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  • Date:12 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:5,163
Goal!

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96:21 +6.21

Corner taken by Emilio Izaguirre from the left by-line,

96:04 +6.04

Patrick McCourt takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Graham.

94:20 +4.20

Drilled right-footed shot by Fredrik Ljungberg. Save by Tomas Cerny.

93:17 +3.17

Niall McGinn delivers the ball, save by Tomas Cerny.

93:01 +3.01

The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.

87:27

Thomas Rogne sends in a cross.

86:02

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Niall McGinn goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:08

The referee books Niall McGinn for unsporting behaviour.

84:46

The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.

84:09

The referee penalises Damian Casalinuovo for handball. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

83:26

Patrick McCourt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

81:34

Damian Casalinuovo replaces Nigel Hasselbaink. Kyle Wilkie is brought on as a substitute for Grant Gillespie.

80:13

Scott Brown challenges Simon Mensing unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Buchanan takes the free kick.

77:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Close range effort by Daniel Majstorovic misses to the right of the goal.

76:49

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance.

76:22

Centre by Niall McGinn.

75:58

Gavin Skelton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fredrik Ljungberg. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.

74:28

Fredrik Ljungberg on for Joe Ledley. Corner taken right-footed by Emilio Izaguirre, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Patrick McCourt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

74:13

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, clearance by Martin Canning.

73:32

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

73:10

Patrick McCourt produces a cross, clearance by Martin Canning.

72:44

The ball is swung over by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance by Martin Canning.

70:15

Emilio Izaguirre has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:43

The ball is sent over by Niall McGinn, Martin Canning makes a clearance.

68:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, clearance made by Joe Ledley.

68:19

Flavio Paixao has a volleyed shot. Blocked by Daniel Majstorovic.

67:30

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.

67:14

Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

65:40

Mark Wilson is cautioned. Niall McGinn comes on in place of Mark Wilson. Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Mark Wilson results in a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

64:04

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, save made by Tomas Cerny.

63:08

The referee shows James McAlister a red card.

61:31

James McAlister comes on in place of Mark McLaughlin. Outswinging corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the right by-line, Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

59:13

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball.

58:13

Scott Brown replaces Beram Kayal.

57:23

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, save by Tomas Cerny.

55:28

Centre by Charlie Mulgrew, Tomas Cerny makes a save.

54:50

Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross, Mark McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.

53:13

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, Tomas Cerny fouled by Anthony Stokes, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

52:26

Nigel Hasselbaink challenges Thomas Rogne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

48:43

James Forrest sent off. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by James Forrest. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

45:39

Mark Wilson delivers the ball.

44:17

Mark Wilson crosses the ball.

41:43

Beram Kayal challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.

38:40

Effort on goal by Patrick McCourt from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

38:10

Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Charlie Mulgrew, free kick awarded. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

37:19

Effort on goal by Thomas Rogne from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

37:08

Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball, Tomas Cerny makes a save.

36:22

Simon Mensing is caught offside. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

36:14

Martin Canning delivers the ball.

35:49

Douglas Imrie delivers the ball, clearance by Thomas Rogne.

34:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Flavio Paixao on Beram Kayal. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.

34:20

Flavio Paixao sends in a cross, save by Fraser Forster.

34:01

Emilio Izaguirre challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Canning takes the free kick.

32:43

Unfair challenge on Patrick McCourt by Gavin Skelton results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Charlie Mulgrew, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Daniel Majstorovic goes wide right of the goal.

31:41

Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Mark Wilson results in a free kick. David Buchanan takes the direct free kick.

30:41

Gavin Skelton concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCourt. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

29:26

Handball decision goes against Emilio Izaguirre. Free kick taken by Andy Graham.

27:16

Simon Mensing scores a headed goal from just outside the box. Hamilton 1-0 Celtic.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Thomas Rogne. Assist by Flavio Paixao.

23:25

Anthony Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

23:02

Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Blocked by Mark McLaughlin.

22:07

Centre by Patrick McCourt.

20:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line to the near post.

19:49

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Mark McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.

18:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Emilio Izaguirre. Free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

18:03

Beram Kayal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Free kick taken by Mark McLaughlin.

17:01

Simon Mensing takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

13:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Daniel Majstorovic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

13:27

Anthony Stokes sends in a cross, clearance by Mark McLaughlin.

12:38

Foul by David Buchanan on Beram Kayal, free kick awarded. Beram Kayal takes the direct free kick.

11:18

Unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Andy Graham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

9:22

Mark Wilson delivers the ball, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.

8:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Emilio Izaguirre. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.

4:06

Unfair challenge on Patrick McCourt by Gavin Skelton results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew.

3:57

Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross, clearance by Martin Canning.

2:49

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Grant Gillespie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

1:58

The referee blows for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The second half begins.

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

Match Preview

Elebert set for Hamilton return David Elebert is back in contention for Hamilton for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Celtic after recovering from a knee injury. Alex Neil (hip) and James Gibson (knee) remain on the sidelines and although Hamilton have signed Mickael Antoine-Curier until the end of the season, he is unlikely to be involved. The 27-year-old scored eight goals for the Accies last season during a loan spell from Dundee, and was made redundant when the Dens Park club went into administration in October. A knee injury curtailed his progress in the second half of last season and he did not play again for Dundee, but Reid has taken a chance on the free agent Guadeloupe international in the hope he can repeat his initial form at New Douglas Park. Reid said: "If you look at Conor Sammon at Kilmarnock, he is a big presence up front, especially playing one up top, getting in behind. "If he can score half the goals Conor Sammon has scored it will be job done for us. "But he scored eight goals last season before he got injured and I know if we get him on the park fit then he can have an influence on our team." Georgios Samaras has been ruled out for Celtic. The striker was forced out of the Scottish Cup win against Berwick Rangers with a hamstring strain and will be out of action for at least 10 days. Better news for the Hoops is that Gary Hooper (ankle), Glenn Loovens (knee) and Daryl Murphy (calf) are set to return to training next week.

Formation:352Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 4411Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Tomas Cerny
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Andy Graham
  • Martin Canning
  • Simon Mensing
  • Flavio Paixao
  • David Buchanan
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Gavin Skelton
  • Douglas Imrie
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Damian Casalinuovo
  • James McAlister
  • Kyle Wilkie
  • Marco Paixao
  • David Elebert
  • Mickael Antoine-Curier

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Match Report

Stokes strikes to deny Accies Hamilton were denied their first win over Celtic in almost 22 years when Anthony Stokes claimed a last-minute leveller from the penalty spot to secure a 1-1 draw for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders. The rock-bottom Accies opened the scoring through Simon Mensing and had looked set to hold on for a famous win until the final minute of a dramatic encounter at New Douglas Park. James Forrest and Jim McAlister were both sent off earlier in the game and Mensing joined them when he conceded the last-gasp spot-kick as the points were shared. Freddie Ljungberg was dropped to the bench as Celtic made three changes from the Scottish Cup win over Berwick Rangers. Georgios Samaras missed out through injury, while Fraser Forster was given the nod in goal ahead of Lukasz Zaluska. Hamilton made one change from their win over Alloa, with Marco Paixao making way for Gavin Skelton, while new signing Mickael Antoine-Curier was named among the substitutes. Celtic had the chance to pile on the pressure when they won a free-kick on the left flank and Charlie Mulgrew whipped a dangerous ball into the box for Paddy McCourt in front of goal, but Mark McLaughlin was first to the ball to nod into the hands of goalkeeper Tomas Cerny. At the other end, Mensing tried to open the scoring for Hamilton but his shot from just inside the box was tame and it was comfortably gathered by Forster. The breakthrough came after 28 minutes, and surprisingly it went Hamilton's way. Flavio Paixao lofted the ball into the box and although Forster managed to block, Mensing pounced to nod home. Martin Canning appeared to be in an offside position in front of the goalkeeper but the goal was allowed to stand. Celtic tried to haul themselves back into the game and could have levelled when Cerny's attempts to clear a Mulgrew cross fell at the feet of Forrest 15 yards out but he blasted well over the crossbar. With half-time approaching, irate Celtic boss Neil Lennon - who found himself in the spotlight after picking up a six-match touchline ban starting next week - earned himself a lecture from referee Willie Collum. Celtic suffered another setback just four minutes after the restart when Forrest dived in late with a rash challenge on David Buchanan and was shown a straight red card, with the Accies player requiring treatment before being able to continue. With just under an hour gone, Celtic made their first change when Beram Kayal was withdrawn to allow for the introduction of skipper Scott Brown, who came off the bench to score at Berwick at the weekend. Accies threw McAlister into the action in place of McLaughlin after 62 minutes but he was sent off after just 35 seconds on the field following a reckless tackle on Mark Wilson, who was replaced by Niall McGinn moments later. Now that the number of players on each team was level again, Celtic set about trying to level the scoreline too and Stokes saw his ferocious drive from 25 yards gratefully smothered by Cerny. With time fast running out for the Hoops, Joe Ledley was withdrawn for Ljungberg, as the former Arsenal star was given his first taste of the SPL. Cerny was called into action again when Dougie Imrie's clearance smacked off Stokes and rebounded towards goal. Daniel Majstorovic - who netted his first goal for Celtic at the weekend - then nodded wide from the corner. Just when Accies thought they had held on for the win, the referee pointed to the penalty spot in the last minute, as Mensing was sent off for a foul on Emilio Izaguirre in the box. Stokes stepped up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way with the spot-kick. Stokes then thought he had grabbed the winner at the death but Izaguirre's corner had gone out of play before he forced home a header as the match ended all square.

Form Guide

    LLLDLD
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • DDDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 3 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 02/10/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 30/01/2010
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 26/12/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 25/10/2009
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 04/04/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 16/11/2008

Top Scorers

Hamilton

  • D Imrie 2
  • N Hasselbaink 2
  • M McLaughlin 1
  • J Routledge 1
  • M Paixao 1
  • F Paixao 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 9
  • S Maloney 4
  • P McCourt 4
  • S Ki 3
  • A Stokes 2
  • J Ledley 2
  • N McGinn 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • G Loovens 1
  • D Cha 1
  • S Brown 1
  • G Samaras 1
  • E Izaguirre 1
  • T Rogne 1

Goals

Hamilton

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

Celtic

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

possession


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