Wednesday April 6, 2011 Day 30 Finished Celtic Park

Celtic 3 - 1 Hibernian

  • Stokes 4’
  • Hooper 20’ (pen.), 39’
  • Miller 67’ (pen.)

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  1. Hooper double puts Celtic back top

    Hooper double puts Celtic back top

    Gary Hooper claimed a double as Celtic reclaimed top spot in the SPL with a comfortable 3-1 win over Hibernian at Celtic Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Celtic
    • Hibernian
    • 90+3' The referee blows the full-time whistle. Celtic have won 3-1 and go back to the top of the SPL above Rangers.
    • 90+1 Ljungberg comes forward with the ball, but Celtic are happy to keep hold of possession. Celtic win a corner.
    • 90' Celtic fans are leaving the stadium, believing that this game is now over.
    • 89' Hibs clear their area and out for a throw in. Hibs are simply defending to prevent a fourth now.
    • 88' Celtic have a four on two situation, but they fail to get a shot off. Their performance has dropped right off in the second half.
    • 87' Hibs go up the other end and immediately win a corner. Stokes heads away.
    • 86' Hooper puts the penalty wide! He misses his chance to bag a hat-trick.
    • 85' Ljungberg wins a penalty for Celtic. The referee took his time, but eventually pointed to the spot.
    • 83' Commons with a great chance, but he puts the chance wide of the far post from inside the six yard box.
    • 82' Celtic substitution: Kayal replaced by Ljungberg. Kayal comes off to a standing ovation after an excellent game.
    • 81' Commons with a chance for Celtic, but he fails to take advantage.
    • 80' Dundee have pulled a goal back against Motherwell. Live Score Here
    • 79' Substitution by Celtic: Commons comes on for Forrest.
    • 78' Scott Brown wins a free kick. The ball comes in to the area but is put well over by Hooper.
    • 76' Hibs are really pushing on to try and get a second goal, though time is quickly running out.
    • 74' Brown palms away Stokes' freekick as he goes for the near post.
    • 73' Stevenson comes on for Scott as Calderwood looks to change it up.
    • 72' Celtic win a freekick, conceded by Wotherspoon from about 25 yards out, just left of centre.
    • 71' It's end to end at the minute as both teams look for the vital next goal.
    • 70' Hibs feel they can get back into this now and are playing much much better.
    • 68' St Mirren are now 3-1 up against Aberdeen. Live Score Here
    • 67' Miller takes the penalty and knocks the ball into the right side net, sending Forster the wrong way.
    • 66' Penalty to Hibernian! Mulgrew takes down Wotherspoon in the area.
    • 65' Kayal is running the game here; just making sure that Celtic keep the ball and away from Hibs.
    • 64' It looks like Ljungberg is getting ready to come on for Celtic.
    • 63' Miller plays a terrible ball straight through to Celtic's keeper Forster.
    • 62' Miller plays a one-two with the referee, but the ball goes to Celtic who fail to trouble Hibs with an attack.
    • 61' Nice backheel from Vaz Te to Miller, but the move comes to nothing.
    • 60' Both players seem ok and the game restarts. Scott receives a talking to for a cynical challenge.
    • 58' Clash of heads between Sodge and Rogne and both players are down as the medical men rush onto the pitch. It looked nasty and there may be a sizeable delay here.
    • 57' Izaguirre shoots just wide after a lovely one-two with Hooper. He probably should have scored, but it was an excellent move.
    • 55' Hibs are playing higher up the pitch now and pressing earlier to try and counter Celtic's constant pressure.
    • 54' Aberdeen are level against St Mirren. Live Score Here
    • 53' Hibernian substitution: Sodge is on for Riordan, who seems to have picked up a knock.
    • 52' Riordan has an effort from the edge of the box. It flies into the side netting, with Forster getting a touch. Corner kick.
    • 50' Stokes turns the ball back across the area, but he has outrun even his own team mates and there's no one there to take advantage.
    • 49' Mulgrew curls in a Celtic corner, but it's cleared away.
    • 48' Paul Hanlon heads away for a Celtic throw. Constant pressure already.
    • 46' Celtic make a substitute for the second half. Glenn Loovens replaced by Thomas Rogne.
    • 46' The second half kicks off with Celtic.
    • - Palsson booked after 44' minutes for a cynical challenge on Ledley.
    • - Mark Wilson was booked after 30' minutes for a late challenge on Miller.
    • 46+2' That was a complete mismatch in the first half. Hooper has bagged 2 goals and Stokes got the first. Entertaining game, but very one-sided.
    • 46+2' The referee blows for half-time.
    • 46+1' Vaz Te really should have scored there. He tries to head the ball back across the goalkeeper, but couldn't keep it down.
    • 45' Hibs are keeping the ball well and Vaz Te heads over the bar. Good chance there.
    • 43' This is the Stokes and Hooper show here. They're running Hibs ragged and you wonder who will score more tonight.
    • 41' Hibs win a freekick. Riordan powers it straight into Forsters hands.
    • 39' Hooper slams the ball home for Celtic! He has time to pick his spot and decides to put it in at the near post.
    • 38' Booth makes a perfectly timed tackle on Hooper and the ball runs out for a goal kick.
    • 37' Kayal tries to slide the ball across the Hibs box. Celtic win a freekick from a long way from goal, but Brown smothers Mulgrew's attempt.
    • 35' Hibs win another freekick, taken short to Hanlon as they decide not to just throw it in to the area.
    • 34' Riordan chases after Loovens, hoping to capitalise on any mistake.
    • 33' Hibs win two corners in a row as they begin to sense they might be able to get back into the match.
    • 32' Vaz Te gets through on goal on the left channel. He shoots towards the near post, but Forster makes the save.
    • 31' Hibs win a dangerous free kick. Miller curls it in, but it comes to nothing.
    • 30' Stokes almost scores from yet another through ball that cuts through the Hibs defence.
    • 28' Celtic are very comfortable at the moment, they look comfortable in possession and smother Hibs whenever they take the ball.
    • 26' Motherwell have taken the lead against Dundee United. Live Score Here
    • 25' Loovens has a shot and it whistles just wide. Celtic immediatley retake possesion after the goal kick.
    • 24' Celtic skipper Scott Brown won the penalty as he ran on to a loose ball at the edge of the penalty area and took a tumble as Martin Scott slid in to block.
    • 23' Hibs just can't seem to settle. They continue to be put under constant pressure.
    • 21' Kayal spins away from three Hibs players and moves beyond the halfway line. That was very well done.
    • 20' Gary Hooper scores; slamming the ball into the net. There was nothing Mark Brown could have done about that.
    • 19' Scott Brown is upended in the area and Celtic win a penalty!
    • 18' Celtic win a corner and the big defenders trundle forward.
    • 17' Brown has an effort from distance for Celtic, but it is charged down.
    • 16' Hibs are beginning to get a bit more of the ball now and feeling their way into the game finally.
    • 15' Loovens begins a Celtic counter-attack, but it comes to nothing.
    • 14' The game has fallen into a brief lull, but Celtic do seem very fired up in this game.
    • 12' Vaz Te concedes a free kick, Brown catches the resulting ball.
    • 11' St Mirren have taken the lead against Aberdeen. Live Score
    • 9' Hibs are just trying to get through a storm here. Hooper almost finds Wilson but he is caught offside.
    • 8' Joe Ledley wins a corner for Celtic. Hibs are really under pressure here.
    • 7' Derek Riordan was off the boil during the Edinburgh derby but he's already made fools of two Celtic players with a couple of lovely touches.
    • 5' Stokes puts Celtic ahead within the first 5 minutes! That puts Stokes level on goals scored with Hooper.
    • 4' Palsson wins a throw in, but already it feels like Celtic are well on top.
    • 3' The match has began at a ferocious pace and a long ball almost gets through to Stokes.
    • 2' Hooper has a brilliant chance already, he was through on goal, but Brown makes the save.
    • 1' So here we go, Mr Norris blows his whistle and Hibernian get the game underway.
    • 19:43 The home team are wearing strips with their names in Japanese on the back in a special one-off. The kit will later be auctioned to raise for funds to aid to the recovery after the terrible earthquake and tsunami. Nice to see.
    • 19:40 Hibs sprang a surprise at Celtic Park last season thanks to a last-minute winner from Danny Galbraith. Manager Colin Calderwood said his team would keep chasing a place in the top half but throwing caution to the wind isn't exactly the former Spurs defender's style.
    • 19:35 Celtic have only lost one game this season at home and Hibs have only won four games in fifteen away from home, so Celtic are clearly heavy favourites.
    • 19:30 CELTIC: Forster; Wilson, Loovens, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Forrest; Stokes, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Rogne, Ki, Commons, Ljungberg, Samaras, Juarez . /// HIBERNIAN: Brown; Hart, Hanlon, Booth, Stephens; Miller, Scott, Weatherspoon, Palsson; Vaz Te, Riordan. Subs: Divis, Murray, Nish, Stevenson, Sodje, Thornhill, Duffy
    • 19:25 Celtic’s last match was all the way back on 20 March when they lost 2-1 to Rangers in the CIS Cup final.
    • 19:20 Colin Calderwood: “It’s an exciting game. Can we take something out of it? We’ve got to go with that intention. Obviously we need something out if you’re looking beyond it. That’s the end point of these next three games (top six).”
    • 19:15 Hibernian still believe they can get that all important sixth place in the table before the league divides into two, but will have to get something from tonight as they lie seven points behind Motherwell.
    • 19:10 Celtic are without central defender Daniel Majstorovic, who is still two or three weeks away from a comeback following a fractured toe.
    • 19:03 Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood is without full-back Richie Towell, who is currently on loan from Celtic. Danny Galbraith, Kevin McCann and Graham Stack are all out with injuries.
    • 19:00 Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage of Celtic v Hibernian. Celtic will go back top of the SPL with a win tonight. SPL table
  • Summary

    • 86' Hooper puts the penalty wide! He misses his chance to bag a hat-trick.
    • 85' Ljungberg wins a penalty for Celtic. The referee took his time, but eventually pointed to the spot.
    • 83' Commons with a great chance, but he puts the chance wide of the far post from inside the six yard box.
    • 67' Miller takes the penalty and knocks the ball into the right side net, sending Forster the wrong way.
    • 66' Penalty to Hibernian! Mulgrew takes down Wotherspoon in the area.
    • 57' Izaguirre shoots just wide after a lovely one-two with Hooper. He probably should have scored, but it was an excellent move.
    • 52' Riordan has an effort from the edge of the box. It flies into the side netting, with Forster getting a touch. Corner kick.
    • 46+1' Vaz Te really should have scored there. He tries to head the ball back across the goalkeeper, but couldn't keep it down.
    • 45' Hibs are keeping the ball well and Vaz Te heads over the bar. Good chance there.
    • 39' Hooper slams the ball home for Celtic! He has time to pick his spot and decides to put it in at the near post.
    • 32' Vaz Te gets through on goal on the left channel. He shoots towards the near post, but Forster makes the save.
    • 20' Gary Hooper scores; slamming the ball into the net. There was nothing Mark Brown could have done about that.
    • 19' Scott Brown is upended in the area and Celtic win a penalty!
    • 5' Stokes puts Celtic ahead within the first 5 minutes! That puts Stokes level on goals scored with Hooper.
    • 2' Hooper has a brilliant chance already, he was through on goal, but Brown makes the save.
    • 19:30 CELTIC: Forster; Wilson, Loovens, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Forrest; Stokes, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Rogne, Ki, Commons, Ljungberg, Samaras, Juarez . /// HIBERNIAN: Brown; Hart, Hanlon, Booth, Stephens; Miller, Scott, Weatherspoon, Palsson; Vaz Te, Riordan. Subs: Divis, Murray, Nish, Stevenson, Sodje, Thornhill, Duffy

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