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  • Date:22 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:46,536
  • Johansen (43) Griffiths (60)
    Stokes (90)

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:29 +0.29

Anthony Stokes scores with their right foot. Celtic 3-0 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Georgios Samaras.


John McGinn takes a fantastic shot and missed to the right of the goal.


Efe Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis.


Georgios Samaras has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.


Virgil van Dijk makes a clearance.


Header by Teemu Pukki goes to the left of the goal.


The ball is swung over by Adam Matthews.


Josh Magennis makes a clearance.


Corner taken by Anthony Stokes.


Gregg Wylde takes a shot and goes over the bar.


Leigh Griffiths goes off and Georgios Samaras comes on.


Marc McAusland takes the free kick.


Teemu Pukki joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Commons.


Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean.


Anthony Stokes takes a brilliant shot and cleared the goal.


Header by Marc McAusland goes harmlessly over the bar.


Corner taken by Kenny McLean.


(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Jim Goodwin coming on for Conor Newton.


Gregg Wylde comes on in place of Paul McGowan.


Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the right by-line.


Foul by Kris Commons on Marian Kello, free kick awarded.


The referee blows for offside against Leigh Griffiths.


Free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul McGowan.


Kris Commons takes a shot. Marian Kello parries the ball but the danger is not over.


Liam Henderson goes off and Efe Ambrose comes on.


Leigh Griffiths scores a right footed goal. Celtic 2-0 St Mirren.Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.


Steven Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Campbell.


Virgil van Dijk manages to make a clearance.


Jason Naismith takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.


Emilio Izaguirre fouled by Josh Magennis, the ref awards a free kick.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Henderson.


Unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by Jason Naismith results in a free kick.


Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.


Virgil van Dijk is shown a yellow card.


Paul McGowan fouled by Virgil van Dijk, the ref awards a free kick.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Leigh Griffiths.

The match restarts for the second half.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:09 +0.09

The ball is swung over by Stefan Johansen.


Stefan Johansen heads the ball into the goal. Celtic 1-0 St Mirren.Assist by Leigh Griffiths.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Conor Newton.


Darren McGregor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.


Shot by Leigh Griffiths. Blocked by Marc McAusland.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Henderson.


Shot by Liam Henderson. Sean Kelly gets a block in.


The offside flag is raised against Leigh Griffiths.


Shot by Kris Commons went wide left of the goal.


Kenny McLean restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Paul McGowan.


Liam Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.


Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the right by-line.


Shot by Leigh Griffiths.


Anthony Stokes takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.


Kenny McLean restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGinn by Emilio Izaguirre.


Corner taken by Liam Henderson.


Kenny McLean takes the free kick.


Paul McGowan fouled by Charlie Mulgrew, the ref awards a free kick.


John McGinn sends in a cross.


Scott Brown makes a clearance.


Paul McGowan has an effort at goal.


Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Josh Magennis on Charlie Mulgrew, free kick awarded.


Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Liam Henderson by Paul McGowan results in a free kick.


Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Naismith on Stefan Johansen.


The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.


Jason Naismith makes a clearance.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Lennon 'has list of targets' Neil Lennon is looking to add up to five new players to his Celtic squad in the summer from an "extensive list" he has drawn up. The Hoops will take another step towards clinching the Scottish Premiership title with a win against St Mirren at home on Saturday, but the Parkhead manager is already pressing ahead with plans for next season. The Northern Irishman expects to lose some players at the end of the current campaign, with forward Georgios Samaras out of contract at the end of the season and speculation surrounding the future of Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk and keeper Fraser Forster, both of whom have been in fine form this season. To that end, Lennon has lined up "more than several" replacements. "We have an extensive list of players that we are looking at with a view to bringing here in the summer," he said. "We are certainly looking at four or five positions. "I am pretty sure that players will be leaving in the summer. I have no indication of how many but players will be leaving, I would imagine. "Striker is always a priority position but at the minute we have very good players in that position. "Leigh (Griffiths) is just in the door and he is really settling in well and we are very pleased with the contribution he is making. But if there is a quality striker out there that we can afford, and we feel can make us better, we will pursue it." Lennon, however, described reports linking him to Manchester United forward Federico Macheda as "wild speculation". Giovanni Bia, the agent of the 22-year-old who is currently on loan at Birmingham, was quoted as saying that both Celtic and Rangers are interested in the player. However, the former Celtic skipper said: "There is nothing in that story at all. We have been aware of his availability over previous transfer windows but have not pursued that. "You never say never but it is just wild speculation at the minute." Virgil van Dijk returns from suspension for Celtic's Scottish Premiership clash with St Mirren at Parkhead on Saturday. Midfielder Nir Biton and wide-man James Forrest remain on the sidelines with groin injuries, while Derk Boerrigter has had a scan on his abdomen following a strain and will also miss out. Emilio Izaguirre and Georgios Samaras have been under the weather the past couple of days and will be assessed. Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba has shaken off a groin strain to rejoin the St Mirren squad. The Cameroonian missed last week's 3-2 defeat to Dundee United at Tannadice and will be joined in Danny Lennon's group by skipper Jim Goodwin, who will face his old side after completing a two-match ban. However, hernia victim David van Zanten will sit out the Scottish Premiership clash as he works his way back to fitness. St Mirren midfielder John McGinn says on-loan Aberdeen striker Josh Magennis deserves every bit of stick he receives for his League Cup final celebrations. Despite moving to Paisley in January, Magennis joined up with his old Pittodrie mates for last Sunday's League Cup final and was spotted sprinting across the Parkhead pitch to join his jubilant former team-mates as they partied after beating Inverness on penalties. But his new Saints colleagues have been quick to dub the Northern Irishman 'John Terry' in reference to the Chelsea captain's antics when the Blues won the Champions League in 2012. The former England skipper stripped off his tracksuit to reveal a full playing kit, even though he was suspended for the Munich final. McGinn laughed as he claimed the ribbing Magennis has suffered at their Ralston training ground this week will ensure he thinks twice about joining in with the Dons' celebrations if Derek McInnes' men also go on to win the William Hill Scottish Cup later this season. He said: "Josh has taken a lot of stick this week, and rightly so. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw him doing a 100-metre sprint over the pitch to hug his ex-manager. "He played 10 minutes in the competition, which doesn't merit a mad sprint across the pitch. "The fans haven't been giving him as much stick as the players have. He's been absolutely terrorised this week and rightly so. I doubt he'll be doing the same again if Aberdeen get to the Scottish Cup final."

Formation:433Manager: Neil Lennon


Formation: 4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Fraser Forster
  • Adam Matthews
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Stefan Johansen
  • Liam Henderson
  • Kris Commons
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • Anthony Stokes
  • SUBS
  • Holmbert Fridjonsson
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Beram Kayal
  • Filip Twardzik



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Celtic
  • VS
  • St Mirren

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 02/02/2014
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 05/01/2014
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 31/03/2013
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 15/12/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 5
  • Celtic
  • 20/10/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 21/01/2012

Top Scorers


  • K Commons 17
  • A Stokes 10
  • C Mulgrew 6
  • T Pukki 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • L Griffiths 4
  • J Forrest 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 11
  • P McGowan 3
  • C Newton 3
  • J McGinn 3
  • K McLean 2
  • A Campbell 2
  • G Wylde 1
  • J Naismith 1



    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 71
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 18 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins