Hibs 0-0 Celtic: Clean sheet and no injuries as Hibees end league season with draw
Hibs held Celtic to a 0-0 draw at Easter Road in the final league game of the season this afternoon.
Jack Ross made eight changes to his side in a bid to rest some of his key men ahead of next week and the alternative team put in a strong showing.
Substitute Jackson Irvine had the best chance of a goal, seeing a close-range effort deflected over the bar late on, while Ofir Marciano kept a clean sheet in his final game.
Relive the action below.
Hibs v Celtic
Last updated: Saturday, 15 May, 2021, 12:51
- Fringe players set for runout
- Celtic haven’t won a league game at Easter Road since 2014
...well, it felt strange writing that ahead of a football game but here we are for the final league game of what has been a remarkable season for many different reasons.
I’ll have all the latest from Easter Road right here in our live blog.
Team news is in
Just the eight changes to the team that started against Aberdeen
Marciano; Gray, Porteous, McGregor, Stevenson; Magennis, Hallberg, Gogic, Newell, Wright; Murphy.
Subs: Dabrowski, Macey, McGinn, Doidge, Boyle, Nisbet, Doig, Irvine.
Big fan of Jack Ross embracing the false 9 approach. The Hibs head coach is constantly seeking to better himself and take tips from wherever he can. Didn’t quite imagine him going down the Spain route but there you go!
Barkas, Kenny, Walsh, Ajer, Taylor, McGregor, Brown, Turnbull, Christie, Elyounoussi, Edouard
Subs: Hazard, Griffiths, Ajeti, Soro, Murray, Forrest, Henderson, Ralston, Dembele.
Great fun trying to work out what formation Hibs will line up in. David Gray has played as a right centre-half this season so it’s not unthinkable that him, McGregor, and Porteous could form a back three with Wright and Stevenson as wing backs; Newell, Gogic, and Hallberg in the midfield and Magennis as a ten off Murphy in a 3-5-1-1. We shall just have to wait and see!
Five minutes to go
Hibs in traditional green and white; Celtic in their black change strip. Referee is Willie Collum.
Under way at Easter Road
Joe Newell gets the ball rolling for the final time at Easter Road this season
Celtic threatening early but Gray clears the danger
Turnbull shoots from just inside the box but it’s cleared by a combination of green-shirted bodies.
Hibs appear to be playing a 4-4-2 with Magennis and Murphy in the wide areas and Hallberg and Wright up top.
Elyounoussi looks certain to open the scoring but McGregor flicks it off the line before completing the clearance for a corner.
Great counter-attack by Wright - he went himself and wins a corner with Hallberg to take
Darren McGregor powers a header over the bar from the corner.
Kenny booked for tripping Murphy as he looked to bear down on goal. Free kick for Hibs about 35 yards out - Hallberg is over it
Collum blows for an infringement as Gogic and Gray rise in the box for the header.