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31st Oct 2018

WATCH: Neil Lennon hit by object thrown from the crowd as he taunts Hearts fans

Simon Lloyd

Hearts fans had been celebrating what they thought was a stoppage time winner

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon was struck by an object thrown from the crowd during a dramatic end to Wednesday night’s Edinburgh derby with Hearts at Tynecastle.

The game ended goalless, but many Hearts supporters mistakenly believed their team had scored a late winner, failing to spot that Clevid Dikamona’s 91st-minute header had been ruled out for offside.

Lennon was seen gesturing for the home supporters to calm down in the immediate aftermath of the disallowed goal, only to fall to the ground seconds later after being hit by an object thrown in his direction.

Footage posted to Twitter appears to show that the object that hit him was a coin.

Hearts, the Scottish Premiership leaders, were unable to take advantage of the fact their city rivals played the last 25 minutes with ten men: Florian Kamberi sent off controversially after receiving two yellow cards.

Craig Levein’s side are now four points clear of Celtic, although have played one more game than the Scottish champions. The draw leaves Lennon’s side in fifth, eight points adrift of the top of the league.