Hibs 2 - 3 Aberdeen: How the players rated on each side
Ofir Marciano - 5
The Israeli stopper was caught day-dreaming as Ryan Christie whipped home Aberdeen’s second but almost scored a stunning equaliser after going up for a last-minute corner.
David Gray - 6
Last year’s cup final hero had to stay alert up against Dons danger man Jonny Hayes but gave the winger few openings.
Darren Mcgregor - 4
A day to forget for the boyhood Hibs fan. Cost his side the opener with a horror first-minute mistake before watching a Hayes strike nick his heel on its way into the net.
Efe Ambrose - 6
The on-loan Celtic defender started nervously but looked more assured the longer the game went on.
Lewis Stevenson - 6
A standard display of energy and determination from the left-back. Deliveries from crossing positions could have been sharper.
Marvin Bartley - 7
Snapped into tackles all afternoon but allowed Hayes too much room as he fired home the winner.
Fraser Fyvie - 5
Taken off midway through the first period with his side two goals down after failing to get a grip on opposite number Kenny McLean.
Dylan McGeouch - 7
Stroked the Leith men level on the hour mark after a slick exchange of passes with Holt. Had to go off injured soon after.
John McGinn - 7
Set Hibs’ nightmare start in motion as he lost possession straight from kick-off but his energy kept the capital outfit from being flattened.
Martin Boyle - 7
Quiet start but sparked his team back into life with great run and cross for Grant Holt’s goal.
Jason Cummings - 5
Appeared lost before Holt’s introduction but even with a partner to play off the striker struggled to get involved.
Grant Holt (for Fyvie, 34) - 8
Hibs looked down and out before Neil Lennon gambled by throwing on the big striker early. Paid off as spectacularly as he sparked a stirring fight-back.
Andrew Shinnie (for McGeouch, 63) - 5
Could not provide the quality Hibernian needed in the final stages.
Brian Graham (for Ambrose, 88) - 5
No time to make an impact.
Joe Lewis - 6
Beaten by both Holt and McGeouch but the former Cardiff keeper was blameless for both. Crucial save at the death to deny Marciano’s header.
Shay Logan - 6
Unlucky not to find the corner of the net with a 25-yarde shot but showed composure at the death as Hibs piled on the pressure.
Ash Taylor - 5
Out muscled in the air as Holt leaped to head home and failed to track McGeouch for the second goal, but dealt well with Jason Cummings’ movement.
Mark Reynolds - 6
Back for his first start since February but can be happy enough with his 60-minute return run out.
Andrew Considine - 6
Was caught flat-footed as Boyle burned past him to tee up the Easter Road side’s first goal but kept his nerve as Hibs rained down balls in stoppage time.
Ryan Jack - 7
Involved in a good tussle with McGinn and the Dons skipper will feel he came out on top.
Graeme Shinnie - 7
Had to run off an early knock but worked himself into the ground as they game grew tense in the latter stages.
Ryan Christie - 7
Produced a moment of inspiration for his side’s second goal as he swept home a free-kick from an the unlikeliest of angles.
Kenny McLean - 8
Set the tempo as the Pittodrie men started on fire. Had to dig in as Hibs fought back.
Jonny Hayes - 6
The Irishman had barely threatened the Hibs defence but got his lucky break when his low shot wrong-footed Marciano after deflecting off McGregor.
Adam Rooney - 7
Gave his side the perfect start when he pounced for the opener with just 12 seconds on the clock.
Anthony O’Connor (for Christie, 59) - 6
Provided the Dons defence with extra bite in the nervy finale.
Niall McGinn (for Reynolds, 69) - 5
Groin injury meant he started on bench and looked short of fitness after coming on.