Hibs boss Nick Montgomery described his side as "brilliant" in the draw with Heart of Midlothian and felt their performance merited "all three points".

The Easter Road men went ahead through Emiliano Marcondes but Lawrence Shankland struck back from the penalty spot before half-time. Both teams had chances after the break but neither managed to secure the win.

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“I thought we were brilliant tonight, I thought we deserved all three points," Montgomery said. “They’ve cleared four off the line, I think we had enough chances to win two games.

“I feel sorry for the fans and the players, we didn’t deserve that. We had great chances but we shouldn’t have needed them. We deserved a clean sheet. Sometimes you need a little bit of luck. But I am proud of the boys' effort."

Hibs felt aggrieved with the decision to award Hearts a penalty late in the first half when Will Fish collided with Kenneth Vargas. 

"I don't want to be talking about VAR again but you've asked me the question so I'll answer it," Montgomery said. "The VAR is there to call the referee over so he doesn't make a mistake. And when he called him over, I looked it at on the monitor and my opinion is no way it's a penalty - and I don't think anybody else probably thought it was. And then, lo and behold, he's got a clear view of it, he can slow it down, he can watch it ... yeah, he gives a penalty.

"I'm just really disappointed that we don't take three points. It cost us two points. Maybe we'll get another apology this week like we did after Aberdeen. Maybe we won't. But at the end of the day, what we won't get back is any points. We have to cop it on the chin. We have to hope that, and trust that, moving forward maybe we get some calls that have gone against us this season. But again, I don't want to be talking about that.

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"I want to be talking about how well we played tonight. We deserved three points - and I don't think anyone can deny that. It seems week in, week out at the minute there have been decisions that have been out of our control. What is in our control is putting the ball in the back of the net. We didn't take the opportunities we had. I think they'll be happy with a point."

Montgomery also spoke about missiles that were thrown on by the Hibs fans as Shankland waited to take his penalty. 

“I don’t condone it, Steven doesn’t condone it," he said. “Neither do the clubs. Unfortunately, there were a few things.

“Emi Marcondes had it in the first half as well when we had serious pressure on them. But I don’t want to talk about it tonight.”