Date: 22nd October 2018 at 10:05am
Written by:
Celtic
4 – 2
Hibernian

Celtic Park

Premiership

20/10/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 58452

Referee: Don Robertson

Celtic Hibernian
T Rogic (8), O Ntcham (19), O Edouard (70, 88) F Kamberi (63), M Boyle (73)
Craig Gordon Adam Bogdan
Dedryck Boyata Mark Milligan (72)
Filip Benkovic Efe Ambrose
James Forrest (82) Darren McGregor
 
Olivier Ntcham Lewis Stevenson
Scott Brown
 
(21) Martin Boyle
Kieran Tierney Stevie Mallan
 
Tomas Rogic (72) Daryl Horgan
Callum McGregor Emerson Hyndman (87)
Mikael Lustig Vykintas Slivka
Odsonne Edouard Florian Kamberi

Substitutes

Jozo Simunovic Ofir Marciano
Scott Sinclair (21) Jamie Maclaren (87)
Cristian Gamboa Steven Whittaker (72)
Lewis Morgan Marvin Bartley
Ryan Christie (82) Miquel Nelom
Scott Bain Oliver Shaw
Eboue Kouassi (72) Ryan Porteous

Game Statistics

19 Goal attempts 11
8 On Target 4
5 Corners 7
2 Fouls 18
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
54 % 46

Hibernian FC went to Parkhead on Saturday, and although the 4-2 scoreline, in favour of Celtic flattered Brendan Rodgers side, in my opinion, our boys stood ‘toe-to-toe’ with the Premiership title favourites.

Those in attendance enjoyed a six-goal thriller. However, there were moments when I thought we could have, and should have come away with a point.

Talk about the metaphor, ‘rub of the green,’ but if you think about it, we didn’t get a lot did we. We had a referee, who I have made clear in a recent article that he is not up to standard but hey, Don Robertson was appointed to officiate, and we have to live with it.

I don’t want to sound like I am bitching about the substandard match officials but it seems like Neil Lennon wasn’t too impressed either.

“We get a free-kick on the edge of the box, no yellow card. He (the referee) says he’s not going near the goal, it doesn’t matter, the intention is just to take the player out,” said Neil.

“The Benkovic one for me is borderline red, never mind me, he gets nothing, he’s just took Hyndman completely out.

“He knew what he was doing; there’s no intent to play the ball, so it baffles me why that’s not a yellow card.

“I’m not here to get players sent off. I’m just looking for the referee to do his job properly.”

The result is not the end of the world albeit it felt like it once the referee had blown for full time.

Highlights

BBC Scotland commentator Rob Maclean picked his team of the week.

Hibs team of the week

Do you agree?

Player ratings

How did you rate the teams?

Time for another metaphor

I think its time to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and look forward to our next hurdle – Heart of Midlothian.

 

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