Hibernian 0-4 Celtic: Scottish Premiership leaders win 12th straight match

Celtic will enter into next week’s “display” Old Firm derby on a run of 12 straight Scottish Premiership wins after thumping Hibernian at Easter Road.

Aaron Mooy drilled in his very first Celtic objectives either side of Daizen Maeda’s fantastic strike, prior to Kyogo Furuhashi topped a completely dominant efficiency.

Ange Postecoglou’s side stay 9 points clear of competitors Rangers, who they check out on Monday in a possibly essential 2nd derby of the season.

“We understand it’s a considerable video game,” he informed BBC Scotland. “A considerable video game for our advocates and our league.

“It’s a display video game. They are 2nd and we’re. There’s all of those components, however I can ensure you we put in the very same preparation for each video game and we’ll be all set for it.

“It’s constantly hard however these are the video games you wish to be associated with and we’re sharing some good type.”

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After a number of narrow wins on their return from the World Cup break, Postecoglou calmly put down the onslaught to his gamers after the win versus Livingston, mentioning his aggravation at their play in the last 3rd.

After putting 4 previous St Johnstone at the weekend, they upped their levels once again at Easter Road after a quick opening 10 minutes from Hibs.

Mooy arrowed a low shot past David Marshall after Maeda’s cross was deflected into his course, and the Japanese winger missed out on a simple header prior to instantly reacting with a sensational strike from 20 backyards.

That summarized Celtic’s relentlessness, and Greg Taylor’s fantastic defence-splitting pass set Maeda complimentary once again right before the hour, and when Abada gotten in touch with his cross the ball flew off the hand of Hibs’ Lewis Stevenson.

Mooy calmly rolled in the charge for his 2nd objective, and 8 minutes later on Reo Hatate – playing out of position at right-back – selected Kyogo with a defence-splitting pass.

The league’s leading scorer remained calm to take the ball inside Rocky Bushiri prior to discovering the bottom corner for his 14th objective of the season.

Hibs began rapidly and had Chris Cadden’s second-minute objective eliminated for offside, in addition to Paul Hanlon’s effort off a post at 2-0, however they might not sustain any difficulty as Celtic overwhelmed them for the 2nd time this season.

Gamer of the match – Daizen Maeda

Celtic's Daizen Maeda and Greg Taylor commemorate as they make it 2-0 throughout a cinch Premiership match in between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road
Maeda triggered Hibs issues down the left flank, establishing the very first objective prior to scoring a wonderful second. His work rate was exceptional as typical, too.

Ruthless Celtic put down onslaught – analysis

Celtic’s sluggish start to the season’s resumption – by their own requirements – provided a sense of wish for the remainder of the league. The last 2 efficiencies reveal it was really worrying that no side might capture them out when not at their finest.

They were absolutely ruthless at Easter Road after weathering a strong start from Hibs, with Maeda the driver for the excess of opportunities to follow as he established the very first objective prior to blasting in a 2nd.

Perhaps what was most outstanding was their work-rate off the ball. The gamers have actually plainly reacted to their supervisor’s rallying cry, as their counter-pressing made life difficult for Hibs, who wound up frantically attempting to stem wave after wave of attack.

Even at Ibrox, Celtic in this kind will be favourites to win Monday’s Old Firm derby. If they do, a 12-point lead will undoubtedly signify the title is remaining in the east end of Glasgow.

When it comes to Hibs, Lee Johnson requested for a more powerful mindset from his side than they displayed in the 6-1 defeat at Celtic Park. He definitely got it as they came out highly, however eventually caught their visitors’ quality.

A lot of groups in the leading flight simply do not have the quality on the ball required to make it through Celtic’s press, and it showed the case as soon as again.

Johnson still has numerous skeptics to win over, however it would be severe to be over-critical of this efficiency. What Hibs truly require is a persuading screen, and great outcome, at Tynecastle on Monday.

Anything less, and their present run of type will loom big again.

What they stated

Derby is ‘substantial, display video game’ for Celtic

Hibernian supervisor Lee Johnson: “We truly took the video game to Celtic in the very first 15 minutes. The 2nd 15 minutes, they owned, bossed it on the ball. That’s my criticism. Could we have used more pressure?

“Against a side of that quality, we’re simply not there. I ‘d like us to have actually been turned on more for a number of the objectives however we had opportunities and counter-attacked well.”

Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou: “We sensed Hibs would come at us and the very first 10 minutes was a genuine video game. We simply remained actually strong and ultimately we used them down.

“I believe one part of this group that is undervalued is physical fitness. I believe we’re the fittest group in the competitors. The gamers strive every day and we wish to bring that to every video game.”

What’s next?

Both sides deal with journeys to face their city competitors on Monday, with Celtic at Ibrox to play Rangers (12:30) and later Hibs deal with Edinburgh enemies Hearts at Tynecastle (15:00).

Gamer of the match

MooyAaron Mooy

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Hibernian

  1. Team number23Gamer nameyouan

  2. Team number33Gamer nameBushi

  3. Team number1Gamer nameMarshall

  4. Team number32Gamer nameCampbell

  5. Team number15Gamer nameNisbet

  6. Team number7Gamer namemagenta

  7. Team number16Gamer nameStevenson

  8. Team number12Gamer nameCadden

  9. Team number4Gamer nameHanlon

  10. Team number11Gamer nameNewell

  11. Team number6Gamer nameKenneth

  12. Team number46Gamer nameMcGeady

  13. Team number22Gamer nameMcKirdy

  14. Team number18Gamer nameHenderson

  15. Team number5Gamer namePorteous

  1. Team number13Gamer nameMooy

  2. Team number38Gamer nameMaeda

  3. Team number42Gamer nameMcGregor

  4. Team number20Gamer nameCarter-Vickers

  5. Team number8Gamer nameFuruhashi

  6. Team number41Gamer nameHatate

  7. Team number4Gamer nameStarfelt

  8. Team number3Gamer nameTaylor

  9. Team number11Gamer nameForever

  10. Team number33Gamer nameO’Riley

  11. Team number25Gamer nameBernabei

  12. Team number1Gamer nameHart

  13. Team number49Gamer nameForrest

  14. Team number69Gamer nameVata

  15. Team number7Gamer nameGiakoumakis

  16. Team number17Gamer nameWhom

Line-ups

Hibernian

Development 4-2-3-1

  • 1Marshall
  • 12Cadden
  • 33Bushi
  • 4HanlonAlternatived toKennethat 65′minutes
  • 16Stevenson
  • 5Porteous
  • 11Newell
  • 7magentaAlternatived toMcGeadyat 67′minutes
  • 32CampbellReplacemented forHendersonat 80′minutes
  • 23youan
  • 15NisbetReplacemented forMcKirdyat 66′minutes

Alternatives

  • 3Abraja
  • 6Kenneth
  • 13Schofield
  • 18Henderson
  • 20Milkers
  • 22McKirdy
  • 25Fish
  • 46McGeady
  • 99Kukharevych

Celtic

Development 4-3-3

  • 1Hart
  • 41Hatate
  • 20Carter-Vickers
  • 4Starfelt
  • 3TaylorAlternatived toBernabeiat 68′minutes
  • 33O’RileyAlternatived toVataat 84′minutes
  • 42McGregor
  • 13Mooy
  • 11ForeverReplacemented forForrestat 62′minutes
  • 8FuruhashiAlternatived toGiakoumakisat 68′minutes
  • 38MaedaReplacemented forNeves Filipeat 84′minutes

Alternatives

  • 6jenz
  • 7Giakoumakis
  • 17Neves Filipe
  • 25Bernabei
  • 28Abildgaard
  • 31winner
  • 49Forrest
  • 69Vata
  • 88Juranovic

Referee:
Alan Muir

Participation:
19,730

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Hibernian 0, Celtic 4.

  2. 2nd Half ends, Hibernian 0, Celtic 4.

  3. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by Chris Cadden.

  4. Try obstructed. James Forrest (Celtic) best footed shot from the centre of package is obstructed. Helped by Giorgos Giakoumakis.

  5. Try obstructed. Rocco Vata (Celtic) ideal footed shot from the left side of package is obstructed. Helped by Alexandro Bernabei.

  6. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by Nohan Kenneh.

  7. Try obstructed. Jota (Celtic) ideal footed shot from outside package is obstructed. Helped by Aaron Mooy.

  8. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by Chris Cadden.

  9. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by Rocky Bushiri.

  10. Try missed out on. Jota (Celtic) ideal footed shot from a challenging angle and long variety on the left is close, however misses out on to the. Helped by Alexandro Bernabei following a corner.

  11. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by Joe Newell.

  12. Foul by Giorgos Giakoumakis (Celtic).

  13. Nohan Kenneh (Hibernian) wins a totally free kick in the protective half.

  14. Replacement, Celtic. Rocco Vata changes Matt O’Riley.

  15. Replacement, Celtic. Jota changes Daizen Maeda.

  16. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by Rocky Bushiri.

  17. Try obstructed. Élie Youan (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside package is obstructed. Helped by Ryan Porteous.

  18. Corner, Celtic. Yielded by David Marshall.

  19. Try conserved. Matt O’Riley (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of package is conserved in the bottom best corner. Helped by Giorgos Giakoumakis.

  20. Alternative, Hibernian. Ewan Henderson changes Josh Campbell.

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