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Lennon rues dropped points as Hibs miss a host of chances

By Will Jackson

A second consecutive 1-1 draw on the road left Hibs manager Neil Lennon disappointed but not disheartened after failing to put away St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

The visitors enjoyed the best of the game despite going behind to Michael O'Halloran's fifth goal of the season, and drew level after a Paul Paton own goal.

Simon Murray and Martin Boyle enjoyed a succession of chances each but Lennon's side were unable to grab the winner, leaving him facing another draw after being frustrated at Dundee two weeks ago,

"We totally dominated all aspects of the game today," Lennon said. "It's pretty similar to the way we played at Dundee.

"To come here and play as well as that against a team who are streetwise and battle-hardened - we matched them physically and then the football we played at times was outstanding.

"We will play worse and win games. It's only one half of football - Hamilton at home -where we haven't reached the standards we set and I'm very very pleased with the standards we've set.

"To be fair to St Johnstone they defend very, very well at times and don't give much away, but today we cut them open at will at times. I'm very pleased with the level of performance."

The point extended Saints' unbeaten start to the season, but Tommy Wright was unhappy with his side after they finished the game firmly on the back foot.

"I'm happy to get a point, not happy with the performance. Twenty minutes in, we started like a house on fire and looked a real threat, but struggled the rest of the game.

"There's not many teams in the league that would get a point out of that."

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