Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has said that his ‘terrific’ Well side deserved to beat Hibs at Fir Park.
The pair played out a 0-0 draw. Christy Manzinga was denied a second Motherwell goal by a fantastic Ofir Marciano save in the second half.
Hibs’ best chance came through Florian Kamberi, who could only guide his low header onto the far post.
It’s not a bad result for Motherwell after two away matches on the spin. They haven’t conceded since returning from the winter break, are through to the Scottish Cup last 16 and now sit five points clear in third.
Robinson believes though that his side should have had more than a point against the Hibees: “I thought we were terrific, dominated the game but just didn’t have that final touch. You have to give credit to their goalkeeper, it was an incredible save.
“But some of our build-up play, our midfield three, was terrific. Look at the resources we have got and to dominate like that against a team of Hibs’ quality and keep their front four quiet, our boys deserve a lot of plaudits.
“Sometimes the performance doesn’t get the result it deserves but after the week we have had, I can’t be critical of them. Three points at Aberdeen, into the next round of the cup, and a real dominant performance
“Credit to Hibs, they stuck in, were organised and hard to break down but we should have had the three points.Three clean sheets in a row and 15 overall and that’s the basis of staying in games.
“It’s important when you have so much possession and don’t take your chances, there is always a risk with the quality Hibs have got that they go up the other end and nick a result.
“They nearly did when they hit the post. If you keep clean sheets, you don’t lose games.”