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Celtic   1 - 2   Hibernian

Hibs' match-winner Danny Galbraith
Galbraith celebrates his dramatic first goal for Hibernian

By Keir Murray

Danny Galbraith snatched a dramatic last-gasp winner for Hibernian as the Easter Road side inflicted a blow on Celtic's title ambitions.

Marc-Antoine Fortune continued his fine scoring form by heading Paul Caddis's corner home for an early Celtic lead.

Hibernian equalised through Anthony Stokes, the unmarked striker heading past Artur Boruc from close range.

And as Ian Murray and Chris Hogg held the Hibs defence intact, Stokes broke up the park and Galbraith slotted home.

There was an unfamiliar look about Celtic's defence at kick-off, with right-back Andreas Hinkel the only regular in the back four.

But before the Hibs strikeforce of Derek Riordan, Colin Nish and Stokes could test the new-look back line, the home side were in front.

With only five minutes on the clock, Celtic winger Aiden McGeady won a corner on the left and from Caddis's well-struck inswinging corner, Fortune headed in off the crossbar, giving Hibs goalkeeper Graeme Smith no chance.

John Hughes' men struggled to get a grip on the game for the next quarter of an hour but survived long-range efforts from McGeady and more headers by Fortune.

But soon the ball stopped rebounding off the Hibs' front players and play moved towards Celtic's goal, with Liam Miller and John Rankin winning challenges in midfield and spreading calm in the visitors' ranks.

Celtic, though, looked dangerous and another move down the left gave Fortune and Samaras chances in quick succession.

But for the courage of Hibs captain Hogg, who showed eye-watering resolve to block the Greek's powerful shot from 14 yards, Celtic would have doubled their lead.

Then in 26 minutes, just like the hosts had done, Hibs scored from a corner on the left. Former Celt Riordan's driven cross was flicked home by the unmarked Anthony Stokes, who got to the ball just ahead of stranded goalie Boruc.

The corner had come about when 18-year-old Josh Thompson almost diverted a header into the top corner of his own net but was saved from that horror by Boruc.

There was drama at the end of the first half when Marc Crosas clipped in a ball to the penalty box and Samaras guided the ball into the net. Referee Iain Brines, though, ruled out the goal for an infringement in the box.

McGeady side-footed wide from an acute angle at the start of the second period as Celtic began in determined mood once more, but the most glaring misses were to fall to Samaras.

Niall McGinn flashed a ball across goal but the Greek striker, just three yards out, was unable to react quickly enough to divert the ball home.

Another former Celtic player, Miller offered Hibs an intelligent ball out of defence when they did manage to clear their lines, but too often play reverted towards the Hibs defence, which was well marshalled by Hogg and Murray.

Smith made an astonishing point-blank save from a McGinn volley after a headed knock-down by Samaras as Celtic turned the screw and when the latter headed over the bar from a few yards out he was replaced by new signing Morten Rasmussen.

The Dane had his chance for glory as the match edged towards full-time. The former Brondby striker raced into the box in the inside-left channel but his shot was too weak to trouble Smith.

In the final minute, in a counter attack headed by Stokes, Galbraith rifled a low shot past Boruc to give Hibs a dramatic win which moves them to within touching distance of their second-placed opponents.

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."


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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 1-2 Hibernian FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Fortune 5
  • Stokes 26
  • Galbraith 90+2

Celtic

  • 01 Boruc yellow card
  • 02 Hinkel
  • 38 Thompson
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 52 Caddis
  • 14 McGinn (Ki Sung-Yeung 60)
  • 17 Crosas
  • 27 Zheng (McCourt 71)
  • 46 McGeady
  • 09 Samaras yellow card (Rasmussen 67)
  • 10 Fortune

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 03 Naylor,
  • 16 Hooiveld,
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung,
  • 20 McCourt,
  • 19 Rasmussen,
  • 55 McGowan

Hibernian

  • 21 Smith
  • 04 Hogg
  • 06 Murray
  • 20 Hanlon
  • 11 Rankin yellow card
  • 17 McBride yellow card
  • 24 Wotherspoon
  • 33 Miller
  • 09 Nish (Galbraith 64 yellow card)
  • 10 Riordan (Stevenson 64)
  • 18 Stokes

Substitutes

  • 50 Ma-Kalambay,
  • 02 McCann,
  • 25 McCormack,
  • 08 Cregg,
  • 16 Stevenson,
  • 22 Galbraith,
  • 19 Benjelloun
Ref: BrinesAtt: 41,000
CELTIC
HIBERNIAN

Possession

  • Celtic 52%
  • Hibernian 48%

Attempts on target

  • Celtic 9
  • Hibernian 4

Attempts off target

  • Celtic 7
  • Hibernian 3

Corners

  • Celtic 16
  • Hibernian 2

Fouls

  • Celtic 11
  • Hibernian 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:08 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+1:25 Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+1:25 GOAL - Daniel GalbraithCeltic 1 - 2 Hibernian Danny Galbraith scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-2 Hibernian.
  • 90:00+0:41 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Aiden McGeady, Kevin McBride makes a clearance.
  • 89:47 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lewis Stevenson.
  • 89:34 Paul Caddis produces a cross, David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:12 Marc-Antoine Fortune concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Murray. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:33 Morten Duncan Rasmussen takes a shot. Save made by Graeme Smith.
  • 86:54 The referee gives a free kick against Marc-Antoine Fortune for handball. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:52 Andreas Hinkel crosses the ball, blocked by Ian Murray.
  • 84:32 Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Galbraith, Shot from close range by Chris Hogg misses to the right of the target.
  • 84:26 A cross is delivered by Liam Miller, blocked by Paul Caddis.
  • 83:00 David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Caddis. Free kick crossed by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 82:14 Booking Kevin McBride receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 81:07 The ball is swung over by Anthony Stokes, save by Artur Boruc.
  • 80:06 Danny Galbraith sends in a cross, save made by Artur Boruc.
  • 78:00 Aiden McGeady crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
  • 76:29 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, clearance by Chris Hogg. Corner taken right-footed by Patrick McCourt from the left by-line, Header from close range by Darren O'Dea clears the bar.
  • 73:49 Short corner worked by Sung-Yong Ki, Aiden McGeady produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 73:13 Handball by Ian Murray. Sung-Yong Ki crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Wotherspoon makes a clearance.
  • 72:11 Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Chris Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
  • 70:44 Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
  • 70:44 Substitution Patrick McCourt is brought on as a substitute for Zheng Zhi.
  • 70:44 David Wotherspoon challenges Zheng Zhi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 68:45 Shot by Sung-Yong Ki. Save made by Graeme Smith.
  • 68:40 Aiden McGeady delivers the ball, David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:38 Marc Crosas fouled by Liam Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:34 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Morten Duncan Rasmussen coming on for Georgios Samaras.
  • 66:04 Georgios Samaras has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 65:29 The referee blows for offside. Darren O'Dea restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:46 Substitution Colin Nish goes off and Danny Galbraith comes on.
  • 63:46 Substitution Lewis Stevenson comes on in place of Derek Riordan.
  • 63:41 Anthony Stokes takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
  • 61:38 Outswinging corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, volleyed right-footed shot by Aiden McGeady. Save by Graeme Smith.
  • 60:42 Sung-Yong Ki produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 60:42 Booking John Rankin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 60:32 John Rankin concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras.
  • 59:53 Substitution Sung-Yong Ki is brought on as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
  • 59:24 Niall McGinn takes a shot. Save made by Graeme Smith.
  • 59:07 The ball is crossed by Andreas Hinkel, Chris Hogg manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:22 Foul by Liam Miller on Aiden McGeady, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Caddis from left channel, Chris Hogg manages to make a clearance. Paul Caddis takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Colin Nish makes a clearance. Corner taken by Paul Caddis played to the near post, clearance made by Colin Nish. Aiden McGeady takes a shot. Graeme Smith makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Caddis from the right by-line, Graeme Smith makes a save.
  • 55:55 The referee blows for offside against Colin Nish. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
  • 54:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Zheng Zhi.
  • 53:48 Foul by Anthony Stokes on Andreas Hinkel, free kick awarded. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:56 Unfair challenge on Aiden McGeady by Liam Miller results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Crosas, Graeme Smith makes a save.
  • 52:10 Outswinging corner taken by Paul Caddis, Graeme Smith manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Andreas Hinkel. Marc Crosas takes the free kick.
  • 49:06 Georgios Samaras challenges Kevin McBride unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Hogg takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:35 Georgios Samaras sends in a cross, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.
  • 48:04 Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Liam Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.
  • 47:21 Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Crosas. Darren O'Dea takes the free kick.
  • 45:42 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Aiden McGeady goes wide left of the target.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:37 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:04 Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
  • 45:00+1:04 Booking Georgios Samaras receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Smith by Georgios Samaras.
  • 43:57 Unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Chris Hogg results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Crosas from left channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Smith by Georgios Samaras. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
  • 43:06 Anthony Stokes is ruled offside. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
  • 42:10 The ball is swung over by Aiden McGeady, Graeme Smith makes a save.
  • 41:03 The referee blows for offside against Anthony Stokes. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
  • 39:08 Centre by Paul Caddis, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.
  • 38:10 Georgios Samaras is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Graeme Smith takes the indirect free kick.
  • 37:47 Paul Caddis sends in a cross, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
  • 37:15 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Caddis, clearance made by Colin Nish.
  • 36:56 Centre by Andreas Hinkel, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:29 Anthony Stokes is caught offside. Free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.
  • 35:48 Foul by Ian Murray on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
  • 34:07 The ball is delivered by Aiden McGeady, Kevin McBride makes a clearance.
  • 32:41 Georgios Samaras challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:14 Niall McGinn takes a shot. Save by Graeme Smith.
  • 29:25 Foul by Georgios Samaras on Ian Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
  • 27:09 Anthony Stokes produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 26:48 Derek Riordan takes a shot. Artur Boruc makes a save.
  • 25:11 The assist for the goal came from Derek Riordan.
  • 25:11 GOAL - Anthony StokesCeltic 1 - 1 Hibernian Anthony Stokes grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 1-1 Hibernian.
  • 24:49 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Derek Riordan,
  • 24:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Zheng Zhi. Derek Riordan takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:23 Unfair challenge on Ian Murray by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick. Ian Murray takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:24 Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Artur Boruc.
  • 19:19 Liam Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren O'Dea. Zheng Zhi takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:00 The referee blows for offside against Anthony Stokes. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
  • 17:16 Close range headed effort by Marc-Antoine Fortune misses to the right of the target.
  • 15:42 Corner taken by Paul Caddis, Header from close range by Marc-Antoine Fortune clears the bar.
  • 14:22 The ball is delivered by Paul Caddis, Kevin McBride gets a block in.
  • 12:33 Corner taken by Paul Caddis, Graeme Smith manages to make a clearance.
  • 12:11 The ball is delivered by Aiden McGeady, blocked by Chris Hogg.
  • 11:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Paul Caddis. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn by Ian Murray. Marc Crosas takes the free kick.
  • 10:07 Paul Hanlon challenges Marc-Antoine Fortune unfairly and gives away a free kick. Georgios Samaras restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:29 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Caddis, save by Graeme Smith.
  • 8:12 Aiden McGeady takes a shot. Chris Hogg gets a block in.
  • 6:11 Corner taken by Paul Caddis from the right by-line played to the near post, Aiden McGeady produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 6:03 The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Ian Murray gets a block in.
  • 4:12 Paul Caddis provided the assist for the goal.
  • 4:12 GOAL - Marc-Antoine FortuneCeltic 1 - 0 Hibernian Marc-Antoine Fortune grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 1-0 Hibernian.
  • 3:54 Paul Caddis takes a inswinging corner to the near post,
  • 3:38 Aiden McGeady delivers the ball, Kevin McBride gets a block in.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 22 37 51
2 Celtic 21 20 41
3 Hibernian 21 15 39
4 Dundee Utd 22 4 38
5 Hearts 22 -4 28
6 Aberdeen 20 -2 27
7 Motherwell 21 -3 27
8 St Johnstone 19 -9 20
9 St Mirren 21 -10 20
10 Hamilton 20 -17 17
11 Kilmarnock 21 -15 15
12 Falkirk 20 -16 14

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