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Inverness CT   1 - 2   Celtic

Scottish Cup highlights - Inverness 1-2 Celtic

Scottish Cup highlights - Inverness 1-2 Celtic

Two goals from Joe Ledley earned Celtic a place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals at the expense of Inverness.

Adam Rooney slammed in a penalty on 44 minutes after Glenn Loovens had clumsily upended Richie Foran.

But Ledley levelled immediately, turning smartly on a cross from Emilio Izaguirre to drill home.

And the Welsh international sealed the victory with a simple header from a Ki Sung-Yeung free kick midway through the second half.

Neil Lennon's side will now meet Aberdeen for a place in the final, having thumped the Dons in the last four of the Co-operative Insurance Cup.

Loovens was recalled for his first outing since October to cover for injured centre-half Daniel Majstorovic.

And the Dutchman should have scored after two minutes when he connected with a Kris Commons corner. However, he stooped low and sent an awkward header over the crossbar from five yards.

Inverness keeper Ryan Esson was called into action after 12 minutes when he saved an effort from Izaguirre and Commons fired wide from 25 yards as the home side struggled to impose themselves.

However, the Highlanders were presented with a wonderful chance when a cross from Shane Sutherland dropped perfectly for Foran at the back post.

The Irishman looked certain to score as he met the ball on the half-volley just three yards out but somehow skewed the ball across the face of goal.

Celtic responded with their captain for the night Georgios Samaras powering a header wide from a Ledley delivery.

Inverness broke the deadlock a minute before the interval when Rooney netted from the penalty spot.

The striker smashed the spot-kick beyond the outstretched arm of Fraser Forster after Foran had been felled by Loovens following Russell Duncan's through ball.

The home fans were still celebrating when Ledley levelled from six yards in the second minute of first-half stoppage time when he did well to control Izaguirre's bobbling cross before turning smartly and powering in a strike from seven yards.

Ledley had a header saved by Esson early in the second half as Inverness were again caught napping from a Commons corner.

Sutherland thought he had regained the lead for Inverness in the 56th minute when he ran on to a headed knock-down from Foran and let fly with a rasping shot from 16 yards, only to see Forster tip the ball away brilliantly.

Just after the hour the visitors were back in control and Commons fired a powerful 35-yard free-kick just wide.

The decisive goal came on 68 minutes, with Ledley taking advantage of some sloppy defending to saunter into the danger zone and heading in a free kick from Ki.

Moments later, Nick Ross might have equalised when Foran drilled in a cross but the teenager's effort was deflected wide.

With that chance missed, the challenge of Inverness fizzled out and Celtic controlled the ball for long spells.

Ledley, who had doubled his goal tally for the season, was denied a hat-trick when Esson pushed away his fierce drive in the closing stages.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Inverness CT 1-2 Celtic FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Rooney (pen) 44
  • Ledley 45+2
  • Ledley 68

Inverness CT

  • 01 Esson
  • 03 Tokely
  • 14 Munro
  • 28 Hogg
  • 04 Duff yellow card
  • 06 Cox
  • 08 Duncan
  • 19 Ross (Doran 84)
  • 09 Foran
  • 10 Rooney
  • 20 Sutherland (Hayes 73)

Substitutes

  • 12 Tuffey,
  • 15 Innes,
  • 11 Hayes,
  • 25 MacDonald,
  • 26 Doran

Celtic

  • 26 Forster
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 04 Juarez
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 22 Loovens
  • 16 Ledley
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 33 Baram Kayal
  • 09 Samaras
  • 15 Commons (Forrest 65)
  • 88 Hooper

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 25 Rogne,
  • 20 McCourt,
  • 10 Stokes,
  • 49 Forrest
Ref: TumiltyAtt: 6,064
INVERNESS CT
CELTIC

Possession

  • Inverness CT 44%
  • Celtic 56%

Attempts on target

  • Inverness CT 1
  • Celtic 6

Attempts off target

  • Inverness CT 1
  • Celtic 5

Corners

  • Inverness CT 3
  • Celtic 6

Fouls

  • Inverness CT 13
  • Celtic 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:09 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:30 Stuart Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:48 James Forrest challenges Russell Duncan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Duncan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Georgios Samaras manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:48 James Forrest takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
  • 89:41 The referee blows for offside against Georgios Samaras. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 85:44 Beram Kayal takes a short corner.
  • 85:25 Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
  • 84:02 Georgios Samaras takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 83:14 Russell Duncan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras. Beram Kayal takes the free kick.
  • 83:14 Substitution (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Aaron Doran coming on for Nick Ross.
  • 75:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Adam Rooney. Beram Kayal restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:47 Substitution (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Hayes coming on for Shane Sutherland.
  • 72:33 Lee Cox produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 72:20 Foul by Georgios Samaras on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Ross Tokely takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:07 Inswinging corner taken by Russell Duncan from the left by-line, save by Fraser Forster.
  • 67:57 Foul by Stuart Duff on Emilio Izaguirre, free kick awarded. Assist by Beram Kayal.
  • 67:57 GOAL - Joe LedleyInverness CT 1 - 2 Celtic Joe Ledley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Inverness CT 1-2 Celtic.
  • 67:16 Booking Stuart Duff is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 65:55 Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on James Forrest. Direct free kick taken by Beram Kayal.
  • 64:47 Substitution James Forrest is brought on as a substitute for Kris Commons.
  • 62:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Russell Duncan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kris Commons.
  • 58:17 Russell Duncan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Sung-Yeung Ki.
  • 55:45 Russell Duncan takes the inswinging corner, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.
  • 55:21 Shane Sutherland takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
  • 54:53 Emilio Izaguirre is penalised for a handball. Chris Hogg restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:34 Foul by Richie Foran on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 49:37 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Beram Kayal.
  • 49:02 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
  • 48:07 Foul by Shane Sutherland on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded. Joe Ledley takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:45 Unfair challenge on Chris Hogg by Gary Hooper results in a free kick. Chris Hogg takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:48 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+1:31 Assist on the goal came from Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 45:00+1:31 GOAL - Joe LedleyInverness CT 1 - 1 Celtic Goal scored by Joe Ledley from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic.
  • 43:42 Assist on the goal came from Richie Foran.
  • 43:40 Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Charlie Mulgrew results in a Penalty.
  • 43:40 GOAL - Adam RooneyInverness CT 1 - 0 Celtic Adam Rooney scores a penalty. Inverness CT 1-0 Celtic.
  • 41:27 Unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Joe Ledley results in a free kick. Russell Duncan takes the direct free kick.
  • 39:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Glenn Loovens. Free kick crossed by Russell Duncan.
  • 37:18 Sung-Yeung Ki challenges Shane Sutherland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Hogg takes the free kick.
  • 32:44 Foul by Stuart Duff on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded. Joe Ledley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Ryan Esson.
  • 30:10 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line, Richie Foran makes a clearance.
  • 27:08 Beram Kayal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Grant Munro takes the free kick.
  • 26:10 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Georgios Samaras misses to the right of the target.
  • 25:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Efrain Juarez. Glenn Loovens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:41 Nick Ross is ruled offside. Glenn Loovens takes the indirect free kick.
  • 20:28 Foul by Efrain Juarez on Nick Ross, free kick awarded. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:00 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Hooper. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
  • 17:34 Kris Commons takes a shot.
  • 16:04 Inswinging corner taken by Kris Commons.
  • 6:07 Kris Commons fouled by Russell Duncan, the ref awards a free kick. Beram Kayal takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Efrain Juarez on Richie Foran. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.
  • 2:23 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons played to the near post, Glenn Loovens has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 1:51 Kris Commons fouled by Russell Duncan, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kris Commons, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
  • 0:52 Foul by Richie Foran on Efrain Juarez, free kick awarded. Beram Kayal takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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