Monday, 27th January, 2014
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has reflected on a job well done after his side brushed aside Hibernian 4-0 at Easter Road yesterday.
The Hoops went into the half-time break 1-0 up, courtesy of a ninth-minute Kris Commons strike, but the hosts put the Scottish champions under a lot of pressure at the start of the second half.
However, Lennon’s side withstood the pressure and doubled their lead in the 77th minute through Virgil van Dijk, which opened the floodgates.
2-0 became 3-0 just six minutes later as Teemu Pukki found the back of the net and Commons rounded off the scoring with a penalty in the closing stages of the match.
And Lennon explained after the match that he was delighted with Celtic’s performance as his side successfully negotiated the pressure put on them by Hibernian to come out 4-0 winners.
“I’m delighted. We had to withstand a lot of pressure for 15-20 minutes of the second half, and my goalkeeper made a couple of great saves”, the manager told his club’s official site.
“It just shows you that we won’t get everything our own way and there are times we’ll have to dig in a wee bit.”
Celtic, who are yet to taste defeat in the Scottish Premiership this season, are currently 15 points clear at the top of the table with 60 points from 22 outings.