Celtic lost 2-4 to Hibernian in the 37th round of the 2022-23 Scottish Premiership at Easter Road in Edinburgh, Scotland, at 3:45 a.m. ET on Friday. It was the third defeat of the season for title-winning leaders Celtic (31 wins, 3 draws).
Oh Hyun-gyu was named the starter. Celtic lined up in a 4-3-3 formation with Hakshabanovic, Oh, Abada, Hatate, McGregor, Iwata, Bernabei, Kobayashi, Starfeld, Ralston, and Bain.
Oh was light on his feet throughout the match. Midway through the first half, he warmed up by hitting the post. In the 16th minute, Bernabei sent in a cross after a short corner kick. Oh Hyun-gyu cut in front of it and sent a header that hit the crossbar.
The scoring was back on. With the score tied at 1-1, in the 13th minute of the second half, Munjeon sent in a cross and Oh’s initial shot was blocked by a defender and deflected to the side. He was then surrounded by defenders and used his concentration to slide it in. It was Oh’s fourth goal of the league and fifth of the season.
However, Oh’s performance was short-lived. Celtic fell apart from there. In the 22nd minute, Maeda stepped on a defender’s foot during a press. He was shown a yellow card and sent off for accumulated cautions.
Outnumbered, Celtic conceded back-to-back goals. In the 29th minute, Ralston was fouled on a corner kick and PK was awarded. Nisbet stepped up to take the spot kick. Then, in the 35th minute, Yuan took a mid-range shot. It was headed directly at the keeper, but he couldn’t get a good touch on it. The ball went straight into the goal. In the 41st minute, Bernabay scored an own goal and the score was 2-4. 먹튀검증
Celtic’s only bright spot was Oh Hyun-gyu. Football stats outlet Footmob gave him an 8.3 rating, Fourscore.com gave him a 7.9 rating, and Couchscore gave him a 7.4 rating. These were all the highest ratings for the team and ranked in the top three when including Hibernian players.
In addition, Scotland’s ’67hailhail’ commented, “Oh Hyun-gyu had an impressive performance. The spark that shone brightly tonight was Oh Hyun-gyu. He hasn’t had many starts so far, but this game proved his credibility. He repaid the coach’s faith by scoring the team’s second goal in style. If his teammates had performed like him, we would have gotten a better result.”