The Curse of Easter Road strikes again. This time, Celtic played well, made lots of chances and have little reason for regret. Hibs were poor, seldom threatened but benefited from a ricochet from a cross which was never leading to a genuine chance.
That aside, Hibs players in general and Scott Allan in particular spent a great deal of the game on their bums. Physical contact became a reason for theatrical innovation. We succumbed to their limited game plan. Wiser heads would have left Edinburgh with fewer than five cautions without making a single bad challenge.
Hooking Odsonne Edouard for Bayo was curious but Edouard has a bigger game to prepare for this week and I thought this was the best we have seen of Bayo, despite not scoring. He linked up well, showed composure under pressure and is beginning to look comfortable in the Celtic shirt.
Credit too to Boli Bolingoli. He did not have any defending to do but was always available and coped with the best of our intricate passing.