Hibernian 6-0 Aberdeen: Hosts up to fifth as hammering ends Jim Goodwin’s tenure as manager

Josh Campbell scored a double against Aberdeen for another game in a row

Jim Goodwin’s departure as Aberdeen manager was sealed after Josh Campbell’s hat-trick inspired Hibernian to Scottish Premier League victory.

Pittodrie chairman Dave Cormack had demanded an “immediate response” to Monday’s Scottish Cup defeat to Darvel.

But two Campbell finishes and an Elie Youan header saw Hibs cross before Kevin Nisbet scored after the break.

Campbell’s third came from the spot when Liam Scales was sent off before Will Fish completed the Dons’ dismal day.

Hibs fans’ laments about their own manager, Lee Johnson, were drowned out by the joy that greeted a first home win in four games, while Aberdeen dropped to seventh after a seventh successive away defeat.

The two sides had gone into what was dubbed “El Sackico” by the Scottish press with identical records – both having won just twice in their last 10 matches, losing seven of them.

For Hibs, losing their last 3-0 at home to city rivals Heart of Midlothian was bad enough. For Aberdeen, their board responded to the worst result in their history – beaten by a sixth-tier side – by granting Goodwin a stay of execution.

Not long after the 41-year-old Irishman had been on BBC Radio Scotland thanking them for their support and insisting he could turn their form around, the players he insisted were fully behind him crumbled under a couple of inspired early attacks. by veteran winger Aidan McGeady.

Midfielder Campbell, who had scored twice on Aberdeen’s last visit to Easter Road, struck after goalkeeper Joe Lewis could only clear Youan’s low drive after 10 minutes.

Five minutes later, the unmarked Campbell rose to send a powerful header past Lewis from Joe Newell’s pinpoint corner.

Aberdeen still hadn’t forced David Marshall into a save at the other end when striker Youan rose to face another Newell corner.

Hibs were already heading home after leaving top scorer Nisbet on the bench following the collapse of his proposed move to Millwall, but the Scotland striker kicked off his sixth goal in four games with virtually his first touch on the break after coming on on the pitch. as a substitute.

Aberdeen’s misery was not yet over as Scales was red-carded for pulling down substitute Josh O’Connor, Campbell converted the penalty and centre-back Fish stepped up unmarked to seal Hibs’ victory – and Goodwin’s tenure at Pittodrie.

Player of the Match – Josh Campbell (Hibernian)

Hibs' goalscorer Josh Campbell celebrates
There were a few contenders in the Hibs ranks, but who could deny the award to hat-trick hero Josh Campbell?

More to follow.

What will be next?

Hibs visit Dingwall to face Ross County on Tuesday, with Aberdeen hosting St Mirren 24 hours later (both 7.45pm).

More to follow.

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  1. Team number1Player nameMarshall

  2. Team number12Player nameCadden

  3. Team number25Player nameFish

  4. Team number4Player nameHanlon

  5. Team number16Player nameStevenson

  6. Team number14Player nameJego

  7. Team number22Player nameMcKirdy

  8. Team number11Player nameNewell

  9. Team number32Player nameCampbell

  10. Team number46Player nameMcGeady

  11. Team number23Player nameYou one

  1. Team number2Player nameMiller

  2. Team number15Player nameNisbet

  3. Team number37Player nameMacIntyre

  4. Team number39Player nameO’Connor


  1. Team number1Player nameLewis

  2. Team number2Player nameMcCrorie

  3. Team number5Player nameStewart

  4. Team number4Player nameScales

  5. Team number17Player nameHayes

  6. Team number16Player nameRamadani

  7. Team number6Player nameShinnie

  8. Team number33Player nameKennedy

  9. Team number20Player nameClarkson

  10. Team number11Player nameCloth

  11. Team number9Player nameMiovski

  1. Team number8Player nameBarron

  2. Team number14Player nameMyslovic

  3. Team number22Player nameCoulson

  4. Team number23Player nameDuncan

  5. Team number37Player nameRoberts



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Marshall
  • 12CaddenSubstituted forMacIntyreon 77′minutes
  • 25Fish
  • 4Hanlon
  • 16Stevenson
  • 14Jego
  • 22McKirdySubstituted forMilleron 73′minutes
  • 11NewellSubstituted forO’Connoron 77′minutes
  • 32CampbellOrdered in 64 minutes
  • 46McGeadySubstituted forNisbeton 68′minutesOrdered in 80 minutes
  • 23You one


  • 2Miller
  • 3Cabraja
  • 10Vieira Tavares
  • 15Nisbet
  • 18Henderson
  • 31Johnson
  • 37MacIntyre
  • 39O’Connor
  • 45Laidlaw


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 2McCrorie
  • 5Stewart
  • 4ScalesOrdered in 86 minutes
  • 17HayesOrdered in 28 minutesSubstituted forMyslovicon 83′minutes
  • 16Ramadani
  • 6ShinnieOrdered in 44 minutesSubstituted forBarronon 83′minutes
  • 33KennedySubstituted forRobertson 60′minutes
  • 20ClarksonSubstituted forCoulsonon 60′minutes
  • 11de Barros LopesOrdered in 78 minutes
  • 9MiovskiSubstituted forDuncanon 83′minutes


  • 8Barron
  • 14Myslovic
  • 15Watkins
  • 21Polvara
  • 22Coulson
  • 23Duncan
  • 30Ritchie
  • 37Roberts
  • 46Marshall

Craig Napier


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