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Celtic   4 - 0   St Mirren

Highlights Celtic 4-0 St Mirren

Highlights - Celtic 4-0 St Mirren

Celtic turned on the style to maintain their winning start to the Scottish Premier League campaign.

Joe Ledley shot the home side into an early lead before Beram Kayal rattled the crossbar from long range.

A Shaun Maloney effort then went in off St Mirren defender David van Zanten, with Maloney and Marc-Antoine Fortune hitting the woodwork before the break.

Celtic dominated throughout and James Forrest and Ki Sung-Yeung both added fine strikes in the second half.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon fielded a very attack-minded side, with Forrest catching the eye on his first league start and Welsh midfielder Ledley filling in at left-back.

A sparkling performance yielded four goals and St Mirren can count themselves fortunate not to have lost by a few more.

Forrest had an immediate impact as he played a major part in Celtic taking a sixth minute lead, darting beyond two defenders on the left flank before playing the ball infield.

His pass was collected by Georgios Samaras who slipped Ledley through and the summer signing from Cardiff produced a low driven finish with the outside of his foot.

Samaras was proving difficult for St Mirren to track and he again found space to set up Fortune to cut inside and fire into the side-netting.

St Mirren rarely threatened but the Paisley side did spurn a good chance when Darren McGregor's poor control prevented him getting a shot in before Lukasz Zaluska's diving block.

Celtic almost doubled their advantage in the 22nd minute when Samaras tapped the ball to Kayal who produced a stunning shot from distance that bounced back off the junction of post and crossbar.

A minute later and the ball was in the net as Fortune advanced down the right and from his low cross, Maloney was claiming the final touch, although van Zanten appeared to be the unfortunate scorer of an own goal.

Keen to claim a more clear-cut goal, Maloney then struck Paul Gallacher's left-hand post with a fierce shot and from the rebound Fortune's effort hit the outside of the same upright.

The one-way traffic continued after the break, first Scott Brown going close from distance and then Gallacher being forced into a fine low save to keep out a Samaras strike.

The busy Maloney sent in a dangerous free-kick that Hooiveld sent narrowly wide with a glancing header.

Forrest's big moment came on 68 minutes when Fortune set up the youngster to power an angled drive beyond Gallacher.

St Mirren offered little in response, but Sean Lynch should still have done better as he could only manage a tame effort when the chance to shoot arose with Zaluska out of position.

Substitute Ki had enough time to leave his mark on the game with an outstanding fourth goal, leaving Gallacher motionless with a terrific long-range strike.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 4-0 St Mirren FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Ledley 5
  • Maloney 23
  • Forrest 69
  • Ki Sung-Yeung 81

    Celtic

    • 24 Zaluska
    • 04 Juarez
    • 05 Majstorovic
    • 06 Hooiveld
    • 08 Brown
    • 16 Ledley
    • 33 Baram Kayal yellow card (Ki Sung-Yeung 71)
    • 09 Samaras (McCourt 65)
    • 10 Fortune (Murphy 74)
    • 13 Maloney
    • 49 Forrest

    Substitutes

    • 47 Cervi,
    • 15 Misun,
    • 31 Towell,
    • 56 Twardzik,
    • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung,
    • 20 McCourt,
    • 27 Murphy

    St Mirren

    • 01 Gallacher
    • 02 van Zanten yellow card (McAusland 46 yellow card)
    • 05 Mair
    • 06 Potter
    • 14 McGregor
    • 16 Travner
    • 04 Brady (McKernon 74)
    • 07 Murray
    • 11 Robb (Ramage 77)
    • 20 Lynch
    • 09 Dargo

    Substitutes

    • 12 Samson,
    • 17 McAusland,
    • 25 Love,
    • 29 McLennan,
    • 43 McKernon,
    • 45 Mclean,
    • 47 Ramage
    Ref: NorrisAtt: 46,812
    CELTIC
    ST MIRREN

    Possession

    • Celtic 66%
    • St Mirren 34%

    Attempts on target

    • Celtic 8
    • St Mirren 1

    Attempts off target

    • Celtic 8
    • St Mirren 0

    Corners

    • Celtic 12
    • St Mirren 0

    Fouls

    • Celtic 7
    • St Mirren 6
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+2:08 The referee ends the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+0:20 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 89:23 Foul by Craig Dargo (St Mirren) on Jos Hooiveld (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 88:57 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 88:34 Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 88:34 Booking Marc McAusland (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 88:31 Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren) on Shaun Maloney (Celtic).
    • 88:10 Cross by Craig Dargo (St Mirren), blocked by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic). Attacking throw-in by Sean Lynch (St Mirren).
    • 87:24 Attacking throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
    • 85:05 Cross by Shaun Maloney (Celtic), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 84:49 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Celtic).
    • 83:55 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 83:40 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 83:29 Attacking throw-in by Patrick McCourt (Celtic).
    • 83:18 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), clearance by Darren McGregor (St Mirren).
    • 82:22 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 81:59 Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) on Craig Dargo (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark McLennan (St Mirren) from right channel, passed.
    • 80:53 Assist (pass) by Patrick McCourt (Celtic) from left channel.
    • 80:53 GOAL - Sung-Yeung KiCeltic 4 - 0 St Mirren Goal by Sung-Yeung Ki (Celtic) drilled right-footed (top-right of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Celtic 4-0 St Mirren.
    • 80:26 Cross by Efrain Juarez (Celtic), clearance by Marc McAusland (St Mirren). Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Patrick McCourt (Celtic).
    • 79:52 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 79:19 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), blocked by Jure Travner (St Mirren). Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 78:11 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 77:51 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 76:46 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 76:46 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Steven Robb replaced by Graeme Ramage (tactical).
    • 76:27 Shot by Sean Lynch (St Mirren) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 75:45 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • Correction - 74:57 Goal kick taken short by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 74:57 Goal kick taken short by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 73:52 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 73:52 Substitution Celtic substitution: Marc-Antoine Fortune replaced by Daryl Murphy (tactical).
    • 73:25 Substitution St Mirren substitution: Garry Brady replaced by Jamie McKernon (tactical).
    • 71:47 Cross by Shaun Maloney (Celtic), blocked by Sean Lynch (St Mirren). Attacking throw-in by Patrick McCourt (Celtic).
    • 70:39 Substitution Celtic substitution: Beram Kayal replaced by Sung-Yeung Ki (tactical).
    • 70:30 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Celtic).
    • 70:03 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 68:49 Assist (pass) by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) from right channel.
    • 68:49 GOAL - James ForrestCeltic 3 - 0 St Mirren Goal by James Forrest (Celtic) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Celtic 3-0 St Mirren.
    • 68:43 Attacking throw-in by Beram Kayal (Celtic).
    • 68:26 Cross by Efrain Juarez (Celtic), resulting in open play.
    • 68:14 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 66:46 Free kick crossed right-footed by Garry Brady (St Mirren) from left channel, clearance by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic).
    • 66:46 Booking Beram Kayal (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 66:35 Foul by Beram Kayal (Celtic) on Steven Robb (St Mirren).
    • 65:56 Craig Dargo (St Mirren) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 65:37 Defending throw-in by John Potter (St Mirren).
    • 65:18 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken short by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 64:35 Free kick taken right-footed by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 64:35 Substitution Celtic substitution: Georgios Samaras replaced by Patrick McCourt (tactical).
    • 64:28 Craig Dargo (St Mirren) caught offside.
    • 60:57 Craig Dargo (St Mirren) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 59:32 Foul by John Potter (St Mirren) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) from left wing, header by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 58:58 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 57:31 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 57:15 Defending throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
    • 56:34 Craig Dargo (St Mirren) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 56:01 Shot by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 54:53 Foul by Jure Travner (St Mirren) on Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Efrain Juarez (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 54:16 Foul by Beram Kayal (Celtic) on Jure Travner (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 52:59 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) to centre, save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 51:26 Shot by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (tipped round post) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) to centre, clearance by John Potter (St Mirren). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 51:08 Attacking throw-in by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).
    • 49:48 Shot by Scott Brown (Celtic) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) to centre, header by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 48:35 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 47:10 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 46:33 Defending throw-in by Sean Lynch (St Mirren).
    • 45:49 Foul by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 45:41 Cross by Sean Lynch (St Mirren), clearance by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic).
    • 45:10 Attacking throw-in by Sean Lynch (St Mirren).
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • 45:01 Substitution St Mirren substitution: David van Zanten replaced by Marc McAusland (tactical).
    • 45:00+1:17 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:43 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), clearance by Hugh Murray (St Mirren). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) to near post, clearance by Hugh Murray (St Mirren).
    • 45:00+0:12 Handball by Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Garry Brady (St Mirren) from right channel, passed.
    • 44:57 Cross by David van Zanten (St Mirren), clearance by Beram Kayal (Celtic).
    • 44:49 Cross by Darren McGregor (St Mirren), resulting in open play.
    • 44:31 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 43:53 Craig Dargo (St Mirren) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 43:13 Foul by Beram Kayal (Celtic) on Jure Travner (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Mair (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 42:05 Weak shot by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 41:07 Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 40:31 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 39:54 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 39:01 Defending throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 38:45 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 37:46 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 37:08 Defending throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 36:34 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on John Potter (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren) from own half, passed.
    • Correction - 35:27 Shaun Maloney has an effort at goal from just outside the area that bounces off the post. Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot from a just insdie the area and hits the post.
    • 35:27 Shot by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), shot by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 34:11 Cross by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 33:44 Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 32:26 Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) on Craig Dargo (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by David van Zanten (St Mirren) from right channel, passed.
    • 31:46 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 29:17 Cross by Shaun Maloney (Celtic), header by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 28:53 Cross by Georgios Samaras (Celtic), clearance by David van Zanten (St Mirren). Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).
    • 28:35 Cross by John Potter (St Mirren), clearance by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 28:16 Attacking throw-in by David van Zanten (St Mirren).
    • 28:02 Attacking throw-in by David van Zanten (St Mirren).
    • 25:40 Defending throw-in by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic).
    • 24:34 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 24:13 Defending throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 22:35 Assist (cross) by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) from right wing.
    • 22:35 GOAL - Shaun MaloneyCeltic 2 - 0 St Mirren goal by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Celtic 2-0 St Mirren.
    • 22:33 Cross by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic),
    • 22:02 Shot by Beram Kayal (Celtic) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards),
    • 21:11 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), comfortable save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 20:05 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 19:14 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 18:44 Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic) on Garry Brady (St Mirren). Free kick taken right-footed by Hugh Murray (St Mirren) from right channel, passed.
    • 17:47 Cross by Efrain Juarez (Celtic), clearance by David van Zanten (St Mirren).
    • 17:30 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Maloney (Celtic).
    • 16:27 Cross by Garry Brady (St Mirren), save (caught) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 15:43 Defending throw-in by David van Zanten (St Mirren).
    • 14:47 Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from left channel, passed.
    • 14:47 Booking David van Zanten (St Mirren) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 14:42 Foul by David van Zanten (St Mirren) on James Forrest (Celtic).
    • 13:19 Shot by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 12:56 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 11:16 Cross by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic), blocked by Jure Travner (St Mirren). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) to centre, clearance by John Potter (St Mirren).
    • 9:31 Weak shot by Marc-Antoine Fortune (Celtic) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (St Mirren).
    • 8:22 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 7:36 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 7:04 Attacking throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 6:13 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 4:57 Assist (pass) by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) from centre of penalty area.
    • 4:57 GOAL - Joe LedleyCeltic 1 - 0 St Mirren Goal by Joe Ledley (Celtic) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Celtic 1-0 St Mirren.
    • 3:51 Defending throw-in by David van Zanten (St Mirren).
    • 2:59 Cross by Craig Dargo (St Mirren), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 2:34 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 2:24 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 2:07 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 1:59 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • 1:45 Attacking throw-in by Jure Travner (St Mirren).
    • Correction - 0:42 Goal kick taken short by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 0:42 Goal kick taken short by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
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