Mohamed Elyounoussi and Scott Brown steer Celtic past Hibs and into final

02 November 2019 19:38
The wait for Celtic to relinquish their grip on Scottish football continues. This win, which was ultimately more comfortable than the scoreline suggests, ensures they take their place in the League Cup final next month. Neil Lennon’s only gripe may be that Celtic did not press home their glaring superiority over Hibs in more emphatic style, strange as that may seem after earning victory by a margin of three.The weight of expectation sat firmly on the shoulders of Celtic’s players. They entered this tie having won 29 domestic cup ties in succession. The sense of them being strong favourites – to put it mildly – was buttressed by Hibs’ struggles under Paul Heckingbottom. The ability of the former Barnsley and Leeds manager to recruit adeptly for the Scottish top flight has understandably been open to serious question with Hibs delivering a series of lame performances. They arrived here 19 points adrift of Celtic in the league and with speculation rife over his future. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian