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  • Date:11 May 2013
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:57,000
  • Ledley (1) Mulgrew (35)
    Forrest (51) Frazer Wright - og (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew, An own goal is conceded by Frazer Wright. Celtic 4-0 St Johnstone.The assist for the goal came from Charlie Mulgrew.

88:13

Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick. Liam Caddis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.

86:31

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gary Hooper misses to the right of the target.

83:35

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Beram Kayal coming on for Emilio Izaguirre.

82:55

Mikael Lustig goes into the book for dissent.

81:21

The ball is swung over by Liam Craig, Joe Ledley manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Craig, Joe Ledley manages to make a clearance.

80:25

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the right by-line, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.

79:50

Georgios Samaras delivers the ball, Liam Craig gets a block in.

79:01

Gregory Tade is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

73:14

Liam Caddis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven MacLean.

72:27

Joe Ledley fouled by Patrick Cregg, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Cregg goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Victor Wanyama.

71:49

James Forrest leaves the field to be replaced by Dylan McGeouch.

70:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Georgios Samaras. The referee books Georgios Samaras for unsporting behaviour. Callum Davidson takes the direct free kick.

68:15

The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre, Georgios Samaras has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

67:12

Shot from just outside the box by Georgios Samaras goes over the bar.

66:30

The ball is swung over by Nigel Hasselbaink, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.

65:14

A cross is delivered by Steven MacLean.

63:29

Anthony Stokes challenges Murray Davidson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Craig takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Murray Davidson. Murray Davidson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

59:48

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes. Scott Brown goes off and Georgios Samaras comes on. Nigel Hasselbaink on for Rowan Vine. Charlie Mulgrew has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

58:57

Murray Davidson challenges Joe Ledley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum Davidson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Thomas Scobbie. Direct free kick taken by Mikael Lustig.

57:50

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig from the left by-line, Gregory Tade concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Wanyama. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

57:03

Shot from deep inside the area by James Forrest clears the bar.

53:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by Scott Brown. Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick, Scott Brown makes a clearance.

53:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Scott Brown. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

52:33

Anthony Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

51:00

James Forrest finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 3-0 St Johnstone.Assist by Gary Hooper.

48:50

Rowan Vine receives a caution.

48:45

Booking for Victor Wanyama for unsporting behaviour.

45:49

Steven MacLean delivers the ball, Liam Craig takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:31 +0.31

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Steven MacLean, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David MacKay.

44:53

Emilio Izaguirre takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

44:02

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Frazer Wright makes a clearance. Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance by Frazer Wright.

42:31

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Anderson.

40:45

James Forrest takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus. Short corner taken by James Forrest. A cross is delivered by James Forrest.

39:12

Murray Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Forrest. James Forrest restarts play with the free kick.

34:34

Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Gregory Tade results in a free kick. Free kick scored by Charlie Mulgrew. Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone.Assist by Scott Brown.

34:03

Scott Brown takes a shot. Blocked by Frazer Wright.

32:37

The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.

31:31

A cross is delivered by Joe Ledley, Mikael Lustig has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Alan Mannus.

30:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance by Murray Davidson.

29:48

Foul by Scott Brown on Patrick Cregg, free kick awarded. Frazer Wright takes the direct free kick.

29:23

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball.

27:45

Centre by Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

26:44

Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie.

25:19

Anthony Stokes fouled by Liam Craig, the ref awards a free kick. Emilio Izaguirre takes the free kick. Centre by James Forrest, clearance made by Patrick Cregg. Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, Rowan Vine manages to make a clearance.

24:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Wanyama on Gregory Tade. Free kick crossed right-footed by Rowan Vine from left channel, Victor Wanyama makes a clearance.

21:34

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre.

21:27

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by David MacKay.

18:02

Unfair challenge on James Forrest by Frazer Wright results in a free kick. Frazer Wright is booked. Mikael Lustig takes the free kick.

16:55

James Forrest challenges Gregory Tade unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Forrest booked. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick.

15:38

Victor Wanyama takes a shot. Steven Anderson gets a block in.

14:07

The ball is sent over by Charlie Mulgrew.

13:18

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, David MacKay gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, David MacKay makes a clearance.

12:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Rowan Vine. Free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

11:36

A cross is delivered by Victor Wanyama, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

9:10

Mikael Lustig delivers the ball, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

6:39

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Mikael Lustig misses to the right of the target.

5:30

Unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Steven MacLean results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

4:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Wanyama on Liam Craig. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

3:06

Charlie Mulgrew takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Patrick Cregg.

1:02

Joe Ledley finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone.James Forrest provided the assist for the goal.

0:31

Steven MacLean produces a cross, clearance made by Mikael Lustig.

Match Preview

Lennon flattered by Everton link Neil Lennon admits it is "nice recognition" if nothing else that he has been linked with the vacant post at Everton. The Celtic boss was made favourite overnight by several bookmakers to take over from David Moyes who will become the new manager at Manchester United on July 1 following the announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, however, emerged later on Friday as a strong candidate, with Roberto Martinez of Wigan and Swansea's Michael Laudrup also reportedly in the frame. Speaking at Lennoxtown ahead of Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with St Johnstone at Parkhead, where the champions will be presented with their SPL trophy, the Northern Irishman was asked if he was flattered by his name being linked with Goodison. "Of course, it is nice recognition," he said. "Roberto Martinez was favourite (on Thursday) and I'm favourite (on Friday), it could be someone else (on Saturday). "But all it is, is speculation. "I have a job here, I have a great job, a great set of players, a great support, so I am pretty happy here." Lennon, who revealed skipper Scott Brown will make a surprise return to the squad on Saturday after recovering from surgery to cure an abductor problem, was then asked if Everton was a big enough job to tempt him to leave Celtic. He said: "It is a bit of a hypothetical question. "You are all talking about me leaving here and I never said I was leaving. "Everton are a huge club, a great club with great history and they just lost probably one of the greatest managers in their history. "It is flattering as I said to be linked with them but that's all it is, just a link." The former Celtic skipper insists he can improve on what has been a successful season at the Parkhead club but admits timing in football is everything. "If I am here next season, that's what you look to do, improve every season and I think we have done," he said. "I think we have progressed this season on and off the field." It was expected that Brown would miss the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian at Hampden later in the month after going under the knife in March. However, Lennon said: "Brown will be in the squad with a view to playing at some stage (on Saturday). "His rehab has gone really well, we are delighted with that. "He has been training the last week to 10 days so he just needs football now." St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has told his players their previous record against Celtic will count for nothing at Parkhead. Saints are unbeaten in three games against Celtic in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season and beat them at McDiarmid Park in September. But Lomas said: "I don't think that counts for anything. It will be a different game. "We did well in those games but this is a different match. "We have to be on top of our game, we have to be resolute and we have to play with high energy, and if we get chances then we have to take them. "But I have been telling the boys all week that you don't get away with being average against Celtic." Celtic will collect the SPL trophy after the match and there is sure to be a higher-than-average crowd to celebrate the occasion. But St Johnstone are focused on securing success of their own as they seek a second consecutive season in Europe. Victory will put them ahead of Inverness before Caley Thistle host Dundee United, but defeat would allow Terry Butcher's side the opportunity to wrap up a Europa League spot. Lomas said: "It's a massive game. They are collecting the trophy and there will be a partisan atmosphere but we have our own agenda to get a result that keeps the European race alive going into the final game. "It's a great challenge for the boys to go there - can we ruin their party?" Lomas, whose side are unbeaten in six games and secured wins over Inverness and Dundee United in their previous two outings, added: "We know it's going to be a tough match but we have been on a decent run of form. "We are in there fighting and we are trying to take it to the last game of the season."

Formation:442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 433Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

  • Fraser Forster
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Joe Ledley
  • James Forrest
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Adam Matthews
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Patrick McCourt
  • Beram Kayal
  • Dylan McGeouch

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Form Guide

    WDWWLD
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WDDDWW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 19/02/2013
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/11/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 15/09/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 03/05/2012
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 01/04/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 18/12/2011

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • G Hooper 19
  • K Commons 9
  • G Samaras 7
  • J Ledley 6
  • V Wanyama 6
  • T Watt 5
  • A Stokes 4
  • C Mulgrew 4
  • S Brown 3
  • M Lustig 3
  • E Ambrose 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • NL Miku 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1
  • D McGeouch 1

St Johnstone

  • R Vine 7
  • M Davidson 7
  • L Craig 6
  • N Hasselbaink 6
  • S MacLean 5
  • G Tade 4
  • D MacKay 3
  • D Robertson 2
  • F Wright 1
  • P Cregg 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 119
    • Goals per game 84
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 43
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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