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By Thomas McGuigan

1750: We're back tomorrow for St Johnstone's home game against Dundee United. Enjoy the rest of Easter Sunday, cheers!

1748: Kilmarnock ease their relegation fears with a deserved win over a frazzled-looking Aberdeen side. The Dons miss out on a top six place for the first time in six years. Thanks for your company throughout the course of the afternoon. Our website will have all the reaction to today's SPL games and highlights from all the weekend's fixtures will be available on the site from 1800 BST.

1746: Robbie Keane's penalty was enough to secure Celtic's win over Hibs at Easter Road as Neil Lennon makes it two victories in as many games as caretaker boss. Celtic cut Rangers' lead at the top of the table to 10 points, but the league leaders have a game in hand.

1731: "We've had a bad run of results but I don't think we've been playing that badly. All credit to the boys, they dug in, and getting the first goal was very important. It was never going to be easy but I thin we deserved it." Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood

1725: "Aberdeen didn't show any fight or appetite today and the better team won. I'm sure Mark McGhee will be disgusted with some of them." Motherwell manager Craig Brown

1722: Kilmarnock move four points clear of basement side Falkirk, while the defeat shatters Aberdeen's hopes of finishing in the top six, it's the first time in six years they'll occupy the bottom rung of the SPL after the split. It's just one win in 13 now for the dejected Dons.

Full time

1720: We're into three minutes of injury-time.

1719: Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield prevents further blood-letting, with a superb save to deny Conor Sammon.

1718: "Aberdeen have been a big disappointment and I thought they'd have competed far better." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Brown

1716: A quick Kilmarnock counter frees Kevin Kyle wide on the right, but the Scotland striker's curling effort drifts a few yards wide of Jamie Langfield's goal. There's a dejected look about the shattered Dons.

1715: Aberdeen huffing and puffing as they frantically search for a way back into this game but they're really lacking a big number 9 to frighten the lives out of opposition defences.

1713: Kilmarnock boss Jimmy Calderwood cuts a happy figure on the touchline - a thunderous clap of encouragement for his side to see out the six minutes and clinch what could prove to be a crucial victory in their battle to beat the drop.

1710: Cammy Bell, what a save! Darren Mackie's clever lob looks destined for the net but Bell scrambles back to tip the ball over for a corner. Seconds earlier Kevin Kyle's header was cleared by Dons defender Charlie Mulgrew. Great stuff, with seven minutes remaining at Rugby Park.

My Sport
From King_Pascali On My Sport: "YYAAAASSSS!!!!! That will do Killie, that will do!!!"

1706: "I'll be disappointed if Aberdeen fail to make the top six as I consider them to be a top-six club." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Brown

1704: Falkirk manager Steven Pressley, with notepad and pen, is an interested spectator in the stand. He'll be aware that, as things stand, Kilmarnock are about to pull four points ahead of the Bairns in the fight for survival.

Kilmarnock midfielder James Fowler drives a great cross into the box and Allan Russell sends a looping header back across goal past the stranded Jamie Langfield and into the top corner.


1700: "I think Kilmarnock boss Jimmy Calderwood will be delighted with the commitment of his players and they look likely to add to their lead." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Jack Ross

1658: Kevin Kyle spreads the ball wide on the right to Mehdi Taouil and sprints into the box, where he meets the winger's cross and sends a header into Jamie Langfield's arms. That could've been number two and curtains for the Dons.

1656: Aberdeen have a little over 20 minutes to salvage something from this game, which, on the balance of play, they deserve.

1654: Dons striker Darren Mackie heads straight at keeper Cammy Bell from a couple of yards out when it looked easier to score. The linesman didn't flag for offside but referee Mike Tumilty blew for an offside decision. Mmmm. Aberdeen assistant boss Scott Leitch is spoken to by the whistler for his fiery protests.

1652: Aberdeen defender Ricky Foster scampers down the right but his cross is brilliantly blocked by Jamie Fowler and the Dons fail to profit from the corner.

1648: "It looks as though this game's going to be on a knife-edge right to the end." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Brown

1644: Conor Sammon forces Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield into a good save, with a header on goal from close-range after connecting with Scott Severin's long throw.

1643: Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle is penalised for a foul on Zander Diamond, and the Dons defender lets referee Mike Tumilty know he's far from happy with Kyle's attentions this afternoon. Darren Mackie comes on for Stuart Duff as Dons boss Mark McGhee looks to inject a bit of pace to the visitors.

Yellow card
1642: Aberdeen defender Charlie Mulgrew goes into the book for a clumsy challenge on Kevin Kyle, leading with his arm.

My Sport
From King_Pascali On My Sport: "Can't help but feel we'll regret missing a couple of decent chances we had after the goal. We've not been great at seeing out games this season and I expect Aberdeen will come at us in the 2nd half."

1638: Aberdeen send a couple of dangerous balls into the Kilmarnock penalty area but they look as though they're missing Lee Miller, now at Middlesbrough. Michael Paton fizzes a 20-yard shot just wide of Cammy Bell's left-hand post.

Yellow card
1636: Aberdeen striker Michael Paton receives a yellow card following a clash with Jamie Hamill near the corner flag.

1633: We're back under way at Rugby Park.

Half time

1617: Mark Kerr threads a great ball through to Zander Diamond but, as the big defender gets ready to pull the trigger, a combination of defender Tim Clancy and Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell block.

1615: Conor Sammon comes on for Danny Invincibile - I'm presuming the Australian must be struggling with a knock but he trotted off the pitch quite the thing.

1614: Fraser Fyvie looks to trigger a Dons response with an impressive run down the right but James Fowler comes across to swat away the danger. Two minutes for the visitors to find an equaliser before the break.

My Sport
From bringthemonjpn On My Sport: "The Calderwood jig. He was auditioned for The Sound of Music; not sure which part, though." The mind boggles!

1611: "Aberdeen have worked the ball well to the wide areas but they don't have an aerial threat in the box."
BBC Radio Scotland pundit Jack Ross

1609: Kilmarnock striker Danny Invincibile sends in a low cross towards Allan Russell but the alert Zander Diamond shepherds the ball back to goalkeeper Jamie Langfield. Dons boss Mark McGhee remains an oasis of calm on the touchline, but don't rule out a red mushroom cloud any time soon...

1607: Davide Grassi is penalised for a high boot on Allan Russell and Kilmarnock are beginning to dominate, much to the delight of the raucous home fans.

1605: "There's been a major transformation in Kilmarnock since the goal and they've fired in a number of good balls into the box."
BBC Radio Scotland pundit Jack Ross

1603: Kilmarnock substitute Jamie Hamill sends in a cracking cross from the right and Allan Russell can't direct his header on goal, with team-mate Kevin Kyle, in a better position behind him, about to put his noggin on it. What a chance for the hosts to double their lead!

1601: The Dons can count themselves unlucky to be trailing here; they've pretty much matched Kilmarnock in the opening half hour. Anything other than victory today could scupper their top-six hopes.

1600: In stark contrast, Dons manager Mark McGhee stands in silent fury on the touchline.

1558: Kilmarnock boss Jimmy Calderwood looked delighted after that goal against his former club, celebrating with a wee jig.

Against the run of play Kilmarnock take the lead and it's a killer for poor Dons defender Davide Grassi. Scott Severin's attempted shot is diverted past Dons goalkeeper Jamie Langfield by the former Parma defender.


1553: Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell produces a superb reflex save to deny Sone Aluko, after the winger controlled the ball brilliantly before turning and firing a great shot towards goal from 18 yards.

1551: We've had 20 minutes at Rugby Park and the game's crying out for a wee bit of magic in front of goal. Kilmarnock's leading goalscorer Kevin Kyle collects a Tim Clancy but his wild effort flies a country mile wide.

1548: "Everyone I've met coming in to Rugby Park today has given me stick for Falkirk's win against us yesterday. I even got some stick in the car park!" Motherwell manager Craig Brown and BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Brown

1546: Sone Aluko's shot is deflected for a corner off Tim Clancy and the Dons have a chance to pressure Cammy Bell, but Stuart Duff can't control Fraser Fyvie's dangerous flighted ball.

1544: Kilmarnock look the more impressive side in the opening 15 minutes but they've failed to test Jamie Langfield. The sun continues to beat down on Rugby Park - the fans should have a wee hankie on their heads and a cornetto close to hand...

1542: James Fowler tries to find Mehdi Taouil with a cross-field pass but it goes straight out of play: Bronzed Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood, on the touchline, looks as though someone's just told him his summer holiday's been cancelled!

My Sport
From MadMilburn On My Sport: "Sounds like Killie game going be egg-citing with Aberdeen's packed defence and Killie's lack of goals with Mehdi looking like being wasted out on the wing... AGAIN!"

1538: Aberdeen winger Sone Aluko slaloms past a few Kilmarnock challenges but he's stopped in his tracks by the nimble Mehdi Taouil.

1536: Fraser Fyvie's corner is punched clear by the cap-wearing Bell and Aberdeen midfielder Mark Kerr hits a first-time shot from the edge of the box but it sails over the bar.

1535: Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell is sporting a baseball cap to shield his eyes from the Ayrshire sun, but he's not been forced into action in the opening six minutes.

1534: "It's a hamstring injury for Frazer Wright and that might be a problem for Kilmarnock in the coming weeks."
BBC Radio Scotland commentator Rob MacLean

1532: Frazer Wright limps up the tunnel and Kilmarnock are down to 10 men until Jimmy Calderwood decides on which substitute to bring on. Not sure if it's a muscle pull for the rugged Killie defender. Jamie Hamill comes on and will play right back, with Tim Clancy playing in central defence with Simon Ford.

1531: Kilmarnock defender Frazer Wright clears as Michael Paton looks to pressure the home goal in the opening minute.

1530: Rugby Park is bathed in sunshine and the pitch... doesn't look too bad. Referee Mike Tumilty has a quick chat with players from both sides and Kilmarnock get us under way.

1528: Kilmarnock, a single point ahead of bottom club Falkirk, know the pressure is on to ease their relegation fears, while the Dons still have designs on a top-six place.

1522: "We didn't start as well, but I thought we dominated in the second half. Away from home in Scotland there's no divine right to win games, especially on that pitch today. It was scrappy at times; we've got things to work on as we can't keep relying on Robbie Keane."
Celtic caretaker boss Neil Lennon

1520: "To have any chance of securing a place in the top six we have to win our next three games. If we don't win today it probably dashes our hopes. We've got a bit of leadership back in the team with Zander Diamond and a bit of pace with Sone Aluko."
Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee

My Sport
From bringthemonjpn On My Sport: "Celtic did enough for the three points. Their shortcomings evident. Who is going to put the ball in the net when the loans are wiped clean?" It's going to be a busy summer at Celtic, irrespective of whether Neil Lennon gets the job on a permanent basis.

1510: "Falkirk's victory over Motherwell yesterday was probably coming for a few weeks. It puts more pressure on us and we've let our standards drop recently: we've got to win the game. Aberdeen will want to win it too, so it should be exciting."
Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood

1509: Teams from Rugby Park - Kilmarnock v Aberdeen
Kilmarnock: Bell, Clancy, Wright, Ford, Hay, Fowler, Severin, Taouil, Invincibile, Kyle, Russell. Subs: Combe, Sammon, Flannigan, Kelly, Hamill, Burchill, Kiernan.
Aberdeen: Langfield, Mulgrew, Diamond, Grassi, Foster, Fyvie, Kerr, Duff, Young, Aluko, Paton. Subs: Nelson, Mackie, Marshall, Ifil, Jack, Robertson, Grimmer.
Referee: M Tumilty

1507: Celtic caretaker boss Neil Lennon indulges in a double high-five celebration with assistant John Mjallby; that's two wins from as many games since the former skipper succeeded Tony Mowbray.

Full time

1504: Celtic caretaker boss Neil Lennon urges his troops to focus as the clock ticks on. Hibs left-back Ian Murray blooters a shot high over the bar; in the stand Hibs boss John Hughes smacks the seat in front of him in frustration.

1503: We're into the first of three minutes of injury time.

1502: "Celtic fans being to celebrate but is it too early?" BBC Radio Scotland commentator David Begg

1501: Alan Gow is introduced for the tiring Colin Nish. "It's far too late, he should've been brought on sooner," is the view of BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1500: Aiden McGeady dances past a few Hibs challenges and his pass finds Morten Rasmussen, but the Celtic substitute's low daisy-cutter is easily gathered by Graham Stack.

1459: Hibs need a wee bit of magic as they search for an equaliser, Celtic appear happy to take the sting out of the game and they are committing fewer men in attack.

1457: Robbie Keane is replaced by Morten Rasmussen for the last six minutes at Easter Road: 12 goals in 12 appearances for the on-loan Spurs striker - not a bad return.

1456: Sol Bamba nips the ball off the toes of Marc-Antoine Fortune inside the danger - the towering defender has been a rock for Hibs today.

1454: Celtic striker Marc-Antoine Fortune goes into the book for a challenge on Ian Murray. Referee Charlie Richmond's going to get writer's cramp here. Perhaps a voice-activated booking device should be top of his Christmas wish-list...

Yellow card
Hibs defender Sol Bamba, in a fit of pique, bounces the ball in front of referee Charlie Richmond after he's adjudged to have fouled Robbie Keane. That booking hasn't gone down well with the Sportsound team, much gnashing of teeth in the gantry.

1451: Hibs midfielder John Rankin trudges off with a quick clap towards the Hibs fans and Benji comes on to bolster the home side's attacking options. They'll be looking to pressurise Celtic's centre of defence in the closing stages.

1449: Derek Riordan is replaced by Danny Galbraith as Hibs boss John Hughes shuffles his pack in the hope of unearthing an ace, and an equaliser, in the closing quarter of this contest.

1448: Robbie Keane screws a shot wide of Graham Stack's goal; we've got 15 minutes remaining at Easter Road and the players are beginning to tire on this bobbly surface.

1446: Celtic probe on the right and Marc-Antoine Fortune plays in Aiden McGeady but the ubiquitous Ian Murray is there to block. The flying Hibs full-back deserves a session in an oxygen tent with a drink of his choice and a Groove Armada CD playing softly in the background...

My Sport
From Macker100 On My Sport: "Hibs need to pass the ball better. Too many balls just being thumped up the pitch, and be first to the ball more often."

1443: The home fans are howling for a penalty, Ian Murray claiming Marc-Antoine Fortune had a handful of his jersey as he let fly. Mmmmm. Not sure about that one.

1442: Hibs striker Derek Riordan comes within a whisker of equalising with an unstoppable 30-yard shot that clatters the bar on the way over. Lukasz Zaluska was stranded there, Hibs are motoring again...

1440: Robbie Keane has sparked into life since his goal and he is almost away again, latching onto Marc-Antoine Fortune's pass but it's cleared for a corner. Aiden McGeady takes this one, but the ball drifts out for a goal-kick. Celtic's set-pieces have been appalling!

Yellow card
1439: Bemused Hibs striker Colin Nish is booked, referee Charlie Richmond says, for persistent fouling. His latest indiscretion is a hand across Landry N'Guemo's face but that looked accidental.

1436: Robbie Keane is involved again seconds after scoring, he sprints through on goal but Hibs keeper Graham Stack races from his line to clear and accidentally ploughs into the striker in the process. Keane gets to his feet and we're off and running again. Can Hibs respond?


Robbie Keane breaks the deadlock with a crisp penalty, low to Graham Stack's right and the visitors have the lead.

1434: Penalty for Celtic. Anthony Stokes penalised for kicking Aiden McGeady in the face with a high boot. Robbie Keane has the ball...

1433: Lee Naylor arrows in the resulting free-kick and Graham Stack, taking no chances, punches clear for a corner.

Yellow card
1432: We're just shy of the hour mark and Georgios Samaras in full flight is chopped down by Steven Thicot. The Hibs man gets a deserved booking.

1430: With both sides stretched in this second half, I wonder what damage the galloping runs of a certain Didier Agathe, who starred for Hibs and then Celtic, would do today. His final ball often let him down but he had searing pace. I seem to recall the frazzled Juventus defender Lillian Thuram describing him as a "flying machine" after a Champions League game.

Yellow card
1428: Hibs midfielder Liam Miller receives a yellow card for a sliding challenge on Landry N'Guemo - that's his sixth of the season and a suspension letter will be in the post...

1426: Ian Murray embarks on a lung-bursting run but his pass to Anthony Stokes fails to trouble the Celtic backline and the game's opening up nicely.

1425: Hibs' grip on this game has been relaxed in the opening six minutes of this second half but Celtic have yet to turn their territorial advantage into that elusive goal.

1423: Lee Naylor sends another corner way too deep again for any of his bumblebee team-mates. Will Neil Lennon or captain Scott Brown have a word in the shaven-headed left-back's ear?

1422: Hibs manager John Hughes, who is serving a touchline ban, looks chilled out in the stand alongside chairman Rod Petrie.

1420: Georgios Samaras controls a Marc-Antoine Fortune cross beautifully with his chest but as the ball drops he swipes at the ball and misses, crumpling to the turf.

1419: The visitors force an early corner but Lee Naylor's delivery is way too deep and Hibs launch a quick counter but lose possession.

1418: Celtic get the second half under way, here's hoping a few goals to light up our Sunday afternoon.

My Sport
From Macker100 On My Sport: "I have been impressed by Thicot and Bamba today. They have dealt well with the Celtic attack. We just need to stop giving the ball away so cheaply. We can definitely get at lest one goal if we keep possession."

1411: Enjoying my half-time cup of tea, my colleague has just remarked how it's impossible to eat one finger of a Kit Kat at a time. You should see his face. Anyone got a spare baby wipe?

1406: Here's a couple of wee stats for you to chew over with the Easter eggs: Hibs have lost only four of their last 10 home SPL games with Celtic. And the last time a league game between the sides at Easter Road ended goalless was way back in November 2000.

1404: "As legs start to tire you expect Samaras and McGeady to come more into the game but at half-time this is anybody's game." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Paterson

Half time

1401: We're into injury time at the end of the first half and it's a war of attrition in midfield.

My Sport
From bringthemonjpn On My Sport: "If Easter Road still had a slope we could at least see some eggs being rolled. A tense, but unsatisfying first half, with both sides happy to prod rather than go for goal."

1358: Marc-Antoine Fortune sends a great ball into the box and the normally reliable Robbie Keane scythes at his shot in front of goal and the chance is lost.

1357: Fantastic play by Hibs: they work the ball from right to left and Liam Miller's threaded pass almost sends Derek Riordan away but Lukasz Zaluska races from his line to gather.

1356: "Hibs have dominated the game for long spells but haven't yet managed to break the deadlock." BBC Radio Scotland commentator David Begg

1354: The sunshine breaks through in Leith just as Hibs launch another raid on Zaluska's goal but Anthony Stokes strays just offside after collecting Colin Nish's excellent headed flick.

1353: Former Celtic midfielder Liam Miller engineers a bit of space wide on the right but the Hibs midfielder can't find a team-mate with a disappointing cross. Goal-kick to Celtic.

1351: Nine minutes until the break and, despite a highly entertaining first half, neither goalkeeper has been over-worked.

1349: Every player apart from Lukasz Zaluska are camped in the Hibs half but Celtic captain Scott Brown fails to capitalise on the visitors' pressure as his cross arrows out for a goal-kick under pressure from the impressive Sol Bamba.

1347: Georgios Samaras takes the ball, and Ian Murray and John Rankin for a walk before firing in a 20-yard shot which is hoovered up by Hibs keeper Graham Stack.

1346: We've played 31 minutes at Easter Road and while it's still goalless this game is captivating. "Hibs are getting a second wind now and are very confident but they need a goal," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

Yellow card
Darren O'Dea goes into the referee's book for giving more than his tuppenceworth over that decision. Hibs can't profit from the free-kick after Riordan's initial effort is blocked and Celtic scramble it clear.

1343: Hibs are awarded a free-kick for Darren O'Dea's jersey tug on Colin Nish and this is a chance, about 20 yards out from Zaluska's goal.

1341: The ever-alert Aiden McGeady plays in Robbie Keane and the on-loan striker dinks the ball wide for... Georgios Samaras, but the hapless Greek had pulled out of his run. Eyebrows raised among everyone of a Celtic hue.

1340: "Hibs are getting more of the ball and are pushing Celtic further up the pitch," BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1339: Referee Charlie Richmond restores calm as Celtic defender Darren O'Dea and Hibs striker Colin Nish lock horns after a tussle for possession near the touchline. A quick ticking off and the ball's getting blootered again!

1337: "Both sides have been guilty of turning over possession too cheaply." BBC Radio Scotland commentator David Begg

1336: Neil Lennon throws down a water bottle on the touchline after watching captain Scott Brown fire a shot over the bar from inside the penalty area. If Celtic supporters were seeking an injection of passion following Tony Mowbray's troubled tenure, then they've got it...

1334: Celtic striker Georgios Samaras - thumb through your dictionary until you find 'enigma' - finds himself in a promising position wide on the right but he balloons the ball out for a goal-kick. Oh dear...

1333: Hibs break at speed and in numbers after clearing a Celtic free-kick but Liam Miller can't find a green shirt and Aiden McGeady scampers towards Graham Stack's goal but is eventually swamped by Hibs defenders. There's been no let-up in the pace of this fascinating contest.

1331: Celtic striker Robbie Keane appeals unsuccessfully for a penalty after Ian Murray appeared to handle in the box but, with a shake of the head, referee Charlie Richmond's having none of it.

My Sport
From BoogieBear On My Sport: "Celtic got a corner that should clearly have been a goal-kick for Hibs. Bur fortunately Josh Thomson cleared it." Ah, I see what you did there...

1329: Celtic are probing, looking for a gap in this Hibs defence and they look transformed under caretaker boss Neil Lennon.

1326: Robbie Keane picks the ball up deep in Hibs territory and Celtic force a corner as Ian Murray blocks Scott Brown's cross. But Josh Thompson thunders a shot over the bar from Lee Naylor's corner, from about eight yards out.

1325: Georgios Samaras, who scored the winner the last time these two sides met at Easter Road in the league, runs at Ian Murray and speeds past the full-back but the galloping Greek can't control the ball and it trundles out for a goal kick.

1323: Play rages up the other end and Sol Bamba slides in to thwart Marc-Antoine Fortune just as the striker was about to pull the trigger. It's still goalless but a superb opening 10 minutes in the Scottish capital.

1322: Hibs should be in front: midfielder John Rankin feeds Anthony Stokes as the Irishman springs Celtic's offside trap but he delays his shot and his eventual effort is parried by Zaluska before Scott Brown hammers the ball clear.

My Sport
From AndyPowellsGolfCart On My Sport: "2-1 Celtic, Rasmussen will come on in the last 20 minutes to score the winner. Yes, he will come on for Samaras."

1319: Celtic fail to clear the corner and Sol Bamba's hook shot on the turn sails over the bar but that was a chance for Hibs, who look fired-up after their midweek mauling by Dundee United at this very ground.

1318: Riordan lines up a free-kick about 30 yards out and his cross is headed towards goal by Ian Murray but Lukasz Zaluska flicks it round the post for a Hibs corner.

1317: Former Celtic striker Derek Riordan runs at Andreas Hinkel but the German right-back is equal to the task and the visitors snuff out the danger - I can't see this one finishing goalless...

1316: Hibs defender Sol Bamba heads clear after Aiden McGeady tried to find Robbie Keane with a long diagonal into the box; a bright start at Easter Road.

1315: Hibs get the first half under way.

1313: Georgios Samaras headed the only goal of the game the last time Hibs and Celtic met at Easter Road on league duty, and the visitors had Aiden McGeady sent off.

My Sport
From Beaters of Barca On My Sport: "From a Dundee United point of view the best result for Celtic v Hibernian is a 0-0 draw so we can go on and clinch 2nd place!"

1309: "It's a difficult pitch and the games here are historically very tight," Celtic caretaker manager Neil Lennon

1306: Lukasz Zaluska starts in goal for Celtic as regular number one keeper Artur Boruc is left out because of a family bereavement in the only change to the side which saw off Kilmarnock last week.

1305: Hibs manager John Hughes makes two changes to his team which lost 4-2 to Dundee United in midweek, Lewis Stevenson drops to the bench and Chris Hogg is left out altogether as Anthony Stokes and Darren McCormack start.

1300: Team news from Easter Road - Hibernian v Celtic
Hibernian: Stack, Thicot, Bamba, Murray, McCormack, Cregg, Miller, Rankin, Riordan, Stokes, Nish. Subs: Smith, Stevenson, Benjelloun, Galbraith, Gow, Byrne, Taggart.
Celtic: Zaluska, Hinkel, O'Dea, Thompson, Naylor, McGeady, N'Guemo, Brown, Fortune, Keane, Samaras. Subs: Cervi, Wilson, Crosas, Ki, Rasmussen, Braafheid, McGowan.
Referee: C Richmond

1255: Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of Hibernian v Celtic and Kilmarnock against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.

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4 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

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As it stood on 4 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 31 49 73
2 Celtic 32 26 63
3 Dundee Utd 31 11 55
4 Hibernian 32 7 50
5 Motherwell 32 2 48
6 Hearts 32 -8 41
7 St Johnstone 31 -5 38
8 Aberdeen 31 -11 34
9 Hamilton 32 -17 33
10 Kilmarnock 32 -17 29
11 St Mirren 32 -12 28
12 Falkirk 32 -25 25

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