Joe Hart - A quiet opening 45 minutes for the Englishman, Hart was untested from the Hibs forward line. He put his fist to a couple of balls, though he was at the mercy of Elie Youan, who thankfully put the ball over the bar from close range. His first real bit of action of the restart was when he picked the ball out the back of the net from Dylan Levitt's strike from range. A good shot, but one that Celtic's number one has to do better with. He made up for it minutes later, after a great save to deny Hibs' second-half substitute Myziane Maolida. 6

Alistair Johnston - Brave from the Canada international, who put his head on the line for the cause. Despite being stretchered off early on in proceedings due to a collision with Hibs' Nectarios Triantis. His injury would prove to provide some positives, as a penalty was given in Celtic's favour for the challenge. He would be replaced by Anthony Ralston after nine minutes, though his only contribution to the match was a vital one. Hopefully, he returns to the fold sooner rather than later. 5

Stephen Welsh - Preferred to Maik Nawrocki after a shaky second-half performance from the Poland defender, Welsh partnered Scales in the middle of Celtic's back-line. The side's best player in the opening 45 minutes, Welsh was calm, composed and mature, both on the ball and in the tackle. There was a moment when the academy graduate was under pressure from Hibs' attackers, but he showed great ability to negate the press and distribute the ball to his captain in the midfield. He was booked just before the 60-minute mark, before being taken off shortly after for Maik Nawrocki after a shaky start to the second half. Overall, he played well, despite that blip just after half-time. 6

Liam Scales - Now a fully-fledged member of Brendan Rodgers' starting line-up, The Republic of Ireland international was key to keeping Celtic ahead when he blocked a shot that looked goal-bound from Youan. A couple of misplaced passes here and there, but Scales was solid and snuffed out all of the oncoming attacks that came his way in the opening 45 minutes. The second half was more lively for the defence as a whole, as the home side attacked with more ferocity, though Scales looked up to the task for most battles. Solid, if not always the most flashy from the defender. 6

Alexandro Bernabei - Every action that this man makes is an adventure, and tonight was no different, for better or for worse. Clearly athletic - like his winger Maeda - Bernabei's deliveries and passing in general are very questionable. Not afraid to get stuck in, the Argentina left-back is a keen contributor, though not all of those contributions are good. A couple of good forays forward, though every time he does so he leaves himself and his defence exposed. He was booked in the second half after a barrage of offences, which just about summed his game up. Messy rather than Messi from Celtic's number 25. 5

Callum McGregor - The captain was influential early on in proceedings, spraying the ball out to his attacking teammates whenever possible. Always tidy on the ball, the midfielder made himself available, though perhaps he may be playing within himself. This accusation can certainly be lobbed at the captain for his performance after the break, as you would expect the skipper to take the game by the scruff of the neck, which he did not. In a game where Celtic needed their captain to step up, you have to say he failed to do so. Disappointing, from a player who has been disappointing on the whole this campaign. 5

Paulo Bernardo - With his position effectively unopposed at the moment due to Reo Hatate's continued absence, Bernardo was preferred yet again to Odin Thiago Holm as the third midfielder in Celtic's team. After a quiet first half, in which he and his midfielders struggled to really get anything going, he began to spring to life, as his good play allowed for Idah to be in on goal. Nothing came of the chance, though it was another display of class from the imposing and industrious midfielder. Although starting to look the part, he was replaced by Luis Palma at the midway point in the second half. 6

Matt O'Riley - An ever-present in Rodgers' plans, Celtic's player of the season thus far started this game quietly, in what has been a bit of a slow start to his second half of the campaign. After his poor performance at Aberdeen, you would expect the talented playmaker to step up and dig his team out of a hole, especially after conceding an equaliser. O'Riley looks to have run out of steam at the worst possible moment this campaign, and Celtic are paying for it. His header late-on in the game went well over the bar. Disappointing again from a player who is capable of so much more. 5

Nicolas Kuhn - The German may need to hit the weights, judging by his physical performance in this game. A little bit too lightweight at the moment, and it showed whenever he was up against Jordan Obita on the Hibs flank. He had a late breakaway in the first half which looked promising, though Nathan Moriah-Welsh's cynical tackle put an end to that. After a lacklustre start to the second 45 minutes, he was hooked in place of Liel Abada. Celtic's most ineffectual attacker on the night, by some distance. 4

Adam Idah - This man knows how to take a penalty kick. Making an instant impact on proceedings, the Irishman delivered from 12 yards, in what was his first meaningful contribution to the match. An imposing figure - unlike the player he replaced in Kyogo Furuhashi - Idah looked to hold the ball up at Easter Road, as well as get on the end of any of the crosses or passes that came his way. He was stopped by the woodwork at the start of the second half, though he was judged to be offside by the assistant referee. After a breakaway in the second half, the striker's decision-making let him down, with his shot hitting off the Hibs defender marking him tightly. He then squandered a shot from close range - one he should have scored - as the team pushed for a winner. He got that winner - again from the spot - as he became an instant hero amongst the Celtic support. a massive contribution from the loanee.  9

Daizen Maeda - His first match since returning from the Asia Cup, this was very much a 'Maeda-esque' performance from the temperamental wide-man. Always willing to run, his enthusiasm and graft is never in question, though his overall technical ability leaves a lot to be desired at times. Getting to the byline quite a few times, Maeda's overall output was very hit-and-miss, though that may be down in part to his quick return to the fold from international duty in Qatar. He was replaced by Kyogo, as Celtic pushed to get back in front. 6


Anthony Ralston (9) - Having to come on in a game like this is hard enough, but even harder when your teammate is stretchered off. Regardless, Ralston was solid and can be relied upon in games like these to shore up the defence. Dependable as always from Celtic's academy graduate. 6

Liel Abada (65)  - The attacker was wasteful and ineffectual from the moment he came on, fouling Hibs players and squandering good opportunities to get forward, as Celtic looked to get back in front. He has to up his game if he is to get back in the team as a starter. Not good enough. 3

Maik Nawrocki (66) - The defender was solid enough when he came on, as he helped the team to a big win with his defensive work on the other side. Dependable. 5

Luis Palma (71) - The Honduras winger could do little to impact the game in an attacking sense, though his defensive work has to be admired at the end. He dug in, and helped his team to victory with an important late clearance. 4

Kyogo (71) - Won the all-important penalty kick, riding the challenge from the Hibs attacker. Putting his body on the line much like Johnston, his effort will not be forgotten in a hurry. 5