Scottish Premier League
27/01/2010 7:45 pm
Referee: Iain Brines
|M Fortuné (5)||A Stokes (26), D Galbraith (90+2)|
|Artur Boruc||Graeme Smith|
|Andreas Hinkel||David Wotherspoon|
|Josh Thompson||Chris Hogg|
|Darren O'Dea||Ian Murray|
|Paul Caddis||Paul Hanlon|
|Niall McGinn||(60)||Kevin McBride|
|Zheng Zhi||(71)||Liam Miller|
|Marc Crosas||John Rankin|
|Aiden McGeady||Anthony Stokes|
|Georgios Samaras||(67)||Colin Nish||(64)|
|Marc-Antoine Fortuné||Derek Riordan||(64)|
|Lukasz Zaluska||Yves Ma-Kalambay|
|Lee Naylor||Kevin McCann|
|Jos Hooiveld||Patrick Cregg|
|Sung-Yueng Ki||(60)||Lewis Stevenson||(64)|
|Morten Rasmussen||(67)||Abdessalam Benjelloun|
|Paddy McCourt||(71)||Danny Galbraith||(64)|
|Paul McGowan||Darren McCormack|
Celtic generally have the upper hand just about every time they play Hibernian, especially on their turf. However, it was a different story eight years ago.
The former Celtic coach, Neil Lennon missed the game by a couple of months as he wasn’t appointed until the March of the same year, following Tony Mowbray’s dismissal, nevertheless I am sure the players he inherited would have still been smarting from the result?
Now applying his managerial trade at Easter Road Neil, I am sure will be ‘chomping at the bit’ to see his current in-form team leave Glasgow next Saturday with a similar scoreline.
Celtic manager Tony Mowbray: “We didn’t play as well as we can tonight. There were a few below par.
“The first 20 minutes was pretty scintillating stuff but their goal knocked the stuffing out of the team.
“We tried to win the game at the end and ended up losing it. Sometimes you’ve got to be brave to try to win a match and take a few chances.
“When the chances come, you’ve got to stick them in. The team worked hard, but it was a frustrating night.
“Well done, Hibs. They came here and were resolute and got their reward in the end.
“We are trying to put together a team that I’m very confident will find long-term success.
“There’s a long way to go. There are two crucial games to go against Rangers and we need to be confident that we can get results.”
Hibernian manager John Hughes: “We had to show plenty of character and plenty spirit.
“We gave away a cheap goal. Celtic dominated the ball – they had better ball retention than us – but it’s about picking up three points.
“At times we played some nice football, maybe too deep in our own half, but as soon as we went 1-1 we sat in and hit them on the counter attack.
“Young Danny Galbraith, it will do him the world of good getting that winner.
“Liam Miller was a great player at Celtic but when Manchester United come calling, it’s very hard to resist that temptation.
“He always gets stronger as the game goes on.”
Hibs fan celebrations following the final whistle
Mobile phone recordings, if that is how the scene was captured were, as one can imagine not very good in those days.