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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Celtic fall further behind as Stokes inspires Hibs revival

Celtic's Scottish League hopes suffered a blow when Danny Galbraith's stoppage-time strike gave Hibernian all three points in a dramatic match at Parkhead.

Marc-Antoine Fortune headed Celtic in to a fifth-minute lead from a Paul Caddis corner and the home side looked to be cruising. However, in the 26th minute, Anthony Stokes levelled with a header following Derek Riordan's corner.

Celtic regained the initiative after the break, but in the first of the two added minutes, Galbraith, on for Colin Nish after the interval, fired in a dramatic breakaway winner after being set up by John Rankin.

There was a hint of offside about the goal, but the Bhoys fans were just as angry at finding themselves 10 points behind Rangers albeit with a game in hand.

Steven Davis claimed his first goal of the season as the Gers beat St Mirren 2-1.The midfielder netted in the opening two minutes before Nacho Novo put the game beyond doubt.

Irish Independent

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