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  • Date:28 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:6,223
  • Hooper (5) Hooper (11)
Goal!

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92mins

The ball is swung over by Jeroen Tesselaar, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.

92mins

Jeroen Tesselaar sends in a cross, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.

90mins

Kenny McLean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jim Goodwin.

88mins

Charlie Mulgrew takes the inswinging corner, Jeroen Tesselaar manages to make a clearance.

88mins

James Forrest takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.

88mins

Centre by James Forrest.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Steven Thomson. Beram Kayal restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Joe Ledley replaces Sung-Yeung Ki.

84mins

Jeroen Tesselaar takes the inswinging corner, Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Steven Thomson crosses the ball, blocked by James Forrest.

83mins

Jim Goodwin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

82mins

Foul by Du-Ri Cha on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.

82mins

The ball is sent over by Jeroen Tesselaar, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Jeroen Tesselaar delivers the ball, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Joe McKee. Beram Kayal restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Joe McKee comes on in place of Nigel Hasselbaink.

79mins

Foul by Jim Goodwin on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

78mins

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.

78mins

Jon McShane crosses the ball, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.

76mins

Paul McGowan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sung-Yeung Ki.

75mins

Shot from 12 yards by James Forrest. Craig Samson makes a save.

74mins

Corner taken short by Sung-Yeung Ki.

74mins

James Forrest sends in a cross, blocked by David van Zanten.

73mins

James Forrest takes a shot. Lee Mair gets a block in.

73mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Jeroen Tesselaar manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Du-Ri Cha crosses the ball, clearance made by Marc McAusland.

72mins

Centre by Anthony Stokes, Marc McAusland gets a block in.

71mins

Jon McShane comes on in place of Gary Teale.

70mins

Jeroen Tesselaar takes a inswinging corner.

70mins

The ball is crossed by Paul McGowan, save by Fraser Forster.

70mins

Gary Teale decides to take a short corner.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Thomson, Du-Ri Cha makes a clearance.

67mins

The official flags Lee Mair offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Centre by Jim Goodwin.

67mins

Paul McGowan takes a shot from 18 yards. Du-Ri Cha gets a block in.

66mins

Jeroen Tesselaar takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.

65mins

Gary Teale is ruled offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Corner taken short by Gary Teale.

65mins

Gary Teale takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Majstorovic.

61mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Steven Thompson. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gary Teale.

61mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

60mins

David van Zanten challenges James Forrest unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

59mins

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

59mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki.

59mins

Shot by Anthony Stokes. Save by Craig Samson.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Steven Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Scott Brown.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Gary Teale by Gary Hooper results in a free kick. Paul McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

The ball is swung over by James Forrest, save by Craig Samson.

51mins

Jeroen Tesselaar takes a corner.

50mins

Kelvin Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. Jeroen Tesselaar fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Fraser Forster.

48mins

Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross.

48mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance by Steven Thompson.

48mins

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.

47mins

Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Sung-Yeung Ki, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Beram Kayal results in a free kick. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Du-Ri Cha produces a cross, Jim Goodwin manages to make a clearance.

45mins

Jeroen Tesselaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown. Beram Kayal takes the direct free kick.

45mins

Beram Kayal concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Jeroen Tesselaar takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Jim Goodwin produces a cross, Scott Brown manages to make a clearance.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Jeroen Tesselaar.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Stokes. Marc McAusland takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

Paul McGowan fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Jim Goodwin has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

37mins

Shot by Nigel Hasselbaink from 18 yards. Blocked by Sung-Yeung Ki.

37mins

Gary Teale takes a short corner.

37mins

Centre by Jeroen Tesselaar, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.

35mins

Daniel Majstorovic challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Teale crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Fraser Forster.

34mins

Handball decision goes against David van Zanten. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Steven Thomson takes a shot. Nigel Hasselbaink gets a block in.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Thompson.

32mins

The referee blows for offside. Lee Mair takes the free kick.

31mins

Steven Thomson produces a cross, Du-Ri Cha makes a clearance.

29mins

Nigel Hasselbaink concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Forster. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the left by-line to the near post, Fraser Forster makes a clearance.

28mins

Centre by Nigel Hasselbaink, save by Fraser Forster.

27mins

A cross is delivered by David van Zanten.

26mins

The ball is crossed by Nigel Hasselbaink.

24mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by James Forrest goes wide left of the goal.

23mins

Foul by Steven Thompson on Charlie Mulgrew, free kick awarded. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the direct free kick.

22mins

David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on James Forrest. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

22mins

The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Hooper misses to the left of the goal.

20mins

Header on goal by Steven Thompson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

19mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line, Paul McGowan has a volleyed shot. Blocked by Steven Thompson.

16mins

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

12mins

Gary Hooper scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-2 Celtic.

10mins

Scott Brown challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

9mins

Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross, Daniel Majstorovic has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

6mins

Goal scored by Gary Hooper from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Anthony Stokes.

4mins

Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Majstorovic. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Daniel Majstorovic results in a free kick. Gary Teale takes the free kick.

2mins

Anthony Stokes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc McAusland. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

2mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Stokes misses to the right of the target.

2mins

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Paul McGowan results in a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Formation:433Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Craig Samson
  • David van Zanten
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Steven Thomson
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Paul McGowan
  • Gary Teale
  • Steven Thompson
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Joe McKee
  • Kenny McLean
  • Jon McShane
  • Dominic Kennedy
  • Graham Carey
  • Illias Haddad

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Match Report

Hooper at the double An early Gary Hooper double gave Celtic a much-needed 2-0 victory over St Mirren in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at St Mirren Park. The former Scunthorpe striker linked up with Anthony Stokes with six minutes gone to fire past Craig Samson from close range and then capitalised on a mistake by former Hoops midfielder Paul McGowan to grab a second six minutes later. Neil Lennon's side looked in the mood to rack up a barrowload of goals but the Buddies responded impressively and fought their way back in to the game. However, there were chances missed at both ends as Celtic deservedly secured their first win in four games as they made some amends for Thursday night, when they were knocked out of the Europa League play-offs by Swiss side Sion. The Hoops boss made two changes with Stokes and midfielder James Forrest replacing Joe Ledley and Georgios Samaras who dropped to the bench. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Hoops line-up, though, was that Daniel Majstorovic had kept his place. The much-maligned Swedish defender was heavily criticised for conceding an early penalty and consequently being sent off in the defeat against the Swiss side. Celtic showed no sign of nerves as they raced into a two-goal lead after 12 minutes. The first opportunity came in the second minute when Hooper sent Stokes through but he screwed his shot wide of the far post. Moments later the Irishman had the ball in the net but referee Willie Collum adjudged him to have fouled Saints defender Marc McAusland beforehand. But that just delayed Celtic's opener. There were six minute gone when Stokes and Commons worked a one-two at the edge of the box to allow the former Scunthorpe striker the chance to drill his ball past Samson. Three minutes later, Majstorovic headed over from close range from a Charlie Mulgrew free-kick when he ought to have at least hit the target. But indecision in the St Mirren defence eventually saw McGowan's pass intercepted by Hooper and he ran through and slipped the ball past Samson. McGowan had the chance to make amends soon afterwards when Nigel Hasselbaink slipped him in with a fine pass but his effort from 16 yards was saved by Hoops keeper Fraser Forster. Saints came back into the match and just before the half-hour mark Hasselbaink skinned Majstorovic wide on the left but his dangerous ball across goal found no takers. As Saints increased the pressure Hasselbaink had a shot blocked by the legs of Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yueng before Jim Goodwin, another former Celt, drove wide from the edge of the box. Then St Mirren left-back Jeroen Tesselaar fired in a great cross from the left which was just missed by Hasselbaink eight yards out. Two minutes after the break it took a fine save by Samson from Stokes' drive from the edge of the box to keep St Mirren in the game. The former Hibernian striker had been allowed a free run to his shooting position which again highlighted the home side's defensive frailties. Hasselbaink, though, was proving to be a menace in attack and after he was fouled by Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson 25 yards out, Forster was forced down to his left-hand post to make a good save from Tesselaar's free-kick. In the 58th minute as Celtic broke with pace Samson denied Stokes with a fine near-post save at the expense of a corner which Saints defended with no great assurance. At the other end Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson attempted a headed pass back which almost went in his own net and Celtic endured an anxious few moments before they survived the corner. Forrest began to probe down the left and in the 75th minute he worked his way into the Buddies' box before firing in a shot which Samson stretched to his right to push past the post and again the home side held out from the corner. As the match swung from end to end, Forster made a decent save from Steven Thompson's close-range header to conclude another Paisley attack before Samson blocked Ki's low drive at the other end after the St Mirren defence had been cut open again. The St Mirren keeper made yet another good save from Forrest with two minutes remaining as the match slipped away from the home side who were left pondering their slack start to the game.

Form Guide

    DWDLW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWL

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 09/04/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 14/11/2010
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 22/08/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 4 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 24/03/2010
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 28/11/2009
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 26/09/2009

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 2
  • S Thomson 1
  • N Hasselbaink 1

Celtic

  • A Stokes 3
  • S Ki 2
  • G Hooper 1
  • J Ledley 1
  • J Forrest 1

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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