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Ten men Kilmarnock triumph at Hibernian

Kilmarnock boss Jim Jefferies insisted the performance was the best he has witnessed in his seven seasons in charge after a stunning 4-2 win at Hibernian. The Rugby Park outfit won despite throwing away a two goal lead, then being reduced to 10 men just before the interval when keeper Alan Combe was sent off for bringing down Colin Nish and Dean Shiels made the score 2-2 from the penalty spot.

A delighted Jefferies said: "We knew they were going to come at us after getting back to 2-2. But I said to them they will get chances to win the game. We were not getting beat so there was still a lot to play for.

"They took it on board. I sat them down after it and said, no disrespect to other teams and players but this is my seventh season and I don't think I've seen a finer performance.

"I was proud of every one of them and everyone at Kilmarnock should be. They should take great heart from that performance."

Jefferies may also appeal against Combe's sending off.

He added: "I think it was a stonewall penalty, the second one, but it was never a sending off.

"The referee has confirmed to me that he didn't send him off because it was a goalscoring opportunity, he did it because it was a rash challenge.

"If he had been booked I would have accepted it but if he is putting it down as dangerous play we will appeal that."

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