John McGinn in exalted company after double against Celtic

John McGinn scored a double for Hibs in their 2-2 draw with Celtic at the weekend, as Neil Lennon's side came close to ending the Hoops' long unbeaten run.

Monday, 2nd October 2017, 3:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:13 pm
John McGinn celebrates his second goal at Parkhead. Picture: SNS Group

McGinn’s second half brace at Parkhead makes him just the third player to score a double at Celtic’s home ground since Brendan Rodgers took over, and the first in the league.

The other two scorers? Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.

Messi scored a double as the Catalan outfit defeated Celtic 2-0 in Glasgow in November 2016, while Cavani grabbed a brace in PSG’s 5-0 victory in the Champions League earlier this month.

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Edinson Cavani, left, and Lionel Messi are the only other players to score a double at Parkhead during Brendan Rodgers' reign. Pictures: Getty Images

The former St Mirren player’s brace against Celtic makes him the first Hibs player to score a double at Parkhead since Tam McManus scored two in a 3-2 loss in March 2003.

Under Rodgers, Celtic have never conceded more than once at home on league duty.

The last visiting side to score two goals in a league match at Parkhead prior to Saturday’s draw was Aberdeen, when Niall McGinn and Andrew Considine scored as Celtic ran out 3-2 winners under Ronny Deila.

Edinson Cavani, left, and Lionel Messi are the only other players to score a double at Parkhead during Brendan Rodgers' reign. Pictures: Getty Images