Celtic come from behind to stun Hibernian

Celtic caretaker boss Neil Lennon urged his players to carry the momentum of their late win against Hibernian into the final games of the season.
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Celtic caretaker boss Neil Lennon urged his players to carry the momentum of their late win against Hibernian into the final games of the season.
The Hoops triumphed 3-2 with two goals in the last ten minutes.

Morten Rasmussen edged home Marc-Antoine Fortune's low cross in the 87th minute as Celtic came from behind to win for the second time in five days.

Celtic have now won four consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League games since Lennon took charge, a run Tony Mowbray failed to achieve.

Lennon said: "It was fantastic. We've been lacking that drive. Under Gordon (Strachan) and Martin (O'Neill) it was routine that if we were a goal down there would be a groundswell of pressure.

"We got that today and they have proved they can do it. I don't want to say it's the turning point but I hope they learn from that."

Just as he had done after Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Motherwell, Lennon described the win as "another small step in the right direction", although the victory gave Celtic a 10-point lead over Dundee United to all but end the Tayside club's hopes of sneaking a Champions League spot.

Lennon said: "I thought we deserved to win. We missed too many chances and that's been symptomatic of the season.

"We passed the ball well, there was good movement. We created a lot of chances. The strikers held the ball up well and I thought Scott Brown was immense for the team.

"We stuck at it. I asked them if they could score goals in the last 10 minutes. We got a head of steam up which we haven't done for a long time, and the crowd responded to that.

"I was trying to make sure they didn't panic. I could see them sort of getting agitated and anxious and trying to force things and I told them just to keep playing."

Lennon added: "I wanted to give Rasmussen a run because I think he could be a goalscorer for this club and he has proved that today. He was excellent in the 20-odd minutes he was on."

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