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Corner taken by Efrain Juarez from the right by-line.
A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Paul Hanlon.
Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Francis Dickoh results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Brown.
Du-Ri Cha produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save made by Mark Brown.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Galbraith.
Centre by Georgios Samaras.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Shaun Maloney. Liam Miller takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Shaun Maloney, Mark Brown makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Anthony Stokes, clearance made by David Stephens.
Valdas Trakys joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Rankin.
Corner from right by-line taken by Shaun Maloney.
Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Blocked by Francis Dickoh.
The referee gives a free kick against Daniel Majstorovic for handball. Free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Sung-Yong Ki goes wide right of the goal.
Shot from deep inside the area by Derek Riordan goes over the bar.
Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, Efrain Juarez takes a shot.
Anthony Stokes delivers the ball.
Scott Brown gives away a for an unfair challenge on Derek Riordan. David Stephens joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Hart. Daniel Galbraith comes on in place of Edwin De Graaf.
Foul by Scott Brown on Derek Riordan, free kick awarded. David Stephens on for Michael Hart. (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Daniel Galbraith coming on for Edwin De Graaf. Free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Mark Brown.
Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line, clearance made by Francis Dickoh.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line, Edwin De Graaf manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Du-Ri Cha.
Kevin McBride gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yong Ki. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Liam Miller, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.
Du-Ri Cha crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Hart.
Efrain Juarez challenges Liam Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Derek Riordan shoots direct from the free kick.
Effort from outside the area by John Rankin goes wide right of the goal.
Georgios Samaras challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin McBride restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McBride. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Du-Ri Cha, save made by Mark Brown.
A cross is delivered by Scott Brown.
Georgios Samaras is brought on as a substitute for Gary Hooper.
Edwin De Graaf concedes a free kick for a foul on Sung-Yong Ki. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Brown.
Centre by Edwin De Graaf.
The ball is swung over by Glenn Loovens, clearance made by Edwin De Graaf.
Anthony Stokes crosses the ball, save by Mark Brown.
Centre by Du-Ri Cha, Francis Dickoh makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Edwin De Graaf. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.
David Wotherspoon handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Glenn Loovens restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Derek Riordan.
The referee blows for offside against Gary Hooper. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Wotherspoon. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
Derek Riordan finds the back of the net with a fantastic goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-1 Hibernian.
Corner taken by Shaun Maloney. Effort on goal by Sung-Yong Ki from just inside the area clears the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line to the near post, Glenn Loovens finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Celtic 2-0 Hibernian.Shaun Maloney provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Maloney.
A cross is delivered by Derek Riordan, Anthony Stokes gets a block in.
Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Scott Brown. Kevin McBride takes the direct free kick.
Charlie Mulgrew goes off and Sung-Yong Ki comes on.
Efrain Juarez has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, Gary Hooper has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Anthony Stokes.
Scott Brown delivers the ball, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Joe Ledley, Mark Brown makes a save.
John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown. Free kick taken by Glenn Loovens.
David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Du-Ri Cha. Glenn Loovens takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Michael Hart takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Du-Ri Cha. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.
The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Daniel Majstorovic takes the indirect free kick.
Anthony Stokes is booked.
Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against David Wotherspoon. Glenn Loovens takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Francis Dickoh results in a free kick. Francis Dickoh goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Derek Riordan. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by David Wotherspoon, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.
Efrain Juarez challenges John Rankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Maloney. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McBride by Efrain Juarez. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Du-Ri Cha on David Wotherspoon. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Francis Dickoh results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Charlie Mulgrew, Daniel Majstorovic has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Derek Riordan. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Hart is ruled offside. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Liam Miller by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Scott Brown gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Hibernian.Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.
Derek Riordan is caught offside. Glenn Loovens restarts play with the free kick.
The match begins.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The second half begins.
The match has reached full-time.
Brown back for Hoops
Celtic skipper Scott Brown returns from an ankle problem for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hibernian.
Emilio Izaguirre misses out with a thigh injury sustained in the 6-0 Co-operative Insurance Cup win over Inverness in midweek, while Paddy McCourt (shoulder), James Forrest, (ankle) and Jos Hooiveld (knock) are also out.
Under-pressure Hibernian manager John Hughes is relishing taking his beleaguered team to Parkhead.
With one win from eight games in all competitions this season, Hibs fans will travel in pessimistic mood after Celtic scored 11 goals in their last three outings.
The Hoops have won all five of their SPL fixtures so far with a 100% record to lie alongside defending champions Rangers at the top of the table, seven points clear of nearest rivals Hearts, with Hibs languishing on five points from five games.
Hibs finished fourth last season under Hughes, qualifying for the Europa League, but have made an inauspicious start this term - something Hughes believes can end with a shock at Parkhead.
"It doesn't get any easier, but that's football," said Hughes. "When the going gets tough and you really want to show real character, bring on the best.
"And Celtic are certainly one of the best in Scotland, so we'll see what we're made of.
"I'll always go there and have a go; I won't give my players any hiding place. You put that Hibs jersey on and you have to go out and express yourself.
"It's a funny game, we're more than capable of going there, carrying a bit of luck and getting something."
Hibs won 2-1 at Celtic in January and Hughes believes his side should always be going to Glasgow seeking a victory and suggested the current form of both sides could work in his team's favour.
"We should be going to Parkhead and people should be saying anything could happen," he added. "Hibs are not at that stage, that's what we're working towards.
"With our kind of form, no expectations, so maybe the pressure's off us a wee bit."
Hughes has called for Hibs fans to be patient with the pressure mounting after successive 1-1 draws saw the winless home run extended to nine, while they exited the Co-operative Insurance Cup with defeat at Kilmarnock on Wednesday.
They have four wins from the last 26 in all competitions, but Hughes maintains the woeful run can be turned around, with his ultimate aim of challenging the Old Firm.
"I want to turn Hibs into a Celtic or a Rangers because the philosophy and the mentality of those clubs is win, win, win, win," added the Falkirk boss. "I've not got that at this moment in time, that's what I'm working towards.
"It has to come from within the dressing room, they have to create that winning mentality. We can only guide them and set standards."
Hughes and Hibs have been the subject of booing following their last three fixtures.
There were suggestions of a dressing room fall-out following the loss at Rugby Park and Hughes hopes his squad can turn the negative news into positive performances.
"It's galvanising the boys and it's starting to create that siege mentality - if that's the case I'm right there with them."
Hibs may have to play without Sol Bamba on Saturday after the defender picked up a groin injury at Kilmarnock.
Ian Murray (hip/groin), Darryl Duffy (metatarsal), Merouane Zemmama (knee) and goalkeeper Graham Stack (back) all remain out.
Bhoys survive late scare to move clear at top
Celtic moved three points clear of Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a home win over Hibernian that should have been more comfortable.
Captain Scott Brown, who returned after injury, gave the Hoops a fifth-minute lead with a powerful volley which Glenn Loovens added to just after the break when he headed in a Shaun Maloney corner.
Before that, the visitors, now with one win in nine this season, had failed to lay glove on the Parkhead side.
Former Celtic striker Derek Riordan pulled a goal back with a delightful chip to set up a nervy end to the game but Neil Lennon's men held on to their lead to leapfrog their Old Firm rivals who play at Aberdeen on Sunday.
There was some debate over whether Brown deserved to come back into a team that had demolished Inverness 6-0 in midweek but the former Hibernian midfielder repaid Lennon's enormous faith in him by grabbing the opener.
The game was settling down when Brown broke forward from midfield and worked a one-two with Anthony Stokes, a recent signing from Easter Road, before volleying past goalkeeper Mark Brown from 16 yards, his first goal since March.
Celtic took full control of the game albeit without testing Brown again for a while as the visitors struggled to muster the confidence to emerge from their own half.
But there was always a Celtic threat and in the 24th minute Hibs defender Francis Dickoh was booked by referee Calum Murray for tripping Joe Ledley as the midfielder tried to race clear down the left.
Six minutes later, there was a little more controversy when Stokes was booked for going down too easily in the Hibs box after going past midfielder Liam Miller.
Celtic striker Gary Hooper and busy midfielder Efrain Juarez had efforts just before the interval but failed to test Brown.
Defender Charlie Mulgrew was replaced by midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng at the interval with Ledley moving to left-back and the game resumed its first-half pattern of Celtic dominance.
Three minutes into the second half Stokes had a toe-poke from the edge of the box saved by Brown at the second attempt.
Two minutes later an inexplicable slack pass back from the former Hibs player in the right-back position gave Riordan a good chance which he spurned.
In the 51st minute the points appeared to be safe when Loovens headed in Maloney's corner from the right, the ball adjudged to have gone over the line despite the best efforts of John Rankin to clear.
However, the visitors gave themselves an unexpected lifeline three minutes later when Riordan, with the most delicate of chipped shots from the edge of the box, beat Celtic's giant goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
As the mood inside Celtic Park changed, Hibs sensed there might be a way back and began to move forward with some purpose.
Georgios Samaras, who had been dropped despite scoring a hat-trick against Inverness in midweek, replaced Hooper in the 70th minute and Celtic began to reassert themselves.
In the 81st minute, after Stokes' pass across the six-yard box had just evaded Samaras, Juarez headed Cha Du-Ri's pin-point cross against the crossbar from eight yards when he should have scored.
There were plenty of nervous moments in the closing stages as the home side struggled to kill the game off but the win, when it was confirmed by the full-time whistle, was deserved.
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