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Celtic boss Rodgers happy with ‘good performance’ after Hibs win

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his side controlled the game in 2-0 win over Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday. 

The Hoops secured the victory over the Edinburgh club with goals from Ryan Christie and Oliver Burke, keeping the club on top of the league table, six points ahead of Rangers.

Rodgers praised his players for their game management, before commenting on their opponent’s formation and line-up.

“I thought it was a good performance. I thought we managed the game very well. Just once or twice we were a bit loose with our passing and giving it away under pressure. But I thought we controlled the game,” Rodgers said to BBC Sportsround.

“They’ve played a diamond here before — they played 3-5-2. So they’re maybe thinking they’ve come here before and played well with a diamond. Maybe expected Mallan to start. But I thought we played well and played through the pressure.”

Emilio Izaguirre was subbed off in the 83rd minute for Jonny Hayes as a precaution following a tough challenge from Darnell Johnson.

“I think Emilio (Izaguirre) got away with that one. A very clumsy tackle by the young Hibs player (Darnell Johnson) and I think it scared him a wee bit on the ankle where he’s had issues before. But the medical team are telling me that they think he’s probably just got away with it. It’s a bit sore but we’re just need to assess it over the next couple of days.”

Hibernian drop one place to eighth in the table with 32 points following last night’s results, with Motherwell leapfrogging them thanks to their 2-1 win over St. Mirren.

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