Celtic vs Hibernian report: Celtic match report
Neil Lennon enjoyed a happy return to Easter Road as manager of Celtic as his side advanced to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup with a win 2-0 over Hibernian.
Second-half belters from James Forrest and Scott Brown proved enough for the Hoops as they remain on course for a triple treble.
Hibernian had to survive an early scare
Burke fired in a shot across Ofir Marciano but the Hibs goalkeeper managed to beat the ball away. Paul Hanlon was alert enough to somehow direct the ball off Scott Sinclair, who was waiting to pounce upon.
Celtic were enjoying possession in the opening stages but could have gone a goal behind had Scott Bain didn’t produce a smart save of Marc McNulty’s effort at the near post. At the other end, Odsonne Edouard received a fine through ball from James Forrest but the French forward failed in rounding off Marciano.
Hibs looked dangerous on the counter and despite getting some clear-cut opportunities, they failed to threaten Bain.
The goal finally arrived and after the break, but for Celtic after Hibs failed to clear their lines. Forrest was allowed time and space to maraud forward before unleashing a powerful shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.
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Hibernian tried to respond but Neil Lennon’s Hoops capped a fine night as Brown took centre-stage. The ex-Hibs ace dodged past a challenge, shifted the ball on his right foot and struck ferociously into the roof of the net from 18 yards out.
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