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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:East End Park
  • Attendance:10,140
  • Stokes (17) Wanyama (39)
    Mulgrew (68)

Live Commentary

90:45 +0.45

Paul Burns is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Paul Burns challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Stokes. Chris Smith takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Andy Kirk results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.


The offside flag is raised against Liam Buchanan. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.


Shot from deep inside the area by Anthony Stokes clears the crossbar.


Foul by Joe Cardle on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.


James Forrest takes a shot. Victor Wanyama leaves the field to be replaced by Emilio Izaguirre. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Free kick awarded for a foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Patrick Boyle. John Potter restarts play with the free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki is shown a yellow card. Patrick Boyle receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


Shot from deep inside the area by Martin Hardie goes over the bar.


Liam Buchanan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Barrowman. David Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley. Direct free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki. Du-Ri Cha replaces Adam Matthews.


Andrew Barrowman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama. Free kick scored by Charlie Mulgrew. Dunfermline 0-3 Celtic.Victor Wanyama provided the assist for the goal.


Martin Hardie has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.


Sung-Yeung Ki is brought on as a substitute for Gary Hooper.


Paul Willis leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Kirk.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Willis, Fraser Forster manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line played to the near post, Andrew Barrowman makes a clearance.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Alex Keddie. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.


The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster. Gary Mason leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Cardle.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Hardie on Georgios Samaras. Georgios Samaras takes the direct free kick.


Victor Wanyama grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-2 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Charlie Mulgrew.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Hardie on Georgios Samaras. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Georgios Samaras fouled by Andy Dowie, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.


Effort on goal by Martin Hardie from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.


Effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Stokes misses to the right of the goal.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Andrew Barrowman. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.


Andrew Barrowman is ruled offside. Thomas Rogne takes the free kick.


Victor Wanyama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Hardie. Andy Dowie takes the direct free kick.


Victor Wanyama takes a shot. Chris Smith gets a block in. Charlie Mulgrew takes a corner.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Anthony Stokes finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-1 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Georgios Samaras.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, John Potter manages to make a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Martin Hardie by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick. Chris Smith takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Barrowman.


Alex Keddie fouled by Anthony Stokes, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

McIntyre seeks quick reinforcements Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre is looking to bring in players straight away after Jason Thomson returned to Hearts. The Dunfermline board have revealed they were looking to raise income to help McIntyre bring in a "further two or three players" during the January transfer window. But full-back Thomson's departure following the end of his loan spell means McIntyre can immediately strengthen. "We're looking to fill that space," McIntyre said. "I've had a chat with the board and they are working behind the scenes to try to raise funds to strengthen the squad. "If the right players are available I'll be able to bring them in right away, but how many will depend on how much clubs want for their players." McIntyre admitted he needed to bring players in after a 3-0 defeat by St Johnstone on Christmas Eve left them bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and without a home win all season. But he insists he has not given up on any of his current squad. "I don't think I said to any of my players that they need to move on," said McIntyre, whose team host new SPL leaders Celtic on Monday. "What I said was you can't expect to keep your place in the team if you're making the same mistakes. I'm not being any harsher than I have been throughout my managerial career. "The bottom line is, if you make mistakes and you continue to make them and you're not learning from them, then you need to look to change your team around. It's as simple as that." Meanwhile, Celtic new-boy Mikael Lustig revealed he caught the Parkhead bug by watching fellow countryman Henrik Larsson play in the hoops. The Sweden defender, 25, will officially become a Celtic player on Sunday after his transfer to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders was completed on Friday. Lustig, who agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract in November after leaving Norwegian side Rosenborg, almost inevitably referenced legend Larsson, who starred at the Parkhead club between 1997 and 2004. "Henrik Larsson put Celtic on the map in Sweden," said the right-back. "I watched many Celtic games when he played here and Celtic have many fans cheering for them in Sweden. "I haven't spoken to him but he has spoken a lot about the club and Glasgow. "I have known about this for two months. "I always thought it was a great club for me and I have been waiting for this moment, so now I am here it is perfect." Lustig, who first became aware of Celtic's interest 18 months ago, was in attendance at Parkhead on Wednesday night as Neil Lennon's men beat Rangers 1-0 to go two points clear of their Ibrox rivals at the top of the SPL table. The former Rosenborg defender insisted that the game whetted his appetite for life at one of the Glasgow giants. "It was my first live Old Firm game and the atmosphere was really good," he said. "I heard the game was something special and it was, it was really nice. I was sitting in the crowd with a smile. "I come from Rosenborg and I know what it is like. Every game is a pressure and every year you want to win the league so it is the same. "I am quite a calm guy and I think I am going to handle it very well." Beram Kayal is out of the trip to Dunfermline. The Israel midfielder was carried off on a stretcher in the 1-0 win over Rangers on Wednesday with an ankle injury which was scanned yesterday. Assistant manager Johan Mjallby revealed that they were waiting on results but that Kayal could be out for 10 days at least.

Formation:451Manager: Jim McIntyre


Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon


  • Chris Smith
  • Andy Dowie
  • John Potter
  • Alex Keddie
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Paul Willis
  • Martin Hardie
  • Gary Mason
  • Paul Burns
  • David Graham
  • Andrew Barrowman
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Goodfellow
  • Andy Kirk
  • Liam Buchanan
  • Joe Cardle
  • Craig Easton
  • Ryan Thomson
  • Kerr Young



Match Report

Hoops claim convincing win Charlie Mulgrew scored one and helped set up the other two goals as Celtic beat Dunfermline 3-0. Mulgrew's delivery led to a glorious curling opener from Anthony Stokes and Victor Wanyama volleyed home the defender's delivery five minutes before the break. Mulgrew wrapped up a comfortable win against the bottom side - Celtic's 10th league victory in succession - when he curled home a 30-yard free-kick midway through the second half. Celtic were also boosted by the return off the bench of Emilio Izaguirre, making his first appearance since breaking his ankle at Aberdeen in August. Stokes came in for midfielder Beram Kayal, who has been ruled out for at least a month with the ankle injury he sustained during Celtic's 1-0 win over Rangers, which sent them top of the SPL. Dunfermline brought in John Potter and Gary Mason for Joe Cardle and Jason Thomson, who returned to Hearts after his loan spell ended. They spent most of the opening stages inside their own half but they were getting tight on their opponents in their defensive third. The hosts scrambled away two corners from Mulgrew and survived a low cross across the face of goal from Georgios Samaras, who was playing on the left of a four-man midfield. But they could do little about the 18th-minute opener. The home defence cleared Mulgrew's cross after the Celtic defender had worked a short corner with James Forrest and Stokes brought the ball down right on the edge of the box. The Irishman was faced with a crowded penalty area but he picked his spot in the top right corner and perfectly executed a curling right-footed shot just out of reach of Chris Smith's hand and just inside the frame of the goal. Smith then pushed over Wanyama's powerful 25-yard strike. Dunfermline attempted to provide more support to lone striker Andy Barrowman but they struggled to make headway. Their first chance fell to Martin Hardie after some persistent play from David Graham set him up 25 yards out but the veteran midfielder placed his shot two yards wide. Celtic soon moved two ahead in the 40th minute following another Mulgrew set-piece. The former Aberdeen player curled a free-kick towards the back post after Martin Hardie had fouled Samaras 35 yards out and Wanyama ran round the back to cushion a volley home from six yards. Dunfermline almost responded immediately when they worked space for Paul Burns in the left channel but Fraser Forster narrowed the angle and stood up to beat away the midfielder's shot. The more attack-minded Cardle replaced Mason in the 52nd minute and Dunfermline made a bright start to the second half. However, Celtic stepped up a gear and Gary Hooper glanced Joe Ledley's cross beyond the far post. Another chance went begging when Forrest played the ball across the face of goal after a solo run. Dunfermline brought on striker Andy Kirk for Paul Willis in the 65th minute and Barrowman almost broke through after a long ball but Celtic got enough men to snuff out the initial danger and Hardie shot wide from 22 yards. Celtic moved further ahead in the 69th minute when Mulgrew curled a free-kick which dipped over Smith's head and sailed into the middle of the goal. Smith looked more assured when he parried a Samaras strike after Scott Brown had played the Greek striker in. The goalkeeper then tipped over Forrest's 25-yard strike before Izaguirre came on in the 79th minute for his first appearance since August to a huge ovation. Substitute Ki Sung-yueng volleyed just wide following a corner as Celtic cruised to victory.

Form Guide

  • Dunfermline
  • VS
  • Celtic

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 23/11/2011
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 03/03/2007
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 10/12/2006
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 16/09/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 8
  • Celtic
  • 19/02/2006
  • Celtic
  • 0 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 26/11/2005

Top Scorers


  • A Kirk 4
  • J Cardle 4
  • A Barrowman 2
  • R Thomson 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • A McCann 1
  • D Graham 1
  • L Buchanan 1
  • P Burns 1
  • J Thomson 1


  • G Hooper 11
  • A Stokes 8
  • S Ki 5
  • J Forrest 5
  • J Ledley 4
  • G Samaras 3
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • B El Kaddouri 1
  • V Wanyama 1
  • D McGeough 1



    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


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