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  • Date:07 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:46,204
  • Samaras (33)
Goal!

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93mins

Effort on goal by Andrew Driver from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

92mins

Nicolas Fedor Miku produces a cross.

92mins

The ball is sent over by Ryan Stevenson, Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

87mins

Nicolas Fedor Miku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.

87mins

Daniel Grainger produces a cross, Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

86mins

Andrew Driver sends in a cross, Beram Kayal manages to make a clearance.

82mins

The ball is sent over by James Forrest.

81mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Ryan Stevenson.

79mins

Mikael Lustig goes off and Nicolas Fedor Miku comes on. Corner taken by Kris Commons.

79mins

Kris Commons has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Peter Enckelman.

78mins

Ryan Stevenson challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Victor Wanyama takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Centre by Kris Commons, clearance made by Andy Webster.

76mins

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Scott Robinson, free kick awarded. Scott Robinson takes the free kick.

74mins

Centre by Georgios Samaras, James Forrest takes a shot. Save made by Peter Enckelman.

74mins

Scott Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Arvydas Novikovas.

73mins

Centre by Kris Commons, Georgios Samaras produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

73mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance by Andrew Driver.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, save by Peter Enckelman.

72mins

The ball is crossed by James Forrest.

71mins

Kris Commons produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70mins

The referee blows for offside against John Sutton. Beram Kayal comes on in place of Gary Hooper. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, Peter Enckelman makes a save.

62mins

Kris Commons crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Hooper on Marius Zaliukas. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Kris Commons takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Andrew Driver manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Ryan McGowan makes a clearance.

60mins

Ryan Stevenson takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Efe Ambrose.

56mins

Kris Commons challenges Ryan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Grainger crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Foul by Ryan McGowan on Emilio Izaguirre, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

53mins

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with John Sutton coming on for Callum Paterson.

52mins

Victor Wanyama has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

52mins

Kris Commons produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Driver.

51mins

The ball is crossed by Kris Commons.

50mins

Corner taken by Daniel Grainger.

50mins

Kris Commons delivers the ball, Ryan McGowan manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Kris Commons produces a cross, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marius Zaliukas on James Forrest. Marius Zaliukas receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Kris Commons from the free kick, save by Peter Enckelman.

48mins

Mikael Lustig challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marius Zaliukas takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Andy Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Hooper. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

48mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Stevenson from the right by-line, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Andrew Driver. Andrew Driver goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

46mins

The ball is sent over by Mikael Lustig, Header by Georgios Samaras from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

45mins

James Forrest produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

44mins

Foul by Georgios Samaras on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Marius Zaliukas takes the free kick.

43mins

Ryan Stevenson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

41mins

Corner taken by Daniel Grainger from the left by-line.

41mins

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Efe Ambrose gets a block in.

40mins

Centre by Kris Commons, clearance made by Daniel Grainger.

40mins

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Andy Webster.

39mins

Foul by Ryan McGowan on Fraser Forster, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

38mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Stevenson, save by Fraser Forster.

38mins

The ball is crossed by Andrew Driver, blocked by Emilio Izaguirre.

37mins

Ryan McGowan challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Commons produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

34mins

Georgios Samaras gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Kris Commons.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Forrest by Ryan Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Victor Wanyama.

33mins

The ball is delivered by Ryan McGowan, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

32mins

Joe Ledley comes on in place of Charlie Mulgrew.

30mins

James Forrest produces a cross, Foul by Kris Commons on Ryan McGowan, free kick awarded. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Arvydas Novikovas by Kris Commons results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Kris Commons produces a cross, Shot by Georgios Samaras from inside the box bounces off the post.

26mins

Foul by Kris Commons on Callum Paterson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mehdi Taouil.

25mins

Kelvin Wilson is shown a yellow card for dissent.

25mins

Callum Paterson produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

24mins

Foul by Darren Barr on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, save by Peter Enckelman.

24mins

The ball is swung over by James Forrest, clearance made by Marius Zaliukas.

23mins

Centre by Ryan Stevenson, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.

21mins

Kris Commons is caught offside. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Foul by Ryan McGowan on Georgios Samaras, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Georgios Samaras.

20mins

The offside flag is raised against Kris Commons. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

19mins

Short corner taken by Kris Commons.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGowan on Georgios Samaras. Kris Commons crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Peter Enckelman.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

16mins

Shot by Darren Barr from 25 yards. Save made by Fraser Forster.

14mins

Peter Enckelman replaces Jamie MacDonald.

10mins

Effort from inside the area by James Forrest misses to the right of the target.

9mins

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre, save by Jamie MacDonald.

8mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line to the near post.

7mins

Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.

6mins

The ball is delivered by Mikael Lustig, clearance made by Andy Webster.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick. Daniel Grainger produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Fraser Forster.

3mins

Arvydas Novikovas challenges Mikael Lustig unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikael Lustig takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Kris Commons has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

Match Preview

Forrest: Future bright at Celtic Celtic winger James Forrest declared Neil Lennon's young team would continue to improve together after becoming one of three players to reaffirm their commitment to the club. The 21-year-old signed an improved contract on Friday tying him to Parkhead until December 2016, while Adam Matthews and Charlie Mulgrew both penned new deals that secure their futures until the summer of the same year. The long-term deals show Celtic are keen to build on their first away win in the Champions League group stages, which came against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday. Forrest told Celtic TV: "I had another three years left on my contract but that's me here for another four years now so I'm delighted. "I have been here since I was nine. I have always wanted to play for Celtic and I want to continue playing for Celtic. "Most of the players have been here for the last two seasons now. We are gelling well and I think we are playing really well now. "The squad is pretty young and the more games we play together, I think the better the team will get. "You want to play in the Champions League and Celtic have been in that a lot for the last 10 years so I want to stay at Celtic." Former Cardiff right-back Matthews completed his new contract negotiations within seven days of declaring himself open to an offer after Lennon spoke of his desire to get players tied up. The 20-year-old said: "Last season couldn't have gone much better. We won the league in my first season and I got in team of the year. "I was happy with that and I think this season I have carried the form on and hopefully I can keep it going." Celtic face a double header against Barcelona next in the tournament but Mulgrew is intent on going on a winning run in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League as Hearts prepare to visit Parkhead. "It was a great win for us during the week and we need to continue that in our domestic form," Mulgrew said. "Hearts always give us a difficult game. Hopefully the crowd get behind us and drive us on to get three points because that's important. "We won the last game and it was a big game away to Motherwell to go top of the league. "We want to stay there and we need to continue winning and keep our eye on domestic football." Hearts manager John McGlynn believes there will be no slump in confidence ahead of the trip amid his team's struggle for points at home. Hearts face the champions after a 3-1 home defeat by Kilmarnock left them in the bottom reaches of the table. Hearts have also lost at home to bottom club Dundee and thrown away a two-goal lead against Inverness at Tynecastle. But McGlynn insists Hearts have been unfortunate to drop points at home and their away form has included a 3-0 win over Dundee United and a draw against Liverpool. He said: "We can't disguise the fact that we haven't won some games we should have done but the players are not down in any way. "The players are well up for the challenge, there is no sign of anyone being down at all. "It is frustrating when you're not getting what we feel we deserve from games. "But if we were getting hammered by our opponents and they were getting much more possession and shots on goal, then you would feel we are up against it. "That's not the case, in every game we have been on top and generally our opponents score against the run of play. "Of course it's frustrating." McGlynn has taken over a young squad which lost many experienced players in the summer but the former Raith Rovers boss is generally keen to keep his players' heads up regardless of their age. "You pick your moments in one-to-one situations, to see how they are feeling," he said. "That's man-management. You do that every single day. Psychology is massive. You do that all the time, drip-feed all the time. "It's a big part of football management, how you can get in players' heads. That's very important." McGlynn hopes for the same patience from Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov, who sacked Jim Jefferies three games into last season despite their third-place finish the previous campaign, and failed to offer Paulo Sergio a suitable deal following their William Hill Scottish Cup win. McGlynn said: "I'd like to think that's why they brought me in, because they realised it was not going to be a quick fix with the big financial cutbacks. We'll see."

Formation:4411Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 4231Manager: John McGlynn

Hearts

  • Fraser Forster
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • James Forrest
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Kris Commons
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Nicolas Fedor Miku
  • Lassad Nouioui
  • Joe Ledley
  • Patrick McCourt
  • Beram Kayal
  • Dylan McGeouch

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Form Guide

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  • VS
  • Hearts
  • DDLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 5 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 13/05/2012
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 08/02/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 10/12/2011
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 02/10/2011
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 11/05/2011
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 26/01/2011

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • K Commons 3
  • G Hooper 2
  • T Watt 2
  • V Wanyama 2
  • M Lustig 1
  • C Mulgrew 1

Hearts

  • A Novikovas 2
  • C Paterson 2
  • M Zaliukas 1
  • A Driver 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 13
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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