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  • Date:05 May 2013
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:5,873
  • Vigurs (40)
  • Stokes (3)
Goal!

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91:49 +1.49

Emilio Izaguirre concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Lawson. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

88:58

Beram Kayal comes on in place of Efe Ambrose.

88:21

Paul Lawson takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Lukasz Zaluska.

86:47

Mihael Kovacevic leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Boyd. (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Mark Fotheringham coming on for Ivan Sproule.

85:56

Kelvin Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Scott. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Richard Brittain, Tony Watt gets a block in.

84:15

Andre Hainault gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Watt. Free kick taken by Rami Gershon.

82:58

Patrick McCourt on for Dylan McGeouch.

81:53

Effort on goal by Paul Lawson from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

81:11

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs.

80:49

The referee blows for offside against Tony Watt. Michael Fraser takes the indirect free kick.

80:13

Martin Scott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Rogic. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.

76:47

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs.

75:22

Tony Watt is caught offside. Michael Fraser takes the indirect free kick.

70:29

Corner taken by Dylan McGeouch from the left by-line.

70:01

Martin Scott takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

69:17

Dylan McGeouch challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

68:16

Kris Commons goes off and Tom Rogic comes on.

64:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Hainault on Anthony Stokes. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.

63:43

Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Efe Ambrose results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

62:53

Close range headed effort by Steffen Wohlfarth misses to the right of the goal.

58:40

Tony Watt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Michael Fraser.

57:47

Inswinging corner taken by Kris Commons, Efe Ambrose takes a shot. Clearance by Richard Brittain.

57:27

Short corner taken by Kris Commons.

56:00

Ivan Sproule is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lukasz Zaluska takes the indirect free kick.

52:45

Shot by Anthony Stokes. Save made by Michael Fraser. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the left by-line, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

50:33

Corner taken by Dylan McGeouch from the right by-line, Martin Scott makes a clearance.

50:11

Kris Commons fouled by Paul Lawson, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Commons takes the direct free kick.

49:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ivan Sproule. Lukasz Zaluska restarts play with the free kick.

48:32

Iain Vigurs produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

47:33

Joe Ledley is ruled offside. Michael Fraser takes the indirect free kick.

46:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Steffen Wohlfarth. Lukasz Zaluska restarts play with the free kick.

45:10 +0.10

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

43:18

Unfair challenge on Lukasz Zaluska by Steffen Wohlfarth results in a free kick. Lukasz Zaluska takes the direct free kick.

42:37

Shot from 12 yards from Iain Vigurs. Blocked by Kelvin Wilson. Corner taken by Paul Lawson.

40:19

Iain Vigurs finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 1-1 Celtic.Assist by Richard Brittain.

39:38

Ivan Sproule fouled by Efe Ambrose, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.

37:49

Martin Scott concedes a free kick for a foul on Rami Gershon. Direct free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.

36:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Hainault by Anthony Stokes. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

35:11

Kris Commons takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Grant Munro.

33:56

Foul by Steffen Wohlfarth on Dylan McGeouch, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson takes the direct free kick.

32:33

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Lawson from the left by-line, clearance by Anthony Stokes. Richard Brittain takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the target.

31:06

Unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick. Andre Hainault takes the free kick.

24:59

The official flags Steffen Wohlfarth offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.

24:04

Mihael Kovacevic fouled by Emilio Izaguirre, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Vigurs has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Lukasz Zaluska makes a save.

23:00

Martin Scott takes a shot. Lukasz Zaluska makes a comfortable save.

19:23

Tony Watt takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

18:05

Dylan McGeouch produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:48

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Rami Gershon gets a block in.

12:54

The official flags Anthony Stokes offside. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

11:09

Unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Iain Vigurs results in a free kick. Kris Commons takes the free kick.

9:00

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, Evangelos Ikonomou makes a clearance. Andre Hainault gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes. Shot comes in from Anthony Stokes from the free kick, blocked by Steffen Wohlfarth.

8:29

The referee blows for offside against Martin Scott. Lukasz Zaluska takes the indirect free kick.

4:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steffen Wohlfarth by Rami Gershon. Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

2:55

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, Anthony Stokes finds the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 0-1 Celtic.Kris Commons provided the assist for the goal.

0:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Stokes. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Home form enthuses Adams Manager Derek Adams is hoping his Ross County side continue their good home record against Celtic when the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions visit. The Hoops were fortunate to snatch an injury-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the start of the season. However, when Neil Lennon's side visited again in March the home side dramatically fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 and the County boss is looking for his players to reach those heights again. "Our points tally at home against the SPL champions has been good, I couldn't have asked for anymore," said Adams. "At the start of the season I'm sure we would've taken that and in fact are lucky not to have up picked up six points against them. "We've played really well against them at home and it'll be another terrific atmosphere tomorrow. "I think the players enjoy the atmosphere and pitting their wits against top class international players, if we can play to our maximum then we'll have a good opportunity to beat them." A much-changed Celtic side missing Kris Commons, Joe Ledley, Efe Ambrose and Kelvin Wilson went down 3-1 to second-placed Motherwell at Fir Park last week. Georgios Samaras, Charlie Mulgrew, Gary Hooper, and Fraser Forster will all definitely miss the trip to the Global Energy Stadium with Emilio Izaguirre also set to be left out as the champions take a breather before focusing on the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian later in the month. Adams said: "Motherwell's win last weekend didn't really help us, it was bit of a hindrance because Celtic don't like to be beaten and will want to come here and avoid the same scenario. "They had a few boys on holiday and they'll come back in and be rested up, so it'll be a much-changed team from last weekend." Hoops defender Ambrose criticised the state of County's pitch ahead of the trip north but Adams insists it is of no great benefit to his players either. He said: "The surface here at Victoria Park has been a disadvantage to us because of the way we like to play football and get the ball down. "It's been difficult but I think every team has found it tough going." County are set to name an unchanged squad as defender Branislav Micic remains out with a dislocated shoulder and goalkeeper Mark Brown is also on the sidelines with a fractured hand. While everyone at Celtic has their eyes trained on completing a domestic double this season, Ambrose is aiming for a remarkable personal treble in his first year at the club. The Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions have the chance of finishing the campaign on a high when they take on Hibernian in the William Hill Scottish Cup final later this month. However, Ambrose, who joined Celtic from Israeli Premier League club FC Ashdod last summer, has already experienced cup glory with Nigeria in February when he was part of the side which won the African Nations Cup with a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso in Johannesburg. Ahead of the trip to Ross County in the SPL, he reflected on his first season with the Hoops, which also brought a run to the last-16 of the Champions League. "It is my first time playing in Europe and coming to Celtic was a great move for me," said the 24-year-old Parkhead stopper. "My aim is to keep playing and keep improving and do better than what I am doing now. "It is going to be a great season but I cannot achieve this on my own. "I have to thank everybody because without them I would not be here or have won the Nations Cup. "The fans, the players and the manager really made me welcome and made me a better player. "Right now the most important thing is the cup final, which I know is going to be a great achievement for us at Celtic because winning the double is something they have not done for a while." Commons, Ledley, Ambrose and Wilson will return after they were given the week off by Lennon following their title triumph. Lassad Nouioui (calf) and Scott Brown (abductor) remain on the sidelines and while Adam Matthews (hamstring) and James Forrest (knock) have returned to training, they are not yet ready to play.

Formation:451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Michael Fraser
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Andre Hainault
  • Grant Munro
  • Evangelos Ikonomou
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Paul Lawson
  • Richard Brittain
  • Martin Scott
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Steffen Wohlfarth
  • SUBS
  • Paul Gallacher
  • Scott Boyd
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Alex Cooper
  • Steven Ross
  • Adam Porritt
  • Mark Fotheringham

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Form Guide

    WLLLDW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • LWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 3 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 09/03/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 22/12/2012
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 18/08/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

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

Celtic

  • G Hooper 19
  • K Commons 9
  • G Samaras 7
  • J Ledley 6
  • V Wanyama 6
  • T Watt 5
  • C Mulgrew 4
  • S Brown 3
  • A Stokes 3
  • M Lustig 3
  • E Ambrose 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • NL Miku 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1
  • D McGeouch 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 45
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 128
    • Goals per game 83
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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