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Easter Road (ATT 8,411) 15th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Hibernian Hibernian vs Ross County Ross Co

Hibernian 2

S Stanton (10)
T Taiwo (24)

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Ross Co 1

R Brittain (59)

Scottish Premiership: Hibernian beat Ross County 2-1 at Easter Road

Last Updated: 15/02/14 6:03pm

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Hibernian celebrate Sam Stanton's opening goal against Ross County

Hibernian celebrate Sam Stanton's opening goal against Ross County

Hibernian bounced back from last week's Scottish Cup disappointment by earning a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Ross County at Easter Road.

Sam Stanton netted with a spectacular free-kick and Tom Taiwo quickly made it 2-0, before County's Richie Brittain with his own stunning free-kick.

Hibs opened the scoring after just 10 minutes when Stanton stepped up to curl a superb free-kick from 25 yards past Mark Brown after the 19-year-old had been fouled by Rocco Quinn.

The home side had come close before that when Danny Haynes, making his first start for the club, fizzed a half-volley over the bar from 30 yards and Jordan Forster tested Brown with a close-range header.

But County almost levelled when Yoann Arquin managed to beat keeper Ben Williams to a near-post cross and his flick-on remarkably hit the bar twice.

Instead Hibernian struck again when Taiwo (24) latched on to a low cross from Haynes inside the box and showed great composure to sweep the ball into the bottom-corner from 12 yards.

There was some controversy 11 after the break as Hayes attempted to force the ball over the line after Brown had diverted a Forster header against the post, but the match officials decided it was not a goal.

A minute later Brittain pulled a goal back for County when he beat Williams with a superb dipping effort into the corner of the net from 25 yards.

Stanton was denied a double in the closing stages when Brown got down at his near post to keep out a powerful drive.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 22 51
2 Aberdeen 23 48
3 Inverness CT 23 47
4 Dundee United 23 45
5 Hamilton Academical 24 39
6 St Johnstone 23 33
7 Dundee 24 32
8 Kilmarnock 23 28
9 Partick Thistle 22 25
10 Motherwell 23 17
11 St Mirren 24 15
12 Ross County 22 11