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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvCelticCeltic
1
  • Griffiths, 9
0

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Match ends, Hibernian 1, Celtic 0.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Celtic 0.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Biram Kayal (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

87 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Dylan McGeouch replaces Efe Ambrose.

87 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Tom Taiwo.

85 mins:Corner, Celtic.

84 mins:Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

84 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83 mins:Corner, Celtic.

82 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

82 mins:Ben Williams (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Corner, Celtic.

81 mins:Corner, Celtic.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

79 mins:Attempt saved. Patrick McCourt (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76 mins:Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

76 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Mikael Lustig (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

72 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. David Wotherspoon replaces Leigh Griffiths.

72 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

72 mins:Biram Kayal (Celtic) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Biram Kayal replaces Thomas Rogne.

69 mins:Corner, Celtic.

67 mins:Efe Ambrose (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

67 mins:Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

67 mins:Efe Ambrose (Celtic) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Patrick McCourt replaces Lassad.

66 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Paul Cairney tries a through ball, but Paul Cairney is caught offside.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61 mins:Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).

61 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Alan Maybury replaces Tim Clancy.

57 mins:Tim Clancy (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57 mins:Foul by Tim Clancy (Hibernian).

57 mins:Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Celtic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emilio Izaguirre with a cross.

48 mins:Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

48 mins:Mikael Lustig (Celtic) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Attempt saved. Lassad (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half begins Hibernian 1, Celtic 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Hibernian 1, Celtic 0.

45 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

44 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

44 mins:Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

38 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

38 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

37 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

32 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Lassad (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

30 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

30 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Thomas Rogne (Celtic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mikael Lustig.

25 mins:Corner, Celtic.

24 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

24 mins:Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Leigh Griffiths tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

23 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

16 mins:Offside, Celtic. Gary Hooper tries a through ball, but Gary Hooper is caught offside.

16 mins:Foul by Tim Clancy (Hibernian).

16 mins:Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

16 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Leigh Griffiths tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

14 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

14 mins:Jorge Claros (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths with a cross.

12 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

12 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Offside, Celtic. Gary Hooper tries a through ball, but Gary Hooper is caught offside.

9 mins:Goal! Hibernian 1, Celtic 0. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Stevenson.

8 mins:Attempt saved. Mikael Lustig (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Hand ball by Jorge Claros (Hibernian).

6 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

5 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

5 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvCelticCeltic
1
  • Griffiths, 9
0

match report

Leigh Griffiths' 14th goal of the season gave Hibernian a 1-0 victory over Celtic in their SPL clash at Easter Road.

The on-loan Wolves striker struck in the eighth minute when he rounded Hoops keeper Fraser Forster and squeezed the ball in from an acute angle.

The visitors dominated almost totally thereafter but huffed and puffed when not being denied by Hibees keeper Ben Williams, who had a fine afternoon.

The visitors, playing in all black, looked ropey in the early stages, even before Hibs took the lead. Griffiths raced on to Paul Hanlon's long ball and when Forster raced out to meet him, the Hibs striker took the ball wide of the keeper before sliding it with great composure into the net from almost on the bye-line.

That goal was not in the Celtic script but in the 12th minute Hibs should have been two ahead when Eoin Doyle met a long Griffiths free-kick with his head six yards out his limp effort went straight to Forster.

The champions fought back and Gary Hooper hit the post from a Georgios Samaras pass but the flag was up for offside and as the game swung from end to end, Griffiths was also flagged as Doyle's cross-cum-shot evaded him at the back post.

Hibs could hardly get out of their own half as Celtic pressed hard for the leveller. However, four minutes from the interval Doyle missed another great chance he blazed over the bar from 12 yards with only Forster to beat.

There was no let up from the Parkhead men when the second half started and in the opening minutes the ball flew in and around the Hibs box, without finding any takers.

Moments later, there was an appeal for a penalty when Doyle was challenged by Emilio Izaguirre in the Celtic box but referee Craig Thomson pointed for a goal kick.

In the 77th minute midfielder Victor Wanyama's 30-yard drive screamed just over the bar, before Williams made a decent save from Paddy McCourt, who had replaced Lassad, with skipper Scott Brown knocking the rebound over.

There was time for Williams to make another save, this time from Kayal, but the final whistle sounded with Hibs having held out for three points.

team line-up

1Ben Williams
4Paul Hanlon
2Tim Clancy58
6James McPake
16Lewis Stevenson
11Paul Cairney
7Gary Deegan
20Tom Taiwo87
8Jorge Claros
10Eoin Doyle
9Leigh Griffiths72

substitutes

36Bradley Donaldson
32Shefki Kuqi
31Sean Murdoch
24Daniel Handling87
29Ross Caldwell
14David Wotherspoon72
18Alan Maybury58

referee

Craig Thomson

team line-up

1Fraser Forster
23Mikael Lustig
25Thomas Rogne70
3Emilio Izaguirre
4Efe Ambrose87
6Kelvin Wilson
67Victor Wanyama
8Scott Brown
11Lassad66
88Gary Hooper
9Georgios Samaras

substitutes

24Lukasz Zaluska
46Dylan McGeouch87
65Lewis Kidd
32Tony Watt
33Biram Kayal70
43Joe Chalmers
20Patrick McCourt66

referee

Craig Thomson

match stats

possession %4257
shots on target26
shots off target37
corners26
tackles won00
offsides32