Dundee 1-1 Hibernian: Goalkeeper Scott Bain thwarts visitors
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 28/08/17 10:51am
Dundee's Scott Bain produced an inspired display in goal as Hibernian had to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw at Dens Park.
Kevin Holt opened the scoring for the hosts from the spot in the ninth minute after Roarie Deacon was brought down, before Anthony Stokes levelled before the break (39).
But the visitors enjoyed the best of the game and could easily have won but for a stunning performance from home goalkeeper Bain.
Lennon responded to last week's disappointing performance and result against Hamilton by making four changes to his side, with Brandon Barker given his first start for the club.
The on-loan Manchester City man was immediately involved, testing Bain early on with a powerful low strike but it was the hosts who struck first when Deacon drew a rash challenge from Steven Whittaker.
Referee Don Robertson was left with no choice but to point to the spot, and Holt made no mistake, firing into the bottom corner despite Ofir Marciano getting a hand to it.
Barker continued to cause problems at the other end however, and forced Bain into a string of saves.
The visitors continued to apply the pressure but were almost caught out at the back as Holt headed straight at the keeper from six yards after a superb Scott Allan delivery.
But they were deservedly level at the break as Whittaker made amends by drilling a low cross from the left which Stokes flicked in via a heavy deflection from Kerr Waddell.
Hibs were on the front foot immediately after half-time, with Simon Murray wasteful from the edge of the area after Barker caught the Dundee defence on the ball, before Bain was called into action once again.
Marvin Bartley went on a lung-busting run from deep, bursting into the area only to be denied by a sprawling Bain, who threw himself at the midfielder's feet.
As the atmosphere began to heat up, the goalkeeper continued to preserve parity, saving from Barker once more before getting down to prevent Stokes adding to his tally.
Randy Wolters and Faissal El Bakhtaoui tested Marciano at the other end but in the end McCann's side were fortunate to leave with their first point of the season.