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  • Date:01 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:57,848
  • Samaras (65) Chris Millar - og (69)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:50 +0.50

Lee Croft goes off and Kudus Oyenuga comes on.

89:29

Chris Millar challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Charlie Mulgrew from the free kick, save made by Alan Mannus.

88:03

The ball is sent over by Andre Blackman, save made by Alan Mannus.

87:50

The ball is crossed by Scott Brown.

86:36

Gary Hooper leaves the field to be replaced by Andre Blackman.

86:20

Effort on goal by Liam Craig from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

86:14

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, save made by Alan Mannus.

84:09

Jody Morris goes off and Kevin Moon comes on.

83:56

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

82:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Millar, Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.

82:02

Joe Ledley concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Croft. Lee Croft restarts play with the free kick.

80:24

Kris Commons takes the inswinging corner, Lee Croft manages to make a clearance.

78:12

Francisco Sandaza fouled by Charlie Mulgrew, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.

74:02

Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.

71:34

A cross is delivered by Lee Croft, Adam Matthews fouled by Liam Craig, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Rogne takes the free kick.

70:22

Liam Craig is booked.

69:21

An own goal is conceded by Chris Millar. Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone.The assist for the goal came from Georgios Samaras.

69:04

Georgios Samaras sends in a cross.

68:31

Short corner taken by Liam Craig.

67:59

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line to the near post, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.

67:49

The ball is delivered by Lee Croft, clearance by Adam Matthews.

64:45

Sung-Yeung Ki fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Commons produces a cross, Georgios Samaras finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone.Kris Commons provided the assist for the goal.

64:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie Mulgrew. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

62:15

Sung-Yeung Ki replaces Anthony Stokes.

61:37

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Alan Maybury.

61:20

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Ledley from the right by-line.

58:09

Chris Millar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

56:32

Georgios Samaras produces a cross, David MacKay makes a clearance.

54:42

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig, save made by Fraser Forster.

54:02

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Adam Matthews coming on for Mikael Lustig.

53:36

Lee Croft fouled by Scott Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

52:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Francisco Sandaza. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

52:10

Anthony Stokes sends in a cross, save made by Alan Mannus.

50:36

Unfair challenge on Francisco Sandaza by Mikael Lustig results in a free kick. Jody Morris takes the free kick.

49:25

Centre by Anthony Stokes, save made by Alan Mannus.

48:21

David MacKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Free kick taken by Mikael Lustig.

47:50

Cillian Sheridan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

46:19

Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Chris Millar results in a free kick. Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

44:41

Lee Croft is caught offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

43:08

Kris Commons produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

41:41

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance by David MacKay. The ball is crossed by Georgios Samaras, save by Alan Mannus. Joe Ledley fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Croft shown a yellow card. Strike comes in from Kris Commons from the free kick, David MacKay gets a block in. Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Blocked by Frazer Wright.

41:22

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.

40:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft, Fraser Forster makes a save.

40:27

Anthony Stokes produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

40:23

The ball is delivered by Georgios Samaras, clearance by David McCracken.

39:40

Kris Commons fouled by David McCracken, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.

38:42

David MacKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

36:38

The referee gives a free kick against Georgios Samaras for handball. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

31:34

The ball is crossed by Anthony Stokes.

28:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Rogne by Cillian Sheridan. Mikael Lustig restarts play with the free kick.

24:28

Alan Maybury is cautioned.

23:21

Cross/shot by Kris Commons.

21:22

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.

17:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the right by-line, save by Fraser Forster.

16:46

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Kris Commons goes wide of the left-hand post.

11:50

Lee Croft produces a cross.

9:58

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig.

7:25

Jody Morris has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

7:12

Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball, David MacKay makes a clearance.

5:58

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

5:53

Georgios Samaras crosses the ball, David McCracken manages to make a clearance.

5:43

Kris Commons delivers the ball, clearance by Jody Morris.

0:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Liam Craig. Anthony Stokes produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

Match Preview

Lomas: Celtic are worthy champions St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas insists Celtic deserve to be crowned Scottish champions regardless of a recent slump in results. Rangers' 2-1 win over Motherwell on Saturday means the Hoops will have to wait at least until next week to clinch the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title, denying them a possible championship party against Saints on Sunday. Neil Lennon's men saw an impressive undefeated run come to an end when they lost the Scottish Communities League Cup final to Kilmarnock, before suffering defeat in last week's Old Firm derby. But, as far as Lomas is concerned, Celtic will be worthy winners when they do clinch the championship. He said: "I think they are the best team and the most consistent and that's not a bad combination. "Certainly, in my eyes, they are worthy champions. "Nothing will take away from that just because they have had a couple of defeats. "You are going to have them no matter who you are. "Even the greatest teams in the world, like Man United, have little blips. Barcelona didn't score the other night, which is amazing. "Celtic are a fantastic club and a fantastic team and we're going to have to be at our best to get something from the game." On Celtic's last two defeats, Lomas added: "At the end of the day, Celtic are there on merit. "They were on a great run. "I watched the cup final and Cammy Bell had an unbelievable day and Kilmarnock took their chance when it came along and that's what you've got to do." Saints claimed victory at Parkhead earlier in the season before Lomas replaced Derek McInnes at the helm. The manager says they will again head to the east end of Glasgow without any fear, while being well aware of the size of task they face. Lomas said: "We take heart from that game, there are no two ways about it. "But we're not stupid. We've got to have 11 players at the maximum and the goalkeeper is going to have to have a good day and you have to take any chances you get when they come along. "We know that we've got to be on the top of our game for us to compete and we've probably got to have a little bit of luck along the way. "We know the size of task but we will go there with no fear. "Our away record has been excellent this season so we are going there to give Celtic a game, that's for sure." Lomas has yet to decide whether to include new signing Derek Riordan in his squad. The former Hoops and Hibernian striker completed his move to Saints on Friday on a short-term contract until the end of the season. Midfielder Murray Davidson is set to miss the trip to Parkhead with a knee injury while the Perth side will make a late decision on left-back Callum Davidson, who is still struggling with a hamstring problem. Defender Cha Du-ri and midfielder Victor Wanyama are both suspended for Celtic having been sent off in last week's Old Firm derby defeat to Rangers at Ibrox. Winger James Forrest, who missed the trip to Govan with a bruised ankle, remains a doubt.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 451Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

  • Fraser Forster
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Thomas Rogne
  • Glenn Loovens
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Kris Commons
  • Scott Brown
  • Joe Ledley
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Adam Matthews
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Andre Blackman
  • Dylan McGeough

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Form Guide

    WWWWDL
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • DWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 18/12/2011
  • Celtic
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/08/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 12/04/2011
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 26/12/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 30/10/2010
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 20/03/2010

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • G Hooper 16
  • A Stokes 11
  • J Forrest 7
  • J Ledley 6
  • S Ki 6
  • C Mulgrew 5
  • V Wanyama 4
  • G Samaras 3
  • S Brown 2
  • B El Kaddouri 1
  • T Rogne 1
  • D McGeough 1

St Johnstone

  • F Sandaza 10
  • L Craig 6
  • C Sheridan 4
  • D MacKay 3
  • L Croft 3
  • M Davidson 2
  • M Haber 2
  • C Davidson 1
  • J Morris 1
  • D McCracken 1
  • S Anderson 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 64
  • 7 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 13 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 14 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 42
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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