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  • Date:19 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:12,161
  • Stokes (13) Hooper (19)
    Mulgrew (46) Hooper (51)
    Ki (76)
Goal!

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91mins

Roy O'Donovan fouled by Charlie Mulgrew, the ref awards a free kick. Pa Saikou Kujabi takes the indirect free kick.

90mins

Sung-Yeung Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry O'Connor. Garry O'Connor takes the free kick.

87mins

Jorge Claros has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

87mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by George Francomb, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, Joe Ledley takes a shot.

80mins

The ball is swung over by Kris Commons, Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

79mins

Foul by Lewis Stevenson on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Lewis Stevenson is booked. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

77mins

A goal is scored by Sung-Yeung Ki from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 0-5 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Kris Commons.

74mins

Scott Brown challenges Pa Saikou Kujabi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Brown shown a yellow card. Shot on goal comes in from Garry O'Connor from the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Isaiah Osbourne. Roy O'Donovan comes on in place of Leigh Griffiths. Isaiah Osbourne restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Garry O'Connor produces a cross, Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

71mins

Thomas Rogne goes off and Emilio Izaguirre comes on.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Isaiah Osbourne.

68mins

The referee blows for offside against George Francomb. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

64mins

Anthony Stokes has a drilled shot and went wide of the right-hand post.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance made by Lewis Stevenson.

62mins

Corner taken by Pa Saikou Kujabi from the right by-line played to the near post, James McPake produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

61mins

Kris Commons comes on in place of Gary Hooper.

60mins

The ball is sent over by George Francomb, save made by Fraser Forster.

59mins

The official flags Garry O'Connor offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Sung-Yeung Ki is brought on as a substitute for Victor Wanyama.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Pa Saikou Kujabi, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.

54mins

The ball is delivered by Leigh Griffiths, Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

53mins

Lewis Stevenson fouled by Scott Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Pa Saikou Kujabi.

52mins

Gary Hooper finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-4 Celtic.

51mins

Garry O'Connor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eoin Doyle.

49mins

Effort from 12 yards by Anthony Stokes. Graham Stack makes a save.

46mins

Victor Wanyama concedes a free kick for a foul on Isaiah Osbourne. Free kick taken by Leigh Griffiths, David Wotherspoon produces a cross, clearance by Scott Brown.

46mins

Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Charlie Mulgrew scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-3 Celtic.Assist by Gary Hooper.

46mins

George Francomb comes on in place of Matt Doherty.

39mins

Scott Brown produces a curled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Graham Stack.

38mins

Joe Ledley takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

35mins

Scott Brown fouled by Isaiah Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Matthews takes the indirect free kick.

34mins

Foul by Leigh Griffiths on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Leigh Griffiths is booked. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Hooper. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

32mins

Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Wanyama. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Unfair challenge on James McPake by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

Leigh Griffiths delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Isaiah Osbourne misses to the left of the target.

30mins

A cross is delivered by Isaiah Osbourne, Eoin Doyle takes a shot.

24mins

The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, save by Graham Stack.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Anthony Stokes. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

23mins

Lewis Stevenson has an effort at goal. Fraser Forster makes a save.

20mins

Goal scored by Gary Hooper from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-2 Celtic.Assist by Anthony Stokes.

19mins

Joe Ledley concedes a free kick for a foul on Leigh Griffiths. David Wotherspoon takes the free kick.

17mins

Eoin Doyle fouled by Thomas Rogne, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Griffiths fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

16mins

Foul by Victor Wanyama on Isaiah Osbourne, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Jorge Claros. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.

13mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Anthony Stokes finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Hibernian 0-1 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Charlie Mulgrew.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Jorge Claros. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

11mins

Foul by Scott Brown on Jorge Claros, free kick awarded. David Wotherspoon restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Long range effort by Leigh Griffiths goes wide right of the target.

9mins

Foul by David Wotherspoon on Charlie Mulgrew, free kick awarded. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.

6mins

Thomas Rogne challenges Eoin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

The ball is swung over by James Forrest.

3mins

Leigh Griffiths challenges Charlie Mulgrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

Corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Scott Brown.

1mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew played to the near post, David Wotherspoon makes a clearance.

1mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew, David Wotherspoon makes a clearance.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Anthony Stokes, Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

Match Preview

Fenlon wants hot reception for Hoops Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has urged fans to make Easter Road as intimidating as possible for Celtic on Sunday as they look to build on a recent reconnection between those on the pitch and in the stands. Hibs have secured consecutive clean sheets at home in their two most recent games - a William Hill Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock and a draw against Aberdeen. Celtic will be looking to guard against complacency after moving 14 points clear in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League when Rangers were docked 10 points for going into administration. But, while the title race may have instantly lost most of its spark, there is all to play for at the bottom of the table with Hibs going into the weekend just a point above basement club Dunfermline. Fenlon told Hibernian TV: "Their supporters will maybe be a bit more relaxed about it, I suppose, but from our point of view, which is all we can worry about, our supporters have got something to get their teeth into from the team over the last couple of weeks. "I'm hoping the atmosphere from our supporters will be up and at `em - back to the old days when Celtic didn't like coming to Easter Road. We've got to get back to that. "It's more about us. We can't afford to worry about other clubs. We have got our own problems to sort out here." The Irishman addressed fans directly when he added: "Get in there and make a racket, make it an intimidating place for anyone that's coming from Glasgow. "Going back over the years, Easter Road wasn't a nice place to come for big clubs. "We have got to get back to that. Make sure it's as noisy as possible and enjoy the game." Hibernian welcome back Leigh Griffiths, Paul Hanlon and James McPake from suspension. On-loan Stoke midfielder Tom Soares is progressing following a hamstring strain but is more likely to return against Motherwell next Wednesday. Left-back Callum Booth (Achilles) joins winger Danny Galbraith (groin) and Ian Murray (hip) on the sidelines. Neil Lennon bristled at the suggestion that Celtic's likely title win will be devalued by Old Firm rivals Rangers losing 10 points. The Ibrox club were automatically punished after going into administration on Tuesday and are now 14 points behind the Hoops. With the prospect of Gers boss Ally McCoist having to shed some players from his squad in cost-cutting measures, it all points to Celtic being champions-in-waiting. However, the Parkhead boss, speaking ahead of Sunday's visit to Hibernian, was in no mood to concede that the credibility of the SPL title race had been diminished. "There will be no devaluing a title win, regardless of what goes on elsewhere, because it is nothing to do with our club, nothing to do with these players," he said. "If people want to point the finger if - and it's a big if - we win the title then I will have plenty to say about devaluing titles, don't worry about that. "If you break the rules you get punished for it, regardless of whether its Rangers or anyone else, we have seen in the past other clubs have been punished in the same way. "I am angry that the way things have been dealt with [at Rangers], obviously it has been ongoing for a number of years and it has had an effect on previous run-ins and previous titles. "I don't know the ins and outs and I don't think many people do and until we get to some sort of conclusion and get the answers there is no point pointing fingers." Thomas Rogne is back in the Celtic squad for the clash with Hibernian. The Norwegian defender recovered from a calf injury while stopper Daniel Majstorovic will be available after winning his appeal against the sending off against Inverness last week. Defender Mikael Lustig is back in training after recovering from a hip injury but will not be involved.

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Graham Stack
  • Matt Doherty
  • James McPake
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Pa Saikou Kujabi
  • Jorge Claros
  • Isaiah Osbourne
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • Eoin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Mark Brown
  • Sean O'Hanlon
  • Garry O'Connor
  • Martin Scott
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Roy O'Donovan
  • George Francomb

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Match Report

Five-star Celtic increase lead at top Gary Hooper's double helped Celtic go 17 points clear of administration-hit Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League as Neil Lennon's men hammered Hibernian 5-0 at Easter Road. Goals from Anthony Stokes and former Scunthorpe striker Hooper gave the impressive visitors a commanding interval lead and there was no let-up from Celtic in the second half. Hoops defender Charlie Mulgrew fired in a free-kick just after the break and Hooper grabbed his second before substitute Ki Sung-yueng added a fifth to extend the Parkhead side's winning domestic run to 18 games. With such a commanding lead over their Old Firm rivals, who look likely to get weaker by getting rid of players in cost-cutting measures, the title is almost certainly in the bag for Celtic. Sorry Hibs, though, who were simply swept away, look set to continue their battle with Dunfermline to avoid the drop. Lennon's growing reluctance to tinker too much with his side in recent weeks saw only two changes. Defender Thomas Rogne returned from a calf injury at the expense of Daniel Majstorovic while striker Stokes came in for Georgios Samaras to partner Hooper, a move which was to provide rich dividends. Striker Leigh Griffiths and defenders Paul Hanlon and James McPake returned from suspension for the Leithers as Sean O'Hanlon, George Francomb and Garry O'Connor dropped to the bench. Hibs had kept a clean sheet in their previous two home matches which gave them some confidence but the travelling fans behind the goal were in party mood and anticipating a Hoops win. There was less than a minute played when Hibs keeper Graham Stack had to save from Hooper's close-range flick after he had been set up by Stokes, with the home side forced to defended a couple of early corners. Hibs rallied but there was an inevitability about the opener in the 14th minute which saw Stokes head in Mulgrew's corner from the right without much interference from the home defence. The second goal six minutes later came from a quick Celtic break, Hooper playing the ball out to Stokes on the left and then racing into the Hibs box to take the return pass and shoot low past Stack from 10 yards. Already it looked all too easy for the league leaders. Hibees midfielder Lewis Stevenson, though, had a good chance to bring the Easter Road men back into the game when he dispossessed Celtic right-back Adam Matthews just outside the box but he volleyed weakly straight at Hoops keeper Fraser Forster. The home side kept at their task and on the half-hour mark David Wotherspoon failed to connect with Isaiah Osbourne's cross right in front of goal before Griffiths crossed from the other side for Osbourne to head wide of the far post. Moments later, in another swift Celtic break, Stokes went down after turning inside McPake, but referee Craig Thomson ignored claims for a penalty. Celtic threatened every time they went forward and in the 37th minute midfielder Joe Ledley drove towards the Hibs goal before driving over the bar, before Stack had to make a save from Parkhead skipper Scott Brown who had been set up by Stokes. Francomb replaced Matthew Doherty for the start of the second half but Fenlon's switch was rendered almost immediately pointless. There was barely a minute played when Hanlon fouled Hooper 20 yards from goal and Mulgrew curled in a delightful left-footed free-kick to make it 3-0, although questions may be asked about Stack's positioning. Celtic were rampant and Stack had to make a good block from Stokes after he had been played in by Hooper but the fourth was on its way. In the 52nd minute, when Hooper flashed in a drive from the left-hand side of the box, Stack looked favourite to save but the Hibs keeper watched in dismay as the ball escaped his grasp and ended up in the corner of the net. O'Connor had replaced Eoin Doyle before midfielders Ki and Kris Commons came on for Victor Wanyama and Hooper respectively. As Celtic dropped down a gear momentarily, Emilio Izaguirre replaced Rogne as Lennon took the opportunity to give the left-back some much-needed match practice. In the 77th minute Commons' wayward shot from the left cannoned off Ki and behind Stack for number five before Ledley saw a header come back off the bar following a Ki corner as Celtic hunted more goals. Celtic fans wanted six but will have been satisfied with the result and a storming performance by a Parkhead side who now look almost unstoppable in their quest to wrest the title back from Ibrox.

Form Guide

    DLWLLD
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 0 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/10/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 24/07/2011
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 06/04/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 15/01/2011
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 25/09/2010
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 17/04/2010

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 8
  • L Griffiths 6
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • R Towell 1
  • C Booth 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 13
  • A Stokes 9
  • J Ledley 6
  • J Forrest 6
  • S Ki 5
  • V Wanyama 4
  • G Samaras 3
  • C Mulgrew 3
  • S Brown 2
  • B El Kaddouri 1
  • D McGeough 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 53
  • 7 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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