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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:50,589
  • Stokes (3) Hooper (32) Ki (57)
    Ledley (70) Forrest (90)
  • Russell (30)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:12 +0.12

Goal scored by James Forrest from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 5-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Joe Ledley.

87:14

The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon.

87:00

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

86:11

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska.

85:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, Scott Brown manages to make a clearance.

84:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong by Kelvin Wilson. John Rankin takes the free kick.

83:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Russell on Kelvin Wilson. Lukasz Zaluska takes the free kick.

79:19

John Rankin challenges James Forrest unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Wilson.

77:11

Shot from just outside the area by Anthony Stokes misses to the right of the target. Anthony Stokes leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick McCourt. Gavin Gunning is brought on as a substitute for Willo Flood.

74:05

Centre by James Forrest, clearance by Sean Dillon.

70:25

Shaun Maloney crosses the ball, Joe Ledley grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 4-1 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Shaun Maloney.

69:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on James Forrest. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

69:13

Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.

68:49

Scott Brown challenges John Rankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Willo Flood takes the free kick.

68:19

The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Willo Flood, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

66:43

Stuart Armstrong is brought on as a substitute for Scott Allan.

65:27

Shaun Maloney replaces Gary Hooper.

63:41

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska.

61:49

Scott Brown produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal. James Forrest joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Commons.

61:26

Corner taken short by Willo Flood.

60:15

The ball is swung over by Keith Watson, Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska. Corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line, Lukasz Zaluska makes a save.

59:52

Sung-Yeung Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Free kick taken by John Rankin.

58:42

Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, Headed effort from inside the area by Garry Kenneth misses to the right of the target.

57:13

Sung-Yeung Ki gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Celtic 3-1 Dundee Utd.Kris Commons provided the assist for the goal.

56:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Kris Commons. Free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.

55:56

The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

53:45

Foul by Gary Hooper on Garry Kenneth, free kick awarded. John Rankin has an effort direct from the free kick.

52:00

Kris Commons has an effort at goal from the just inside the area hitting the post.

49:44

Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross, Paul Dixon manages to make a clearance.

46:06

Corner from left by-line taken by Willo Flood.

45:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Kelvin Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

44:10

A cross is delivered by Mark Wilson.

40:25

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.

39:28

Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Stokes misses to the right of the goal.

39:02

A cross is delivered by Kris Commons, clearance by Paul Dixon. Short corner worked by Mark Wilson.

36:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Joe Ledley. Willo Flood goes into the book. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.

35:33

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, save by Dusan Pernis.

35:03

Johnny Russell challenges Scott Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

34:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Scott Robertson. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.

34:10

Keith Watson challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Wilson takes the direct free kick.

32:22

Kris Commons crosses the ball, Keith Watson makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kris Commons, Gary Hooper scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 2-1 Dundee Utd.Assist by Anthony Stokes.

30:18

A goal is scored by Johnny Russell from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 1-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Garry Kenneth.

29:42

Anthony Stokes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon.

28:45

Mark Wilson challenges Paul Dixon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

28:36

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

27:34

Scott Allan challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.

26:37

Sung-Yeung Ki has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

25:36

The ball is sent over by Kris Commons.

25:26

Centre by Kris Commons, clearance made by Sean Dillon.

24:53

Paul Dixon produces a cross.

22:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kelvin Wilson from the left by-line, Anthony Stokes takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

22:36

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Keith Watson gets a block in.

21:55

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line.

21:05

Unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by John Rankin results in a free kick. Booking for John Rankin for unsporting behaviour. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.

20:10

The ball is delivered by Keith Watson, Lukasz Zaluska makes a save.

18:48

A cross is delivered by Joe Ledley, clearance by Willo Flood.

16:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Anthony Stokes. Scott Robertson receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.

15:32

Kelvin Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Dillon. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.

12:42

Sung-Yeung Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin. The referee books Sung-Yeung Ki for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

10:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Scott Allan. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.

7:55

Scott Allan concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Ledley. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.

7:29

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

5:08

Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.

4:52

Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley. Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

3:03

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis. Corner from the left by-line taken by Scott Brown, Anthony Stokes grabs a goal from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Majstorovic.

2:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by John Rankin. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the direct free kick.

0:37

Kelvin Wilson takes a shot.

Match Preview

Kayal struggling for Hoops Beram Kayal is a major doubt for Celtic's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dundee United at Parkhead. The Hoops midfielder suffered an ankle injury playing for Israel in midweek. Manager Neil Lennon has accused the Israel Football Association of disrespecting the club by leaving him in the dark about Kayal's injury. He was taken from the field on a stretcher in the first half of the 4-3 friendly defeat to the Ivory Coast following a challenge from Chelsea star Didier Drogba. However, the Celtic boss was unaware of the extent of the injury until Kayal returned to Glasgow. "I am not happy with the Israeli FA, there has been a lack of communication between their medical team and my medical team," said the former Hoops skipper. "Kayal got a bad one. It was a big impact from the tackle, he rolled his ankle and it is still quite swollen so he is obviously a major doubt. "But we only knew the extent of the injury when we saw Beram yesterday, so that is something that needs to be addressed. "It's not the first time that's happened to us. "It has happened with other countries. Cha (Du-ri) played last year (for South Korea) when he was injured and we lost him for a few weeks after that. "I'm just disappointed by the way we are being treated when we are good enough to let our players go. "I think there is a professional respect, there is a duty there that they should be straight on the phone to our football club and let us know the extent of the injury and at least give my doctor an explanation of what has happened." Skipper Scott Brown returns from suspension but is also struggling with an ankle knock sustained in Scotland's friendly win over Denmark at Hampden on Wednesday night. Lennon continued: "Scott Brown is a doubt, he got a bit of a bang and rolled his ankle but it is not as severe as Beram's so I am hoping he can make it for but if not he should be okay for Thursday." Left-back Emilio Izaguirre is out with a broken ankle but midfielder Kris Commons has recovered from a foot injury which kept him out of the Scotland game. Danny Swanson is back in contention for United after recovering from a virus but midfielder Gary Mackay-Steven (ankle) is a serious doubt. Scott Severin is out for the season after undergoing surgery on a triple leg break.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 4411Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Mark Wilson
  • Daniel Majstorovic
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Kris Commons
  • Scott Brown
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Joe Ledley
  • Gary Hooper
  • Anthony Stokes
  • SUBS
  • Don Cervi
  • Adam Matthews
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Shaun Maloney
  • Patrick McCourt
  • James Forrest
  • Victor Wanyama

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Match Report

Celtic win overshadowed by Hooper injury Neil Lennon's delight at Celtic's 5-1 thrashing of Dundee United in their Clydesdale Bank Premier at Parkhead was tempered by watching striker Gary Hooper taken up the tunnel on a stretcher during the second half. The former Scunthorpe striker had headed the Hoops back into the lead just before the break after Johnny Russell had cancelled out Anthony Stokes' early opener. Further goals from Ki Sung-yueng, Joe Ledley and James Forrest clinched the points in what turned out to be procession. However, the Celtic boss, already without Glenn Loovens, Emilio Izaguirre and Beram Kayal through injury, watched in dismay in the 63rd minute as Hooper immediately signalled to the bench his distress following a challenge from United defender Paul Dixon. Should the Englishman's injury prove to be as serious as it looked, it will give Lennon a problem ahead of Thursday's Europa League qualifying first-leg tie against side Sion. However, on the form Celtic showed against United, he need not have any fears about the Swiss side. The Taysiders, who had new signing Gavin Gunning on the bench, had not won at Celtic Park since Boxing Day 1992. That record looked in little danger as the home side took the lead in the fourth minute after Dusan Pernis had made a mess of dealing with Kris Commons' long-distance drive. The United goalkeeper dropped the ball and then had to concede a corner as he blocked from the onrushing Stokes. When midfielder Ki crossed in to the box from the left, Hoops stopper Daniel Majstorovic got his head on to the ball and the former Hibernian striker forced it in from a couple of yards for his third goal in three SPL games. As the game unfolded it became clear that the hint of danger in United's attacks were at odds with the air of uncertainty in their defence any time the ball came in to their box. However, in the 31st minute, it was Celtic who failed to clear their lines and when United stopper Garry Kenneth played the ball across the box the unmarked Russell confidently knocked the ball past Lukasz Zaluska. But the boost the visitors took from the goal lasted only two minutes. As Celtic pressed United back in to their box, Mulgrew's cross was headed on to the bar by Stokes and Hooper was quickest to react to head in from a yard out when the ball fell out of the air. header. While United tried to play in small triangles, the home side were slicker and more expansive although, at times, profligate. For instance, Stokes tried to play a one-two with Mark Wilson in the United box when a shot on goal would surely have been more productive. In the 53rd minute Commons found a yard of space in the Tannadice box and beat Pernis with a left-footed drive but the ball hit the far post and somehow stayed out. But five minutes later, as Celtic broke with pace outnumbering the Tannadice defenders, Commons picked out Ki and he drove the ball high past Pernis from the edge of the box. It was a simply-worked goal and one which appeared to have clinched the points but Celtic immediately switched off. Moments later Zaluska appeared to get his hand onto a Kenneth header from Willo Flood's corner but referee Craig Thomson awarded a goal-kick. Zaluska then made another good save, this time from Russell's close-range header with the Celtic defence again seemingly rattled. But United almost paid the price again for pushing too many men forward. Hooper raced past last defender Dixon on the break but fired wide from the edge of the box. The Celtic striker immediately limped off - signalling he had been caught by the United defender - and was replaced by Shaun Maloney. In the 71st minute, with United now in disarray, Maloney reached the byline before cutting back for Ledley to prod the ball in at the near post. Maloney fired wide of the target when he only had Pernis to beat but in the first minute of injury time substitute Forrest, on for Commons, grabbed the fifth with a close-range drive, and with that Lennon's attention turned to Hooper.

Form Guide

    WW
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DWD

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 4 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/05/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 13/02/2011
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 20/11/2010
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 17/10/2010
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 25/04/2010
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 20/02/2010

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • A Stokes 2
  • S Ki 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Daly 2
  • D Swanson 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 3
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 3
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins

possession


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