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  • Date:04 May 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:6,702
  • Charlie Mulgrew - og (6) Munro (52) Sutherland (61)
  • Commons (8)
    Commons - pen (90)
Goal!

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93:19 +3.19

Eric Odhiambo concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Mulgrew. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

91:54 +1.54

Penalty awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Shaun Maloney. Ross Tokely is shown a yellow card. Kris Commons scores a power penalty. Inverness CT 3-2 Celtic.

91:50 +1.50

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Gavin Morrison coming on for Adam Rooney.

90:33 +0.33

Short corner worked by Emilio Izaguirre, Effort on goal by Scott Brown from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

87:42

Daniel Majstorovic has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

87:08

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance made by Ross Tokely.

84:16

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance by Kenny Gillet.

82:27

Emilio Izaguirre fouled by Eric Odhiambo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

81:57

Eric Odhiambo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Sutherland.

80:18

Booking for Shane Sutherland for time wasting.

77:30

Shane Sutherland concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Wilson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kris Commons.

74:44

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.

73:24

Corner taken by Patrick McCourt.

72:02

Corner taken by Aaron Doran, Shot on goal by Grant Munro from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

71:35

Foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Adam Rooney, free kick awarded. Shane Sutherland restarts play with the free kick.

71:18

Daniel Majstorovic booked.

70:54

Beram Kayal leaves the field to be replaced by Sung-Yeung Ki.

70:12

Shane Sutherland fouled by Scott Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Doran crosses the ball, Ross Tokely takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

69:46

Scott Brown is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

68:48

Kris Commons challenges Kenny Gillet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

67:31

Inswinging corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance made by Grant Munro.

67:10

Beram Kayal takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

65:52

Gary Hooper goes off and Patrick McCourt comes on.

64:53

Kris Commons takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

64:20

Shaun Maloney fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.

63:36

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

62:16

Effort from just outside the area by Kris Commons goes over the target.

61:13

Shane Sutherland finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 3-1 Celtic.

60:23

Daniel Majstorovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Doran, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.

59:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Kris Commons. Mark Wilson takes the direct free kick.

57:55

Daryl Murphy on for Anthony Stokes.

56:24

Corner taken left-footed by Shane Sutherland, Effort from deep inside the area by Grant Munro misses to the right of the target.

54:27

Foul by Ross Tokely on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. Kris Commons takes the free kick.

52:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, Grant Munro finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-1 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Doran.

49:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Hooper. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

47:08

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Shane Sutherland from the left by-line, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.

46:29

Unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Kenny Gillet results in a free kick. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.

45:27 +0.27

Effort from outside the penalty box by Beram Kayal goes wide right of the goal.

45:02 +0.02

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, Ryan Esson makes a save.

43:47

Ross Tokely concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Maloney. Strike comes in from Shaun Maloney from the free kick, save by Ryan Esson.

42:41

Shot from just outside the area by Nick Ross goes over the bar.

38:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Adam Rooney. Grant Munro takes the free kick.

36:43

Chris Innes concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Stokes. Emilio Izaguirre takes the free kick.

36:03

Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, Gary Hooper manages to make a clearance.

35:36

Kris Commons challenges Nick Ross unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

33:30

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

31:44

Kris Commons has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

28:49

Kris Commons takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Daniel Majstorovic clears the crossbar.

27:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Majstorovic by Adam Rooney. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

24:08

Mark Wilson fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Adam Rooney.

19:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Maloney on Ross Tokely. Aaron Doran crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

18:37

Beram Kayal takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

16:49

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Grant Munro results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Kris Commons from the free kick.

15:25

Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Chris Innes results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

14:16

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

13:10

Foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Adam Rooney, free kick awarded. Kenny Gillet takes the free kick.

11:11

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Shane Sutherland, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ross Tokely.

9:20

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

8:39

Kris Commons scores a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic.

8:12

Foul by Shane Sutherland on Emilio Izaguirre, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

7:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

6:14

Charlie Mulgrew scores an own goal from 6 yards. Inverness CT 1-0 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Shane Sutherland.

3:57

Shaun Maloney takes the outswinging corner, Close range header by Daniel Majstorovic goes wide of the left-hand upright.

3:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shaun Maloney, Nick Ross manages to make a clearance.

2:47

Shaun Maloney takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Chris Innes makes a clearance.

0:25

Shaun Maloney takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Grant Munro.

Match Preview

Foran banned for Celtic clash Inverness forward Richie Foran is suspended for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Celtic. The Irish forward completes a two-match ban. Jonny Hayes (ankle), David Proctor (hamstring), Dani Sanchez (hand) and Graeme Shinnie (stomach) remain sidelined. Celtic defender Glenn Loovens is doubtful with what manager Neil Lennon described as a slight strain. Cha Du-ri (ankle) and Joe Ledley (knee) remain on the sidelines for the encounter. But Lennon otherwise has a full squad to choose from as his side look to go top of the table. Lennon stressed his players knew the scale of the task awaiting them against Terry Butcher's seventh-placed Caley Thistle. "They had a great run before Christmas where they were right in the top six for a long time," Lennon said. "As is the case with clubs with smaller squads, the season bites them a little bit. If they lose a couple of their bigger players they tend to miss that quality. "But Terry has done a fantastic job and the away record has been exemplary. "It's always a tough stadium for us to go to, we have messed up a couple of times there over the years. So we have to be at our best but the players know that. "I think they are pretty focused on what is ahead of them, a different type of football that we have to overcome."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Ryan Esson
  • Ross Tokely
  • Grant Munro
  • Chris Innes
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Stuart Duff
  • Lee Cox
  • Nick Ross
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Adam Rooney
  • Aaron Doran
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Stuart Golabek
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Russell Duncan
  • Gavin Morrison
  • Dani Sanchez
  • Alex MacDonald

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Match Report

Caley do Rangers huge favour Inverness dramatically turned the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title race in Rangers' favour with a shock 3-2 win over Celtic at the Tulloch Caledonian stadium. Caley got off to a dream start in the seventh minute when striker Adam Rooney had his flick deflected past Fraser Forster by Hoops' defender Charlie Mulgrew, before Kris Commons levelled less than two minutes later. It looked like the visitors would reassert themselves to win their game in hand over the Light Blues and leapfrog them at the top of the table. However, in a remarkable second half, goals from Grant Munro and Shane Sutherland - before Commons scored an injury-time penalty - gave the Highlanders an unlikely victory to keep Rangers one point clear of Celtic with three games remaining. It was a night when most people expected Neil Lennon's side to take care of business and they certainly started off confidently. Celtic racked up four corners in the first four minutes, all taken by Shaun Maloney on his first start since November, and it looked ominous for Terry Butcher's men. The home side survived the early pressure, though, and with almost their first foray up the park in the seventh minute they took the lead. Sutherland got behind the Celtic defence and his cross from the right was flicked on by Rooney, with the ball taking a touch off Mulgrew before flying past Forster. However, the home side's lead was shortlived as, while the Caley supporters were still celebrating, Commons sent a drive from the edge of the box sailing past the helpless Ryan Esson. It was frantic stuff and moments later, when Rooney broke through the Celtic rearguard with some ease, Forster was forced to make a blocking save. At the other end, a low 30-yard drive from Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal was comfortably saved by Esson. Celtic unsurprisingly had the edge in possession and territory and started to press Caley back as the first half unfolded. The Highlanders defended resolutely and in numbers and frustrated the likes of Commons, Maloney, Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes. However, in the 32nd minute the Inverness defence were glad to see Common's left-footed drive from the edge of the box slip inches past Esson's left-hand post. Any time Caley did attack they looked dangerous, especially when Rooney got involved, but Forster remained untroubled. In the final minute of the half Esson made a fine fingertip save from Maloney's 25-yard free-kick which was heading just under the bar. Inverness came out in determined mood at the start of the second half and in the 52nd minute their lead was restored by defender Munro, who had scored at Celtic Park earlier in the season. Aaron Doran's corner from the right was only cleared to the edge of the box and Munro, one of 10 players who will be leaving Caley at the end of the season, took a touch before sending a wonderful volley past Forster. Celtic appeared stunned and in the 58th minute Daryl Murphy replaced Stokes as Lennon tried another route back in to the game. But in the 62nd minute there was bedlam inside the Tulloch Caledonian stadium as Caley increased their lead. Celtic failed to clear a Doran free-kick properly and when Rooney returned the ball into the area, an unmarked Sutherland sent a low volley with his left foot past Forster and in off the far post. Moments later, Esson made a good save from Commons' drive which came through a ruck of players, before another good save from Kayal's deflected shot. In between, Paddy McCourt replaced Hooper as Lennon looked for some inspiration from the Irishman. Ki Sung-yueng then replaced Kayal, who came off in some discomfort with what looked like a serious arm injury. The visitors looked disjointed as Caley piled forward looking for a fourth and in the 75th minute Forster was again the hero when he thwarted Rooney, with Doran unable to control his shot from the rebound. In the 79th minute Forster made a save from Nick Ross after the visiting defence was cut wide open again. As Celtic pushed forward desperately, Daniel Majstorovic directed a Commons' cross past the far post. In the second minute of added time Ross Tokely clumsily brought down Maloney in the box and Commons drove in the spot kick to give the visiting fans behind the goal some hope. Celtic had another penalty claim turned down seconds later by referee Stevie O'Reilly when McCourt went to ground inside a packed the box as he went past Munro, and Caley hung on for the final few seconds to become the toast of Ibrox.

Form Guide

    WLDDWL
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 2 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 27/11/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 14/08/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 01/02/2009
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 29/11/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 18/10/2008
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 27/02/2008

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 8
  • J Hayes 6
  • R Foran 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • A Doran 3
  • R Duncan 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • C Innes 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A MacDonald 1
  • L Cox 1
  • S Sutherland 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 16
  • A Stokes 10
  • K Commons 7
  • P McCourt 5
  • S Maloney 4
  • S Ki 3
  • J Forrest 3
  • M Wilson 2
  • J Ledley 2
  • N McGinn 2
  • B Kayal 2
  • D Majstorovic 1
  • G Loovens 1
  • D Murphy 1
  • D Cha 1
  • S Brown 1
  • G Samaras 1
  • E Izaguirre 1
  • T Rogne 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 44
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 115
    • Goals per game 74
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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