Hibs shock 10-player Celtic to set up final day European showdown

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Hibernian came from down to decision 10-man Celtic 4-2 astatine Easter Road and set up a final-day shootout with metropolis rivals Hearts for 4th spot successful the cinch Premiership.

The champions led 2-1 earlier substitute Daizen Maeda's reddish paper midway done the 2nd fractional paved the mode for Lee Johnson's broadside to combat backmost and assertion a important triumph successful their quest for European football, with Hoops 'keeper Scott
Bain severely astatine responsibility for the hosts' past 2 goals.

The triumph ensures Hibs tin decorativeness nary little than 5th spot - which volition beryllium capable for a ace astatine continental contention if Celtic bushed Inverness successful the Scottish Cup last - and they present person the accidental to extremity the run connected the eventual precocious by pipping Hearts to 4th if they triumph astatine Tynecastle connected Saturday.

For Celtic, it was a 3rd crippled successful a enactment without a triumph since they secured the rubric earlier this month.

There were 2 changes to the Hibs broadside that started Sunday's decision by Rangers arsenic Josh Campbell and Chris Cadden were replaced by Jake Doyle-Hayes and Lewis Miller.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou opted to marque six changes to the squad that was held 2-2 by St Mirren astatine the play arsenic goalkeeper Bain, Yuki Kobayashi, Alexandro Bernabei, Sead Haksabanovic, Hyeon-Gyu Oh and Liel Abada each came into the starting line-up.

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Hibs manager Lee Johnson was delighted with a 4-2 triumph implicit Celtic that keeps them wrong scope of 4th spot Hearts heading into the last crippled of the season.

The archetypal fractional was a lively matter with plentifulness chances astatine some ends. But it was Celtic who went successful a extremity up astatine the interruption erstwhile Reo Hatate calmly converted a 41st-minute punishment aft Callum McGregor was wiped retired by a precocious situation from Lewis Stevenson moments aft helium had failed to get a cleanable transportation connected a cut-back from substitute Maeda, who had replaced the injured Haksabanovic successful the 22nd minute.

Hibs sent connected Campbell for James Jeggo astatine the commencement of the 2nd fractional and they got themselves backmost into the game.

They signalled their intent erstwhile Kevin Nisbet saw a steadfast debased angled changeable blocked by Bain successful the 50th minute. Two minutes aboriginal Elie Youan volleyed location a stunning equaliser from conscionable wrong the container aft Campbell's transverse from
the close was headed retired by Anthony Ralston.

Parity lasted lone six minutes, however, arsenic Oh capitalised connected immoderate slack defending from the hosts to occurrence location a escaped shot from adjacent range.

Celtic suffered a game-changing stroke successful the 67th infinitesimal erstwhile Maeda was shown a 2nd yellowish paper for a foul connected Will Fish.

It looked similar the hosts were besides going to beryllium reduced to 10 men conscionable 3 minutes aboriginal erstwhile Doyle-Hayes was reddish carded for a cynical travel connected Oh but it was downgraded to a yellowish pursuing a VAR review.

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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou admits his squad rotation has affected the squad aft they mislaid 4-2 to Hibs astatine Easter Road.

The Hibees took afloat vantage of this reprieve and Nisbet equalised with a punishment successful the 75th infinitesimal aft Miller was grappled successful the container by Ralston pursuing a Doyle-Hayes corner.

Youan past enactment the Edinburgh broadside up successful the 80th infinitesimal erstwhile helium stepped wrong Oh and unleashed a 25-yard onslaught which was fumbled into the nett by Bain.

The Celtic 'keeper was severely astatine responsibility again six minutes aboriginal erstwhile helium allowed Paul Hanlon's header astatine the backmost station from a Miller transverse to squirm past him.

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Saturday 27th May 11:30am Kick disconnected 12:30pm

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Celtic volition beryllium presented with the Scottish Premiership trophy aft their last crippled of the play against Aberdeen connected Saturday, live connected Sky Sports.

Hibernian are distant to Hearts. Both games kick-off astatine 12.30pm.