Josh Campbell struck two second-half objectives as Hibernian got here from behind to beat 10-man Aberdeen 3-1 at Easter Highway.
The guests went in entrance early on by means of Luis ‘Duk’ Lopes however had Liam Scales despatched off for 2 bookings in fast succession late within the first half.
Martin Boyle equalised from the penalty spot earlier than Campbell landed a double as Hibs dominated the second half.
The house facet made only one change from the group that defeated Kilmarnock a fortnight in the past as they handed a debut to Ukrainian striker Mykola Kuharevych. Ewan Henderson dropped to the bench.
Aberdeen, equally, made only one alteration from the line-up that had drawn with Ross County. In got here Lopes who took the place of Leighton Clarkson.
It was a primary begin for the participant often called Duk and he made an immediate affect with the opening objective after simply 4 minutes.
Hayden Coulson despatched in an incredible ball from the left and the ahead was capable of look a header past David Marshall for his third objective in as many video games.
Hibs seemed sure to equalise when Ryan Porteous shot after a nook fell to Paul Hanlon however he couldn’t steer it in. The offside flag spared his blushes in any case.
The house facet then appealed for a penalty when Ross McCrorie appeared to fulfill Marijan Cabraja’s cross along with his arm however referee David Dickinson was not satisfied.
Joe Newell’s long-range free-kick was then comfortably held by Kelle Roos within the Dons objective earlier than the goalkeeper stretched to assist Elie Youan’s drive over his crossbar.
Hibs’ strain lastly paid off a minute earlier than the interval. Scales and Porteous tangled as they contested a nook and the referee this time awarded the penalty.
The on-loan Celtic defender had been booked moments earlier and was quickly proven a second yellow card to finish his involvement. Boyle caught away the penalty.
Hibernian began the second half on prime and Campbell ought to have performed higher than shoot at Roos after being performed in on objective.
The Dutchman then made a superb double save to maintain out Porteous’ effort and the rebound try from Newell.
However Hibs saved up the strain and moved in entrance after 62 minutes. An excellent run and go from Chris Cadden arrange Campbell and he completed properly from simply contained in the field.
Cadden was additionally concerned in his facet’s third objective, his cross nodded down by McCrorie however solely so far as Campbell who stabbed in his second of the sport.
Hibernian return from the worldwide break with a visit to Ross County on October 1.
Aberdeen are at residence to Kilmarnock on the identical day. Each matches kick-off at 3pm.