Celtic strike late to finally overcome 10-player Hibs

Celtic strike late to finally overcome 10-player Hibs

Celtic needed goals from Hyeon-Gyu Oh and Sead Haksabanovic to finally see them over the line to a ninth straight league win and earn a 3-1 victory over 10-player Hibs.

Still battling memories of their 6-1 thrashing at Celtic Park in October, Lee Johnson’s team faced an uphill task when Elie Youan was shown a red card after just 24 minutes for a second bookable offence. But they recovered to hold a half-time lead through Josh Campbell’s penalty.

Seven minutes into the second period, Celtic had one of their own when Paul Hanlon bundled over Cameron Carter-Vickers from a corner, and despite the best efforts of David Marshall, Jota’s spot kick squirmed under his body.

It still appeared Hibs would end Celtic’s eight-match winning streak in the league until the final 10 minutes, when Oh’s diving header from a corner powered beyond Marshall.

With the visitors pushing forward for a late equaliser, substitute Haksabanovic then wrapped up victory for the league leaders with a curling injury-time third to keep them nine points ahead of second-placed Rangers.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Celtic return to Scottish Premiership action after the international break away to Ross County on April 2, live on Sky Sports. Kick-off 12pm.

Hibernian are at home to Motherwell on April 1. Kick-off at 3pm.