Matchzone: Hibernian (H)

A controversial VAR decision took the spotlight as Kilmarnock drew 2-2 with Hibernian at Rugby Park.

The hosts led 2-0 thanks to a Dylan Vente own goal and a Matty Kennedy finish.

Joe Newell fired home a stunning volley to reduce the deficit to one, but then a refereeing decision was the talking point.

Corrie Ndaba was initially booked by Grant Irvine for a challenge on Jair Tavares, but VAR Nick Walsh recommended he review his decision at the monitor.

That led to him changing his mind and upping the punishment to a red card.

The 10 men of Killie couldn’t hold on as Myziane Maolida equalised in the 82nd minute.

David Watson went close with a shot in first minute but it fizzed over the crossbar. 

Killie got themselves ahead in the 25th minute when Vente headed into the far corner of his own goal from a Danny Armstrong cross. 

Kennedy went close shortly after when he was through on goal, he slotted an effort past Marshall, but unfortunately for the winger it was inches wide of the post. 

Hibs looked sure to score just before the half-time whistle, but Kieran O’Hara pulled off a great save after a skirmish in the box.

Killie’s lead was doubled 10 minutes after the break as Kennedy slid in at the back post to poke home an Armstrong cross. 

Jair Tavares had a fantastic chance for Hibs just before the hour mark, but again O’Hara was the hero with a fine low save. 

In the 73rd minute Hibs equalised thanks to a stunning volley from Joe Newell from the edge of the box.

Ndaba was then the centre of controversy a minute later as his yellow card for a tackle on Tavares was upgraded to red after a VAR check. 

Hibs then pulled themselves level in the 82nd minute as Maolida fired home the equaliser.

Score: Kilmarnock 2-2 Hibernian

Line-up: O’Hara, Mayo, Wright, Findlay, Ndaba, Armstrong (Deas 74), Watson, McKenzie (Donnelly 86), Kennedy (Polworth 90), Vassell (Murray 90), Watkins