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Porteous scores winner as Hibs beat Motherwell 1-0 at Easter Road

The Scotland defender scored the winner after Motherwell were reduced to ten men.

Ryan Porteous scores winner as Hibs beat Motherwell 1-0 at Easter Road in Scottish Premiership SNS Group

Hibs have moved up to third in the Scottish Premiership with a 1-0 win over Motherwell at Easter Road.

Scotland defender Ryan Porteous scored the winning goal with around 25 minutes left on the clock to secure all three points for Lee Johnson’s side.

The visitors played the last half hour with ten men after Connor Sheilds was sent off on the 57th minute.

Ten men: Sheilds sent off in the second half. SNS Group

The hosts leapfrog St Mirren into third place in the league with their fourth win in four games following victories over Ross County, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.

Motherwell stay level on points with Aberdeen, who play Dundee United in a 6pm kick-off, and Hearts who play Killie on Sunday.

Hibs travel to Dunde United for their next game on Tuesday and Motherwell host Rangers next weekend.