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  • Date:22 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:49,428
  • Brown (45) Hooper (52)
    Hooper (63) Forrest (69)
Goal!

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87:12

Gary Glen comes on in place of Stuart Kettlewell.

85:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Watt on Paul Lawson. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.

84:46

Tony Watt has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

83:59

Gary Hooper takes a shot.

82:10

John Herron replaces Georgios Samaras.

77:59

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs, clearance by Efe Ambrose.

77:08

Richard Brittain takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Georgios Samaras makes a clearance.

76:07

Paul Lawson on for Rocco Quinn.

74:11

Scott Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras. Charlie Mulgrew takes the indirect free kick. Lassad Nouioui goes off and Tony Watt comes on.

71:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Kelvin Wilson. Richard Brittain takes the free kick. Kelvin Wilson shown a yellow card.

69:34

James Forrest gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 4-0 Ross County.Gary Hooper provided the assist for the goal.

68:03

The referee books Grant Munro for unsporting behaviour.

65:41

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Charlie Mulgrew takes the indirect free kick. Richard Brittain receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

62:39

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Gary Hooper grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Celtic 3-0 Ross County.Victor Wanyama provided the assist for the goal.

60:34

Charlie Mulgrew takes a inswinging corner. Stuart Kettlewell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

57:36

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew. James Forrest joins the action as a substitute, replacing Beram Kayal.

56:07

Rocco Quinn has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

53:59

Mark Corcoran comes on in place of Alex Cooper.

52:10

Gary Hooper scores a headed goal from close in. Celtic 2-0 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Lassad Nouioui.

51:29

The referee blows for offside against Rocco Quinn. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

48:37

Unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Rocco Quinn results in a free kick. Victor Wanyama restarts play with the free kick.

47:40

Mihael Kovacevic takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

45:56

A goal is scored by Scott Brown from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Ross County.Assist by Gary Hooper.

45:13 +0.13

Alex Cooper takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster. Richard Brittain takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

41:11

Marc Fitzpatrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

39:26

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.

38:28

Beram Kayal takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save.

37:30

Lassad Nouioui produces a cross, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

33:38

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

33:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Stuart Kettlewell. Victor Wanyama takes the free kick.

31:26

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

30:47

Shot by Alex Cooper from 20 yards. Fraser Forster makes a save.

29:56

Shot from 25 yards by Lassad Nouioui. Save by Mark Brown.

28:17

Georgios Samaras fouled by Alex Cooper, the ref awards a free kick. Victor Wanyama restarts play with the free kick.

27:17

Beram Kayal produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

25:42

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

24:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Cooper on Emilio Izaguirre. Charlie Mulgrew takes the indirect free kick.

23:19

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Richard Brittain makes a clearance.

21:48

The referee blows for offside. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

20:33

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance made by Grant Munro.

18:37

Stuart Kettlewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

15:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mihael Kovacevic on Georgios Samaras. Victor Wanyama takes the free kick, Rocco Quinn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

14:19

Unfair challenge on Alex Cooper by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

13:28

Beram Kayal takes a shot.

12:27

Stuart Kettlewell takes a shot.

10:31

Headed cross/shot by Gary Hooper, Mark Brown makes a save.

8:26

Mihael Kovacevic fouled by Victor Wanyama, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

7:22

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Stuart Kettlewell results in a free kick. Beram Kayal restarts play with the free kick.

6:11

Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

5:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Scott Boyd. Georgios Samaras restarts play with the free kick.

4:35

Foul by Beram Kayal on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

3:16

Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross, Lassad Nouioui takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

2:27

The ball is swung over by Georgios Samaras, clearance made by Richard Brittain.

Match Preview

League before Juve for Brown Celtic captain Scott Brown knows they must focus on their league campaign and put thoughts of Juventus to one side to ensure they resume their Champions League campaign in peak form and condition. Celtic have plenty to distract them from Thursday's draw for the last 16 with Ross County visiting Parkhead on Saturday and Clydesdale Bank Premier League games against Dundee, Hibernian and Motherwell following in the subsequent 11 days. The Italian champions visit Parkhead for the first leg on February 12 and Brown will try to put that game out of his mind following the initial excitement of the draw. The 27-year-old said: "We have six or seven weeks so we need to focus on that and not really worry too much about this Champions League. We will wait for that to happen when it comes around. "There are always injuries and places up for grabs as well. No-one is guaranteed a game. Every day in training the lads look forward to it. "That's the main thing, giving 100% at training so we go into games looking sharper and fitter." The SPL shuts down for two weekends after the festive schedule and Brown is one of the players most in need of a winter break having played through a degenerative hip condition for several months, although the pain has eased in recent weeks. "We have a lot of games coming up, four games in the next week and a half," he said. "It's going to be hard and going to be hectic. "But after that we can sit down and chill out for a week and recharge our batteries." Celtic secured their Champions League qualification with home wins over Barcelona and Spartak Moscow but they had gone two months without taking three SPL points at Parkhead before last weekend's 2-0 victory over St Mirren. And Brown and manager Neil Lennon are determined to build on that triumph. "Our away form has been second to none, we have done really well," Brown said. "Our home form has been disappointing, we have been conceding a lot of late goals and conceding a lot of goals compared to what we did last season when we went on a 17-match winning run and played brilliant. "We just need to try to get back in the form we were on at the end of last season." Ross County manager Derek Adams feels the lack of expectation on his team could help them get a result at Celtic Park. County travel to face the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders on the back of a nervy 1-1 home draw against Dundee, which extended their run without victory to eight games but kept them six points above the bottom club. Few will expect County to end that run on Saturday, but they have famously upset the odds against Celtic before, beating Neil Lennon's men in the 2010 Scottish Cup semi-final and drawing against them in Dingwall in August. Adams said: "It's one of those games where no-one is expecting you to do well but we are going to go there to try to win the game and hopefully come away with something. "I think looking at them training this week the pressure has been taken off them a bit because they're going to Celtic Park and they're not expected to win the match." Celtic secured their first SPL win at Parkhead for two months by beating St Mirren 2-0 last weekend. Adams said: "It's important that we retain possession and create chances. We know how difficult that can be at Celtic Park but this season Celtic haven't been at full tilt at times at home and other teams have been able to win games against them." The Staggies boss will be looking for a repeat performance of the first SPL fixture between the teams, where his side were seconds from taking all three points before Kris Commons hit a last-gasp equaliser deep into injury-time. Adams said: "I think we started the game very well and being at home and being early in the season it was good to play Celtic at that time and I think the way we passed the ball and created openings was why we did so well. "I think sometimes you have to try to put them under pressure earlier in the game and see what they're like and see what there motivation is like on the day. "You can't just sit back and soak up pressure because then you're asking for trouble." end

Formation:442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Fraser Forster
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Beram Kayal
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Gary Hooper
  • Lassad Nouioui
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Patrick McCourt
  • Thomas Rogne
  • John Herron
  • Tony Watt
  • Dylan McGeouch
  • James Forrest

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Form Guide

    DWLWWW
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • LDLDLD

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 18/08/2012

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • G Hooper 5
  • T Watt 5
  • V Wanyama 5
  • K Commons 3
  • G Samaras 2
  • M Lustig 2
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • L Nouioui 2
  • S Brown 1
  • J Ledley 1
  • NL Miku 1
  • E Ambrose 1

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 4
  • R Quinn 4
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • G Munro 1
  • C McMenamin 1
  • R Brittain 1
  • S Morrow 1
  • G Glen 1
  • S Ross 1

Goals

Celtic

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

Ross County

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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