Saturday saw Hibernian beat arch-rivals Hearts at Tynecastle for the first time in nearly six years in what was the story of the Premiership weekend. Coincidentally, the last time they did Hibs had to come from behind and did so thanks to a Leigh Griffiths free kick and a late Ross Caldwell winner.
Peter Haring may have scored the opener for the Jambos with a header from a corner, but Hearts led for all of three minutes. Daryl Horgan stepped forward to bag a brace as Hibs turned the game on its head and left Gorgie with all three points.
Defensive duo were decent
The Jambos were left to rue their missed opportunities but Hibs didn’t make it easy for them by any manner of means. Darren McGregor and Paul Hanlon deserve credit for handling the physical presence of Uche Ikpeazu very well.
Mark Milligan may have lost Haring for the Hearts goal but he was integral with his interceptions and helping out the back four. Stephane Omeonga was a livewire in the middle of the park and seemed to cover every blade of grass.
McNulty a menace despite missed chances
There were suspicions of offside regarding the first goal but Marc McNulty proved a menace for Hearts throughout. His superb assist saw Horgan steer Hibs’ equaliser home. The Scotland striker may have missed two golden chances later on but proved a handful himself.
Horgan was Hibs’ hero though
However, Daryl Horgan grabbed all the headlines. The Irishman grabbed his first league goals since September 1st, in a 2-1 defeat away at Livingston. The second was a superb finish after some neat one touch passing, in front of the Roseburn end, and proved the difference.
It takes Hibs above Hearts in the Premiership table. Paul Heckingbottom has now registered the best start of any Hibs manager in the league in 70 years. The 13 point gap that Hearts held all of two months ago has been shut. The Barnsley born manager got off to the ideal start to his Edinburgh derby career.