Scott Allan turned on the style against Aberdeen- then claimed a collective team effort allowed Hibs to put on their best display of the campaign.
Allan threaded a brilliant through pass into Martin Boyle to create Boyle’s opener before the Australian added another against the Dons.
Florian Kamberi finished the job as Hibs moved one point off fifth and seven away from Aberdeen in fourth with a 3-0 win. It was a terrific second half performance after a gritty first 45 which saw both sides draw blanks.
Hibs’ creative midfield force reckons he was able to show some dig in this stellar win and admitted to punting the ball long for the first time in his career.
“I thought the last 60 minutes last week was the best we’d played but today we got the whole performance,” Allan said. “It’s something to build on now.
“I think the boys didn’t want to concede as the clean sheet is so big for us. It answers that a bit and Aberdeen have been a consistent side for three or four years, so I think it was a big statement.
“Right now we’re taking every game as it comes. I think we’ve lost two games in the last 14 so the main thing today was getting the win and a clean sheet.
“I felt the four of us in the midfield had to fill in and track runners and do defensive work. It was stuffy and it was genuinely the first time in my career I’ve had to punt the ball forward to nobody, so that was an experience!
“If that’s what you need to do to win matches then sometimes that what you need to go.”