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  • Date:16 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:45,239
  • Stokes (15) Stokes (63)
    Stokes (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

88:11

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Teemu Pukki coming on for Anthony Stokes.

87:46

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

87:21

Darnell Fisher has an effort at goal.

83:43

The referee blows for offside against Leigh Griffiths.

81:29

Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Stefan Johansen.

80:40

Shot by Nir Bitton went wide left of the goal.

78:27

Clearance made by David Mackay.

78:15

Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.

77:59

James Dunne leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick Cregg.

77:36

Foul by Gary McDonald on Darnell Fisher, free kick awarded.

76:00

Free kick taken by Darnell Fisher.

75:50

Darnell Fisher fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick.

74:58

Shot by Kris Commons.

72:48

Brian Easton restarts play with the free kick.

72:29

Unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran by Efe Ambrose results in a free kick.

71:45

Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

71:36

Derk Boerrigter on for Scott Brown.

71:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Kris Commons.

70:34

Free kick taken by Stefan Johansen.

70:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Kris Commons.

69:39

Centre by Leigh Griffiths.

69:03

Scott Brown takes a fantastic shot and strikes the post.

66:51

James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons.

66:34

Lee Croft leaves the field to be replaced by Michael O'Halloran.

65:57

Anthony Stokes scores a right footed goal. Celtic 3-0 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Kris Commons.

63:33

Anthony Stokes scores with their right foot. Celtic 2-0 St Johnstone.The assist for the goal came from Scott Brown.

60:39

Kris Commons has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

60:05

Chris Millar leaves the field to be replaced by Nigel Hasselbaink.

59:44

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Anthony Stokes and misses to the left of the goal.

58:49

Anthony Stokes fouled by Steven Anderson, the ref awards a free kick.

57:13

Shot by Virgil van Dijk went wide right of the net.

56:17

Clearance by David Mackay.

55:45

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

55:04

Shot by Gary McDonald missed to the left of goal.

53:43

Free kick crossed by David Mackay.

53:25

Darnell Fisher challenges Lee Croft unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:32

The ball is delivered by Gary McDonald.

51:17

The ball is swung over by Anthony Stokes.

49:48

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

48:30

Scott Brown has an effort at goal.

47:20

The ball is swung over by Darnell Fisher.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:26 +0.26

Brian Easton makes a clearance.

45:05 +0.05

The ball is sent over by Scott Brown.

43:27

Stefan Johansen makes a clearance.

41:55

The referee blows for offside.

The referee blows for half time.

39:14

The ball is delivered by Leigh Griffiths.

37:39

Centre by Kris Commons.

35:42

Lee Croft sends in a cross.

33:26

Steven Anderson makes a clearance.

33:23

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

31:29

Clearance made by Efe Ambrose.

31:04

Clearance by Efe Ambrose.

29:55

Chris Millar concedes a free kick for a foul on Nir Bitton.

28:43

Corner taken by Anthony Stokes.

28:14

Nir Bitton takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

24:59

Kris Commons takes a brilliant shot and bounced off the bar.

24:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Stokes.

23:31

Stefan Johansen restarts play with the free kick.

23:24

Stefan Johansen fouled by Chris Millar, the ref awards a free kick.

23:09

Nir Bitton manages to make a clearance.

21:42

Virgil van Dijk manages to make a clearance.

20:32

Darnell Fisher on for Emilio Izaguirre.

18:39

Clearance by Virgil van Dijk.

18:02

Clearance by Nir Bitton.

15:20

Anthony Stokes grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist by Leigh Griffiths.

14:14

Tom Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

14:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nir Bitton on James Dunne.

12:34

The ball is delivered by Adam Matthews.

9:38

Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

6:33

David Wotherspoon takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

5:09

Free kick crossed by Lee Croft.

4:39

James Dunne fouled by Virgil van Dijk, the ref awards a free kick.

4:14

David Mackay takes the free kick.

4:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Stefan Johansen.

3:21

Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.

3:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nir Bitton on Gary McDonald.

1:43

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Mulgrew backs Van Dijk's WC dream Celtic utility man Charlie Mulgrew insists team-mate Virgil van Dijk has done enough to book a spot in Holland's World Cup squad, despite what the critics may say. The former FC Groningen defender has impressed since moving to Scotland this summer as part of a Hoops defence that has not conceded a Scottish Premiership goal since November. Such performances have seen the 22-year-old tipped for a place in the Holland party that will jet out to Brazil this summer. But with Celtic's Champions League campaign over, some Dutch pundits have suggested his chances may suffer because of the poor quality of opposition in Scotland. Mulgrew, though, is a huge fan of the defender's talents. Speaking ahead of Sunday's league clash with St Johnstone, he said: "I'd give Virgil my backing for a World Cup call-up. He's a top player and is still young, he's got plenty of time on his side. "From what I've seen of him and from training with him, he's good enough to be in the Holland squad. "You could see from day one of his time here that he was a good player and he has got all the attributes. He has improved during his eight months here too and is getting better all the time. "He's a typical Dutch centre-back - really good on the ball and really composed. He makes it look easy at times. "Is it harder to get a call-up for a country like Holland when you're playing in Scotland? I don't know, maybe it is but I don't know why it should be." St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has challenged his players to make an improved start as they look to beat the champions for a third consecutive season. Saints have won both home and away during Wright's time at McDiarmid Park but conceded early goals in both of the matches they have played against Celtic since he stepped up following the exit of Steve Lomas. Both of those games ended in one-goal defeats and Wright knows they must start better on Saturday at Parkhead as Celtic bid to bounce back from their William Hill Scottish Cup loss to Aberdeen. "We haven't beaten them this year obviously but in recent years we have experienced wins against them," Wright said. "We know how difficult it is, it can never be underestimated how hard you have to work against them to achieve a victory. "The most important thing is you need everybody to play almost on top of their game. You need to keep the ball, and we have players in the team who are capable of that. "We know in the two games we played (this season) we can cause them some problems, although we didn't cause them enough problems. "We will try to compete for 90 minutes. When we went to Celtic, we did really well for the last half-hour, and the second half at McDiarmid we played really well. "But the two first-half performances, Celtic could have been out of sight. "So we have to start the game well and make sure we are competing for 90 minutes."

Formation:433Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 4411Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Fraser Forster
  • Adam Matthews
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Nir Bitton
  • Stefan Johansen
  • Kris Commons
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • SUBS
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Derk Boerrigter
  • Amido Balde
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Eoghan O'Connell
  • Darnell Fisher

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WLLWDW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 26/12/2013
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/09/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/05/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 19/02/2013
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/11/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 15/09/2012

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • K Commons 13
  • A Stokes 7
  • C Mulgrew 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • T Pukki 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • J Forrest 3
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 12
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • S MacLean 4
  • D Mackay 2
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 57
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

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

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