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Hibernian vs Celtic. Scottish Premiership.

Easter Road.

Hibernian 2

  • J Murphy (52nd minute)
  • K Nesbit (59th minute)

Celtic 2

  • O Edouard (79th minute pen)
  • D Laxalt (91st minute)

Hibernian 2-2 Celtic: Diego Laxalt earns dramatic late point for Scottish Premiership champions

Odsonne Edouard converts 79th-minute penalty before Diego Laxalt earns Celtic a point in stoppage time as they fight back from 2-0 down against Hibs, who score through Jamie Murphy and Kevin Nisbet at Easter Road

Hibernian v Celtic 2:48
Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic.

On-loan Rangers winger Jamie Murphy scored one and set up another but Hibernian had to settle for a 2-2 draw against champions Celtic at Easter Road after Diego Laxalt's stoppage-time equaliser.

Celtic fought back from two goals down to rescue a point but Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers have the chance to move 11 points clear when they host Aberdeen on Sunday.

Murphy and Kevin Nisbet netted in the space of seven minutes early in the second half and Celtic looked a beaten team until substitute Odsonne Edouard converted a 79th-minute penalty.

Jamie Murphy celebrates with Steven Mallan and Joe Newell celebrate Hibernian's opener
Image: Jamie Murphy celebrates with Steven Mallan and Joe Newell

Laxalt lashed home an equaliser in stoppage time as pressure paid off but even then Hibs had the chance to win it.

Neil Lennon's side have now recorded just two wins from eight games in all competitions and could slip further behind Rangers, albeit they will have two games in hand, by Sunday night.

Hibernian were missing striker Christian Doidge while Celtic started with Albian Ajeti up front. Edouard was rested after hitting a double in midweek to equal France U21s' goalscoring record with 15 from 10 appearances.

Ajeti created a decent early chance for himself with a good turn 20 yards out. However, the Swiss striker shot high and wide and Celtic largely lacked a penalty-box threat until Edouard came off the bench.

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Celtic's Kris Ajer and Martin Boyle during a Scottish Premiership match
Image: Celtic's Kris Ajer and Martin Boyle of Hibs contest an incident in the first half

Celtic dominated first-half possession but Hibs looked dangerous when they went forward and Kristoffer Ajer made good blocks from Martin Boyle and Sean Mackie.

Boyle had a good chance when Laxalt got caught under Murphy's cross but skewed his header wide.

Lennon had been unhappy that Ryan Christie had more or less played three lots of 90 minutes in six days for Scotland but the midfielder came alive midway through the half.

Scotland's goal hero against Serbia firstly beat Ryan Porteous with a brilliant piece of skill before Mohamed Elyounoussi had a shot blocked. He then twice tested Ofir Marciano from distance with the Israel goalkeeper pushing both shots wide.

Kevin Nisbet celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 during a Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road,
Image: Kevin Nisbet celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 to Hibernian

Elyounoussi soon headed wide under pressure after initially getting a run on Christie's corner but the final chance of the half fell to Joe Newell, the Hibs midfielder lacking conviction with his effort from 18 yards.

Marciano parried another Christie long-ranger after the interval before referee Bobby Madden pointed to the spot after Scott Brown had made an unnecessary and clumsy attempt to reach the ball ahead of Boyle on the bye-line amid little danger.

Scott Bain saved well from Nisbet but Murphy was first to the rebound and slotted home to give Hibs a 52nd-minute lead. Lennon wasted little time in getting Edouard on for Ajeti but Celtic's task grew even greater within 60 seconds.

Murphy was able to head a diagonal ball unchallenged into the path of Nisbet, who had space to drill a shot first time in off the far post.

Odsonne Edouard scores to make it 2-1 during a Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road,
Image: Odsonne Edouard scores to make it 2-1 from the penalty spot on Saturday

Porteous headed not far wide as Celtic's comeback initially failed to materialise, before Marciano made two good stops from Edouard efforts from around 18 yards.

Lennon had made a double switch in between those chances, Leigh Griffiths and Shane Duffy coming on for Brown and Elyounoussi in a change of shape.

The visitors got a lifeline when Madden penalised Paul McGinn for handball and Edouard slotted home the penalty.

Celtic stepped up the pressure and Marciano held efforts from Callum McGregor, Christie and Tom Rogic before Laxalt fired high into the net from the second ball following a Griffiths free-kick from out wide. Hibs left-back Sean Mackie fired over from a good chance moments later.

Celtic's Diego Laxalt celebrates after making it 2-2 at Hibernian
Image: Celtic's Diego Laxalt celebrates after making it 2-2 at Hibernian

What the managers said

Hibernian boss Jack Ross: "It's probably a day for me to accentuate the positives in our performance.

"I think we were deservedly ahead and feel as if we have done enough to win the game. But it's difficult to see past the frustration because it's still raw.

"The penalty is an important moment because at that time I felt we looked maybe more likely to add to the lead. The penalty changes the dynamics and they have a lot of really good attacking players on the pitch.

"But I still thought we had come through the worst of it. We probably shouldn't give away the foul and then we should make a better clearance."

Jamie Murphy celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 during a Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road
Image: Jamie Murphy celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 at Easter Road

Celtic boss Neil Lennon: "We controlled the first half without really penetrating. Our final ball was poor and we were a little bit passive in the final third for my liking.

"Then we shot ourselves in the foot. Scott has made a really rash decision which is unnecessary.

"And then the second goal is awful, just lazy. It's a free header and whether it's a free header or the guy gets contact under a challenge, we didn't track the run. We just let him get the shot off so easy.

"We gave ourselves a mountain to climb and we did it. Our attitude and quality in the final 20 minutes was excellent, but that should be for the 90 minutes."

Celtic boss Neil Lennon cuts a dejected figure during the dramatic encounter
Image: Celtic boss Neil Lennon cuts a dejected figure during the dramatic encounter

What's next?

Hibernian host St Johnstone on Tuesday in the Scottish Premiership; kick-off 7pm. Celtic are back in Europa League action on Thursday away to Sparta Prague; kick-off 5.55pm.

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