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Celtic recovers to beat Hibernian 4-2 and stay top

Celtic recovers to beat Hibernian 4-2 and stay top

Celtic beat Hibernian 4-2 after throwing away a two-goal lead in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday.
Rangers, which trails the defending champions by three points but has a game in hand, rallied to beat Hamilton 3-1.
Dundee United beat St. Mirren 2-0, Hearts held Aberdeen 1-1 and Motherwell won 2-1 at Inverness, as did Kilmarnock at Falkirk.
Celtic captain Stephen McManus scored first in the 32nd minute and Cillian Sheridan extended the advantage four minutes later.
Hibernian pulled a goal back in the 41st when Colin Nish deflected Steven Fletcher's shot past goalkeeper Artur Boruc, and Fletcher leveled the match five minutes after halftime.
Celtic regained the lead in the 76th when substitute Glenn Loovens headed in Shaun Maloney's corner, and Scott Brown struck the fourth in the 82nd from 20 meters (yards).
"Going to 2-2 was a mental test as well for the team but I learned nothing, absolutely nothing," Celtic manager Gordon Strachan said. "The players have been doing it for three years now, driving on, winning championships, qualifying against good sides, winning cups, and producing football that is good to watch."
Rangers fell behind to Brian Easton's header in the 26th, but Kris Boyd equalized three minutes before halftime and headed home Steven Davis' cross in the 50th.
Nacho Novo came off the bench to score in the 80th.


Updated : 2020-12-05 08:02 GMT+08:00