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Hibs Relegated From Scottish Premiership After Shootout Defeat

Hamilton cause a shock at Easter Road to complete a miserable football season for Edinburgh.

Hibernian’s 15-year stay in Scotland’s top division came to an end on Sunday night as the Edinburgh club lost 4-3 on penalties to Hamilton Academical in a dramatic playoff final.

Hosts Hibs started the match in a strong position, having won 2-0 in the first leg in Hamilton.

However, the visitors were given hope on 13 minutes when Jason Scotland halved the deficit.

Nervy Hibs held on until the third minute of second-half stoppage time, when Tony Andreu netted a dramatic equaliser.

After a goalless 30 minutes of extra time, the contest went to penalties.

Kevin Thomson and Jason Cummings both saw their spot-kicks saved by Hamilton goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert, while the Accies were on target with all four of their attempts from 12 yards.

Hibs join city rivals Hearts in Scotland’s second tier, while promoted Hamilton return to the top flight after a three-year absence.

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