Socceroo skipper Mark Milligan and Martin Boyle started for Hibs, with Jamie Maclaren unused on the bench.

Ben Garrucio and Oliver Bozanic both started for Hearts, with Garuccio replaced after 80 minutes and Bozanic 67 minutes.

Hearts dominated possession, with 59% of the ball, but had just one shot on target compared to their rivals’ two.

The Scottish Premiership league leaders had a 91st minute winner from Clevid Dikamona ruled out for offside before Hibs boss Neil Lennon was hit in the face by an object – believed to be a coin –thrown from the crowd.

The incident came deep into injury time when Hearts fans thought their side had scored, but it was ruled offside while the team celebrated.

Lennon reacted to the fans, telling them to calm down when the coin was thrown at him.

The Hibees were forced to hold on with just 10 men when striker Florian Kamberi was sent off for two yellow cards in the 65th minute.