Scottish Recap: Harkes Scores as Dundee United Shares Points

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Ian Harkes found the back of the net for Dundee United, but they were left frustrated as a stoppage-time strike from Hibernian saw both teams share the points.

Hibernian 2-2 Dundee United

Dundee United was on their way to a win, but a goal in the 92nd minute from Hibernian left them seething in frustration as they only came away with a point at Easter Road.

Ian Harkes started for the Tangerines, completing 70 percent of his passes, winning eight duels, and making two tackles alongside two shots in 90-plus minutes of action.

The visitors, who have been working their way up the standings following the World Cup break, opened the scoring just six minutes into the contest. Arnaud Djoum crossed the ball to Steven Fletcher who layed it into the path of Glenn Middleton to float it over Hibs goalkeeper David Marshall.

Hibs came very close to leveling the score minutes later when Kyle Magennis sent a long-range strike on target, but the ball would crash off the frame. They would then tie things up in the 25th minute when Kevin Nisbet collected the ball from Josh Campbell and sidestepped a defender to fire his shot past United goalkeeper Mark Birighitti.

Harkes then restored United’s lead on the half-hour mark with a bit of luck. Taking the ball from Kieran Freeman, the American midfielder then ran into the area to take a crack at goal. His shot took a wicked deflection off Lewis Stevenson as it looped over Marshall and into the back of the net.

The hosts were on the charge to grab the equalizer, but their opponenets did well to keep them at bay. However, that would change in the second minute of stoppage time when Joe Newell sent the ball over the top to Nisbet in the 12-yard box. The Scotsman did well to hold off his marker to unleash a shot to guarantee Hibs a share of the points.

Dundee United sits in 10th place in the standings with 20 points.


In the Championship, Brian Schwake was between the sticks for Greenock Morton as they fell to Hamilton Academical in a 1-0 defeat.


Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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