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  • Date:27 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:46,096
  • Ki (37) McCourt (64)
  • Foran (69) Munro (82)
Goal!

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91:04 +1.04

Du-Ri Cha crosses the ball.

89:47

Corner taken short by Jonathan Hayes.

89:14

Thomas Rogne concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Rooney. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

88:11

Lee Cox goes into the referee's book. Charlie Mulgrew fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

86:45

Anthony Stokes is penalised for a handball. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

83:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line, Header from close in by Thomas Rogne misses to the left of the goal.

82:22

Grant Munro grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-2 Inverness CT.Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes, Nick Ross provided the assist for the goal.

80:35

Eric Odhiambo is brought on as a substitute for Richie Foran.

78:51

The offside flag is raised against Richie Foran. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

78:27

Anthony Stokes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Duncan. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

77:37

Anthony Stokes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daryl Murphy. Shot by Patrick McCourt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

76:44

Jonathan Hayes produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

75:27

Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes to the near post, Joe Ledley makes a clearance.

73:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Rooney on Daniel Majstorovic. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

72:22

Graeme Shinnie crosses the ball, Header from close range by Jonathan Hayes clears the bar.

71:30

Jonathan Hayes takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

69:30

A goal is scored by Richie Foran from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-1 Inverness CT.

66:50

Grant Munro takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.

66:22

Jonathan Hayes takes a short corner.

64:43

Patrick McCourt grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 2-0 Inverness CT.

63:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Du-Ri Cha. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

63:02

The ball is crossed by Adam Rooney.

62:09

Joe Ledley produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

61:21

Sung-Yeung Ki crosses the ball, save by Ryan Esson. Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line to the near post, Richie Foran makes a clearance.

58:59

The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy, save by Ryan Esson. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line to the near post, Richie Foran makes a clearance.

58:28

Du-Ri Cha takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

57:25

A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

56:12

Richie Towell is brought on as a substitute for Jos Hooiveld.

54:38

The ball is sent over by Patrick McCourt, clearance by Graeme Shinnie.

53:22

Corner taken by Russell Duncan from the left by-line, save made by Fraser Forster.

51:07

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes. Shot comes in from Jonathan Hayes from the free kick, blocked by Jos Hooiveld.

50:18

Shot from just outside the box by Daryl Murphy misses to the left of the target.

49:36

The ball is delivered by Stuart Duff, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.

48:44

Corner taken by Russell Duncan played to the near post, clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.

47:40

The ball is sent over by Graeme Shinnie, clearance by Jos Hooiveld.

46:05

The ball is crossed by Stuart Duff, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.

45:20

Centre by Richie Foran, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.

45:16 +0.16

The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, Header by Joe Ledley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

41:41

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Russell Duncan, free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Munro on Du-Ri Cha. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

39:18

Russell Duncan delivers the ball, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.

38:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Russell Duncan, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew.

37:11

A goal is scored by Sung-Yeung Ki from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Patrick McCourt.

35:17

Daryl Murphy takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

34:26

The ball is sent over by Stuart Duff, Du-Ri Cha fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

32:54

Sung-Yeung Ki challenges Nick Ross unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Foran takes the free kick.

32:20

Gary Hooper produces a cross, clearance by Grant Munro. Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.

31:25

Du-Ri Cha produces a cross, clearance by Stuart Duff.

30:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

30:16

Charlie Mulgrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hayes. Free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

28:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Ryan Esson. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

28:11

The ball is delivered by Richie Foran, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew.

26:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Grant Munro. Direct free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

26:11

Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Daryl Murphy misses to the left of the target.

24:46

Richie Foran is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

24:19

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.

23:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCourt by Russell Duncan. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

22:40

Daryl Murphy is ruled offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

21:35

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Thomas Rogne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

19:47

Adam Rooney produces a cross, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic. Jonathan Hayes takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Daryl Murphy.

19:15

Foul by Joe Ledley on Nick Ross, free kick awarded. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

17:35

Richie Foran is caught offside. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.

16:09

Adam Rooney challenges Thomas Rogne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki restarts play with the free kick.

15:59

The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance made by Russell Duncan.

15:05

Richie Foran is ruled offside. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

12:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Daniel Majstorovic takes the indirect free kick.

12:02

Jonathan Hayes takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.

10:45

Du-Ri Cha concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

9:55

Unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Ledley.

8:29

Shaun Maloney goes off and Patrick McCourt comes on.

7:46

Charlie Mulgrew fouled by Jonathan Hayes, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.

6:06

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Hayes, save by Fraser Forster.

4:35

Foul by Daryl Murphy on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

2:23

Shot from inside the area by Shaun Maloney clears the bar.

1:19

Foul by Adam Rooney on Thomas Rogne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

The match has kicked off.

The referee blows for half time.

The match restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Izaguirre missing for Hoops Emilio Izaguirre is out of Celtic's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness at Parkhead with internal bleeding in the thigh. The Honduran defender is being monitored but could be out for a week to 10 days. Striker Anthony Stokes returns from a virus which caused him to miss last week's draw with Dundee United. But events on the pitch have been overshadowed by the referees crisis which threatened to see all games in the SPL called off. The Scottish Football Association spent the week hunting all over Europe for replacements after the country's grade one officials voted to withdraw their labour due to fears of personal safety amid a climate of increasing abuse and criticism, much of it driven by the Parkhead club. However, the SFA's struggle to recruit from abroad means only the six SPL games, one Scottish Cup replay and the Alba Cup final seem guaranteed to go ahead, with Luxembourg referee Alain Hamer taking charge of Celtic's clash against Caley. "What's been going on in the last week or so doesn't put a good light on the game," said Celtic boss Neil Lennon. "But I'm optimistic that something good will come out of it. "First of all I'm pleased that the game is going ahead, not only for the players but the supporters as well. "It would have been a major disappointment to everyone at the club if the game hadn't gone ahead. "We will see what the aftermath is after this weekend. "It's not for me to comment on why there is a strike or what the reasons for the strike are, people have their own reasons for that. "I understand it to a certain extent but I'm hoping that it will have a positive reaction rather than a negative one." Turning to the visit of Terry Butcher's Inverness, Lennon paid tribute to the Highlanders who will have gone almost a calendar year unbeaten on the road in the league if they avoid defeat. The former Leicester midfielder said: "It's a fantastic achievement. "I'm a big admirer of what Inverness represent. "They are a very proud club, a community club and I think Terry has done a brilliant job, not only getting them up to the SPL but they have been one of the best teams in the league this year. "They have been a real surprise package but that comes from momentum picked up from last season and obviously the experience that he and Maurice Malpas have between them. "To be unbeaten away from home at this stage of the season is a great achievement for any team but for a club as small as Inverness with the resources they have, they have got to be very proud of that. "We know they will be very dangerous opponents but we have our own targets to focus on." Butcher has the same squad to choose from that recorded a 4-2 win over Hibernian last week, with Kevin McCann missing out against his parent club under the terms of his loan agreement. However, the defender is now out with a knee problem. David Proctor, Chris Innes (both hamstring) and Kenny Gillet (knee) are still out. Ahead of the trip to Parkhead midfielder Lee Cox said: "It's a test, but we're not nervous. "We got a draw at Rangers (on October 30), so we're going to go in with the same mentality as that. "We're going to go out, we're going to enjoy it, we've got to go there full of confidence." The Hoops beat Inverness 6-0 in the Co-operative Insurance Cup in September and Cox, who picked up an ankle injury in that game, admits the defeat is on the minds of the players. "It was a bit of a bad day for the team and for myself," added Cox. "We've got to do better. We don't want to lose that record so I think we'll be up for it. "We know what we've got to do so we've got to put that into the 90 minutes on the park and we should be okay. "We've got to go for the win. We've got our tactics, we've got what we want to do, we're good on the counter attack - we'll play the way we have all year." Cox hopes Inverness can carry the momentum from the win over Hibs into the clash with Celtic. He added: "It's good to get a quality performance at home and a good victory. That can only give us confidence."

Formation:352Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 451Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Fraser Forster
  • Thomas Rogne
  • Daniel Majstorovic
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Du-Ri Cha
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Joe Ledley
  • Shaun Maloney
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Gary Hooper
  • Daryl Murphy
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Mark Wilson
  • Niall McGinn
  • Patrick McCourt
  • Richie Towell

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Match Report

Caley peg Celtic back Celtic wasted the chance to leapfrog Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League as they carelessly threw away a two-goal lead against Inverness at Parkhead. After midfielder Ki Sung-yueng had given the home side the interval lead, substitute Paddy McCourt scored a wonderful solo second in the 65th minute which looked to have Celtic on easy street. However, a lapse by Hoops defender Thomas Rogne five minutes later allowed Richie Foran to reduce the deficit before Grant Munro levelled from close range to keep Celtic two points behind their Old Firm rivals who have a game in hand. The Parkhead side were booed off the park as Caley, who have now gone almost a whole calendar year unbeaten away from home in the league, celebrated in front of their small band of fans. For the first time in a while this was all about football. With Scottish grade one referees on strike in protest at increasing abuse and criticism, referee Alain Hamer and his team took charge and much of the attention was on the Luxembourg officials who took photographs of the stadium during their pre-match inspection. Celtic, with a historical suspicion of Scottish officials, had led that criticism and thus the foreign officials received a big cheer from the home fans when their names were announced before the kick-off. This week the jeers were reserved for their own side. Amid the furore surrounding referees, though, it had been almost forgotten that a win for Celtic would take them above Rangers at the top of the SPL, at least until the Ibrox side's game against Dundee United at Tannadice the following day. Shaun Maloney had a close-range shot smothered by Caley keeper Ryan Esson after only two minutes but the Hoops skipper injured himself in the process and had to be replaced by McCourt seven minutes later. At the other end, moments later, Parkhead keeper Fraser Forster had to throw himself to his right to prevent Adam Rooney's curled effort from 12 yards going in at the far post. Celtic began to turn the screw with Inverness forced to defend with some desperation at times although the Highlanders did look dangerous on the occasional counter. Daryl Murphy was ruled offside when he had the ball in the net after 22 minutes but there was no great protest. However, in the 37th minute the home side took a deserved lead through Ki. McCourt broke in the box and when the ball fell to Ki, the South Korean quickly drilled a right-footed shot in off the near post. The visitors started the second half in more positive fashion, pushing Celtic back towards their own penalty area. Immediately a nervousness enveloped a less-than-full Celtic Park which led to Caley growing in confidence. It had all fallen flat for the home side. Youngster Richard Towell replaced Jos Hooiveld in the 56th minute as Lennon shuffled things around again and moments later Cha Du-Ri burst forward to send in a drive from distance which Esson almost let past him. In the 65th minute Celtic looked to have sealed the points with a trademark McCourt solo goal. The Irishman picked up possession of a loose ball 35 yards from goal and slalomed into the box past three Caley players before calmly slotting past Esson. But five minutes later Rogne's mistake at the back allowed Foran to round Forster and drive in off the near post. Then, in the 83rd minute Caley levelled when Jonny Hayes' corner from the right was helped on by Rooney and Munro knocked it in at the back post with the home defence standing in disarray. The Hoops fans turned on their players and Hamer's final whistle brought a chorus of boos.

Form Guide

    LWWLWD
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • WDLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 14/08/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 01/02/2009
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 29/11/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 18/10/2008
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 27/02/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 16/12/2007

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • G Hooper 9
  • S Maloney 4
  • P McCourt 2
  • A Stokes 2
  • J Ledley 2
  • N McGinn 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • G Loovens 1
  • S Brown 1
  • E Izaguirre 1
  • S Ki 1

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 6
  • J Hayes 4
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 1
  • R Duncan 1
  • R Foran 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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