Sunday, December 23, 2007

Another Half-Hearted Result. . .

Scottish Premier League
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Celtic Park, Glasgow

(Jarosik 78)

(Murphy 20)

CELTIC (4-4-2) M Brown; Caldwell, Pressley (Riordan 79), McManus, Naylor; Brown, Donati (Jarosik 64), Hartley, McGeady; Vennegoor of Hesselink, McDonald.
Subs: McGovern, Conroy, Killen, Sno, O’Dea.

HIBS (4-4-2) Makalambay; Chisholm, Hogg, Jones, Murphy (McCormack 73); Kerr, Beuzelin, Stevenson (O’Brien 65), McCann; Benjelloun, Zemmama (Morais 65).
Subs: McNeil, Shiels, Donaldson, Noubissie.

There proved to be little in the way of festive cheer at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon as Gordon Strachan’s men had to fight to earn a point against Hibernian.

The Easter Road club, who beat Celtic at Easter Road back in September, took the lead through left-back David Murphy after a brilliant first-half counter attack.

And in the second half the defending champions had to work hard for the equaliser, which came via substitute Jiri Jarosik 12 minutes from time.

For a team still reeling from the sudden midweek departure of manager, John Collins, Hibs started this match well and looked comfortable in possession, while working hard to repel any early attacks from the home side.

Another crap draw, two more points lost. They really need to get this together soon!


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