Celtic 1-1 Hibernian: Late Kevin Nisbet strike denies depleted Scottish Premiership champions

Report as Celtic are held to a 1-1 home draw by Hibs; David Turnbull had given the home side a late lead with a wonderful free-kick, only for Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet to level matters in injury time; as a result, reigning champions are 21 points behind Rangers

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Monday 11 January 2021 21:58, UK

Kevin Nisbet’s injury-time goal saw Hibernian draw 1-1 at a depleted Celtic as the champions’ hopes of retaining their Scottish Premiership title took another blow.

The home side, managed by first-team coach Gavin Strachan with manager Neil Lennon and 14 of his players missing due to Covid-19 restrictions, thought they had taken all three points when David Turnbull opened the scoring with a wonderful free-kick nine minutes from time.

However, up popped Nisbet in the first minute of stoppage time to earn the visitors a deserved share of the points, with Celtic now a mammoth 21 points behind Rangers, albeit with three games in hand on their city rivals, while Hibs stay fourth in the table.

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