian

Paul Hanlon: Opened the scoring for Hibernian

Hibernian halted Kilmarnock's fine recent form as Terry Butcher's side secured a 3-0 win at Easter Road.

The visitors were targeting a fourth win in five games, but goals from Paul Hanlon, Paul Cairney and Lewis Stevenson spoiled Killie's run and kept Hibs in touch with the Scottish Premiership top six.

Killie keeper Craig Samson kept out a shot from Jason Cummings in the early stages, but he could not prevent Hanlon (12) from nodding home a cross by Cairney.

Hibs nearly doubled their lead soon afterwards as Jordan Foster headed wide and James Collins fired past the post from close range.

But the visitors finished the half strongly and Michael Gardyne went close with two shots from outside the box.

Samson was forced into action again after the break as he kept out Stevenson's shot and the Hibs midfielder then drove the ball narrowly wide of the target.

But the hosts would not be denied and Cairney (76) rifled the ball into the bottom corner before Stevenson wrapped up the win with a low shot past Samson.

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