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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
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94mins

Foul by Ross Tokely on Shaun Maloney, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

93mins

Shot by James Forrest. Efrain Juarez takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

89mins

Efrain Juarez is brought on as a substitute for Marc-Antoine Fortune.

88mins

Du-Ri Cha takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

88mins

Shot by James Forrest. Save by Ryan Esson. Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Shane Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Hayes.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shaun Maloney from right channel. Corner taken by Shaun Maloney played to the near post.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney played to the near post, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.

78mins

David Proctor on for Gil Blumenshtein.

77mins

Shot by James Forrest from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, Russell Duncan makes a clearance.

74mins

Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Russell Duncan.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line played to the near post, Russell Duncan makes a clearance.

67mins

Close range effort by Shaun Maloney goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64mins

Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line, Glenn Loovens has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

63mins

Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Gil Blumenshtein on for Nicholas Ross. James Forrest on for Patrick McCourt.

61mins

Scott Brown takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Esson.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Kevin McCann. Free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.

58mins

Eric Odhiambo challenges Du-Ri Cha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.

56mins

Patrick McCourt gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Celtic.

55mins

Jonathan Hayes sends in a cross, Nicholas Ross takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Georgios Samaras. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on Glenn Loovens. Glenn Loovens takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Charlie Mulgrew takes the inswinging corner, save by Ryan Esson.

50mins

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Ledley on Russell Duncan. Kenny Gillet takes the free kick.

48mins

Ross Tokely challenges Scott Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Ryan Esson. Short corner taken by Patrick McCourt.

47mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

46mins

Russell Duncan takes a shot. Save made by Lukasz Zaluska.

43mins

Grant Munro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Loovens.

42mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Nicholas Ross gets a block in.

41mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Georgios Samaras clears the crossbar.

39mins

The referee penalises Georgios Samaras for handball. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

37mins

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Ross Tokely gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

34mins

Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

32mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska. Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the left by-line, Foul by Ross Tokely on Charlie Mulgrew, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Russell Duncan. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jonathan Hayes.

29mins

Adam Rooney challenges Charlie Mulgrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

27mins

Centre by Russell Duncan, Header on goal by Adam Rooney from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

23mins

Shaun Maloney fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nicholas Ross makes a clearance.

22mins

Charlie Mulgrew has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

21mins

Shaun Maloney has an effort at goal from the edge of the box striking the post.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Hayes, Eric Odhiambo produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

17mins

Georgios Samaras handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Du-Ri Cha on Eric Odhiambo. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Gillet.

16mins

Russell Duncan takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Jonathan Hayes. Free kick taken by Kevin McCann.

12mins

Unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

10mins

Jonathan Hayes produces a cross, Header by Eric Odhiambo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Eric Odhiambo by Glenn Loovens results in a free kick. Kenny Gillet takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Georgios Samaras is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

6mins

Kevin McCann crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Adam Rooney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

1mins

Jonathan Hayes challenges Glenn Loovens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Foran out for three weeks Inverness striker Richie Foran will miss the first three weeks of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season after struggling with a knee problem in pre-season. But fellow Irishman Johnny Hayes is pushing to feature against Celtic after scoring twice against Clach in a midweek friendly after being troubled by the same injury. Summer signing Chris Innes is suspended for the visit of Neil Lennon's side but Stuart Golabek has shaken off a hamstring injury. Inverness have not lost at home since October and striker Adam Rooney is aiming to put pressure on Celtic with the help of a vocal home support. "I think there's always pressure on the Old Firm," he said. "Celtic will obviously have pressure on them after being knocked out of the Champions League but we'll be looking to make it difficult for them, just like any team this season. "Hopefully we can make this place a fortress, the fans were great last year especially when things were tough going, they got behind the team and helped lift us. "Hopefully we can get a full house this Saturday and give all the lads a boost." Celtic will be without Gary Hooper after the striker suffered a calf injury in the pre-season defeat by Blackburn. Scott Brown will have his ankle problem assessed after missing Scotland`s defeat by Sweden and Thomas Rogne is likely to miss out after suffering a thigh injury while playing for Norway Under-21s. But Israel midfielder Beram Kayal could make his debut and James Forrest has recovered from illness. Paddy McCourt faces the most important season of his Celtic career as he bids to prove he can fill the void left by Aiden McGeady. The Republic of Ireland in ernational has completed a reported #9.5million move to Spartak Moscow and McCourt concedes the departure of the winger will be a blow for the Hoops. However, he knows the loss of one of their key players will also pave the way for someone else to stake a claim for first-team football and is determined to be the one who benefits. "We have probably lost our best player in the league so he is going to leave a big hole but it's up to someone to step up to the plate and fill it," said McCourt. Asked whether that person could be him, he replied: "I think so, me and maybe a couple of other boys. "It's up to whoever gets the shout against Inverness. "They've got the jersey and it's up to them to hold onto it and I'm hoping it will be me. "It's very important - it's the most important season since I've been here to be honest. "The first one I found tough and I struggled a lot. Last year I was quite happy with the games when I did come in and play. "This is the year where I really want to kick on and be a regular in the side."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Ryan Esson
  • Kevin McCann
  • Ross Tokely
  • Grant Munro
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Nicholas Ross
  • Lee Cox
  • Russell Duncan
  • Jonathan Hayes
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • David Proctor
  • Stuart Golabek
  • Roy McBain
  • Gil Blumenshtein
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Danni Sanchez

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Match Report

McCourt steps up to the plate Paddy McCourt seized an early chance to prove he can fill Aiden McGeady's boots as his superb strike earned Celtic a 1-0 winning start to their Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign at Inverness. The winger was handed the left-wing berth 24 hours after McGeady completed his #9.5million move to Spartak Moscow and he repaid Neil Lennon in style in the 56th minute as Celtic recovered from a slow start to produce a commanding second-half display. McCourt beat three men before finishing brilliantly in a goal reminiscent of his solo efforts against St Mirren and Falkirk last season, although he paid the price as he suffered a head knock that ended his involvement. Lennon would have been equally pleased to see his defence keep their first clean sheet since the summer break, a run that included eight friendlies and two Champions League games against Sporting Braga. Lennon, who was able to field injury concern Scott Brown from the start, had brought his players to the Tulloch Caledonian yesterday to acclimatise them to what were unfamiliar surroundings for many. But they looked like strangers to each other as Irn-Bru First Division champions Inverness dominated the opening stages. Jonny Hayes almost burst straight through the Celtic defence in the opening minute before Glenn Loovens cleared and Inverness created the first shooting chance when Adam Rooney volleyed Kevin McCann's cross a yard wide. Charlie Mulgrew resorted to a crude block on Hayes shortly after being beaten on two occasions by the winger and Celtic took almost 15 minutes to threaten only for McCann to foil McCourt following Cha Du-ri's cutback. Russell Duncan soon tested Lukasz Zaluska with a 25-yard drive at the other end and Hayes was causing Celtic a major headache, with Eric Odhiambo heading his cross over after a sharp build-up. However, Celtic missed a great chance in the 21st minute after Georgios Samaras played strike partner Shaun Maloney clean through. The Inverness defence stood waiting for a flag that never came but Maloney struck the top of the post from 15 yards with only Ryan Esson to beat. Inverness bounced back from the let-off and Rooney glanced over after impressive wing play from Nick Ross before they created their best chance in the 32nd minute. Hayes beat two men to the ball inside the box before helping it into the path of Rooney, whose low shot was blocked by Zaluska. The game was now flowing from end to end and Inverness debutant Kenny Gillet blocked shots from both Fortune and Joe Ledley after a low cross by Samaras, who soon had several opportunities himself, the best of which saw Ross block his header on the line following Mulgrew's corner. Esson ensured the half was goalless in injury-time when he blocked Fortune's near-post effort with his defence stretched and the Inverness goalkeeper was busy immediately after the interval too. He stretched to push past Mulgrew's 25-yard free-kick before standing firm as Ledley ran on to Maloney's defence-splitting pass to drive a shot from 20 yards. Celtic soon went ahead as McCourt added to his collection of brilliant individual efforts and the visitors' threat was not diminished after James Forrest came on for the injured goalscorer. Celtic took complete control and Scott Brown saw a shot held after a driving run before Ross Tokely cleared Maloney's effort off the line after Fortune had retrieved a Mulgrew cross. Samaras burst down the left and shrugged off Tokely before seeing Esson block his ambitious effort and soon set up Maloney, whose shot again beat Esson but drifted inches wide of the far post. Celtic continued to push forward and Esson scrambled clear Maloney's flick before Forrest blazed over from 10 yards after a Fortune cutback. Forrest later produced two much better efforts from long range, the first tipped wide by Esson and the second crashing off the bar. Inverness, who saw Gil Blumenshtein limp off shortly after coming on, never looked like getting back in the game as Lennon made it nine consecutive SPL wins as manager.

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