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  • Date:02 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:45,014
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

92:20 +2.20

Free kick taken by Kenny McLean.

92:12 +2.12

Adam Campbell fouled by Efe Ambrose, the ref awards a free kick.

90:23 +0.23

Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

88:23

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line.

87:22

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

86:57

Efe Ambrose takes a shot.

84:39

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.

83:38

Shot by Amido Balde went wide of the left-hand post.

82:13

(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Adam Campbell coming on for Jim Goodwin.

82:00

Darnell Fisher fouled by John McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.

80:29

Free kick taken by Darren McGregor.

80:20

Unfair challenge on John McGinn by Emilio Izaguirre results in a free kick.

78:09

Kris Commons leaves the field to be replaced by Amido Balde.

76:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

75:57

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

74:56

Centre by Charlie Mulgrew.

73:29

Kris Commons takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Marian Kello catches the ball.

72:25

Free kick crossed by Gregg Wylde.

72:00

Unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Kris Commons results in a free kick.

71:07

Shot by Kris Commons went wide right of the post.

70:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGinn on Stefan Johansen.

69:25

Kenny McLean on for Steven Thompson.

69:05

Derk Boerrigter joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Forrest.

67:52

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal. Marian Kello catches the ball.

66:16

The ball is sent over by James Forrest.

63:47

Charlie Mulgrew is ruled offside.

62:51

James Forrest takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

62:21

Centre by Stefan Johansen.

59:53

Josh Magennis takes a shot.

55:53

James Forrest crosses the ball.

54:40

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

54:06

Anthony Stokes challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:38

Sean Kelly takes a fantastic shot and went wide left of the target.

51:48

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

51:34

Gregg Wylde challenges Darnell Fisher unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:55

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

48:37

Jason Naismith concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons.

48:26

Clearance made by Virgil van Dijk.

47:07

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

45:31

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.

The referee starts the second half.

The half-time whistle blows.

45:24 +0.24

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

45:19 +0.19

Unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick.

43:42

Centre by Sean Kelly.

42:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Stefan Johansen.

42:08

The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

40:20

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

39:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Efe Ambrose on John McGinn.

38:48

Corner taken by Anthony Stokes.

37:42

Virgil van Dijk takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

34:35

Kris Commons takes the free kick.

34:08

Anthony Stokes fouled by Darren McGregor, the ref awards a free kick.

33:10

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew.

32:18

Gregg Wylde has an effort at goal. Fraser Forster safely holds on.

31:45

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

30:10

Shot by Scott Brown cleared the net.

29:10

The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.

24:33

John McGinn takes the free kick.

24:15

Charlie Mulgrew challenges Jason Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:10

Conor Newton manages to make a clearance.

20:04

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

19:00

Clearance by Marc McAusland.

11:41

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

9:53

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line.

8:07

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

6:23

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

6:12

Scott Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.

5:08

Kris Commons scores with their left foot. Celtic 1-0 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Emilio Izaguirre.

1:40

Emilio Izaguirre restarts play with the free kick.

1:35

Josh Magennis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Virgil van Dijk.

1:07

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

0:46

Steven Thompson fouled by Virgil van Dijk, the ref awards a free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Hoops boss: Pressure off Buddies Neil Lennon believes St Mirren will have a "free game" when they take on high-flying Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday. The champions have gone 23 Scottish Premiership matches unbeaten since the start of the season and their 4-0 home win over Kilmarnock on Wednesday night meant they have not conceded a goal in 10 league games, equalling the club record last achieved in 1921/22. Celtic have also won their last 13 domestic matches while Danny Lennon's ninth-placed side have won just two of their last 12 league matches. Consequently few will give the Paisley side a chance of doing anything against the champions. However, the Hoops boss, who has drafted new signing Leigh Griffiths into his squad following the completion of the 23-year-old striker's move from Wolves on Friday, believes the lack of pressure on St Mirren could make them dangerous. "It is down to the standards players have set," said Lennon, who lost midfielder Joe Ledley to Crystal Palace minutes before the transfer deadline. "Not only are we unbeaten but we are on this great run of clean sheets as well. "I would imagine the clean sheet run will go before the unbeaten run goes but they might go at the same time. "It is something that we are very wary of. It is a free game for every team now, to come and have a go and be the team that ends the record or the unbeaten run." Striker Anthony Stokes, who returns after a two-game suspension, welcomed the addition of Griffiths to the Hoops squad. The Republic of Ireland international said: "It is the usual at this club. We bring in players during most transfer windows, midfielders, strikers, whatever. "It is competition for the club and it is a good thing. It will spur everyone on and the likes of myself will have to improve to keep in the team. "He is a great finisher, he is lively, he plays on the shoulder and I am sure he will bring a lot to the squad." The former Hibernian and Sunderland player is keen to keep improving on Celtic's already impressive statistics. He said: " Going unbeaten for so many games is an outstanding record. We are also proud of the clean sheets and want to maintain the winning run. "It has been going well, we have been playing good football and scoring goals so we want to keep that up." The Hoops will be without Adam Matthews (calf), Mikael Lustig (hip), Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles). Former Aberdeen striker Josh Magennis could make his St Mirren debut when the Buddies travel to Celtic Park after signing on loan until the end of the season. Defender Marc McAusland has been freed to play despite being sent off for a foul on Hearts' Dale Carrick on Wednesday night after Saints lodged an appeal. But St Mirren boss Danny Lennon will definitely be missing Danny Grainger after the full-back sealed a free-transfer switch to Dunfermline, while the already-injured trio of striker Stephane Bahoken (thigh), midfielder Kenny McLean (knee) and winger Gary Teale (groin) remain unavailable. Lennon hopes money will not talk when his side take on runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic. The Hoops are 18 points clear of nearest challengers Aberdeen and have not conceded a top-flight goal since beating the Dons 3-1 back in November. Buddies boss Lennon says that is to be expected when you compare the budget namesake Neil Lennon has to spend against those of the league's other managers. But he also believes his side are good value when it comes to shocking the Parkhead side, as they did in last year's League Cup semi-finals. Lennon said: "It doesn't get much tougher than Celtic at home. They have certainly got that bit between their teeth with this run that they are on. "Celtic should be miles ahead of the rest and it doesn't surprise me the number of goals they take off teams in this league because they pay the money for that type of top quality. "Fortunately for us football is not played with money. It's played 11 v 11 and we showed last season if we can keep our application and concentration going for 90 minutes we can upset them. "We will look to do the same on Sunday."

Formation:433Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • LLLWDL

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Celtic
  • 5 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 26/11/2011

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • K Commons 12
  • A Stokes 7
  • C Mulgrew 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • J Ledley 4
  • T Pukki 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • J Forrest 3
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 10
  • P McGowan 2
  • C Newton 2
  • K McLean 2
  • A Campbell 2
  • J McGinn 2
  • J Naismith 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 56
  • 4 (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 Mirren

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 24
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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