Celtic 2-2 Hibernian - Hoops survive scare as run goes on
By James Black
Neil Lennon came within fifteen minutes of ending Celtic’s long unbeaten run in Scottish football as Hibernian earned a 2-2 draw at Parkhead on Saturday.
The Hoops had to come from a goal down to salvage a point after their midweek win over Anderlecht.
Brendan Rodgers made five changes to the side who faced Anderlecht in midweek with Jozo Simunovic, Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths, Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts all dropping out for Johnny Hayes, James Forrest, Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard.
Celtic took a first-half lead through Callum McGregor as they looked to extend their 57-game unbeaten domestic run before John McGinn’s double had Celtic on the ropes.
McGregor levelled the scores with his second of the afternoon with a little over ten minutes left on the clock.
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Neither side managed to control the game for any prolonged spells in a fairly scrappy game.
Hibs probably could have scored more but for some fantastic goalkeeping by Craig Gordon.
The Scotland number one made a brilliant point-blank save from Steven Whittaker in the second-half.
Celtic pushed the away side in the last ten minutes as they tried to find a late winner but couldn’t find a way through the Hibs defence.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton made a big prediction about the game on Saturday.