Hibernian 0-2 Celtic

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Hibernian   0 - 2   Celtic

Hibernian v Celtic

Highlights - Hibernian 0-2 Celtic

Celtic opened their Scottish Premier League account with a solid three points against Hibernian at a sun-drenched Easter Road.

Anthony Stokes capitalised on an error by Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack to fire Celtic in front after 14 minutes.

Ki Sung-Yueng's low left-foot strike doubled the visitors' advantage after the break.

Stack atoned for his earlier mistake when he saved Gary Hooper's penalty but Hibs were rarely in the match.

The home side pressed in the opening 10 minutes but their delivery let them down and Celtic soon found themselves in front when Stack was caught out at a free-kick.

The keeper came off his line to collect Kris Commons's deep delivery but allowed the ball to slip through his grasp and, after the ball had fallen at the feet of Stokes, the striker found the back of the net from a tight angle.

Hibernian and Celtic players Goalkeeper Stack was at fault for Celtic's first goal

The visitors had the ball in the net again minutes later when Mark Wilson, captaining the side in the absence of the suspended Scott Brown, stabbed the ball past Stack but the offside flag had been raised against the defender, although television replays suggested he was onside.

Hibs rallied and the physical presence of Garry O'Connor and the pace of Ivan Sproule - both beginning their second spells at Easter Road - combined to create an opening for David Wotherspoon but the midfielder could not get into the danger area in time to meet the cross.

Sproule almost got through the visiting defence early in the second half when he chased a long ball but Celtic debutant Kelvin Wilson averted the danger and Sproule's claims he was fouled were not rewarded.

Celtic stretched their lead on 63 minutes when Ki collected Stokes's pass about 25 yards from goal and leisurely slotted the ball past Stack.

The hosts looked for a quick reply and O'Connor should have done better when found by Sproule's cross, the striker missing his kick altogether.

Sproule fouled Emilio Izaguirre on the left-hand edge of the box to give Celtic a chance at a third goal but Hooper's spot-kick was well saved on to the post by Stack, who made sure the rebound was not pounced upon by an opponent.

However, the keeper's intervention failed to ignite a Hibs comeback and Ki sent a rasping drive over in the closing stages.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 0-2 Celtic FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Stokes 14
    • Ki Sung-Yeung 63

    Hibernian

    • 01 Stack
    • 03 Booth yellow card
    • 04 Hanlon
    • 05 O'Hanlon (Stephens 61)
    • 06 Murray (Crawford 85)
    • 07 Wotherspoon
    • 15 Thornhill
    • 16 Stevenson (Galbraith 70)
    • 17 Sproule
    • 19 Palsson
    • 09 O'Connor

    Substitutes

    • 31 Brown,
    • 20 Stephens,
    • 08 De Graaf,
    • 11 Galbraith,
    • 14 Scott,
    • 30 Taggart,
    • 35 Crawford

    Celtic

    • 24 Zaluska
    • 03 Izaguirre
    • 06 Wilson
    • 12 Wilson
    • 22 Loovens
    • 16 Ledley
    • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung
    • 33 Kayal
    • 10 Stokes (Samaras 79)
    • 15 Commons (Forrest 60)
    • 88 Hooper (Maloney 86)

    Substitutes

    • 47 Cervi,
    • 21 Mulgrew,
    • 02 Matthews,
    • 67 Wanyama,
    • 09 Samaras,
    • 13 Maloney,
    • 49 Forrest
    Ref: BrinesAtt: 12,523
    HIBERNIAN
    CELTIC

    Possession

    • Hibernian 41%
    • Celtic 59%

    Attempts on target

    • Hibernian 0
    • Celtic 4

    Attempts off target

    • Hibernian 0
    • Celtic 2

    Corners

    • Hibernian 0
    • Celtic 6

    Fouls

    • Hibernian 15
    • Celtic 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:58 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+2:12 Shot by Sung-Yeung Ki from a long way out goes over the net.
    • 89:37 Callum Booth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Sung-Yeung Ki restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:56 Direct free kick taken by Beram Kayal.
    • 88:56 Booking Callum Booth shown a yellow card.
    • 88:49 Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Callum Booth results in a free kick.
    • 88:27 Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
    • 87:00 A cross is delivered by Joe Ledley, clearance made by David Stephens.
    • 86:30 James Forrest gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.
    • 86:16 Shot from 18 yards by James Forrest. Blocked by Paul Hanlon.
    • 84:37 Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:37 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Shaun Maloney coming on for Gary Hooper.
    • 84:37 Substitution David Crawford on for Ian Murray.
    • 84:37 Gary Hooper is caught offside.
    • 83:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Beram Kayal. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Wotherspoon from left channel, save by Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 81:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Sung-Yeung Ki. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
    • 81:13 Joe Ledley sends in a cross, save by Graham Stack.
    • 80:23 Ivan Sproule challenges Sung-Yeung Ki unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
    • 79:38 Beram Kayal challenges Matt Thornhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Victor Palsson.
    • 78:34 Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
    • 78:34 Substitution Anthony Stokes leaves the field to be replaced by Georgios Samaras.
    • 78:34 The assistant referee signals for offside against Garry O'Connor.
    • 77:43 Kelvin Wilson fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Lukasz Zaluska restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:49 Outswinging corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
    • 75:04 Matt Thornhill fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick. Victor Palsson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:39 The ball is sent over by James Forrest, Victor Palsson makes a clearance.
    • 71:35 Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.
    • 69:21 Direct free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 69:21 Substitution Daniel Galbraith on for Lewis Stevenson.
    • 69:21 The official flags David Wotherspoon offside.
    • 68:07 Penalty taken by Gary Hooper is saved by Graham Stack. Hibernian 0-2 Celtic.
    • 66:33 Ivan Sproule challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 64:18 The ball is sent over by Ivan Sproule.
    • 63:51 A cross is delivered by James Forrest.
    • 62:09 GOAL - Sung-Yeung KiHibernian 0 - 2 Celtic Sung-Yeung Ki grabs a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-2 Celtic.
    • 60:47 Substitution David Stephens is brought on as a substitute for Sean O'Hanlon.
    • 59:28 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with James Forrest coming on for Kris Commons.
    • 58:39 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.
    • 56:39 Unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Sean O'Hanlon results in a free kick. Lukasz Zaluska restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Beram Kayal. Free kick taken by Callum Booth.
    • 55:12 Gary Hooper is caught offside. Sean O'Hanlon takes the indirect free kick.
    • 53:10 Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Emilio Izaguirre results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.
    • 52:19 Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, Glenn Loovens takes a shot. Matt Thornhill manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Lewis Stevenson. Free kick taken by Beram Kayal.
    • 48:23 Effort on goal by Kris Commons from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 46:36 Lewis Stevenson challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:12 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 44:10 Inswinging corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance made by David Wotherspoon. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Commons.
    • 42:23 Ian Murray fouled by Anthony Stokes, the ref awards a free kick. Callum Booth delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Sean O'Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson. Lukasz Zaluska takes the free kick.
    • 42:15 David Wotherspoon delivers the ball, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance.
    • 41:58 Centre by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Glenn Loovens.
    • 39:33 Gary Hooper challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:18 Matt Thornhill fouled by Gary Hooper, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.
    • 35:56 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance made by David Wotherspoon.
    • 35:14 Inswinging corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance made by Victor Palsson.
    • 32:28 Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Ian Murray results in a free kick. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.
    • 30:03 Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Emilio Izaguirre results in a free kick. Victor Palsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Beram Kayal makes a clearance.
    • 29:32 The ball is swung over by Callum Booth, Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance.
    • 29:27 Ivan Sproule produces a cross.
    • 26:13 The offside flag is raised against Anthony Stokes. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Lewis Stevenson. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
    • 24:22 Centre by Callum Booth, Beram Kayal gets a block in.
    • 23:14 Gary Hooper is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
    • 22:33 David Wotherspoon sends in a cross.
    • 22:02 Anthony Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.
    • 20:45 Victor Palsson sends in a cross.
    • 19:57 Centre by David Wotherspoon, save made by Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 19:07 The referee blows for offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.
    • 16:58 Anthony Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sean O'Hanlon takes the free kick.
    • 16:26 Victor Palsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Wilson. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:43 Assist on the goal came from Kris Commons.
    • 13:43 GOAL - Anthony StokesHibernian 0 - 1 Celtic Goal scored by Anthony Stokes from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Celtic.
    • 13:04 David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Kris Commons delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
    • 12:20 The ball is crossed by David Wotherspoon, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
    • 11:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Sean O'Hanlon. Free kick taken by Joe Ledley.
    • 10:21 The referee blows for offside against Garry O'Connor. Kelvin Wilson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 10:00 The referee blows for offside. Victor Palsson takes the free kick.
    • 9:29 Beram Kayal challenges Lewis Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Murray.
    • 9:04 Callum Booth sends in a cross, save made by Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 7:32 The ball is sent over by David Wotherspoon.
    • 6:59 Foul by Beram Kayal on Matt Thornhill, free kick awarded. Callum Booth takes the direct free kick.
    • 4:52 Matt Thornhill fouled by Sung-Yeung Ki, the ref awards a free kick. David Wotherspoon crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Joe Ledley makes a clearance.
    • 2:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Thornhill on Kris Commons. Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:38 The offside flag is raised against Kris Commons. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Scottish Premier table snapshot

    As it stood on 24 Jul 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Motherwell 1 3 3
    2 Celtic 1 2 3
    3 Dundee Utd 1 0 1
    4 Hearts 1 0 1
    5 Kilmarnock 1 0 1
    6 Rangers 1 0 1
    7 Aberdeen 1 0 1
    8 St Johnstone 1 0 1
    9 Dunfermline 0 0 0
    10 St Mirren 0 0 0
    11 Hibernian 1 -2 0
    12 Inverness CT 1 -3 0

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