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  • Date:19 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:14,220
  • Heffernan (17) Heffernan (17)
  • Forrest (76)
Goal!

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94:29 +4.29

Lewis Stevenson makes a clearance.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

94:00 +4.00

Rowan Vine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher.

91:38 +1.38

Clearance by Michael Nelson.

91:24 +1.24

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

91:17 +1.17

Charlie Mulgrew fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.

90:28 +0.28

Tom Taiwo on for Abdellah Zoubir.

90:08 +0.08

Amido Balde challenges Michael Nelson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:35

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Rowan Vine coming on for Liam Craig.

88:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Kevin Thomson.

87:05

Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross.

85:55

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

85:44

Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded.

85:19

Teemu Pukki goes off and Amido Balde comes on.

84:24

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

80:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Efe Ambrose on Paul Heffernan.

79:05

Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball.

78:31

James McPake is brought on as a substitute for Ryan McGivern.

77:49

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew.

77:28

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

76:05

James Forrest scores with a right foot finish. Hibernian 1-1 Celtic.

73:20

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

72:32

Corner taken by Anthony Stokes from the left by-line.

71:30

Ryan McGivern is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71:25

Darnell Fisher fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick.

68:36

Teemu Pukki has an effort at goal. Ben Williams catches the ball.

67:43

Joe Ledley comes on in place of Beram Kayal.

67:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Thomson.

66:30

Charlie Mulgrew takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

65:49

Owain Tudur Jones takes a brilliant shot.

61:20

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

61:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Georgios Samaras on Paul Hanlon.

60:08

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

57:53

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

57:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Teemu Pukki.

56:02

Georgios Samaras crosses the ball.

54:36

Ben Williams takes the free kick.

53:30

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

52:22

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Forrest.

51:54

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

51:22

Shot by Anthony Stokes. Parried by Ben Williams back into danger.

50:31

Header at goal by Virgil van Dijk goes over the frame of the goal.

50:16

Corner taken by Fraser Forster.

49:11

James Forrest sends in a cross.

47:46

Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.

47:40

Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras.

The second half begins.

It is the end of the first-half.

44:35

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

43:45

Liam Craig makes a clearance.

43:34

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

42:53

Shot by Teemu Pukki.

42:26

Centre by James Forrest.

39:02

Centre by Anthony Stokes.

37:33

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

37:28

Paul Heffernan challenges Efe Ambrose unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:27

Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

36:05

Kevin Thomson challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:55

The ball is crossed by Darnell Fisher.

32:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Heffernan.

32:04

Shot by Anthony Stokes went wide of the left-hand post.

31:11

Georgios Samaras takes a fantastic shot.

30:21

Darnell Fisher sends in a cross.

29:37

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher.

28:38

The offside flag is raised against Paul Heffernan.

27:19

James Forrest comes on in place of Kris Commons.

26:17

Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

25:14

Foul by Scott Robertson on Beram Kayal, free kick awarded.

22:02

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

21:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Kris Commons.

21:26

Michael Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

21:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Beram Kayal.

19:37

Darnell Fisher challenges Liam Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:06

Kevin Thomson has an effort at goal.

17:29

Paul Heffernan slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hibernian 1-0 Celtic.

16:34

The ball is delivered by Scott Brown.

14:06

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

13:57

Paul Heffernan concedes a free kick for a foul on Darnell Fisher.

11:36

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

11:30

Unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher by Liam Craig results in a free kick.

8:04

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

7:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Heffernan on Darnell Fisher.

6:30

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

5:35

Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

4:13

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darnell Fisher on Kevin Thomson.

0:32

Corner taken by Anthony Stokes from the right by-line.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Handling backs Thomson for Scotland Hibernian midfielder Kevin Thomson will square up to best pal Scott Brown when Celtic visit Easter Road on Saturday - but Leith teenager Danny Handling believes the duo should be pairing up for Scotland. Brown and Thomson came through the ranks with the capital club before each won moves to the opposite halves of the Old Firm divide. But while Brown has grown in stature at Celtic Park and now skippers both club and country, Thomson has been forced to return to Hibs to rebuild his career. The 29-year-old won two Scottish titles with Rangers as well as a Scottish Cup winners' medal and two League Cups but injuries wrecked his move to Middlesbrough in 2010 and he was initially forced to play for free when he returned to Leith in February. However, Handling says Thomson's rejuvenated form deserves to see him add to his three Scotland caps collected so far. The 19-year-old said: "Scott and Kevin are similar in some ways. To me, they are both leaders and help the team. "Broony is more attacking than Thommo but they both play in a similar way - they both fight, they both tackle and they both like to pass the ball. "They are the top players at both their clubs. Scott is obviously captain of both Scotland and Celtic but to me Kevin has still had a very good career. "He's been at Rangers, played for Middlesbrough and now he's back at Hibs. And he's played for Scotland. If you achieve half of that I'd say you were doing well. "He's played for these big sides and has been in the Champions League with Rangers. He has definitely enjoyed his fair share of success. "He's one of the best players I've ever played with. The way he motivates the rest of the guys in our team is massive. "He isn't getting any younger but he can definitely get back into the Scotland squad on a regular basis and maybe even win another move to a massive club." Handling, along with Paul Cairney, could be passed fit to start on the bench. The winger has not featured since bruising a bone on his foot against Ross County in August, while midfielder Cairney has not played at all this season as a result of a troublesome ankle injury but both men are now back in boss Pat Fenlon's squad after featuring for the Under-20s side in recent weeks. However, Alan Maybury (thigh), Tim Clancy (groin), Alex Harris (ankle), Jordon Forster (groin) and Sam Stanton (hip) remain out. Neil Lennon believes the meeting is "pivotal" to a week that also brings the crucial Champions League clash with Ajax. The Hoops return to domestic duty after the international break three points clear of Inverness at the top of the league table. The trip to Leith represents a chance to increase that lead, with Caley not playing Partick until Sunday, as well as acting as a tune-up for the visit of the Dutch champions next Tuesday night as Celtic look to put their first European points on the board. Defeats against AC Milan and Barcelona have dented their qualification hopes, which took another blow on Thursday when skipper Brown was handed a three-match ban for his red card against the Catalan giants earlier in the month. Celtic confirmed they will appeal after describing UEFA's punishment as"excessive" but in the meantime, the Parkhead boss is looking to build on the convincing home win over Motherwell in their last outing. He said: "Talking about momentum, (the Hibs game) is pivotal. "The players have responded to everything that we have asked them to do in the league but if they want to play on Tuesday night they are going to have to play at their best on Saturday. "It is there for them and it is another great week for us. "The Ajax game is huge in terms of the group and where we want to be in the group. "I wouldn't say it is a must-win game, but it is a game we would dearly love to win to get us up and running in the group. "We mustn't lose. I don't like making predictions but if we could get four points out of the next two games it would set us up very nicely indeed. But it is a big ask." Mikael Lustig is a major doubt for the clash. The Hoops right-back injured his hip on international duty with Sweden last week and may even miss the home clash with Ajax. However, midfielders Joe Ledley and Tom Rogic are back from their respective groin injuries and James Forrest is expected to be fit again after a combination of sciatica and a virus kept him out of Scotland's final World Cup qualifier against Croatia on Tuesday night. Derek Boerrigter (ankle), Adam Matthews (shoulder) and Steve Moyoukolo (Achilles) remain out.

Formation:451Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Ben Williams
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Michael Nelson
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Abdellah Zoubir
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Liam Craig
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Scott Robertson
  • Paul Heffernan
  • SUBS
  • James McPake
  • Rowan Vine
  • James Collins
  • Danny Handling
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Fraser Mullen

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWWLW
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • DWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 3 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 06/04/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 29/12/2012
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 01/09/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 5
  • Celtic
  • 19/02/2012
  • Celtic
  • 0 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 29/10/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 24/07/2011

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • L Craig 3
  • P Heffernan 2
  • J Collins 2
  • S Robertson 1

Celtic

  • A Stokes 5
  • G Samaras 3
  • K Commons 2
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • T Pukki 2
  • A Matthews 1
  • J Forrest 1
  • A Balde 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 19
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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