Sunday February 19, 2012 Day 27 Finished Easter Road

Hibernian 0 - 5 Celtic

  • Stokes 14’
  • Hooper 20’, 52’
  • Mulgrew 47’
  • Ki 77’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Hibernian
    • Celtic
    • 90+2' And there it is. Celtic cap a glorious week from their perspective with a mauling of Hibs, who continue to struggle at the foot of the table. Thanks for joining me this afternoon, post-match discussion on Twitter @liamhappe
    • 90+1' Mulgrew clips O'Donovan but the game continues to be bogged down in midfield after the free-kick. Just waiting for the final whistle here.
    • 90' Two minutes of added time to be played at the end of the contest.
    • 89' Peetering out here at Easter Road. Little to report, as you'd imagine. Most exciting thing about the last 20 has been the party atmosphere in the away end.
    • 87' A Claros volley isn't too bad, but goes wide of the target.
    • 86' Francomb's corner is cleared.
    • 85' Leaders or not, this defeat will be a hammer blow to Hibs' survival hopes.
    • 83' The Celtic fans are now cheering every pass their side makes. This must feel like a title-celebration already.
    • 81' Ledley almost makes it six, but his header hits the bar.
    • 80' Stokes' header is saved after good work from Ki and Commons.
    • 79' Stevenson is booked for a lunge on Brown.
    • 77' 5-0 Celtic! Ki got the last touch, but he knew nothing about that! Commons drove from an angle on the right and it strikes his team-mate to wrong-foot Stack.
    • 76' Stokes and Izaguirre almost combine well on the left, but it falls apart and Hibs break before the resistence of the Celtic defence compells them to sit back and hold onto the ball.
    • 75' O'Connor will try his luck with this one, just left of centre, but curls it above the near top corner.
    • 74' Scott Brown must have overheard me. He cynically brings down Kujabi just before he can bound into the box on a decent run.
    • 73' Final sub of the game sees Roy O'Donovan introduced. He comes on for Griffiths, the only active player on a yellow up until now.
    • 72' Wilson is careless in trying to prevent a corner and pretty much lays the ball on a plate for O'Connor on the left, whose cross is almost converted by Griffiths.
    • 71' Indeed, he comes on for Rogne and I presume Mulgrew will move inside.
    • 70' Emilio Izaguirre looks set to continue his on-the-job rehab from that ankle injury shortly.
    • 68' Hanlon cuts out a Stokes diagonal pass.
    • 67' O'Connor is caught offside, but only just. Another decent effort going forward from Hibs, but it's at the back they've lost this one.
    • 65' Kujabi gives the ball away to Stokes, who drives over. Poor defending once more.
    • 64' Stokes wants another penalty as he claims he's pulled to the ground by a prone McPake, but this one has little to it.
    • 63' McPake tries to hook it towards goal with his back to it, but it's well wide.
    • 62' Rogne cuts out the threat of a decent Hibs one-touch play at the expense of a corner.
    • 61' ...as the two-goal forward comes off for Kris Commons.
    • 60' Doesn't look like there'll be a Hooper hat-trick...
    • 58' Another series of throws now as the game sinks back down to first gear once more.
    • 57' Hibs attack comes to nothing more than a Celtic throw.
    • 55' Celtic make their first change, with Wanyama making way for Sung-Yeung Ki.
    • 54' Pair of dangerous centres eventually put out by Celtic for a Hibs corner, which is mis-headed and hoofed away.
    • 53' Four! Hooper's cross-cum-shot woefully slips through Stack's fingers and inside the far post.
    • 52' Doyle is replaced by Garry O'Connor in another early switch for the hosts.
    • 50' We could have a mauling on our hands here...
    • 49' Hooper tries to wrestle his way clean through but is aware of Stokes' presence behind him - the back-heel tees up the shot but Stack saves at point blank!
    • 48' Hanlon clears a good cross from the right.
    • 47' 3-0! Celtic win a free-kick just outside the area, and it's Mulgrew territory alright as he curls it perfectly beyond Stack.
    • 46' And we're off again.
    • - Half-time sub: Doherty appears to be too hurt to continue and is replaced by fellow English Premier League loanee George Francomb.
    • 45+3' And there's the half-time whistle. Celtic good value for their lead.
    • 45+2' Griffiths sends in another long free-kick, which almost meets a team-mate but Celtic get it away. Good, good delivery on that one.
    • 45+1' Two minutes of added time to be played.
    • 45' Looks like he took an errant arm to the lip from Stokes at an aerial challenge. No action to be taken, was far from malicious.
    • 44' Doherty drops to the ground. He's taken a knock, I think to the face.
    • 43' And another. Mulgrew is going to have sore arms in a minute.
    • 42' Ball glued to the sidelines for while now. I count four throw-ins in 60-70 seconds.
    • 40' Kujabi appears to do well on the left, until his pass back to Stevenson is astray and off for a defensive throw.
    • 39' Finesse shot from Brown after good hold-up from Stokes forces a parry from Stack, which the keeper does well to react quickly and collect before it goes off for a corner.
    • 38' Ledley is granted acres of space to gallop down the middle, before firing off a decent effort from outside the box which has a little too much behind it and fizzes over the bar.
    • 37' More protracted possession play from Celtic.
    • 35' Griffiths comes in very late on the foot of Brown, and earns the game's first booking as a result.
    • 34' Was McPake who clipped Stokes earlier, and it certainly looked like a penalty to me.
    • 33' Forrest appears to have space for a cross, but is well closed down by Doherty.
    • 32' He does, but he has to check his run and pull back... and is he clipped there? No says the ref. Looked like a case for a penalty there, though a replay will prove more decsive.
    • 31' Holes in the Hibs defending again and Stokes could get through here...
    • 30' Osbourne crosses for Wotherspoon! Can't connect with the tap-in! Griffiths collects and picks out Osbourne for the header with a cross from the other side, but it's wide.
    • 29' Celtic happy to slow the pace down now they have what they came for. Plenty of passes along the back line.
    • 27' Pause in play as Stokes receives treatment.
    • 25' Stack catches a Mulgrew cross.
    • 23' Bobble on the pitch leads to Hooper mis-judging a pass and the attack on the left ends with a throw. From it, Hibs launch upfield fast and Stevenson may be through here! But under pressure the shot goes straight to Forster.
    • 22' Mazy run down the left by Mulgrew and there may be a chance for an early third here, but the low cross is finally cleared by the home side.
    • 20' Celtic clear the danger, and intercept a poor short pass as the hosts try and keep the pressure on. They can break here, and that's exactly what Hooper and Stokes do. Hooper to Stokes and back to Hooper... 2-0!
    • 19' Another Hibs set piece, this one nearer the halfway line and Wotherspoon will send it into the danger zone.
    • 17' Hibs have a free-kick 20 yards from goal, fairly central, but Griffiths shoots over the crossbar.
    • 16' Antony Stokes has now scored in four of the last five SPL meetings between Hibs and Celtic (five goals total).
    • 15' Words between Claros and Brown after the Hibs midfielder slides into the Celtic skipper. The referee diffuses the situation and gives both a calm warning.
    • 14' It's a decent delivery in and Stokes heads home the opener! He scores past his old club once more! Poor defending at the set piece but credit to the striker's well-timed and bullish run to meet the corner. Great upper body strength.
    • 13' Celtic win their third corner of the game. Mulgrew will take this one as well, from the other side this time.
    • 12' The set piece is whipped long into the Celtic box but headed straight back out and good hold-up work from Hooper allows Celtic to return to the front foot in short order.
    • 11' Hibs with another free-kick just inside their own half, this time Brown the offender.
    • 10' Doherty is furious he doesn't get a corner as Mulgrew attempts to marshall it out for a goal kick, and ultimately succeeds. Did look like the Celtic player touched it last.
    • 9' Griffiths wins Hibs an attacking throw on the right.
    • 8' Stevenson's weak cross is volleyed out of play by Brown.
    • 6' As I say that, Celtic rob them of the ball and get into the penalty area, but Hibs clear their lines and Rogne concedes a free-kick inside the centre circle.
    • 5' Home side doing well stringing together possession so far, only a couple of attacks to weather in the opening five.
    • 4' The Hibs pressure ends when Griggiths upends Mulgrew. Defensive free-kick coming up.
    • 3' Now Stevenson has space at the other end, but his cross from the left is headed out by Rogne. Hibs to take their first corner and though it's headed across goal from the near post by a defender, no green shirts are able to get onto the loose ball.
    • 2' Celtic attack immediately and Stokes' cross is almost converted by Hooper, who can only get an errant outside of his boot on the low cross. It's put out for a corner, but two consecutive Mulgrew deliveries fail to create a chance.
    • 1' Referee Craig Thomson gets the game underway, with the visitors kicking off the first half.
    • 15:00 The teams are out at Easter Road - all of the action up next!
    • 14:55 The Bhoys have kept six consecutive clean sheets on the road in the SPL, and could become the first side to go seven without conceding in the history of the league.
    • 14:50 Hibs have failed to win any of their last seven league meetings with the Bhoys, losing six.
    • 14:45 Celtic boss Neil Lennon: ""Pat Fenlon has rejigged it a bit. He has brought players in and they've had a couple of decent results.They beat Kilmarnock then got a point against Aberdeen at home and they are fighting for their lives. There seems to be a better spirit around the place, obviously that comes with results and clean sheets. Easter Road is never easy. Earlier in the season we had a good result there in the League Cup and then dropped two points at home to them in the league."
    • 14:40 Hibs manager Pat Fenlon: "I think from our point of view, our supporters have got something to get their teeth into over the past couple of weeks. So I'm hoping the atmosphere generated by our fans will be 'up-and-at-them' like the old days when Celtic didn't like coming to Easter Road. It's more about us than them - we can't afford to worry about other clubs. We've got our own problems to concentrate on and I look forward to seeing how fired up our fans will be on Sunday."
    • 14:35 We have another game in the division about to finish, in stoppage time at the moment. Aberdeen playing host to St Johnstone. Aberdeen v St Johnstone: LIVE
    • 14:30 TEAMS - Hibernian: Stack, Doherty, McPake, Hanlon, Kujabi, Claros, Osbourne, Stevenson, Wotherspoon, Griffiths, Doyle. Subs: Brown, O'Hanlon, O'Connor, Scott, Sproule, O'Donovan, Francomb. /// Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Kelvin Wilson, Rogne, Mulgrew, Forrest, Wanyama, Brown, Ledley, Hooper, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Izaguirre, Majstorovic, Samaras, Commons, Brozek, Ki.
    • 14:25 The same cannot be said for Hibs, however, who need every point they can as they hope to remain in the country's top flight beyond this season. Full SPL table
    • 14:20 Of course, the intrigue at the top of the SPL table - at least on the pitch, was flattened by the news of Celtic's Old Firm rivals Rangers going into administration and being docked ten points. Making matters worse for the Gers was a 1-0 home defeat to Kilmarnock yesterday. Report: Rangers 0-1 Kilmarnock
    • 14:15 Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Scottish Premier League clash between Hibernian and Celtic!
  • Summary

    • 81' Ledley almost makes it six, but his header hits the bar.
    • 77' 5-0 Celtic! Ki got the last touch, but he knew nothing about that! Commons drove from an angle on the right and it strikes his team-mate to wrong-foot Stack.
    • 72' Wilson is careless in trying to prevent a corner and pretty much lays the ball on a plate for O'Connor on the left, whose cross is almost converted by Griffiths.
    • 53' Four! Hooper's cross-cum-shot woefully slips through Stack's fingers and inside the far post.
    • 49' Hooper tries to wrestle his way clean through but is aware of Stokes' presence behind him - the back-heel tees up the shot but Stack saves at point blank!
    • 47' 3-0! Celtic win a free-kick just outside the area, and it's Mulgrew territory alright as he curls it perfectly beyond Stack.
    • 32' He does, but he has to check his run and pull back... and is he clipped there? No says the ref. Looked like a case for a penalty there, though a replay will prove more decsive.
    • 30' Osbourne crosses for Wotherspoon! Can't connect with the tap-in! Griffiths collects and picks out Osbourne for the header with a cross from the other side, but it's wide.
    • 23' Bobble on the pitch leads to Hooper mis-judging a pass and the attack on the left ends with a throw. From it, Hibs launch upfield fast and Stevenson may be through here! But under pressure the shot goes straight to Forster.
    • 20' Celtic clear the danger, and intercept a poor short pass as the hosts try and keep the pressure on. They can break here, and that's exactly what Hooper and Stokes do. Hooper to Stokes and back to Hooper... 2-0!
    • 14' It's a decent delivery in and Stokes heads home the opener! He scores past his old club once more! Poor defending at the set piece but credit to the striker's well-timed and bullish run to meet the corner. Great upper body strength.
    • 2' Celtic attack immediately and Stokes' cross is almost converted by Hooper, who can only get an errant outside of his boot on the low cross. It's put out for a corner, but two consecutive Mulgrew deliveries fail to create a chance.
    • 14:30 TEAMS - Hibernian: Stack, Doherty, McPake, Hanlon, Kujabi, Claros, Osbourne, Stevenson, Wotherspoon, Griffiths, Doyle. Subs: Brown, O'Hanlon, O'Connor, Scott, Sproule, O'Donovan, Francomb. /// Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Kelvin Wilson, Rogne, Mulgrew, Forrest, Wanyama, Brown, Ledley, Hooper, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Izaguirre, Majstorovic, Samaras, Commons, Brozek, Ki.

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      Defenders
      Substitution Out45′ 6.7 -
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      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card 5.6 -
      6 -
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      Strikers
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      Substitution Out52′ 6.5 -
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      Substitution In73′ 4.3 -
      Substitution In45′ 3 -
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      Defenders
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      Substitution Out71′ 8.4 -
      Goal 8.2 -
      Midfielders
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      7.9 -
      Yellow Card 8.2 -
      Goals ×2 Substitution Out61′ 8.4 -
      Strikers
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      Subs
      Substitution In61′ 7.3 -
      Substitution In71′ 6.8 -
      Substitution In55′ Goal 6.9 -

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