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Livingston suffer disastrous day as they slump to defeat at home to Hibs

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It was a disastrous day at the office for Livingston as they not only lost 4-1 at home to Hibs but also saw defender Jack Fitzwater sent-off and lost both Ayo Obileye and Stephane Omeonga to injury before boss David Martindale also saw red in the closing stages.The hosts started the game brightly and opened the scoring thanks to Joel Nouble's wonderful strike on 10 minutes but a calamitous equaliser just before the half-hour mark led to a complete change in momentum.Elie Youan raced behind a static defence to slot beyond Shamal George before sending the visitors in front before the break with a deflected effort that managed to sneak inside the far corner.If that wasn't bad enough, the Lions managed to lose Jack Fitzwater to a red card for bringing down Matthew Hoppe just six minutes into the second-half with the game then put beyond doubt as Omeonga turned a Chris Cadden ball into his own net on the hour mark.Having lost one centre-back, Livi would lose the other when Obileye hobbled off - which saw Luiyi de Lucas come on for his debut - before remarkably ending the game with nine men as Omeonga too was unable to continue as he was forced off with 10 minutes remaining and the hosts being unable to make any more substitutions.

Mykola Kukharevych added a late fourth before Martindale saw red in the game's final action.Prior to kick-off both sets of players and fans impeccably observed a minute's silence following the passing of Hibs chairman Ron Gordon last month.Both sides showed plenty of attacking intent in the early stages but it was Livi who made it count as Nouble opened the scoring in stunning fashion on 10 minutes.

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