Hibernain fans react as Celtic boss them at Parkhead
The Hibernian supporters certainly seem split after their side failed to get a result at Parkhead today.
Neil Lennon’s Hoops side proved too strong for Jack Ross’ team as they cruised to a 2-0 success. Jeremie Frimpong and Odsonne Edouard got the goals that wrapped up the points, with Hibs pretty lackluster for large spells.
Outside of Martin Boyle’s first-half chance, there wasn’t a lot that Hibs offered going forward. Kristoffer Ajer in particular dealt extremely well with the physical threat of Florian Kamberi. Christian Doidge and Scott Allan, meanwhile, couldn’t get themselves into the game at all.
And the Hibs supporters seem divided over their performance at Parkhead too. Here’s a look at how they responded to their club’s result:
I am afraid that we have become accustomed to accepting second best and think top six and beating the Jambos is enough. There is a complete lack of ambition at Easter Road and yet I don’t think it’s a difficult league to win. GGTTH
— scott (@scott07052468) December 15, 2019
I’ll take that, least it wasn’t 5 or 6
— No Context Hibs (@NoContextHFC) December 15, 2019
Isn’t the toughest loss, always going to be the hardest game of the season, just look at the bright side, we didn’t go and lost by 6 or 7 goals that some of the teams in the league have, dust ourselves down and move onto Friday 👍🏽
— Jackliatelle 🇮🇹 (@Jack187571) December 15, 2019
Have a word. We wouldn’t be wording it like that if Rangers/Hearts beat us. So don’t pander to Celtic please.
— Steve McKenzie (@Steve_Hibees) December 15, 2019
Horrendous Hecky-like performance
— Iain (@Iain1875) December 15, 2019
Our most complete performance against Hibs in some time
Lenny’s Bhoys deserve plenty of credit for a fine success in this one. Hibs are always a bogey-team for us, as was proven under Brendan Rodgers when we lost to them twice in Edinburgh and failed to beat them on one occasion at Celtic Park.
However, that seems to have been wiped out under Lennon. Celtic are unbeaten in all five games against Hibs since he took over, with our only two draws coming at Easter Road.
In terms of our Premiership performances against Hibs over the last couple of years, this may be our most complete. Last term, we collected 4-2 and 2-0 wins against them at Parkhead. In neither game did we look as dominant as we did today.
At the back, Celtic had things covered nicely against a really attacking Leith side. Kamberi, Doidge, Allan, Boyle, and Stevie Mallan all featured from the start today. That’s quite the pack of attacking talent. Yet, Fraser Forster hardly had a save to make. That’s not an easy task, and shows just how well we played.
Looking at the stats from the game, Celtic managed 61% of possession and 21 shots on goal. Compare that to Hibs’ 39% and four shots and it shows just how in control we were (BBC).
In total, that makes it a staggering 43 points from 48 this season. Celtic look like being on course for a record-breaking campaign, and Hibs are just one of a host of victims throughout our march to nine-in-a-row. Once again, Lennon’s side has managed to combine result and performance to make for a pleasing 90 minutes for the Celtic support.