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Aberdeen draw with Hibs to leave Warnock waiting for first league win

Aberdeen’s interim manager Neil Warnock is still seeking a first cinch Premiership win after his side could only draw 2-2 with a resilient Hibernian at Pittodrie.

The visitors led through Martin Boyle, but Nicky Devlin quickly restored parity before the Dons went in front early in the second half thanks to Jamie McGrath.

However, a leveller from substitute Emiliano Marcondes ensured the sides shared the points.

How the game unfolded at Pittodrie

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Hibernian's Martin Boyle celebrates after making it 1-0 during a cinch Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hibernian at Pittodrie Stadium, on February 17, 2024, in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)
Image: Martin Boyle opened the scoring for Hibernian at Pittodrie

The evergreen Boyle made an early impact, sliding past Kelle Roos at the near post after good work from Myziane Maolida had created the chance.

The Edinburgh side’s lead did not last long, as David Marshall could only parry Bojan Miovski’s 10-yard volley and Devlin threw himself at the loose ball to turn home a quickfire leveller.

Aberdeen would be the more threatening side, and Marshall had to look smart to deny Jack MacKenzie midway through the first half, and the former Scotland man then had to palm away a Connor Barron corner from under his own crossbar.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Aberdeen's Nicky Devlin celebrates after making it 1-1 during a cinch Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hibernian at Pittodrie Stadium, on February 17, 2024, in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Image: Nicky Devlin scored an equaliser for Aberdeen

Miovski passed up a gilt-edged chance to put the Dons in front just before the half-hour as he ran onto Duk’s through ball, but in electing to lift over Marshall rather than round the veteran keeper, he allowed a save.

The home side survived a penalty scare as VAR official David Dickinson took a look at a potential handball from an Elie Youan cross, but at the other end they were denied a second goal by the woodwork, as Leighton Clarkson slid in to meet Miovski’s cut-back, the ball coming back off the crossbar.

They would get their noses in front after 51 minutes, as Duk left Lewis Miller for dead, and put a ball into the box, where Clarkson found McGrath, and the Irishman passed into the net after getting the ball out from between his feet.

It looked like they might extend their lead when Miovski ran onto a ball over the top three minutes later, but Marshall was off his line quickly to avert the danger.

A flying save from Marshall denied Duk, and the keeper held a Graeme Shinnie volley before Hibs drew level in controversial circumstances.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Hibernian's Emiliano Marcondes celebrates after making it 2-2 during a cinch Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hibernian at Pittodrie Stadium, on February 17, 2024, in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Image: Hibernian’s Emiliano Marcondes celebrates after making it 2-2

Play went on after what seemed an offside on the left, only for assistant referee David Roome to raise his flag after substitute Marcondes turned home Joe Newell’s cut-back. A lengthy VAR review followed, before eventually the goal was given.

Aberdeen threw on new signing Junior Hoilett for the last 10 minutes, and his first involvement set up an opportunity for Miovski, only for Marshall to deny the Dons top scorer. That would be the keeper’s last involvement as he picked up an injury that saw him replaced by Jojo Wollacott.

Despite 10 minutes of injury-time, neither side could find a winner, though Miovski should have done better when the ball fell to him at the back post deep in stoppage time.

What’s next?

Aberdeen’s next Scottish Premiership game is away to Kilmarnock on February 24, while Hibs host Dundee.

Both games kick off at 3pm.

Sky News
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