Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon said that he was ‘proud of his players’ following a ‘remarkable performance’ against champions Celtic at Easter Road this afternoon.

Hibs went into the game missing a number of experienced first team regulars including Paul Hanlon, Marvin Bartley, Mark Milligan, Martin Boyle and David Gray but within one minute had taken the lead with a fantastic goal from Vykintas Slivka.

Florian Kamberi made it 2-0 on the hour mark and Hibs secured a valuable three-points against Brendan Rodgers side.

After the game Lennon told Cliff Pike of Hibernian TV: “I’m very proud of the team, I thought they were superb. I’m vey proud of the supporters as well.

“But I am annoyed that it has taken us eight or nine games to find that level of performance again.

“You can’t save your performances for the big games, we have to be more consistent week in week out.

“We beat the champions today and could have won the game by more and that’s not being disrespectful to Celtic. We had some fantastic passages of play where we just needed a touch on it.

“We attacked on the counter attack brilliantly and our discipline and our self discipline off the ball was very impressive. That’s a big scalp for us.

“It was a remarkable performance and they wee backed by a fantastic support.

“The players gave everything and I’m very pleased with them.”


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John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then he worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and The Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian FC Programme.