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Celtic held 1-1 at home by Hibernian

Celtic held 1-1 at home by Hibernian

Celtic was held 1-1 at home by Hibernian on Saturday to hand Rangers a great chance to take over at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
David Murphy put Hibs ahead after 20 minutes at Celtic Park, and Jiri Jarosik captured a point for the defending champion with an equalizer in the 78th.
Although Celtic is in the second round of the Champions League, where it will play FC Barcelona, Gordon Strachan's team has won only one of its last six domestic league and cup games. Rangers now goes to Aberdeen on Sunday only three points behind with three games in hand.
Third-place Motherwell wasted a great chance to go second when it was beaten 3-0 at home by Falkirk. Michael Higdon scored twice for the visitors and Patrick Cregg added a third.
Last-place Gretna, playing its first-ever season in the top flight, won 2-1 at fourth-place Dundee United. Gretna now has nine points, its only two victories being against the same team.
Gretna went ahead through Kenny Deucher in the 12th minute and, although Noel Hunt equalized in the 29th, Nicky Deverdics scored a second three minutes before halftime.
Despite the victory, Gretna is seven points behind St. Mirren which was held 0-0 at home by Kilmarnock.
Graham Bayne's winner in injury time gave Inverness a 3-2 victory at Hearts which had come back from two goals down.
Russell Duncan and John Rankin's penalty kick in the 53rd minute put Inverness in charge at Tynecastle. Christophe Berra replied and, even though Hearts had Eduardas Kurskis sent off for a second yellow card, Andrius Velicka made it 2-2 from the penalty spot in the 90th. But there was still time for Bayne to fire home with the ball loose in the Hearts area.
Seven of the 14 games scheduled in the three lower divisions were called off because the playing surfaces were frozen and dangerous for play. Another was abandoned in the second half because of fog with Alloa leading Berwick 2-1 in division two.


Updated : 2021-04-14 08:54 GMT+08:00