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Hibernian boss Terry Butcher. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Hibernian boss Terry Butcher. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Hibernian boss Terry Butcher. Picture credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

HIBERNIAN manager Terry Butcher referenced Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon win last summer after Liam Craig's dramatic late penalty gave his side a deserved 2-1 win over city rivals Hearts at Easter Road.

Hibs striker James Collins put the hosts ahead in the 59th minute when he lashed the ball into the net from four yards.

Jambos substitute David Smith drew the visitors level in the 70th minute but with nine minutes left Hearts defender Jordan McGhee was adjudged to have fouled Lewis Stevenson in the box.

Craig stepped up to score from the spot and give Butcher his first Edinburgh derby win since taking over and the former Motherwell boss pointed to Hibs fan Murray's SW19 exploits when he won the men's singles title.

"It is a lovely feeling because the club, the players and fans have suffered a lot this season from Hearts," said Butcher.

"I said to the players before the game, it is very much like Andy Murray when he went out for the men's singles final at Wimbledon with the whole nation on his shoulders.

"He just thinks about it as a tennis match. All our players were thinking about is that it was a football match and best get on with it."


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