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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Amido Balde goes into the referee's book for leaving the field of play without the referee's permission.
Amido Balde grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Celtic 4-0 Kilmarnock.Kris Commons provided the assist for the goal.
Clearance by Emilio Izaguirre.
William Gros takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Stefan Johansen takes the free kick.
Manuel Pascali goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.
Barry Nicholson takes the free kick.
Foul by Amido Balde on Lee Ashcroft, free kick awarded.
Virgil van Dijk has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Stefan Johansen comes on in place of Charlie Mulgrew.
Corner taken by Sammy Clingan.
Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball.
Kris Commons has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
James Forrest goes off and Derk Boerrigter comes on.
Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan.
Virgil van Dijk concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gardyne.
Michael Gardyne on for Robbie Muirhead.
Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.
Efe Ambrose crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.
Shot by James Forrest.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Amido Balde coming on for Teemu Pukki.
Shot by Teemu Pukki missed to the left of goal.
Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on Scott Brown.
Charlie Mulgrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory McKenzie.
Charlie Mulgrew scores with a left foot finish. Celtic 3-0 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Joe Ledley.
Kris Commons takes the free kick.
Scott Brown fouled by Jeroen Tesselaar, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Manuel Pascali.
Clearance by Darnell Fisher.
Centre by Kris Commons.
The ball is sent over by Kris Commons.
Mark O'Hara comes on in place of Sean Clohessy.
Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line.
Clearance made by Lee Ashcroft.
The game restarts for the second half.
Barry Nicholson is brought on as a substitute for Greg Kiltie.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Darnell Fisher takes the free kick.
Jeroen Tesselaar concedes a free kick for a foul on James Forrest.
Clearance by Virgil van Dijk.
Virgil van Dijk takes a brilliant shot and went wide right of the net.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kris Commons.
The ball is swung over by Teemu Pukki.
The assistant referee flags for offside against William Gros.
Corner taken by James Forrest from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Sammy Clingan.
Kris Commons takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Lee Ashcroft concedes an unfortunate own goal. Celtic 2-0 Kilmarnock.
James Forrest delivers the ball.
Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Kris Commons.
Corner taken by Robbie Muirhead from the right by-line.
Sean Clohessy makes a clearance.
Joe Ledley slots the ball left footed into the goal. Celtic 1-0 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from James Forrest.
Darnell Fisher restarts play with the free kick.
Darnell Fisher fouled by Craig Slater, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Manuel Pascali.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.
Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.
Sean Clohessy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre.
Clearance made by Efe Ambrose.
Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Greg Kiltie fouled by Scott Brown, the ref awards a free kick.
The match has kicked off.
Fisher not worried over Boyd threat
Darnell Fisher is unlikely to lie awake on Tuesday night worrying about Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd ending Celtic's unbeaten Scottish Premiership record at Parkhead on Wednesday.
The champions have gone 22 games without defeat in the league since the start of the campaign and have not lost a goal in their last nine league matches as they stride towards another title.
Killie's best hopes of an upset - or even scoring a goal - probably lies with former Rangers and Middlesbrough hit-man Boyd, who was called into the Scotland squad for the first time in three years for the friendly in Norway last November due to an impressive return to form this season which has brought him 13 goals so far for the Rugby Park outfit.
And although the 30-year-old's scoring record against Celtic is poor - he has only notched once against the Parkhead side - Hoops manager Neil Lennon revealed his admiration for a player who has grabbed 211 goals in Scottish football, saying: "He has always been a very good footballer and you never lose that knack of scoring goals."
However, when Fisher was asked at the club's pre-match media conference about Boyd, he replied: "He's an okay player but we have got a good back-four."
When eyebrows were raised at his evaluation of one of the most prolific attackers in the Scottish game, the 19-year-old right-back remained nonplussed.
"He's all right," he said, before going on to speak about Killie and the increasing pressure on Celtic's domestic records.
"I have seen a bit of them because obviously Jacko (Jackson Irvine) is on loan there, so I speak to him a bit but I haven't seen that much of them.
"As long as the run keeps going it is going to get harder each game.
"We are aware of it and we have to be on our toes at all times.
"For Fraser (Forster) and the back four, we want to keep as many clean sheets as possible.
"It is a big target to go unbeaten and we have gone 22 games so far, so hopefully it can continue.
"We are not putting so much pressure on ourselves.
"The manager stresses to us that the league will take care of itself, and that we need to keep unbeaten, keep winning games and keeping clean sheets."
Englishman Fisher has Wales full-back Adam Matthews and Sweden defender Mikael Lustig blocking his way in to Lennon's side on a regular basis.
However, both are currently injured which allowed him to make his ninth appearance of the season in the 4-0 win over Hibernian at Easter Road on Sunday.
"It inspires me," he said. "It is good, it helps me, it is not intimidating, I can learn.
"You can talk to them and ask them certain things about the game.
"Both are very good full-backs. Adam is quicker and Mikael is good in the air.
"I get little bits from each of them and you try to put your own stamp on it and try to be better."
Matthews remains out with a calf problem but Celtic winger James Forrest will return from injury.
Meanwhile, Alexei Eremenko believes his Kilmarnock return will mean more goals for Boyd.
Killie announced the re-signing of the Finnish playmaker Eremenko until the end of the season on Tuesday afternoon and he goes straight into boss Allan Johnston's squad at Parkhead.
The 30-year-old spent a year with the Rugby Park side after arriving in the summer of 2010 and made such an impact that he was nominated for the Professional Footballers Association Scotland player of the year award.
But he believes it will be 13-goal Scotland striker Boyd who will benefit most from his second spell.
Eremenko was at Rugby Park on Saturday to see his new team-mates beat Inverness 2-0, with Boyd grabbing the all important second, and was impressed with what he saw.
He said: "I don't think I played against Kris when he was at Rangers the last time I was here, but I watched Saturday's game with Inverness and I think I can make him score even more goals."
The 59-time-capped Finn rejoins the side following spells with Russian's Rubin Kazan and more recently FC Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan.
But he has not played since the end of the Kazakh season in November, while he spent seven months on the sidelines with a knee injury during his stay in Russia.
It will take time to find full fitness but Eremenko cannot wait to get started.
"I need to work hard to get my fitness back and hopefully I should be back fit for the Dundee United game in two-and-a-half weeks," he said.
"But It feels great to be back at Kilmarnock. When I left the club, I told the club secretary Kirsten Callaghan that I would be back one day but I didn't expect to be back so soon.
"I was gone for three years but my memories of playing here were always with me. The first time I was here was one of the best spells in my career and that was one of the main reasons why I wanted to come back."
On-loan Kilmarnock defender Jackson Irvine cannot play against his parent club, while it remains to be seen whether Eremenko will go straight into Johnstone's team or start on the bench.
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