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  • Date:09 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:5,982
  • Sproule (67) Sproule (67)
  • van Dijk (40) van Dijk (52)
    Ledley (69) Ledley (72)
Goal!

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91:06 +1.06

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:56 +0.56

Ivan Sproule concedes a free kick for a foul on Emilio Izaguirre.

88:33

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

84:49

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Derk Boerrigter coming on for Joe Ledley.

83:25

Tom Rogic has an effort at goal. Mark Brown fumbles the ball.

83:03

Joe Ledley takes a shot and bounces off the post.

82:30

Centre by Melvin De Leeuw.

80:16

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

79:19

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Steven Saunders coming on for Mihael Kovacevic.

79:03

Tom Rogic is brought on as a substitute for Nir Biton.

76:31

Headed chance falls to Nir Biton. Fine finger tip save by Mark Brown.

76:14

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

74:59

Melvin De Leeuw produces a cross.

73:50

Nir Biton concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Maatsen.

73:18

Booking for Scott Brown for unsporting behaviour.

72:49

Joe Ledley scores with a header. Ross County 1-4 Celtic.Darnell Fisher provided the assist for the goal.

71:37

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

70:48

Melvin De Leeuw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher.

70:35

James Forrest goes off and Anthony Stokes comes on.

69:56

Joe Ledley heads the ball into the goal. Ross County 1-3 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Emilio Izaguirre.

69:01

Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

68:52

Teemu Pukki fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick.

67:12

Ivan Sproule scores with their right foot. Ross County 1-2 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Stuart Kettlewell.

65:36

Darren Maatsen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Graham Carey.

65:18

Marc Klok leaves the field to be replaced by Ivan Sproule.

64:59

The ball is delivered by Melvin De Leeuw.

63:34

Mihael Kovacevic receives a caution.

62:17

Graham Carey is cautioned.

62:11

Foul by Graham Carey on Darnell Fisher, free kick awarded.

60:23

Joe Ledley manages to make a clearance.

60:00

Free kick crossed by Graham Carey.

59:51

Stuart Kettlewell fouled by Darnell Fisher, the ref awards a free kick.

58:52

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain.

58:11

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

58:04

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded.

57:46

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

56:06

The ball is swung over by Darnell Fisher.

54:01

Free kick taken by Graham Carey.

53:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Darnell Fisher.

52:09

Virgil van Dijk heads the ball into the goal. Ross County 0-2 Celtic.Assist by Charlie Mulgrew.

51:46

Scott Brown takes a shot and struck the post.

50:28

Free kick crossed by Graham Carey.

50:14

Virgil van Dijk challenges Rocco Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:33

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

48:17

Darnell Fisher fouled by Graham Carey, the ref awards a free kick.

46:01

Virgil van Dijk takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

The second half kicks off.

The ref blows to end the first period.

43:43

Branislav Micic crosses the ball.

42:36

Clearance made by Mark Brown.

42:32

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.

42:00

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Darnell Fisher, free kick awarded.

40:47

Virgil van Dijk grabs a goal with a headed effort. Ross County 0-1 Celtic.Assist by Emilio Izaguirre.

40:02

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

37:40

The ball is sent over by Darnell Fisher.

36:54

Header by Mihael Kovacevic goes over the bar.

36:42

Corner taken by Graham Carey.

35:48

Shot by James Forrest went over the bar.

34:13

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball.

32:10

Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.

32:03

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Scott Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:53

Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

29:45

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

27:12

Graham Carey challenges Nir Biton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:42

Scott Boyd crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:28

Efe Ambrose challenges Melvin De Leeuw unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:43

The ball is delivered by Darnell Fisher.

24:24

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

23:53

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball.

18:55

Strike comes in from Virgil van Dijk from the free kick and misses right of the target.

18:18

James Forrest fouled by Mihael Kovacevic, the ref awards a free kick.

17:27

Darnell Fisher fouled by Graham Carey, the ref awards a free kick.

16:36

Stuart Kettlewell fouled by Nir Biton, the ref awards a free kick.

15:57

The ball is swung over by Graham Carey.

14:43

Graham Carey fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Scott Brown.

14:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nir Biton on Melvin De Leeuw.

13:35

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.

11:45

Scott Brown has an effort at goal. Graham Carey gets a block in.

11:32

Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

11:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Melvin De Leeuw on Scott Brown.

9:40

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc Klok.

9:23

Richard Brittain crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darnell Fisher on Branislav Micic.

8:31

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Rocco Quinn, free kick awarded.

6:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nir Biton.

6:22

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

6:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Nir Biton.

3:44

Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

3:39

Melvin De Leeuw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Efe Ambrose.

2:43

Chance falls to Virgil van Dijk who heads at goal. Richard Brittain gets a block in.

2:27

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

2:03

Teemu Pukki takes a shot.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Adams hopes to get over the line Derek Adams is looking for Ross County to complete 90 minutes of football at the third time of asking if nothing else when Celtic visit Dingwall in the Scottish Premiership. The Staggies boss took his side to St Mirren last Saturday only to see the game called off midway through the second half due to a waterlogged pitch. The previous week, a power failure at half-time meant the match against Highland rivals Inverness at County's Global Energy Stadium had to be abandoned. "I have never known anything like this in my time as a player or a manager, "said Adams. "It has been very difficult for us. "One game was at home, the other was away. It is something we have to get on with but it is frustrating that we haven't been able to get two games completed. "It has been a stop-start season with abandoned games and international breaks and we are just looking to put a run of games together. "We will have played 11 games this season and Celtic have played more than 20. "But we look forward to the Celtic game. They will have a very good following with them and they are coming off a Champions League game. "For ourselves, it will be nice to get back to competitive action after not getting 90 minutes completed in the previous games." Despite their 1-0 defeat away to Ajax in midweek leaving Celtic's Champions League hopes up in the air, the Hoops are unbeaten in the league this season. Neil Lennon's players showed how much that record means to them last week when they battled back from a goal behind to score an injury-time leveller against Dundee United at Parkhead. Adams said: "They started the season very well, undefeated in the league and they kept that intact against Dundee United last week with a late goal. "I am sure they will be coming here and looking to do the same but we are looking to cause another upset and that's what it would be. "They have a very good squad. I am sure they will make changes after the exertions of midweek but whoever comes into the team will be very talented. "But we will be ready. Last season we drew twice with Celtic and beat them once at home so we have a very good record against them. "It is a good fixture, one that everyone always looks forward to. "I am sure it will be a capacity crowd and the atmosphere is always very good at these matches." Melvin De Leeuw is a doubt having taken hefty knocks against Inverness and St Mirren and is battling to shrug them off in time. Meanwhile, Celtic boss Lennon has complained about having to play a lunchtime kick-off in the Highlands so soon after returning from Holland. "I am really not happy about the timing of the game," he said. "I have had no time at all to work with the players. We came back from Amsterdam in the early hours of Thursday morning, we are in today (Friday) but there is no chance of any players who played, doing any training. "Now we have a three-hour bus ride for a lunchtime kick-off. "The timing is ridiculous and then I have players away in international duty for two weeks after that. "I know the SPFL have nothing to do with internationals but I feel sorry for our supporters, some of them who may have been in Amsterdam now having to go to Dingwall on Saturday morning and I feel sorry for the players. "It is an entertainment business and it is going to be very difficult for them to play at their very best. So I may have to look to freshen things up." Scott Brown and Nir Biton return to the squad after both missed out in midweek through suspension. Georgios Samaras will not travel with the squad due to a swollen knee while Adam Matthews (collarbone) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) remain out.

Formation:352Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 4231Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Mark Brown
  • Branislav Micic
  • Brian McLean
  • Scott Boyd
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Richard Brittain
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Graham Carey
  • Melvin De Leeuw
  • Marc Klok
  • SUBS
  • Ben Gordon
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Darren Maatsen
  • Steven Ross
  • Kevin Luckassen
  • Michael Fraser
  • Steven Saunders

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWLWL
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWDWD

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 03/08/2013
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 05/05/2013
  • 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

  • R Brittain 3
  • R Quinn 2
  • M De Leeuw 2
  • S Kettlewell 1
  • I Sproule 1
  • G Carey 1
  • D Maatsen 1

Celtic

  • A Stokes 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • C Mulgrew 3
  • K Commons 2
  • T Pukki 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • A Balde 2
  • A Matthews 1

Goals

Ross County

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

Celtic

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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