Hibs fail to profit from Celtic defeat
Celtic 0 Inverness 1:Billy McKay’s second-half goal gave Inverness a shock win over lacklustre Celtic in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness at Parkhead, but Pat Fenlon's Hibernian could not take advantage.
Following their 2-1 Champions League defeat by Benfica in Lisbon in midweek Hoops boss Neil Lennon had claimed fatigue was impacting on his squad and it looked that way as they never got going against the neat and tidy visitors.
Kris Commons and Mikael Lustig missed good chances for the home side in an otherwise dull first half but there was no second-half surge from the champions and indeed, after McKay notched in the 65th minute from close range, he later
spurned a good chance to double their lead when he hit the bar with only Fraser Forster to beat.
Inverness manager Terry Butcher had challenged his side to maintain their record of having scored in every game this season and he will have no complaints although conversely, Lennon had a shouting match with one Celtic fan behind the dugout before the game had ended.
It was an afternoon of frustration for the former Hoops skipper who made three changes to his starting eleven - Commons, Beram Kayal and Tony Watt were drafted in with Kelvin Wilson (flu), Joe Ledley (groin) and Scott Brown dropping out - but he'll be glad Hibs were beaten by the same score at home.
Aberdeen moved level with their hosts, thanks to Niall McGinn's goal 14 minutes from time. The danger to Celtic is now two-pronged with both just a point off the leaders.