Hibs came from behind to grab a share of the points against Dundee at Dens Park this afternoon although they dominated throughout and should have won the game convincingly.
The pre-match talk amongst the travelling supporters was the bid for John McGinn from Nottingham Forrest which Neil Lennon described as ‘laughable.’
Lennon made four chances to the starting XI that lost to Hamilton last weekend as well as changing the formation from a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2.
Efe Ambrose, Lewis Sevenson, Dylan McGeouch and Danny Swanson made way for David Gray, Marvin Bartley, Vykintas Slivka and Brandon Barker.
Hibs started brightly but it was the hosts who took the lead in controversial fashion.
Roarie Deacon cut inside and feigned to shoot but appeared to be going to ground before the contact from Steven Whittaker, but referee Don Robertson pointed to the spot and Kevin Holt scored the resultant penalty kick.
Hibs fought back and Dundee’s keeper Scott Bain pulled off a string of excellent saves including two shots from Barker to keep his side in front.
The visitors eventually levelled the scoring when Whittaker sent a cross into the box from the left and Anthony Stokes diverted the ball goalwards into the net off Kevin Waddell’s leg.
Hibs were then denied a penalty of their own when Scott Allan clearly handled the ball inside the area but the referee waved play on despite the protests from Hibs players.
Hibs continued to dominate throughout the second half and once again Bair was the hero by denying both Bartley and Barker.
Dundee almost grabbed an undeserved winner near the end when Faissal El-Bakhtoui ‘s effort from 18 yards drifted inches wide of the post.
After the game Neil Lennon told BBC Scotland. “There was only one team in it.
“Once we gave our weekly goal away, we played great.
“We dominated the game and I’m disappointed not to win it. The level of performance was superb.
“Their keeper was man of the match and we were a little wasteful in front of goal.
“We’re new to the league and it says a lot that we’re disappointed not to win this one. We bombarded Dundee.”
Hibs now sit in sixth place after four games.
Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Hendry, Waddell, holt, Deacon, Kamara, Vincent, Allan, McGowan, El Bakhtaoui Subs: Hately, Williams, Parish, O’Hara, Wolters, Spence, Piggott
Hibs: Marciano, Gray, Whittaker, Hanlon, McGregor, Bartley, McGinn, Barker, Slivka, S.Murray, Stokes. Subs: Laidlaw, Ambrose, Fontaine, F.Murray, Stevenson, Matulevicius, McGeouch
Referee Don Robertson