Hibs were left with a bittersweet feeling after a great performance against Celtic earned them a 2-2 draw at Easter Road.
Jack Ross’ side had deservedly found themselves two goals in front through Jamie Murphy and Kevin Nisbet. But Celtic would perform a comeback to earn a point in the dying embers of the game.
Odsonne Edouard scored from the penalty spot over 10 minutes from time before a neat Diego Laxalt finish into the top corner in stoppage time rescued a point for Celtic.
It’s a mixed point for Hibs while Celtic suffer another title blow. Here are three things we learned.
On the face of it, a 2-2 draw with the champions doesn’t sound too bad for Hibs. But given the circumstances they found themselves in less than 15 minutes from time, they’ll be gutted a win wasn’t had.
They certainly merited one as their overall performance was great. But Ross’ men weren’t able to hold back the vast amount of attacking talent Celtic threw at them late on.
That’s twice now that the Old Firm have come to Easter Road and not taken a win with them back to Glasgow. Ross’ side seem to have a good plan in place when it comes to managing these games.
Hibs’ record at Easter Road over Celtic in recent times is particularly strong too. That’s now five league matches undefeated against the Hoops in Leith, stretching back to 2017.
Murphy hits form
Everyone is aware of the talent Murphy has, showing that throughout his career from Motherwell to Burton Albion last term. Now at Hibs, he hasn’t really got going yet due to the stop-start nature of the campaign.
He hit top form in this match. His driving runs caused Celtic problems all afternoon and a consistent run of form from him could take Hibs’ attack to the next level.