Celtic run out comfortable 2-0 winners against Hibs at Easter Road


Celtic kicked off their SPL campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Edinburgh side Hibernian at Easter Road. Former Hibs striker Anthony Stokes opened the scoring from an acute angle on 14 minutes, after a goalkeeping blunder by Hibs’ Graham Stack. Mark Wilson saw neat one-two and goal wrongly ruled offside, when replays showed the full back was clearly on.

Into the Second Half and South Korean Ki Sung- Yueng doubled Celtic’s lead with a superb 25 yard strike on 62 minutes.

Celtic still had time to win a penalty after Izaguirre was brought down in the Hibs box by Ivan Sproule, but Gary Hooper saw his resulting penalty saved superbly by Stack, making some amends for his earlier gaffe.

All in all it was a comfortable and deserved win for the Parkhead side, they were rarely threatened by Hibs playing with a lone striker, but the pre-season rustiness is still evident more so in the strikers.

Goal Highlights
Stokes goal – ’14 Hibs 0-1 Celtic

Hib – Cel 0-1 www.rojadirecta.es by kehl3

Ki goal – ’62 Hibs 0-2 Celtic

Hib – Cel 0-2 www.rojadirecta.es by kehl3

Match Report to follow…


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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