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  • Date:19 Feb 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:5,352
  • Hasselbaink (81)
  • Ambrose (36)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

A cross is delivered by Gregory Tade, Emilio Izaguirre makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, David McCracken produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

92mins

Unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick. David McCracken restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

91mins

Nigel Hasselbaink concedes a free kick for a foul on Efe Ambrose. Direct free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

90mins

Thomas Rogne fouled by Gregory Tade, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Victor Wanyama.

89mins

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Mehdi Abeid makes a clearance.

87mins

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Patrick Cregg gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on David McCracken by Efe Ambrose results in a free kick. Alan Mannus takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Patrick Cregg takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

85mins

Anthony Stokes on for Lassad Nouioui.

84mins

James Forrest produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Patrick Cregg results in a free kick. Caution for Patrick Cregg. Booking for Kelvin Wilson. Emilio Izaguirre takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Nigel Hasselbaink finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. St Johnstone 1-1 Celtic.Assist by Patrick Cregg.

80mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew to the near post, clearance made by Frazer Wright.

78mins

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Gwion Edwards coming on for Steven MacLean.

77mins

Foul by Joe Ledley on Mehdi Abeid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Craig.

76mins

Unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Steven Anderson results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Steven Anderson makes a clearance.

74mins

The ball is sent over by Charlie Mulgrew, Mehdi Abeid gets a block in. Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew played to the near post, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Thomas Rogne comes on in place of Adam Matthews.

71mins

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, blocked by Steven Anderson. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

70mins

Gregory Tade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

67mins

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Mehdi Abeid, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Liam Craig. The referee blows for offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Thomas Scobbie sends in a cross, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Nigel Hasselbaink is brought on as a substitute for Rowan Vine. James Forrest is brought on as a substitute for Kris Commons.

64mins

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

64mins

Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Victor Wanyama. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick. Kris Commons is caught offside. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Adam Matthews crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Anderson.

61mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Craig, Frazer Wright takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

60mins

Victor Wanyama takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

60mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons played to the near post, save by Alan Mannus.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Efe Ambrose results in a free kick. Mehdi Abeid takes the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven MacLean. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Hooper. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

54mins

Foul by Steven MacLean on Kelvin Wilson, free kick awarded. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Joe Ledley challenges Rowan Vine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rowan Vine.

51mins

Rowan Vine challenges Victor Wanyama unfairly and gives away a free kick. Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

49mins

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, save by Alan Mannus.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Joe Ledley. Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

48mins

Centre by Victor Wanyama, David McCracken manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Gregory Tade joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Doughty.

44mins

Joe Ledley takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Victor Wanyama takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

41mins

Short corner taken by Kris Commons, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McCracken by Kelvin Wilson. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie.

39mins

Joe Ledley fouled by Steven MacLean, the ref awards a free kick. Steven MacLean receives a caution. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre, Efe Ambrose finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. St Johnstone 0-1 Celtic.Assist by Emilio Izaguirre.

35mins

Gary Hooper delivers the ball, David McCracken makes a clearance.

34mins

Lassad Nouioui takes a shot. Save made by Alan Mannus.

33mins

Adam Matthews crosses the ball.

30mins

Adam Matthews sends in a cross, save made by Alan Mannus.

30mins

A cross is delivered by Joe Ledley.

28mins

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

27mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Mehdi Abeid goes wide of the right-hand post.

25mins

Shot by Joe Ledley from outside the box goes over the target.

24mins

Effort from 12 yards by Lassad Nouioui. Save made by Alan Mannus.

20mins

The ball is crossed by Kris Commons.

19mins

Michael Doughty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre. Michael Doughty goes into the book. Kris Commons takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven MacLean on Kelvin Wilson. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

16mins

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Steven Anderson, free kick awarded. Liam Craig crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Fraser Forster.

15mins

Corner taken by Mehdi Abeid from the left by-line, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.

15mins

The official flags Kris Commons offside. Alan Mannus takes the indirect free kick.

14mins

Mehdi Abeid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama. Victor Wanyama restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Short corner worked by Kris Commons.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Liam Craig. Direct free kick taken by Joe Ledley.

11mins

Adam Matthews fouled by Rowan Vine, the ref awards a free kick. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.

8mins

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, David McCracken makes a clearance.

8mins

Steven Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Joe Ledley takes the free kick.

6mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Lassad Nouioui misses to the right of the goal.

5mins

The offside flag is raised against Adam Matthews. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.

3mins

Foul by Gary Hooper on Thomas Scobbie, free kick awarded. Mehdi Abeid restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Victor Wanyama concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven MacLean. Direct free kick taken by David McCracken.

2mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.

Match Preview

Lomas plays down Celtic record St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas played down his side's good Clydesdale Bank Premier League record against Celtic this season as he awaits a visit from the champions. The Saints beat Neil Lennon's men 2-1 at McDiarmid Park in September and while they lost 5-0 when the two sides met in the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final at Parkhead the following month, Lomas men grabbed a 1-1 draw in the SPL when they returned to the east end of Glasgow in November. However, the Northern Irishman will not reflect too long on the four points won against the Hoops, who are fresh from a 6-2 hammering of Dundee United at the weekend. Lomas said: "We are not looking at it like that, we are looking at playing a very good Celtic team. "They have players like Gary Hooper, Kris Commons, Joe Ledley, Victor Wanyama, Anthony Stokes - the list is endless. "We will go into the game massive underdogs and it will take another mammoth effort from everyone if we are to get anything. "When you play the Old Firm you have got to be at your maximum. "You have to be disciplined, be brave in and out of possession, have a little bit of luck and take your chances when they come along. "If Celtic get their noses in front then it is very difficult. They bounced back from the Juventus defeat to thrash Dundee United and they can do that against anybody on their day. "But we are one of eight or nine teams who want to be up there behind them and we are looking forward to the game." St Johnstone could be without Dave Mackay, Chris Millar and Murray Davidson. Skipper Mackay is still struggling with a calf injury and midfielder Millar has a groin problem. Midfielder Davidson picked up an ankle knock in Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Ross County in Dingwall, while Gary Miller (ankle), and Jamie Adams (back) remain sidelined. Skipper Scott Brown and defender Mikael Lustig will be missing again for Celtic. Brown will see a specialist about his abductor problem while Lustig is out with a thigh injury. Greece striker Georgios Samaras is back in training after recovering from a hamstring injury but he is not yet ready. Lennon revealed Brown will see a specialist to ascertain whether or not he is to go under the knife. The midfielder sat out the Dundee United game at the weekend with an abductor problem and will miss the trip to Perth. Brown, however, has been bothered by an ongoing hip problem this season which was thought at one time to require surgery, but both problems are to be addressed. Hoops manager Lennon said: "Scott will be seeing a specialist regarding his abductor and we will wait on the outcome of that. "We will have a look at what he had before and he might require surgery, we are not sure yet, we will see what the specialist says but hopefully that won't be the case." Celtic are 18 points clear of Motherwell at the top of the table but Lennon insists complacency won't be a problem. He said: "We want to keep the run going. "There has been no signs of complacency, we have our targets to reach and some players might have targets so we are pretty focused."

Formation:442Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

Formation: 433Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Alan Mannus
  • Steven Anderson
  • David McCracken
  • Frazer Wright
  • Thomas Scobbie
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Michael Doughty
  • Liam Craig
  • Steven MacLean
  • Rowan Vine
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Callum Davidson
  • Gregory Tade
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Gwion Edwards
  • Liam Caddis
  • Gareth Rodger

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWLWWL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/11/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 15/09/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 03/05/2012
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 01/04/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 18/12/2011
  • Celtic
  • 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/08/2011

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • R Vine 6
  • M Davidson 5
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • L Craig 4
  • G Tade 3
  • D MacKay 2
  • S MacLean 2
  • D Robertson 2
  • F Wright 1
  • P Cregg 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 13
  • V Wanyama 6
  • K Commons 5
  • T Watt 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • S Brown 3
  • A Stokes 3
  • J Ledley 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • M Lustig 2
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • NL Miku 2
  • E Ambrose 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 32
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 61
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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