By Laura O'Leary

10th Dec, 2017 | 6:54pm

Rodgers makes big claim after Celtic almost lose to Hibernian

Brendan Rodger has claimed that if Celtic had lost to Hibernian through a late goal, it would have been a crime.

In an interview with Sky Sports, the Hoops boss was convinced his side should have won as they were the better team on Sunday.

The Bhoys were 2-0 up in their game against Hibs as Scott Sinclair grabbed two goals in a five minute period of the game.

Hibs then struck twice in quick succession themselves with Efe Ambrose scoring in the 76th minute and Oliver Shaw scoring in the 79th minute to make the score 2-2.

With seconds left, Hibernian nearly grabbed a winner through Shaw, but Mikael Lustig cleared his effort off the line.

Speaking after the game Rodgers spoke of Shaw’s chance and said, “At the end they had a chance to score, and if they’d won that game it would have been a crime.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“But for us the crime is not so much conceding the two goals, because I felt we were the better team.”

The draw continued Celtic’s domestic unbeaten run which now reaches 68 games.

This was the second time Hibernian had come close to ending the Bhoys’ streak, as they nearly beat them in September but ended up with a draw instead.

The Hoops, despite dropping two points, are still five points clear of second place Rangers with a game in hand.

Celtic are next in action on Wednesday when they host Hamilton at Celtic Park.

In other Celtic news, fans have had their say regarding Rangers’ closing the gap to just four points.

We’ve launched a << BREAKING NEWS FEED>> exclusively for your club. ‘Like Us’ on Facebook by clicking here if you want 24/7 updates on all Celtic breaking news.