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  • Date:09 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:6,031
  • Munro (29) Morrow (35)
    Wohlfarth (90)
  • Mulgrew (14) Hooper (20)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Steffen Wohlfarth grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Ross County 3-2 Celtic.Evangelos Ikonomou provided the assist for the goal.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Hainault on Gary Hooper. Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

87mins

Gary Hooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs. Iain Vigurs delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Joe Ledley manages to make a clearance.

87mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Lawson, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

86mins

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Andre Hainault coming on for Rocco Quinn.

86mins

Foul by Joe Ledley on Iain Vigurs, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Iain Vigurs, Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

85mins

Shot from close range by Gary Hooper misses to the right of the goal.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Boyd by Nicolas Fedor Miku results in a free kick. Booking for Nicolas Fedor Miku. Paul Lawson takes the direct free kick.

82mins

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

82mins

Paul Lawson fouled by Joe Ledley, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Vigurs takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Steffen Wohlfarth produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

80mins

Rocco Quinn challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

79mins

Tony Watt comes on in place of Anthony Stokes.

78mins

Grant Munro takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

77mins

Paul Lawson challenges Gary Hooper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.

75mins

Stuart Kettlewell takes a shot. Sam Morrow goes off and Steffen Wohlfarth comes on.

74mins

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

70mins

Long range effort by Iain Vigurs goes over the bar.

68mins

Foul by Martin Scott on Beram Kayal, free kick awarded. Dylan McGeouch goes off and Thomas Rogne comes on. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Rocco Quinn goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65mins

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Kris Commons coming on for Rami Gershon.

65mins

Beram Kayal takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a comfortable save.

60mins

Foul by Rocco Quinn on Beram Kayal, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.

59mins

Joe Ledley has a shot and went wide right of the goal.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rocco Quinn on Dylan McGeouch. Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Shot from just outside the box by Efe Ambrose goes over the bar.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew played to the near post, Evangelos Ikonomou manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Beram Kayal on Iain Vigurs. Beram Kayal shown a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Iain Vigurs.

49mins

Martin Scott concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Stokes. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from right wing.

47mins

Sam Morrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Stuart Kettlewell results in a free kick. Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Foul by Martin Scott on Efe Ambrose, free kick awarded. Efe Ambrose takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Gary Hooper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lawson by Joe Ledley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Lawson, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.

36mins

A goal is scored by Sam Morrow from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ross County 2-2 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Iain Vigurs.

34mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Iain Vigurs, clearance made by Anthony Stokes.

33mins

Efe Ambrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Sam Morrow is caught offside. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

Goal scored by Grant Munro from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 1-2 Celtic.

29mins

Beram Kayal concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Lawson. Iain Vigurs delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

28mins

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a comfortable save.

25mins

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Gary Hooper misses to the right of the target.

21mins

Goal scored by Gary Hooper from the edge of the area high into the middle of the goal. Ross County 0-2 Celtic.Assist by Dylan McGeouch.

19mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, save made by Fraser Forster.

18mins

Anthony Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

18mins

Nicolas Fedor Miku takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Efe Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Fraser. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

14mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Charlie Mulgrew finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 0-1 Celtic.

14mins

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

14mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.

13mins

Martin Scott challenges Rami Gershon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rami Gershon.

10mins

Beram Kayal takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Mihael Kovacevic. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from left wing.

8mins

The referee penalises Rocco Quinn for handball. Efe Ambrose takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Ledley. Rami Gershon takes the free kick.

2mins

Efe Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Kettlewell. Iain Vigurs delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

Match Preview

County keen to hold up Hoops Ross County manager Derek Adams knows Celtic will visit Dingwall in a rush to clinch the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title following their European exit. Celtic saw their lead at the top of the SPL cut to 16 points following defeat at Motherwell and, if the Lanarkshire side keep winning, will need four victories to begin the celebrations. But Adams' team have their own agenda as they look to tie up top-six qualification and extend their unbeaten run in 2013. County have put themselves four points clear of the bottom half following a 10-match unbeaten run and Adams is hungry to seal the achievement of a top-half finish in the club's first season in the top flight. Ahead of the match, Adams said: "We want to continue the unbeaten run and we have got a tough one to play against Celtic. "They have come off a good performance against Juventus in Turin. "We'll just have to find out which team is going to come to Dingwall on Saturday. "They have got undoubted quality throughout their side. They are a team that wants to win the SPL as quickly as possible. "We want to collect as many points as we can as quickly as possible as well. We have put ourselves in a very good position and we want to stay in the top six. We have got four games to go and tough ones at that. "We have Celtic, Inverness, Kilmarnock and Hearts but the other teams have very tough games as well. "We will see how we go in the next few weeks. It has given us that opportunity in our first season not only to be in the top six but to stay there for the last five games of the season. "We have achieved more than we thought we would at the start of the season. "Consolidating in the Premier League was the main focus. We have probably done that now and we have put ourselves in a great position." Ross County captain Richard Brittain is suspended for the game and goalkeeper Mark Brown is still out. The former Celtic player suffered a fractured hand and was replaced by Michael Fraser for last week's Highland derby. Meanwhile, Neil Lennon does not "see any reason" why he would leave Celtic. In the wake of the Hoops' Champions League last-16 exit on Wednesday night, the prospect of the Northern Irishman attracting interest from other clubs on the back of such an impressive run was acknowledged by chief executive Peter Lawwell. Even Hoops goalkeeper Fraser Forster, when asked about his manager possibly moving on, said he "could definitely see it happening." However, the Parkhead boss said: "It (speculation) makes no difference to me. "I am the manager of Celtic and I am one of the privileged few who have been lucky enough to do this job. I enjoy it, I love what I do. "I can't stop speculation about players or myself but at this current period I am Celtic manager and I don't see any reason for that to change in the future. "Does it flatter you? It just means that you might be doing a decent job along the way. "But why are we talking about me leaving Celtic all of a sudden? "I am only three years into the job. I am doing my job, I haven't done a job. "I want to improve myself, the team, the players and take the club forward. "We have made huge strides this season. It is going to be difficult to replicate it next season but that is the challenge that lies ahead." Lennon concedes that he will now have to guard against a European comedown in the final few months of the season. "Absolutely," he said. "I think that is a fair point. "We go to Ross County, who are having a fabulous season. "Derek (Adams) has done wonders there but going from Juventus in the last-16, to Dingwall, in some people's minds, is a step down but in my view it is a very important game. "You have got to motivate the players, there is a championship to win and you've got your own targets to achieve." Celtic will be without six players for the clash. Victor Wanyama and Adam Matthews suffered hamstring injuries against Juventus, while Georgios Samaras and Emilio Izaguirre both picked up strains. Scott Brown (abductor) and Mikael Lustig (thigh) remain on the sidelines although Tony Watt returns from a bruised foot.

Formation:4141Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 352Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Michael Fraser
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Evangelos Ikonomou
  • Scott Boyd
  • Grant Munro
  • Paul Lawson
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Martin Scott
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Sam Morrow
  • SUBS
  • Sean McCarthy
  • Andre Hainault
  • Steffen Wohlfarth
  • Gary Glen
  • Alex Cooper
  • Steven Ross
  • Adam Porritt

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Form Guide

    DWWWWD
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWDWL

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 22/12/2012
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 18/08/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 6
  • R Brittain 5
  • R Quinn 5
  • I Sproule 5
  • G Glen 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • S Morrow 2
  • G Munro 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Ross 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 14
  • V Wanyama 6
  • K Commons 5
  • G Samaras 5
  • J Ledley 5
  • T Watt 5
  • S Brown 3
  • A Stokes 3
  • E Ambrose 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • M Lustig 2
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • NL Miku 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1
  • D McGeouch 1

Goals

Ross County

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

Celtic

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 68
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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