It appeared like the Premiership leaders would take all 3 issues at Easter Road when Scott Sinclair grabbed two objectives in 4 mins after the ruin.
However, the house aspect fought again and previous Celtic defender Efe Ambrose diminished the deficit sooner than change Oli Shaw levelled 3 mins later.
Parkhead defender Mikael Lustig then cleared a shot from Shaw off the road in a exciting previous few mins when either side may just have received the sport.
Celtic boss Rodgers mentioned: “To lose the sport would have been a crime. We have been 2-Zero up going into the remaining 15-16 mins of the sport and we must have been almost definitely 4 or 5 up.
“Everything from our defensive force within the sport, they didn’t in reality have anything else in opposition to us.
“There used to be one probability within the first part the place Martin Boyle were given down the suitable and were given a shot, however aside from that we had nice convenience within the sport.
“At 2-Zero up with 15 mins to pass it seemed as although lets pass on and get extra objectives.
“But 2-Zero in soccer is probably the most unhealthy scoreline you’ll be able to have, as a result of at 2-1 – from them being no longer within the sport in reality – they have that momentum and they may be able to be unfastened and there is not any force, they may be able to simply play.
“I used to be in reality pleased with a lot of the sport, how we performed, our composure, because it’s a difficult position to play.
“They are a difficult staff. I assumed we have been a lot the simpler staff with out getting the outcome.”
Asked concerning the contest between Celtic skipper Scott Brown and fellow Scotland midfielder John McGinn, which equipped a charming sub-plot, Rodgers sponsored his personal participant to the hilt.
“There is no contest,” he mentioned. “Scott Brown used to be the phenomenal midfield participant at the pitch.
“John McGinn is a just right participant, just right force, just right power however Scott Brown is the phenomenal midfield participant in Scotland and he has proven that, no longer simply in Scotland however within the Champions League.
“So he (McGinn) will have a approach to pass sooner than he would be at that degree.”
Hibs supervisor Neil Lennon used to be at odds along with his fellow Northern Irishman’s evaluation.
“I totally disagree with that,” mentioned Lennon, who admitted it would have been lucky had Hibs snatched the win.
“McGinn used to be very good, bodily, his soccer used to be just right.
“I don’t take into account Broony dominating the sport and within the remaining 20 mins John were given more potent after we put him again in his herbal place. He used to be magnificent.
“Maybe Brendan sees it otherwise from me. I assumed McGinn used to be a minimize above.”