Goals from Mikael Lustig put Brendan Rodgers’ side in a dominant position at half-time with Celtic appearing to have a foot and some toes in the final. But after a pedestrian first-half the game came to life in the second as it ebbed and flowed.
Neil Lennon made two changes at the interval and Hibs were back in the game through a controversial penalty from Anthony Stokes.
Moussa Dembele, off the bench, had Celtic two goals ahead again, but fellow substitute 19-year-old Oli Shaw netted for Hibs to set up an exciting final 20 minutes
Hibs pushed for the equaliser but Ross Laidlaw, who was at fault for the concession of the second goal, was the busier of the two goalkeepers and was left picking the ball out the net again as Dembele netted his second late on.
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