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  • Date:06 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:47,809
  • Stokes (3) Hooper - pen (19)
    Hooper (38)
  • Miller - pen (66)
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91mins

Fredrik Ljungberg takes the outswinging corner, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

87mins

Fredrik Ljungberg sends in a cross.

86mins

Gary Hooper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Palsson. Michael Hart restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Liam Miller takes the outswinging corner, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.

84mins

Paul Hanlon challenges Fredrik Ljungberg unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty missed wide right by Gary Hooper.

84mins

Paul Hanlon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

84mins

Lewis Stevenson challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Commons takes the free kick.

83mins

Mark Wilson sends in a cross, Kris Commons has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

82mins

Fredrik Ljungberg comes on in place of Beram Kayal. Mark Wilson fouled by Lewis Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Kris Commons, save by Mark Brown.

78mins

Kris Commons joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Forrest.

78mins

Gary Hooper produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

78mins

Callum Booth concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Brown. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Liam Miller has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75mins

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Stokes. Mark Brown takes the free kick.

72mins

Lewis Stevenson is brought on as a substitute for Martin Scott. Matt Thornhill is brought on as a substitute for Ricardo Vaz Te. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by David Wotherspoon. Anthony Stokes restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Centre by Mark Wilson, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

68mins

Short corner taken by Liam Miller.

66mins

The referee books Charlie Mulgrew for unsporting behaviour. Liam Miller scores a penalty. Celtic 3-1 Hibernian.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Charlie Mulgrew. David Wotherspoon provided the assist for the goal.

62mins

Scott Brown produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

59mins

Booking for Martin Scott. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Martin Scott. Thomas Rogne takes the free kick.

56mins

Emilio Izaguirre has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

53mins

The official flags Anthony Stokes offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

51mins

Akpo Sodje replaces Derek Riordan.

51mins

Derek Riordan takes a shot. Mark Wilson gets a block in.

51mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Miller, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew.

48mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Mark Wilson, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.

46mins

Glenn Loovens leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Rogne.

45mins

Ricardo Vaz Te produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

44mins

Victor Palsson booked for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Victor Palsson on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded. Beram Kayal restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Gary Hooper. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.

41mins

Beram Kayal challenges Ricardo Vaz Te unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Derek Riordan.

39mins

Goal scored by Gary Hooper from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Celtic 3-0 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Anthony Stokes.

37mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Derek Riordan. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.

36mins

The referee gives a free kick against Martin Scott for handball. Charlie Mulgrew has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Mark Brown.

36mins

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by Callum Booth.

35mins

The official flags Derek Riordan offside. Glenn Loovens takes the free kick.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Beram Kayal on Martin Scott. Liam Miller takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller from the right by-line, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Miller, clearance by Joe Ledley.

31mins

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

30mins

Mark Wilson is shown a yellow card. Mark Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Miller. Liam Miller takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Gary Hooper. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

27mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Emilio Izaguirre goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26mins

Shot by James Forrest. Mark Brown makes a save.

25mins

Anthony Stokes sends in a cross, clearance made by David Stephens.

23mins

James Forrest fouled by Michael Hart, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick. Headed effort from inside the area by Glenn Loovens misses to the right of the target.

23mins

Paul Hanlon receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

21mins

Centre by Mark Wilson, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross.

20mins

Penalty scored by Gary Hooper. Celtic 2-0 Hibernian.David Wotherspoon gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown.

19mins

Assist on the goal came from Scott Brown.

18mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Wilson takes a shot. David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

18mins

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, clearance by David Stephens.

17mins

Martin Scott challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Ledley takes the direct free kick.

16mins

Scott Brown takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Hanlon.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Paul Hanlon.

12mins

Unfair challenge on Victor Palsson by Beram Kayal results in a free kick. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Ricardo Vaz Te. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.

9mins

Gary Hooper fouled by Derek Riordan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

9mins

The referee blows for offside. Callum Booth takes the indirect free kick.

9mins

Mark Wilson crosses the ball, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wilson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by David Wotherspoon.

8mins

Mark Wilson produces a cross, Martin Scott gets a block in.

7mins

Header by Joe Ledley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

5mins

Foul by Michael Hart on James Forrest, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.

4mins

Goal scored by Anthony Stokes from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Emilio Izaguirre.

1mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

Match Preview

Wilson - Expect the unexpected Celtic full-back Mark Wilson expects more twists and turns in the title race following Dundee United's shock win at Ibrox - but he is desperate to avoid an "unbearable" final-day shoot-out. The Hoops received a boost following the late postponement of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game at Inverness on Saturday when David Goodwillie netted a last-gasp winner against Rangers. That left Celtic ahead in the SPL table with 10 games left to play for each side ahead of their midweek fixtures, with Neil Lennon's side hosting Hibernian on Wednesday. But Wilson anticipates a tight schedule and pitches battered by the harsh winter to play their part in the run-in and he does not expect to stretch clear of their Old Firm rivals. However, the Scotland international does want the championship safely wrapped up before the final weekend of the season. Referring to Dundee United's victory over Rangers, Wilson said: "It was obviously a good result for us. We were actually on the training pitch so we didn't know much about it until later on. "It's a good feeling when unexpected things like that happen. But I think there are going to be slip-ups from both teams and that was the first one from Rangers. "I hope we can go on a good run where we don't lose games but it's going to be very difficult with the number of games and especially the situation with some pitches the way they are just now, it's tough. "The pitches haven't been great, that's not the clubs' fault, it's the weather conditions. Our training pitch has been ripped up now. "The obvious place, we found it very difficult at Motherwell. We didn't play well that day and didn't deserve anything but it was a very difficult surface. "St Johnstone's pitch wasn't great earlier in the season and you've seen the problems with Inverness with games being called off. "I'm sure all these factors will add up, but not just for ourselves, for Rangers, Hearts and other teams who are chasing to get in the top six and avoid relegation." When asked if he was prepared for the title race coming down to the last game of the season, the former Dundee United player said: "No chance, I want it wrapped up before then. "That would just be a nightmare because it's pretty tense as it is, so to boil down to the last day of the season would be pretty unbearable. "You never know, you wouldn't say Rangers would lose at home against Dundee United and I'm hoping we win against Hibernian, but who knows what could happen? "There will be slip-ups along the way and let's just hope it doesn't go down to the last day." Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has challenged his players to keep their faint top-six ambitions alive by springing a surprise at Celtic Park. The Easter Road side have rallied from being involved in the relegation battle a matter of weeks ago to still hold top-half hopes in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Despite the concession of a late goal in Sunday's 2-2 derby meeting with Hearts, Hibs are unbeaten in seven matches ahead of the trip to Celtic. Calderwood's ninth-placed outfit are seven points behind Motherwell in sixth spot, meaning they really need to win their last three games before the league splits to stand any chance of a top-six finish. The former Scotland defender, unable to field on-loan Celtic defender Richie Towell against his parent club, said: "It's an exciting game, can we take something out of it? We've got to go with that intention. "Obviously, we need something if you're looking beyond it. "That's the end point of these next three games (top six). It will obviously have an impact on Wednesday's game. We've got to take something to have any chance otherwise that will curtail it. "It's a terrific game and a terrific week we've got, in terms of Hearts, Celtic and Aberdeen. It's a great examination of us. "We've got to make sure we focus on this game, the long-term thing is the bigger picture." Calderwood is convinced his team, likely to boast a number of players making their first appearance at Celtic Park, will not be overawed by the occasion. "The boys have all played in good stadiums before, in high-pressure games. It's where people want to play," he stated.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

  • Fraser Forster
  • Mark Wilson
  • Glenn Loovens
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Beram Kayal
  • Joe Ledley
  • James Forrest
  • Gary Hooper
  • Anthony Stokes
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Efrain Juarez
  • Fredrik Ljungberg
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Kris Commons
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Thomas Rogne

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Match Report

Hooper sends Hoops to the summit Gary Hooper claimed a double as Celtic reclaimed top spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 win over Hibernian. Rangers had leapfrogged their Old Firm rivals to the summit 24 hours earlier but their lofty status was short-lived as Celtic eased to victory. Anthony Stokes set the ball rolling before Hooper converted from the penalty spot and claimed his second shortly before half time. Liam Miller pulled a goal back from the spot before Hooper passed up the chance of a hat-trick from another penalty. Celtic made three changes from the side who lost the Co-operative Insurance Cup final to Rangers as they returned to action with the visit of Hibs. Stokes, Glenn Loovens and James Forrest all started, with Thomas Rogne, Georgios Samaras and Kris Commons named on the bench. Hibs made four changes after their derby draw with Hearts at the weekend, as Michael Hart, David Stephens, David Wotherspoon and Ricardo Vaz Te were all added to the team for the visit to the east end of Glasgow. Celtic could have taken the lead after 25 seconds when Hooper exchanged a one-two with Stokes before unleashing the shot that was blocked bravely by Mark Brown. The Hoops were ahead after four minutes when Emilio Izaguirre supplied the pass for Stokes and he sent an angled drive into the bottom corner. Celtic doubled their lead with 20 minutes gone when Scott Brown was tripped in the box by Martin Scott and Hooper lashed high into the net from the penalty spot. Celtic were still hungry for more goals and Forrest saw his shot from the edge of the box blocked, before Izaguirre ended a lovely run by blasting well over. The home side continued to press and Hooper supplied the cut-back for Stokes but he mis-kicked in front of goal and the chance was lost. Celtic had the net bulging again six minutes from the break, this time Hooper racing onto a Stokes pass before rifling home from six yards. Celtic swapped Loovens for Rogne at half-time before Hibs replaced Derek Riordan with Akpo Sodje. Neil Lennon's men still looked dangerous after the break and Hooper burst through on goal looking for his hat-trick but Brown did enough to put him off. Izaguirre then exchanged a one-two with Hooper only to drag his effort across goal and narrowly wide of target. Hibs pulled a goal back after 66 minutes when referee Euan Norris ruled Charlie Mulgrew had fouled Wotherspoon in the box. Miller then held his nerve to convert from 12 yards. Celtic could have ended any small hope Hibs had of a comeback when Stokes stood over a free-kick on the edge of the box but Brown saved well to tip the swerving effort past the post. Commons and Freddie Ljungberg were thrown into the action late on. Ljungberg had an impact when he was felled by Paul Hanlon in the area with 84 minutes gone but Hooper blew the chance of a hat-trick when he fired wide from the spot.

Form Guide

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  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • WWWWDD

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 15/01/2011
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 25/09/2010
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 17/04/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 04/04/2010
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 27/01/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 30/08/2009

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • G Hooper 13
  • A Stokes 8
  • P McCourt 5
  • S Maloney 4
  • K Commons 3
  • S Ki 3
  • J Forrest 3
  • M Wilson 2
  • J Ledley 2
  • N McGinn 2
  • D Majstorovic 1
  • G Loovens 1
  • D Cha 1
  • S Brown 1
  • G Samaras 1
  • E Izaguirre 1
  • T Rogne 1

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 10
  • L Miller 2
  • A Sodje 2
  • F Dickoh 2
  • D Wotherspoon 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • C Booth 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 61
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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