Celtic beats Hibs 3-1 to move top of the SPL

BY foxsports • April 6, 2011

Gary Hooper scored twice for Celtic in its 3-1 win over Hibernian on Wednesday, lifting the Glasgow club to the top of the Scottish Premier League.

Anthony Stokes scored a fourth-minute opener for the hosts, before Hooper added a penalty in the 20th after Scott Brown was tripped in the box.

Hooper's second came when he ran onto a pass from Stokes before slamming the ball into the net in the 39th minute.

Hibs' consolation came through Liam Miller's penalty, while there was still time for Hooper to be denied a hat trick when he missed a penalty in the 84th.

Celtic moved two points clear of city rival Rangers in the standings.

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