Here’s how we rated the Celtic players as they beat Hibernian 2-0 at Celtic Park to remain at the top of the Premiership table.
After Rangers managed to get a 2-0 win away at Motherwell, Celtic knew they anything other than a win would see them lose their spot as the undisputed leaders of the Premiership. Earlier in the season, the Hoops had dropped two points away in Edinburgh and were not eager to repeat the same mistake at Parkhead.
An unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation meant that Neil Lennon’s side took some time to get things going but ultimately it was a comfortable win at the end of the day. The Hoops went into half-time a goal ahead after Jeremie Frimpong opened the scoring in the 39th minute from an Odsonne Edouard assist. Then the Frenchman got his goal in the second half to put the game to bed.
Here’s how we rated the Celtic players in their 2-0 win over Jack Ross’ Hibernian side:
Fraser Forster – 7
Fraser Forster was fresh off his Hampden heroics. But didn’t have too much to do for a large part of the game on Sunday. Will be happy to have kept the cleansheet. Did brilliantly to stop Jullien from scoring an own-goal.
Jeremie Frimpong – 8.5
The boy is going to be a star, there are no two ways about it. Was brilliant in his wing back role as he caused the Hibernian defence problems throughout the game. Got a goal as well. Superb.
Kris Ajer – 7
Solid performance as always. Will take a cleansheet every day of the week.
Christopher Jullien – 7
Is quickly becoming one of the best defenders in the entire league. Hibernian could not find a way through him. Solid as a rock at the back. Should thank Forster for saving his blushes after almost heading the ball into his own net.
Nir Bitton – 6.5
Neil Lennon’s favourite utility man got a rare start and he didn’t do his chances of further appearances any harm either. Got a bit too casual at the end but fortunately the team managed to escape without paying the price for it.
Boli Bolingoli – 6.5
Not his best day at the office but not his worst either as he put in a solid shift in the unfamiliar role of a wing back. Some would even argue that this is the role he is most suited to play given his attacking prowess.