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Foul by Scott Brown on Kyle Wilkie, free kick awarded. Mark McLaughlin takes the direct free kick. Scott Brown goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Stokes, Close range header by Glenn Loovens goes over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Maloney, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark McLaughlin. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
Joe Ledley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. David Buchanan restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
Foul by Daryl Murphy on Martin Canning, free kick awarded. Martin Canning takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Sung-Yong Ki from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Damian Casalinuovo. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
The official flags Daryl Murphy offside. Mark McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.
Kyle Wilkie produces a cross, Fraser Forster makes a save.
Douglas Imrie takes the inswinging corner, Joe Ledley manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Flavio Paixao. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster. (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Daryl Murphy coming on for Georgios Samaras. Marc Crosas on for Gary Hooper.
Foul by Gary Hooper on Mark McLaughlin, free kick awarded. Martin Canning takes the direct free kick.
Georgios Samaras has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
David Buchanan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes. Centre by Sung-Yong Ki, Close range headed effort by Georgios Samaras clears the crossbar.
Foul by Georgios Samaras on Martin Canning, free kick awarded. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
(Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Kyle Wilkie coming on for Grant Gillespie. Marco Paixao replaces Jim Goodwin. Damian Casalinuovo replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.
Gary Hooper scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 3-1 Hamilton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Mark McLaughlin. Sung-Yong Ki takes the free kick.
Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Gillespie.
Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line.
Anthony Stokes delivers the ball, clearance by Grant Gillespie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Grant Gillespie. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Jim Goodwin. Anthony Stokes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Efrain Juarez. Goal scored by Shaun Maloney from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-1 Hamilton.
Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Martin Canning takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
Douglas Imrie fouled by Daniel Majstorovic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie, clearance made by Joe Ledley.
Inswinging corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki, Close range header by Daniel Majstorovic goes over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Joe Ledley takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Gillespie by Scott Brown. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Simon Mensing. Simon Mensing goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Sung-Yong Ki delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Tomas Cerny makes a save.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
Sung-Yong Ki takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Glenn Loovens produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Du-Ri Cha delivers the ball, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Douglas Imrie, Glenn Loovens gets a block in.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Hooper. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
Flavio Paixao produces a cross, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie, Effort on goal by Simon Mensing from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
The referee gives a free kick against Georgios Samaras for handball. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Gary Hooper. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Effort from the edge of the box by Flavio Paixao goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner from left by-line taken by Sung-Yong Ki.
Nigel Hasselbaink is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Loovens.
Georgios Samaras delivers the ball, clearance made by Martin Canning.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Jonathon Routledge. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Maloney, Tomas Cerny makes a save.
Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance.
Douglas Imrie challenges Efrain Juarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Simon Mensing.
Du-Ri Cha crosses the ball, Jonathon Routledge manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Sung-Yong Ki, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line, Martin Canning makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, Shaun Maloney grabs a headed goal from close in. Celtic 1-1 Hamilton.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Majstorovic.
Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, clearance made by Martin Canning.
Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Jonathon Routledge results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sung-Yong Ki.
Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Simon Mensing results in a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Tomas Cerny.
Joe Ledley crosses the ball, save by Tomas Cerny.
Du-Ri Cha crosses the ball, Tomas Cerny makes a save.
Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
Foul by Jonathon Routledge on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Sung-Yong Ki restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Routledge by Shaun Maloney. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.
Grant Gillespie takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, clearance by Georgios Samaras.
Corner taken by Douglas Imrie, Jim Goodwin takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
The ball is crossed by Joe Ledley.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sung-Yong Ki on Douglas Imrie. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Hooper. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Maloney.
Glenn Loovens sends in a cross.
Corner taken by Douglas Imrie, Mark McLaughlin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 0-1 Hamilton.Martin Canning provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Efrain Juarez. The ball is sent over by Sung-Yong Ki, Header by Daniel Majstorovic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Shaun Maloney has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The game begins.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Lennon stokes winning mentality
Lifelong Celtic fan Anthony Stokes knew all about the demands placed on the team before he signed for the club in August.
But he admits the incessant reminders from manager Neil Lennon have reinforced the need to win every match.
Celtic host Hamilton looking for their 15th consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory and Stokes will go into the match with the words of Lennon ringing in his ears.
"The gaffer hammers the need to win into us every day, so listening to him it's always at the back of your mind," said the 22-year old.
"I knew what was expected coming here anyway, it's just part and parcel and luckily enough this season we've won every game so far.
"Every day in training and before games, we sit down and have a meeting and the gaffer drills it home - it's all about winning games.
"We'll take a 1-0 victory every week because it all comes down to - through the course of the season - being the best team."
Champions Rangers have matched Celtic's perfect start to the season and the pair sit eight points ahead of third-placed Motherwell with just six games played.
But both Old Firm teams have won by a solitary goal on four occasions each and Stokes has warned supporters not to expect a walkover whoever they play.
"To be honest our squad this season is very strong and Rangers obviously have a strong squad, I think it's hard on the other teams to compete when you see the quality of players the Old Firm have," the former Hibernian player said.
"The fans expect us to win three or four nil every week, but it's not going to be like that.
"If you look at the Kilmarnock game the other week, teams will sit back and be hard to break down.
"Fans just need to be patient, every win is a win - it doesn't matter how it comes. We want to play nice football as well, but at the end of the day we play for results."
Celtic have ruled out six players ahead of the game.
Charlie Mulgrew (hamstring), Emilio Izaguirre (thigh), Paddy McCourt (shoulder), James Forrest (ankle), Thomas Rogne (calf) and Beram Kayal (hernia) all miss out.
Centre-back Jos Hooiveld returns after recovering from a knock.
Meanwhile, Hamilton midfielder Kyle Wilkie has praised Billy Reid's man-management skills - despite being substituted in the first half of the first game of the season.
The 19-year-old lasted just 41 minutes of the 4-0 defeat by Aberdeen before being hauled off by his manager.
But he has been reintroduced to the first team as Hamilton have picked up following their disappointing start to the season.
Wilkie now hopes to feature against Celtic.
"I didn't have the best of starts to the season," he said. "I know myself I didn't play well.
"I had a chat with the gaffer. His man-management skills were great.
"He has kept on giving me confidence and telling me I didn't turn into a bad player overnight. I've kept my head down and kept working.
"The man-management skills here are brilliant, it's the same with Stan (Stuart Taylor) and Andy (Millen), they are brilliant with the young players.
"The gaffer always has words with you, he doesn't ignore you like some managers. His door is always open if you have problems.
"If he feels as if you need a chat or your head is down, he will come and give you a pick-up and always says the right things."
Hamilton have an unchanged squad. Alex Neil is still working his way back to fitness following hip surgery.
James Gibson remains a long-term absentee following his serious knee injury.
Maloney at the double
Shaun Maloney celebrated his return to the Scotland squad with a double as Celtic came from behind to beat Hamilton 3-1 at Parkhead and go top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Mark McLaughlin scored a shock opener for the visitors after three minutes and in fact it was only Hoops keeper Fraser Forster who prevented the home side falling further behind with some impressive saves as the home side struggled to get going.
But in the 25th minute Maloney, back in Craig Levein's squad for the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifying double-header against the Czech Republic and Spain, levelled with a header.
The former Aston Villa player put the Hoops ahead with a wonderful free-kick after the break before Gary Hooper sealed the win that takes them above Old Firm rivals Rangers on goal difference.
Neil Lennon's men went in to the game looking for their seventh successive SPL win of the season and knowing that victory over the Accies by two clear goals would take them above their Old Firm rivals, who had come from behind to beat Hearts at Tynecastle earlier in the day.
But there was a tremor among the Hoops fans when the visitors took the lead through McLaughlin.
Dougie Imrie's searching corner from the right was headed back across goal by the unmarked Martin Canning and his fellow defender bundled in from six yards out.
Moments later, with the home defence in disarray, Forster had to move quickly from his goal to make a fine save from Accies striker Nigel Hasselbaink, who had raced clear.
Forster was soon forced in to another two saves in quick succession, pushing Imrie's drive past the far post for a corner and then, from the set-piece, tipping Simon Mensing's header over the bar.
As Celtic worked their way back in to the game, striker Georgios Samaras, back in the side at the expense of Anthony Stokes, tested Hamilton keeper Tomas Cerny with a drive from the edge of the box.
Celtic had rid themselves of most of their early nerves to take control of the game and in the 25th minute Maloney grabbed the almost inevitable equaliser.
Ki Sung-Yueng's arching corner from the right was met by Parkhead stopper Daniel Majstorovic, who headed towards the packed six-yard box where the former Hoops youth player reacted first to head in.
It was now backs-to-the-wall defending for the Lanarkshire side as they tried to cope with wave upon wave of Celtic attacks.
But the New Douglas Park men held firm, albeit at times desperately, and minutes from the break Flavio Paixao flashed a shot over the bar from the edge of the box when he ought to have tested Forster, following more indecision in the Celtic defence.
There were again some signs of uncertainty in the Celtic defence at the start of the second half, which gave Hamilton some encouragement.
However, in the 50th minute, Hoops defender Glenn Loovens had a decent chance from Ki's corner but headed high over the bar, moments before Maloney had a drive from the edge of the box saved by Cerny.
The Parkhead side slowly turned the screw and the Accies were let off the hook by Majstorovic in the 58th minute when he headed a Ki corner over the bar.
There were howls from the home fans when Celtic again allowed Canning a free header from an Imrie corner but this time the ball was clutched under the bar by Forster.
But in the 64th minute jeers turned to cheers when Maloney fired the Hoops ahead with a wonderful free-kick.
Skipper Scott Brown had been bundled off the ball by James Goodwin and after some delay to allow Stokes to replace Efrain Juarez, the Scotland striker curled an unstoppable shot past Cerny and into the far corner.
In the 71st minute Hooper sealed the victory when he took advantage of slack play by Accies before rifling low past Cerny from the edge of the box.
Celtic were cruising and Samaras and Ki both had attempts on goal which failed to hit the target.
The home fans were looking for more goals and Cerny made a save at his near post from Maloney.
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