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  • Date:06 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Stokes - pen (25) Hooper (27)
    Hooper (32) Stokes - pen (45)
    Josh Magennis - og (60) Hooper (62)
    Ledley (70) Stokes (73) McCourt - pen (84)
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89:11

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.

84:01

Patrick McCourt scores a penalty. Celtic 9-0 Aberdeen.Ryan Jack gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney.

82:15

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.

81:38

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Ryan Jack gets a block in. Emilio Izaguirre decides to take a short corner.

81:20

Short corner worked by Anthony Stokes.

79:56

The official flags Emilio Izaguirre offside. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

78:50

Effort on goal by Shaun Maloney from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

78:26

Short corner worked by Emilio Izaguirre.

77:17

The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, clearance made by Rory McArdle.

76:15

Foul by Efrain Juarez on Chris Maguire, free kick awarded. Yoann Folly takes the direct free kick.

75:58

Sung-Yong Ki leaves the field to be replaced by Efrain Juarez.

73:08

Anthony Stokes finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 8-0 Aberdeen.

70:58

Goal scored by Joe Ledley from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 7-0 Aberdeen.

69:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Patrick McCourt. Free kick taken by Chris Maguire.

67:40

Patrick McCourt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Hooper.

62:54

Gary Hooper finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 6-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Anthony Stokes.

60:26

Own goal by Josh Magennis. Celtic 5-0 Aberdeen.Joe Ledley produces a cross, Joe Ledley provided the assist for the goal.

59:48

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle. Inswinging corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki.

59:11

The ball is swung over by Shaun Maloney, save by Jamie Langfield.

58:07

The referee blows for offside against Josh Magennis. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.

57:32

Josh Magennis comes on in place of Scott Vernon. Emilio Izaguirre challenges Chris Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

55:33

The ball is swung over by Du-Ri Cha, Effort on goal by Gary Hooper from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

54:10

The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha.

53:12

Shot from 35 yards by Anthony Stokes went wide of the right-hand post.

52:32

The ball is swung over by Du-Ri Cha.

51:26

Anthony Stokes delivers the ball.

50:30

Corner taken by Shaun Maloney played to the near post, clearance made by Darren Mackie.

49:28

Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, save by Jamie Langfield.

48:13

Joe Ledley has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

Jos Hooiveld joins the action as a substitute, replacing Niall McGinn.

44:57

Jamie Langfield goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Anthony Stokes. Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Jamie Langfield.

44:03

Derek Young goes into the book for persistent infringement. Gary Hooper booked.

42:35

Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Majstorovic. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.

42:11

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Rory McArdle.

40:17

Thomas Rogne sent from the field by the ref for professional foul. Thomas Rogne challenges Chris Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Maguire produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Fraser Forster. Scott Vernon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

38:52

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Daniel Majstorovic challenges Rory McArdle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

38:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sung-Yong Ki, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.

36:44

The ball is crossed by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Jamie Langfield.

36:15

Emilio Izaguirre takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

35:43

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sung-Yong Ki, clearance made by Clark Robertson.

35:05

Gary Hooper fouled by Zander Diamond, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Ledley.

34:17

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Derek Young coming on for Sone Aluko.

32:40

Gary Hooper finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen.Assist by Niall McGinn.

27:58

Gary Hooper scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen.Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.

26:32

Sung-Yong Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

25:07

Red card for Paul Hartley. Anthony Stokes scores a penalty. Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen.Paul Hartley is adjudged to have handled the ball.

25:07

Paul Hartley receives a red card for deliberate handball. Anthony Stokes scores a penalty. Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen.Paul Hartley handles the ball and concedes a .

23:52

Shot from deep inside the area by Niall McGinn clears the bar.

23:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Maguire. Du-Ri Cha takes the indirect free kick.

23:09

The official flags Chris Maguire offside. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

21:13

Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.

20:18

Zander Diamond challenges Daniel Majstorovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

19:58

Scott Vernon takes a shot. Clearance made by Du-Ri Cha.

19:18

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster. Paul Hartley takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Du-Ri Cha.

17:18

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

14:16

Daniel Majstorovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

13:46

Gary Hooper fouled by Zander Diamond, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.

11:37

Shaun Maloney fouled by Darren Mackie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

9:26

Anthony Stokes produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

9:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Du-Ri Cha by Chris Maguire. Direct free kick taken by Sung-Yong Ki.

4:42

Unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Clark Robertson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sung-Yong Ki, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.

3:14

Sone Aluko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.

2:21

Centre by Niall McGinn.

1:45

Emilio Izaguirre fouled by Darren Mackie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Jamie Langfield.

1:20

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.

0:49

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre, blocked by Zander Diamond. Sung-Yong Ki takes a short corner.

The game begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Lennon tries to move on from penalty saga Celtic manager Neil Lennon on Friday refused to be drawn on the on-going referees saga which began with a rescinded penalty almost three weeks ago at Tannadice - but insists neither he nor his players have done anything wrong. Following an investigation into the incident by the Scottish Football Association, referee Dougie McDonald was given a warning by the SFA's referees committee over his failure to properly articulate assistant Steven Craven's role in his report and in discussions with the referees observer. McDonald admitted lying to Lennon after the game and since then the debate about refereeing standards has spiralled into something approaching hysteria. Earlier this week Celtic striker Gary Hooper, who was involved in the challenge with Dundee United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis which sparked the controversy, claimed McDonald should not officiate again in the SPL. Celtic issued a statement on Friday supporting the SFA's attempts to reform its decision-making process in light of the incident. Earlier in the day Lennon said: "I don't think we have done anything wrong and the players don't think they have done anything wrong either. All I have been doing is concentrating on the games. "I have not mentioned it to the players at all. It is out of our hands at the moment. "They are footballers who want to play football and win things and that has been our main focus in the last six months." Asked if the issue would help foster a siege mentality at Parkhead, the former Hoops skipper replied: "I hope so. We are trying to build that anyway and this is a back-handed way of doing it. "But we will use it as a motivation for the players." Ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen at Celtic Park, where victory will see his side go top of the table for 24 hours at least, Hooper returns to the fold having recovered from a metatarsal injury while skipper Shaun Maloney should be fit after a stomach bug. New signing Olivier Kapo will not be included while Daryl Murphy and James Forrest continue their recovery from ankle injuries. Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has called for players and managers to accept decisions in order to ease the pressure mounting on officials due to the ongoing controversy. He said: "I think both clubs, both managers, including myself, including Neil (Lennon, the Celtic boss), including everyone surrounding it, have a responsibility to try and help the officials. "I must be naive but I was so positive in terms of trying to support the referees. "I think we all have to take the pressure off them a little bit by backing off, accepting decisions." McGhee for the first time suggested his side were twice undone by poor decisions in last weekend's 2-1 loss to St Mirren. But he did not raise his frustrations at the time to avoid controversy. "We had two decisions which all of our boys were saying they were stonewall penalties," he said. "I made no case for it whatsoever. We had to leave it alone. "There will be mistakes and you have to get on with it. "I do think it fairly much evens itself out." McGhee praised the job Lennon has done at Parkhead since taking permanent control, having previously offered to put the Northern Irishman forward for the Motherwell job. "I offered to recommend him to (Motherwell chairman) John Boyle for the Motherwell job," said McGhee. "He's gone into the job he maybe wasn't expecting, but he's done brilliantly." Despite Celtic's strong start to the campaign - they have won nine of 10 games, losing only to Rangers - and McGhee is confident his side have the capability to cause an upset. "The biggest thing for me is a result and I still believe the best route to a result at Parkhead or anywhere is by playing well," he said. "Everything in training points to us being up for it, being sharp enough, being fit enough, being willing enough. "I firmly believe that this group have enough in them to win football matches. "The best team Aberdeen have had over the last 20 years haven't won all that often at Parkhead. "But I think we have enough about us to put up some sort of performance which would at least make Celtic earn a result." Paul Hartley is expected to recover from illness in time to play for the Dons against his former club. Hartley missed training on Wednesday with flu-like symptoms but trained on Friday, while Yoann Folly recovered from an ankle problem to play in the 2-1 loss at St Mirren last weekend. Andy Considine (knee) and Nikola Vujadinovic (hamstring) are still struggling and Peter Pawlett (broken toe) and long-term casualty Fraser Fyvie are out.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 442Manager: Mark McGhee

Aberdeen

  • Fraser Forster
  • Du-Ri Cha
  • Daniel Majstorovic
  • Thomas Rogne
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Niall McGinn
  • Sung-Yong Ki
  • Joe Ledley
  • Shaun Maloney
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Richie Towell
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Efrain Juarez
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Patrick McCourt

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Match Report

Dons demolished as rampant Bhoys hit nine Celtic leapfrogged Rangers by two points at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 9-0 humiliation of Aberdeen at Parkhead. In a quite astonishing match, Dons skipper Paul Hartley and Hoops defender Thomas Rogne were sent packing by referee Alan Muir as the home side romped to a 4-0 interval lead with doubles from Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes, the Irishman netting two penalties. Both Celtic strikers completed their hat-tricks after the break as a strike from Joe Ledley, an own goal by Pittodrie substitute Josh Magennis and a late penalty from Celtic substitute Paddy McCourt made the scoreline an embarrassment for the visitors. The Hoops fans, several hundred of whom had staged a protest outside Hampden earlier in the day protesting against the Scottish Football Association and refereeing standards, watched the home side take control against a nervy Dons side. However, early chances failed to materialise and when Stokes drove over in the 10th minute from the edge of the box, it was the Celtic's first real effort on goal. His right-footed shot from a similar position eight minutes later, which also went high, was the next. Midway through the half the Dons showed a threat for the first time in a break and Celtic keeper Fraser Forster had to save point-blank from Chris Maguire and from the resultant corner, Hoops wide-man Niall McGinn had to clear Scott Vernon's header off the line. Celtic responded well and moments later Pittodrie stopper Zander Diamond had to clear Maloney's cross-cum-shot off the line. Then, McGinn blasted over after Shaun Maloney did well to get in to the Aberdeen box again before cutting the ball back from the byline. However, in the 25th minute Hartley used his hands to save a goalbound shot from Sung-Yong Ki for which the former Celtic midfielder was handed a straight red by referee Muir, before Stokes slotted in the penalty. That opened the floodgates. Three minutes later Hooper, back in the side after recovering from a metatarsal injury, shrugged off the attention of Diamond after latching on to a Stokes pass to knock the ball past Jamie Langfield from 16 yards. In the 33rd minute Hooper grabbed a second after again proving too strong for Diamond at the front post, the former Scunthorpe striker blasting in from close range after taking a McGinn pass. There was more controversy in the 40th minute Rogne was sent off for wrestling Maguire to the ground at the edge of the box, referee Muir deeming it a 'last man' situation and Forster made a great save from the Dons' striker's free-kick. The first-half drama was not over. Seconds from the break Langfield felled Maloney in the box for another penalty which again Stokes converted. The destination of the points was all but settled and it was a matter of seeing how many the home side could score. Lennon re-jigged his side at the interval bringing in stopper Jos Hooiveld for McGinn but the game had died. The Parkhead men pushed for more goals but without the zeal of the first half although in the 57th minute Hooper volleyed wide from 14 yards after Maloney and Cha Du-Ri had combined down the right. Then, in the 61st minute, Dons substitute Magennis, on four minutes earlier for Vernon, headed Joe Ledley's cross past his own keeper Langfield to make it five and moments later Hooper completed his hat-trick when he headed in a Stokes cross. In the 71st minute it was Ledley who appeared to make it seven with a long-range drive which Stokes might have got a touch to although the Irishman was the clear finisher a minute later when he ran clean through the bedraggled Aberdeen rearguard to confidently knock past Langfield. In the 84th minute Ryan Jack brought down Maloney and McCourt, on for Hooper, drove in the spot-kick and only good fortune prevented double figures on a dark day for the Pittodrie men.

Form Guide

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  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
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Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 4 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 13/02/2010
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 05/12/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 15/08/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 02/05/2009
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 18/04/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 4 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 18/01/2009

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • S Maloney 4
  • G Hooper 4
  • P McCourt 2
  • N McGinn 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • G Loovens 1
  • S Brown 1
  • A Stokes 1
  • J Ledley 1
  • E Izaguirre 1
  • S Ki 1

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 4
  • C Maguire 2
  • D Mackie 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • R McArdle 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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