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  • Date:07 May 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:McDiarmid Park
  • Attendance:4,624
  • Clancy (8) Brown (83) O'Halloran (85)
  • Commons - pen (52)
    Pukki (73) van Dijk (76)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Lukasz Zaluska takes the free kick.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Efe Ambrose.

93mins

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

93mins

Mikael Lustig produces a cross.

92mins

Shot by Anthony Stokes.

88mins

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

88mins

Anthony Stokes replaces Amido Balde.

87mins

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikael Lustig by Nigel Hasselbaink.

86mins

Michael O'Halloran scores with a header. St Johnstone 3-3 Celtic.Assist by David Wotherspoon.

84mins

Scott Brown slots the ball right footed into the goal. St Johnstone 2-3 Celtic.Assist by Gary McDonald.

83mins

Kris Commons takes the free kick.

83mins

Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons.

81mins

Gary McDonald fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick.

80mins

A cross is delivered by Mikael Lustig.

78mins

Chris Iwelumo on for Lee Croft.

77mins

Virgil van Dijk grabs a goal with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 1-3 Celtic.

76mins

Free kick crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Amido Balde by Steven Anderson.

75mins

Lukasz Zaluska restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stefan Johansen on Patrick Cregg.

73mins

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

73mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew. Teemu Pukki scores with their right foot. St Johnstone 1-2 Celtic.

72mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

70mins

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

69mins

The referee shows Teemu Pukki a yellow card.

69mins

Teemu Pukki is adjudged to have handled the ball.

67mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nigel Hasselbaink.

66mins

Tim Clancy restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Foul by Amido Balde on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded.

65mins

David Wotherspoon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

65mins

Foul by Scott Brown on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded.

64mins

Shot by Stefan Johansen.

59mins

David Wotherspoon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Miller.

57mins

Kris Commons takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

53mins

Kris Commons scores a penalty. St Johnstone 1-1 Celtic.

53mins

Penalty awarded for a foul by Steven Anderson on Scott Brown.

52mins

Steven Anderson makes a clearance.

52mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

51mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Croft.

47mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft.

46mins

Lee Croft takes a shot.

46mins

The second half has started.

46mins

Kris Commons is brought on as a substitute for Derk Boerrigter.

46mins

Adam Matthews leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Brown.

46mins

Nigel Hasselbaink is brought on as a substitute for Stevie May.

45mins

The referee blows for half time.

45mins

Michael O'Halloran takes a shot and cleared the bar.

44mins

Mikael Lustig takes the free kick.

44mins

Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Beram Kayal.

43mins

Penalty taken by Stevie May saved by Lukasz Zaluska. St Johnstone 1-0 Celtic.

43mins

Beram Kayal gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran.

43mins

Lee Croft takes the free kick.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stefan Johansen on Lee Croft.

40mins

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

38mins

Stevie May takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

37mins

Virgil van Dijk takes the free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie May on Virgil van Dijk.

35mins

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

34mins

Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Charlie Mulgrew results in a free kick.

34mins

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

31mins

Gary Miller fouled by Derk Boerrigter, the ref awards a free kick.

30mins

The ball is swung over by Derk Boerrigter.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran by Mikael Lustig results in a free kick.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efe Ambrose by Gary McDonald.

26mins

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

26mins

Gary Miller challenges Derk Boerrigter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25mins

Gary Miller crosses the ball in from the free kick.

24mins

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft.

21mins

Corner taken by Lee Croft from the right by-line.

20mins

The ball is delivered by Adam Matthews.

18mins

Teemu Pukki takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Mannus parries the effort to safety.

16mins

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

15mins

Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft.

11mins

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

11mins

Patrick Cregg fouled by Derk Boerrigter, the ref awards a free kick.

9mins

Tim Clancy scores with a right foot finish. St Johnstone 1-0 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Steven Anderson.

8mins

Corner taken by Lee Croft from the right by-line.

8mins

Stevie May takes a shot.

3mins

Free kick crossed by Lee Croft.

2mins

Foul by Stefan Johansen on Patrick Cregg, free kick awarded.

1mins

Michael O'Halloran takes a shot and bounces off the post.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

May delighted with Perth response St Johnstone striker Stevie May admits he could never have imagined how much his side's first Scottish Cup final appearance could unite the Perth community. May thought he knew exactly what his semi-final double against Aberdeen would mean to St Johnstone given he hails from the village of Newburgh, about 14 miles from McDiarmid Park, and came through the club's youth ranks. But the response has surprised him with more than 14,000 tickets sold for the May 17 clash with Dundee United at Celtic Park. The 21-year-old spent the afternoon before his team host Scottish Premiership champions Celtic in the Cherrybank Inn in Perth to launch Saints 130 Ale, a blue beer brewed by Inveralmond Brewery to mark the club's achievement, and he was surrounded by well-wishers. "If it hadn't been the day before a game I would maybe have had a couple, but it looks a great colour and it's nice to see the city get behind the team," he said. "It is a final for Perth and not just the club. It's refreshing to see so many people encouraging the team. "It's a massive occasion, not just for the players and management, but for everyone. The fans have waited too long for this occasion - 130 years - and the ticket sales have been incredible. I don't think anyone expected it to go as well. "I've been asked for a few tickets, but most people I know can get them easily. A lot of the boys have a bus going from where they are from. There is a bus coming from Newburgh, where I'm from. "Somebody I used to go to school with is coming all the way from Australia. It just shows how much it means to people. If we were to go that bit further and win it, I couldn't imagine how it would go down in Perth and the reception we would get. "We almost had full houses for the European games too and it shows you the fans are there. It's up to us to show them we are worth coming to watch week in, week out." St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is expected to rest some players for the visit of Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. Frazer Wright was left out of Saturday's defeat at Motherwell and others may follow. Neil Lennon is likely to ring the changes for Celtic. Left-back Emilio Izaguirre will play no further part for the champions this season after being allowed time off before meeting up with Honduras ahead of the World Cup and Lennon is hoping to give starts to number two goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska plus forwards Dirk Boerrigter, Teemu Pukki and Amido Balde. Lennon believes the latest off-field controversy to surround Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is "not a major deal". The Dubliner will have to explain the photograph - which emerged last week in a newspaper of him singing in a bar in the Falls Road, Belfast - to the Parkhead club at some point on Tuesday. The former Sunderland and Hibernian player was warned by Celtic in December, 2012 when he attended a memorial event for murdered Real IRA member Alan Ryan. Celtic, along with the Police and the Scottish FA, are currently investigating Stokes' fellow striker Leigh Griffiths, for allegedly joining Hibs fans, of which he is one, in singing a song calling former Hearts player Rudi Skacel "a refugee" in a pub before the Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle in March. Ahead of the trip to McDiarmid Park to face St Johnstone on Wednesday night, the Hoops boss backed both players. He said: "I have not spoken to Anthony, he is going to speak with the club today about it and I will be guided by what they think is best. "It is not a major deal for me. "Sometimes I think these stories are blown way out of proportion. "They are not bad boys and people try to make them out to be something that they are not. "They are a bit loose sometimes but I like that in their personalities, as long as we can channel it in the right directions. "I will wait and see what the police investigation brings and we will deal with it accordingly, regarding Leigh. "I don't think Anthony has done a lot either. "There is a code of conduct that they have to adhere to and that will come with experience and maturity. "They are both playing very well but I am not using that as an excuse not to punish them, obviously if I feel the need to punish them then I will."

Formation:451Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Alan Mannus
  • Gary Miller
  • Steven Anderson
  • Frazer Wright
  • Tim Clancy
  • Lee Croft
  • Scott Brown
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Gary McDonald
  • Michael O'Halloran
  • Stevie May
  • SUBS
  • Chris Millar
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • James Dunne
  • Steve Banks
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Ally Gilchrist

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWWDL
  • St Johnstone
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WDWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 3 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 16/02/2014
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 26/12/2013
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 21/09/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/05/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 19/02/2013
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/11/2012

Top Scorers

St Johnstone

  • S May 16
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 3
  • S Anderson 2
  • G Miller 1
  • F Wright 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1

Celtic

  • K Commons 21
  • A Stokes 18
  • L Griffiths 7
  • G Samaras 6
  • C Mulgrew 6
  • T Pukki 6
  • J Forrest 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • A Balde 3
  • S Brown 2
  • E Ambrose 2
  • S Johansen 2
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • A Matthews 1
  • L Henderson 1

Goals

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 45
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 133
    • Goals per game 96
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 23 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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