TWO goals from Daryl Horgan gave Hibs a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory against Hearts at Tynecastle in an Edinburgh derby that was marred by crowd trouble.

A coconut was thrown on to the pitch in the wake of the Easter Road side’s 28th-minute equaliser.

Smoke bombs – in maroon and green colours – were also thrown on before and during the first-half, in which Peter Haring gave Craig Levein’s team the lead before Horgan claimed the second-half winner.

Third-placed Kilmarnock moved to within five points of Rangers, who play at Motherwell later this afternoon, with a 2-0 win over 10-man St Johnstone.

An own goal from Chris Kane after 17 minutes set the hosts on their way, with veteran hitman Kris Boyd doubling their lead from the penalty spot two minutes before the break.

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES…Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano as smoke bomb lands in penalty area.

UNUSUAL…a coconut is thrown onto the field.

The Perth side’s misery was complete when Jason Kerr was sent off for a second yellow card in the 68th minute.

Aberdeen joined Steve Clarke’s outfit on 58 points thanks to a 2-0 win at rock-bottom Dundee, who slipped three points adrift at the foot of the table.

Struggling St Mirren gave themselves hope of a relegation play-off spot as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Hamilton and remain four points behind their opponents.

Steve Davies put Accies ahead after 63 minutes, but Anders Dreyer levelled with a penalty three minutes later.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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