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  • Date:01 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:46,552
  • Griffiths (11) Mulgrew (21)
    Griffiths (56) Commons (77)
    Griffiths (85)
Goal!

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The final whistle goes and the game is over.

89:37

Shot by James Forrest cleared the net.

88:21

Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

87:01

Clearance made by Efe Ambrose.

85:48

Scott Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Johansen.

85:00

Leigh Griffiths scores with their left foot. Celtic 5-0 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Kris Commons.

83:39

Clearance made by Daniel Devine.

82:44

Free kick taken by Ryan Christie.

82:36

Foul by Scott Brown on Richie Foran, free kick awarded.

82:07

The official flags Richie Foran offside.

80:08

Billy McKay leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Christie.

79:44

Adam Matthews leaves the field to be replaced by Darnell Fisher.

78:20

James Forrest has an effort at goal. A parry by Dean Brill prevents the goal.

76:25

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre.

73:49

Shot by Leigh Griffiths went wide right of the post.

73:30

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.

73:14

Shot by James Forrest.

69:47

Greg Tansey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.

69:39

James Forrest takes the free kick.

69:32

Foul by Greg Tansey on Scott Brown, free kick awarded.

68:12

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Marley Watkins coming on for Ross Draper.

67:56

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Daniel Devine coming on for Gary Warren.

67:36

Scott Brown takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

67:12

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

66:46

Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Gary Warren gets a block in.

65:20

Anthony Stokes leaves the field to be replaced by Kris Commons.

63:40

Leigh Griffiths takes a brilliant shot and cleared the goal.

63:18

Josh Meekings restarts play with the free kick.

62:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Charlie Mulgrew.

61:08

Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.

59:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Scott Brown.

58:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graeme Shinnie.

57:37

Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.

56:14

Leigh Griffiths slots the ball left footed into the goal. Celtic 3-0 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Charlie Mulgrew.

55:33

James Vincent has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

54:39

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the left by-line.

54:22

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Blocked by David Raven.

50:17

Billy McKay takes a shot.

49:42

Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.

46:56

Virgil van Dijk manages to make a clearance.

45:52

Leigh Griffiths takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

45:25

Josh Meekings manages to make a clearance.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows for half time.

43:01

Clearance made by Gary Warren.

42:58

Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Ross Draper.

41:48

Gary Warren makes a clearance.

41:33

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

41:29

Nir Biton fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick.

40:25

Clearance by Gary Warren.

39:16

Charlie Mulgrew has an effort at goal.

35:53

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Blocked by Graeme Shinnie.

31:08

Graeme Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.

31:02

Nick Ross fouled by Nir Biton, the ref awards a free kick.

30:20

Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

30:03

Foul by Leigh Griffiths on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded.

28:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leigh Griffiths.

28:03

Gary Warren makes a clearance.

27:12

Shot by Richie Foran cleared the net.

21:09

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths. Charlie Mulgrew scores with their left foot. Celtic 2-0 Inverness CT.

19:31

Emilio Izaguirre takes a shot and cleared the net.

15:27

Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.

14:50

Virgil van Dijk restarts play with the free kick.

14:45

Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Nir Biton.

13:42

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

13:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Scott Brown.

13:22

Dean Brill takes the free kick.

13:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Anthony Stokes.

11:01

Leigh Griffiths scores with their right foot. Celtic 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Emilio Izaguirre.

9:39

Gary Warren takes the free kick.

9:24

Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper.

8:14

Gary Warren restarts play with the free kick.

8:07

Unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Leigh Griffiths results in a free kick.

2:04

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Lennon hails McCann legacy Neil Lennon hailed Fergus McCann as one of the great figures in Celtic's history as the Parkhead club prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of the Canada-based businessman's takeover of the Glasgow giants during Saturday's home match against Inverness. McCann rescued Celtic from the brink of bankruptcy in March 1994, before restructuring the club financially and rebuilding the stadium. His prudence in the transfer market and with wages, however, found little favour among a section of the Celtic support as rivals Rangers dominated the decade. And even though he was in charge when the Hoops prevented the Ibrox club setting a new Scottish record of 10 consecutive title wins, he was booed by Celtic fans when unfurling the championship flag on the opening day of the 1998/99 season before a game against Dunfermline at Parkhead. McCann sold his shares at the end of his five-year plan but his legacy has only recently been properly appreciated and indeed brought into sharper focus with Rangers' recent descent into administration and liquidation, and the Govan club's continuing battle to find some sort of stability. Ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash with Inverness, where defender Virgil van Dijk will play after Celtic appealed the red card picked up against Aberdeen on Tuesday night, Hoops boss Lennon cast his eyes across the city and said: "It may put more emphasis now on what he did back then but to maybe use it as a comparison, I don't know. "All I will say is that it was a very critical time for the future of the club. "You just wonder what state the club would be in or if we would have had a club at all. "He came in, stabilised the club, took it forward and built a magnificent stadium into the bargain. "Obviously I wasn't around at the club in those days but the fruits of his labour are there to be admired and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Fergus. "He had to make tough decisions at the time but when you look back at it, those tough decisions were the right ones. "He delivered what he said he would do. There was probably a little bit of pain along the way but he stayed strong to his beliefs. "We are all very appreciative and thankful for that and he has left a fantastic legacy behind him. "He is appreciated now. I think he is held in healthy respect by the supporters. "I think at the time some might have questioned his methods but looking in the long run, he was proved to be right." Lennon understands the need to work under similar financial constraints in the current "difficult economic climate", although he admits to occasional frustration. "We must be sustainable for the next five, 10, 15 years and the board have that foresight and plan to take the club forward," said the former Celtic skipper. "Frustrating at times for me, obviously, yes, but that's part of the strategy in place here. "We need a bit of investment in the team. People say we haven't progressed this season and that is true. "But we have sold Victor Wanyama, Kelvin Wilson, Gary Hooper and Joe Ledley, so it is going to be very difficult to progress when you have sold four of your best players. "But I understand why we do it. I think we will improve again next year." Inverness manager John Hughes reckons Saturday's trip to Celtic Park is the perfect dress rehearsal for next month's League Cup final. The Highlanders will face Aberdeen on March 16 on neutral ground at Parkhead as they look to claim their first-ever major trophy. But before that, they must take on a Celtic side still hurting from their first Scottish Premiership defeat of the season following the Dons' 2-1 success at Pittodrie on Tuesday night. Hughes, who boasts a fully-fit squad, told CaleyJagsTV: "We can expect a backlash from Celtic. I had the privilege of playing for the great club and very rarely did they go back-to-back games suffering defeats. "But the match will give us a right good taste of the atmosphere before the cup final. "It has to inspire you, collectively and individually. As a player, you must want to go there to that stage, play against the best players in Scotland and show them how good you are. "They need to show their mental toughness. If you are a shrinking violet, you shouldn't be putting that Inverness strip on. "We need to go there, stick together and give it a right good go. If we do that then, hopefully, Celtic will know they have been in a game and who knows, with the way that we can go about our business, it might just go our way."

Formation:433Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 451Manager: John Hughes

Inverness CT

  • Fraser Forster
  • Adam Matthews
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Nir Biton
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • James Forrest
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • SUBS
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Derk Boerrigter
  • Kris Commons
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Stefan Johansen
  • Beram Kayal
  • Darnell Fisher

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWWWL
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • DWLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 29/12/2013
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 24/08/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 21/04/2013
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 09/02/2013
  • Celtic
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 24/11/2012
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 25/08/2012

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • K Commons 13
  • A Stokes 10
  • C Mulgrew 5
  • T Pukki 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • J Forrest 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • L Griffiths 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

Inverness CT

  • B McKay 16
  • R Foran 4
  • A Doran 4
  • G Warren 2
  • G Shinnie 2
  • D Raven 1
  • M Watkins 1
  • D Williams 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 63
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 33
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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