SOCCEROOS pair Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle were on either scoresheet overnight as Celtic beat Hibernian 4-2 in the Scottish Premiership.
Mark Milligan and Jamie Maclaren also saw game time for Hibs,
Brendan Rodgers claimed the Celts are getting back to their best after they moved into second place in the Scottish Premiership with with the frenetic win.
First-half goals from Australian midfielder Rogic and teammate Olivier Ntcham gave the Hoops the interval lead, and Hibs striker Florian Kamberi reduced the deficit in the 63rd minute only for French striker Odsonne Edouard to restore the two-goal advantage six minutes later.
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Football: Socceroos pair Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle have both scored as Celtic beat Hibernian 4-2 in the Scottish Premier League overnight.
?|Congratulations to today’s @Dafabet man of the match, @Tom_Rogic ???#CelticFC #CELHIB #DafabetMOTM? pic.twitter.com/598Zvw91xU
Tam grabs the opener! ?♂️#CELHIB #SPFL pic.twitter.com/QllTvV8RUk
Speedy wide-man Boyle then made it 3-2 in the 73rd minute but Edouard’s second goal in the 87th minute kept Celtic three points behind leaders Hearts, who beat Aberdeen 2-1 at Tynecastle.
Rodgers, who admitted there is a question mark over injured skipper Scott Brown for the Europa League clash with RB Leipzig in Germany on Thursday – Leigh Griffiths is also a doubt – said: “It was a fantastic game, two teams who wanted to win the game.
“I thought we were outstanding today. We have seen the development of the team. “I think in the summer, as I mentioned before, we stood still as a club when we should have gone into another gear.
“We didn’t do that and obviously now we are starting to move again and starting to play with that quality and at that level I know we can play at.” Ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon refused to discuss what appeared to be some rancour between both benches but hit out at referee Don Robertson.
73′ | GOAL!!!
An instant response as Martin Boyle latches onto a throughball and dinks over the keeper.
CEL 3-2 #HIBS
He said: “I was pleased with what I saw in the second half but over a 38-game season it is very difficult to maintain that consistency especially against the quality that we faced today.
“And when you are playing against 12 men as well it very difficult. “I thought the referee was abysmal.
“How (Filip) Benkovic doesn’t get a yellow card and (Darren) McGregor does is beyond me.
“He has taken (Emerson) Hyndman completely out of the game, we get a free-kick at the edge of the box, no yellow card. The Benkovic is borderline red for me, never mind a yellow and he gets nothing.”
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