CELTIC’S perfect Premiership record had to end sometime and two points were dropped in the 1-1 draw with Hibs at Easter Road at the weekend.
It was an afternoon to forget for the eight-in-a-row champions who might have guessed it was not going to be their day when Kristoffer Ajer diverted a simple right-wing cross from Christian Doidge past keeper Fraser Forster in the seventh minute to hand their opponents the advantage.
A brilliant Henrik Larsson-like header from Ryan Christie, with his 11th goal of the campaign, gave the Hoops parity at the interval to set up a siege of Chris Maxwell’s goal in the second 45 minutes.
Chances came and went, but, frustratingly, the scoreline did not change.
Looking on the bright side, Neil Lennon’s men are still top of the league and another point closer to nine in a row.
CQN‘s ace lensmen were in Leith to capture the action. Here is the pick of the pics.
OUCH…Hibs defender Adam Jackson and Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard clash in the air.
IT TAKES TWO…Ryan Christie tussles with Merker Hallberg.
ON THE RUN…ex-Celt Scott Allan is patrolled by Scott Brown.
ON A WING AND A PRAYER…Jonny Hayes tries to find a way through.
AIR WE GO…Callum McGregor and Josh Vela go for a high ball.
HEAD BHOY…Kristoffer Ajer rises to clear.
CAPTAIN CALLING…Scott Brown urges on his team-mates.
BY THE RIGHT…Moritz Bauer takes on Hibs’ Glenn Middleton.
HEADS, I WIN…Ryan Christie bullets in the equaliser.
HEAVEN 17…Christie races away to accept the applause.
CRASH…Christopher Jullien attacks a high ball in the Hibs penalty area.
WALLOP…Jullien holds his face after a collision.
OLD FRIENDS REUNITED…Scott Sinclair chats to Scott Allan at full-time.
SHAKE ON IT…Boli Bolingoli is disappointed as Paul Hanlon makes a friendly gesture at full-time.
GOALKEEPERS UNION…Fraser Forster and his oppositie number Chris Maxwell.
CHEERS…Fraser Forster applauds the fans at the end.