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  • Date:26 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:12,542
  • Commons (8) van Dijk (76)
    Commons - pen (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:09 +1.09

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre.

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

89:28

Kris Commons scores a power penalty. Hibernian 0-4 Celtic.

88:48

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Teemu Pukki by Alan Maybury.

86:56

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Stefan Johansen coming on for Charlie Mulgrew.

85:24

Ben Williams takes the free kick.

85:16

Unfair challenge on Alan Maybury by Charlie Mulgrew results in a free kick.

84:57

Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.

84:36

Amido Balde comes on in place of Georgios Samaras.

84:04

Liam Craig is shown a yellow card.

83:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Liam Craig.

82:10

Teemu Pukki grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Hibernian 0-3 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Joe Ledley.

81:17

Paul Heffernan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Taiwo.

79:54

Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball.

78:45

Foul by Virgil van Dijk on James Collins, free kick awarded.

78:22

Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

77:35

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher.

76:29

Virgil van Dijk hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Hibernian 0-2 Celtic.

75:56

Michael Nelson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

75:31

Handball by Michael Nelson.

72:03

The ball is sent over by Alex Harris.

70:11

The referee blows for offside against Georgios Samaras.

69:21

Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance.

69:18

Alex Harris crosses the ball in from the free kick.

68:55

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Abdellah Zoubir, free kick awarded.

67:55

Scott Brown takes a weak shot. Ben Williams makes a block.

67:48

Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

67:41

Darnell Fisher fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick.

66:28

Corner taken by Sam Stanton.

64:47

Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

64:42

Efe Ambrose concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins.

64:05

Lewis Stevenson sends in a cross.

62:13

Darnell Fisher crosses the ball.

60:04

Scott Brown takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Williams catches the ball.

59:49

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

57:11

Corner taken by Alex Harris.

56:51

Corner taken by Sam Stanton from the right by-line.

56:07

Corner taken by Alex Harris.

54:41

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

54:35

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown.

52:20

Alan Maybury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre.

52:07

Liam Craig takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

51:15

Free kick taken by Sam Stanton.

51:02

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Liam Craig, free kick awarded.

50:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Harris.

49:23

Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

48:59

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Kris Commons.

48:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Teemu Pukki by Liam Craig.

48:00

Scott Brown fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick.

47:30

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

46:46

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

The second half kicks off.

45:01

Nir Bitton goes off and Teemu Pukki comes on.

The first half comes to an end.

44:31

Joe Ledley takes a shot.

42:38

The ball is delivered by Tom Taiwo.

42:04

Virgil van Dijk takes the free kick.

41:56

Foul by James Collins on Virgil van Dijk, free kick awarded.

41:10

Shot by Sam Stanton cleared the target.

40:21

Alex Harris takes the free kick.

40:16

Scott Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Stanton.

34:58

Nir Bitton manages to make a clearance.

34:29

Liam Craig fouled by Nir Bitton, the ref awards a free kick.

33:55

Shot on goal comes in from Liam Craig from the free kick.

33:10

Joe Ledley challenges Abdellah Zoubir unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32:50

The ball is crossed by Alan Maybury.

31:25

Charlie Mulgrew shoots direct from the free kick and goes left of the target.

30:17

Sam Stanton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras.

29:42

Corner taken by Sam Stanton.

29:12

Sam Stanton takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

26:31

Georgios Samaras takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Williams blocks the ball.

23:00

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

21:52

Nir Bitton takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the goal.

19:56

Chance falls to Michael Nelson who heads at goal. Fraser Forster catches the ball.

19:34

Liam Craig restarts play with the free kick.

19:18

Scott Brown challenges Sam Stanton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18:37

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

18:19

Kris Commons fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick.

16:50

Kris Commons takes the free kick.

16:37

Alan Maybury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras.

14:35

James Collins takes a fantastic shot and missed to the right of the net.

13:41

The ball is crossed by Georgios Samaras.

12:02

Alex Harris crosses the ball in from the free kick.

11:41

Emilio Izaguirre concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Stanton.

8:03

Kris Commons scores a left footed goal. Hibernian 0-1 Celtic.

6:40

Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

6:15

Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown.

1:01

Corner taken by Sam Stanton.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Lennon expects tough Hibs test Neil Lennon believes Hibernian will want to make a name for themselves by taking Celtic's scalp in their Scottish Premiership clash at Easter Road on Sunday. The Hoops are looking to extend their unbeaten run in the top flight to 22 games since the start of the campaign as they stride clear at the top of the table. Terry Butcher made immediate improvements to the Leithers when he took over from Pat Fenlon in November but his side have taken a couple of steps back in recent weeks with losses to St Mirren and Aberdeen which has left them seventh in the table. However, the Parkhead boss insists the Englishman will have his players fired up even more for the visit of the champions by urging them to be the team that unseats the champions for the first time in the league this season. "Off the back of surprise defeat at home (to St Mirren), Terry will have them very motivated for this game," said Lennon. "If you look at their results overall under Terry you can see glimpses of improvement from where they were. "They have been consistent and difficult to beat, so that was a surprise result last week. "But as Terry said during the week, there is probably no better game for their players to get their teeth back into, than to play us with the run that we are on and try to be the team that breaks that run. "Our players are very motivated to keep the run going but then I would say the opposition would be motivated to be the team that stops the run. "So every game now is a challenge." Lennon fumed after Celtic's last visit to Easter Road in October describing some of the home side's tackling as "shocking" and "absolutely reckless" after dropping two points in the 1-1 draw. The Northern Irishman stressed that his side will be ready for whatever former Inverness boss Butcher has in store for them this time although he expects football to dominate. "I wasn't happy with some of the challenges on the day," said the former Celtic skipper. "They were borderline over-physical. "I don't mind the physical side of the game as you know, I was involved in it up here for a long, long time. "Our players can look after themselves, their discipline is very good. "If it is a physical game we will deal with that but Hibs have got players who can play as well. "When you look at Inverness over the years, they always had a physical approach but in the latter time that Terry was there, they had good footballers. "So I wouldn't tag him as a physical type of manager. "He likes his teams to press you and get in your face but he has players there who can play football." Hibernian manager Terry Butcher has denied being beaten to the signature of Adam Rooney - as he never offered the striker a permanent contract. Aberdeen completed the signing of the Irishman from Oldham on Thursday on a two-and-a-half year deal. Butcher was interested in his former Inverness player but was unwilling to commit beyond the end of the season and was disappointed with how the competition for the player was portrayed. Butcher told Hibernian TV: "We were certainly interested in Adam Rooney and I spoke to his agent. Adam was looking for a concrete offer to go for a permanent deal to leave Oldham. He had a year left on his Oldham contract after this season. "We wanted him to take him on loan until the end of the season. I'm not sure what's going to happen with players at the end of the season, so I didn't want to make any sort of commitment now. "All I wanted was a loan deal but Adam and his agent wanted a long-term contract and we weren't in the frame when it came to that. "Aberdeen put forward a very lucrative package, a very, very good package to him, and he has obviously decided to go for a permanent deal rather than come to us on loan. "I can understand his reasons but we never got down to discussing finance. "I see headlines that Aberdeen had pipped us to the post but there was no offer there. It never really got off the ground." Butcher is still hoping to sign someone before the visit of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic on Sunday but the transfer saga could carry into next week. "We are very close to getting a deal over the line but we are waiting for a club to confirm that a player can come to us," he said.

Formation:4141Manager: Terry Butcher

Hibernian

Formation: 4411Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Ben Williams
  • Alan Maybury
  • Michael Nelson
  • Jordon Forster
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Abdellah Zoubir
  • Sam Stanton
  • Liam Craig
  • Alex Harris
  • James Collins
  • SUBS
  • Rowan Vine
  • Paul Cairney
  • Danny Handling
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Paul Heffernan
  • Dean Horribine
  • Jason Cummings

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Form Guide

    WWWDLL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 14/12/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 19/10/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • J Collins 6
  • L Craig 4
  • P Heffernan 3
  • M Nelson 1
  • S Robertson 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • P Cairney 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • J Forster 1

Celtic

  • K Commons 11
  • A Stokes 7
  • G Samaras 4
  • C Mulgrew 4
  • J Ledley 3
  • T Pukki 3
  • J Forrest 3
  • V van Dijk 3
  • A Balde 2
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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