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Celtic   3 - 1   Hamilton

Shaun Maloney is congratulated following one of his two goals against Hamilton
Shaun Maloney fired a double as Celtic came from behind to beat Accies

Celtic survived an early scare before coming from behind to beat Hamilton and move back to the top of the league table on goal difference.

Accies broke the deadlock through Mark McLaughlin and the visitors spurned chances to extend their lead through Nigel Hasselbaink and Simon Mensing.

Shaun Maloney responded with a double, including a superb free-kick.

And Gary Hooper flashed a drive past Tomas Cerny as Celtic recorded their seventh straight league victory.

The visitors started the game in impressive fashion and took an early lead with a well-worked set-piece.

Imrie's corner was headed back across goal by Canning and McLaughlin was on hand to sweep the ball home.

Buoyed by their early goal, Accies swarmed forward looking to double their lead and Hasselbaink saw his shot brilliantly saved by Fraser Forster.

The goalkeeper came to Celtic's rescue again when he tipped over a header from the unmarked Mensing with the home defence all at sea.

Celtic carved out an equaliser in the 25th minute, Daniel Majstorovic heading Ki's corner back into the danger zone and Maloney headed the ball into the net.

Following their impressive early start when they were unfortunate not to extend their lead, Accies were forced back by a resurgent Celtic.

The sides were level at the break but Accies spurned a great chance to take the lead early in the second half when Forster saved Canning's header from Imrie's corner.

Maloney fired Celtic in front for the first time in the game in the 64th minute with a superb free-kick after Scott Brown was bundled off the ball by James Goodwin.

The Scotland international's effort flew past the helpless Cerny and Hooper grabbed the third when he seized on slack play by Imrie before drilling the ball home.

The victory was Neil Lennon's 15th straight league win as they moved to the top of the table, ahead of Old Firm rivals Rangers on goal difference.

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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 3-1 Hamilton FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Maloney 25
  • Maloney 64
  • Hooper 71
  • McLaughlin 3

Celtic

  • 26 Forster
  • 04 Juarez (Stokes 63)
  • 05 Majstorovic
  • 11 Cha Du-Ri
  • 22 Loovens
  • 08 Brown yellow card
  • 16 Ledley
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 09 Samaras (Murphy 78)
  • 13 Maloney
  • 88 Hooper (Crosas 78)

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 12 Wilson,
  • 31 Towell,
  • 56 Twardzik,
  • 17 Crosas,
  • 10 Stokes,
  • 27 Murphy

Hamilton

  • 01 Cerny
  • 04 Canning
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 12 Buchanan
  • 02 Goodwin (Paixao 72)
  • 22 Routledge
  • 24 Gillepsie (Wilkie 72)
  • 27 Mensing yellow card
  • 07 Imrie
  • 18 Flavio Paixao
  • 30 Hasselbaink (Casalinuovo 72)

Substitutes

  • 19 Murdoch,
  • 05 Graham,
  • 03 Skelton,
  • 11 McAlister,
  • 14 Wilkie,
  • 09 Casalinuovo,
  • 21 Paixao
Ref: O'ReillyAtt: 47,446
CELTIC
HAMILTON

Possession

  • Celtic 60%
  • Hamilton 40%

Attempts on target

  • Celtic 7
  • Hamilton 6

Attempts off target

  • Celtic 8
  • Hamilton 2

Corners

  • Celtic 9
  • Hamilton 5

Fouls

  • Celtic 12
  • Hamilton 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:25 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+1:43 Booking Booking for Scott Brown for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Wilkie by Scott Brown. Direct free kick taken by Mark McLaughlin.
  • 89:38 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Stokes, Close range header by Glenn Loovens goes over the bar.
  • 89:34 Shaun Maloney produces a cross, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.
  • 88:29 The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark McLaughlin. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
  • 87:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Joe Ledley. Direct free kick taken by David Buchanan.
  • 87:30 Sung-Yong Ki decides to take the corner short.
  • 87:00 Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
  • 86:41 Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Canning. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
  • 85:49 Effort from just outside the area by Sung-Yong Ki goes over the target.
  • 84:56 The referee blows for offside against Damian Casalinuovo. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
  • 83:49 The official flags Daryl Murphy offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark McLaughlin.
  • 79:57 Centre by Kyle Wilkie, Fraser Forster makes a save.
  • 79:22 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie, Joe Ledley makes a clearance.
  • 77:05 Substitution Gary Hooper goes off and Marc Crosas comes on.
  • 77:05 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Daryl Murphy coming on for Georgios Samaras.
  • 77:05 Flavio Paixao is caught offside. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
  • 76:07 Gary Hooper challenges Mark McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:27 Effort from the edge of the area by Georgios Samaras goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 74:09 David Buchanan concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Stokes. Sung-Yong Ki delivers the ball, Header from close range by Georgios Samaras clears the bar.
  • 73:28 Georgios Samaras challenges Martin Canning unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
  • 71:56 Substitution Damian Casalinuovo is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink.
  • 71:56 Substitution Jim Goodwin leaves the field to be replaced by Marco Paixao.
  • 71:56 Substitution (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Kyle Wilkie coming on for Grant Gillespie.
  • 70:46 GOAL - Gary HooperCeltic 3 - 1 Hamilton Gary Hooper scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 3-1 Hamilton.
  • 69:40 Anthony Stokes fouled by Mark McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki takes the free kick.
  • 68:52 Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Grant Gillespie gets a block in.
  • 68:25 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 68:15 Anthony Stokes produces a cross, clearance made by Grant Gillespie.
  • 65:39 Grant Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Brown. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:35 GOAL - Shaun MaloneyCeltic 2 - 1 Hamilton Shaun Maloney fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-1 Hamilton.
  • 62:13 Substitution Efrain Juarez leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Stokes.
  • 62:13 Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick.
  • 59:47 Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie, Martin Canning takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
  • 59:11 Foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
  • 58:45 The ball is crossed by Douglas Imrie, clearance made by Joe Ledley.
  • 57:22 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line, Daniel Majstorovic has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 57:15 Du-Ri Cha crosses the ball, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:20 The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Direct free kick taken by Joe Ledley.
  • 55:49 Corner from right by-line taken by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 53:29 Grant Gillespie fouled by Scott Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
  • 50:52 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from left channel, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 50:52 Booking Simon Mensing receives a yellow card.
  • 50:45 Simon Mensing gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras.
  • 49:46 Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 48:15 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line to the near post, Glenn Loovens has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 48:04 The ball is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Jim Goodwin.
  • 46:53 The ball is crossed by Douglas Imrie, blocked by Glenn Loovens.
  • 45:58 The official flags Gary Hooper offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
  • 45:33 The ball is swung over by Flavio Paixao, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:55 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:05 Centre by Douglas Imrie, Shot by Simon Mensing from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 44:33 Georgios Samaras is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.
  • 43:17 Gary Hooper challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:58 Effort from the edge of the area by Flavio Paixao goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 40:35 Corner from left by-line taken by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 40:10 Nigel Hasselbaink is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Glenn Loovens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:14 Centre by Georgios Samaras, clearance made by Martin Canning.
  • 36:44 Scott Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathon Routledge. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
  • 36:17 Georgios Samaras challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
  • 35:56 Shaun Maloney delivers the ball, save made by Tomas Cerny.
  • 33:56 The ball is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Douglas Imrie.
  • 28:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Efrain Juarez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from right channel, clearance by Simon Mensing.
  • 28:30 The ball is sent over by Du-Ri Cha, Jonathon Routledge makes a clearance.
  • 26:47 Sung-Yong Ki sends in a cross, save made by Tomas Cerny.
  • 26:20 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, clearance made by Martin Canning.
  • 25:54 Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, clearance made by Douglas Imrie.
  • 24:26 Assist on the goal came from Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 24:26 GOAL - Shaun MaloneyCeltic 1 - 1 Hamilton Shaun Maloney finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Celtic 1-1 Hamilton.
  • 23:57 Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki,
  • 23:46 A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Martin Canning.
  • 22:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathon Routledge on Scott Brown. Sung-Yong Ki takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:20 Simon Mensing concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Free kick crossed by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 20:19 Joe Ledley delivers the ball, save made by Tomas Cerny.
  • 19:41 A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 17:49 Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
  • 15:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathon Routledge on Scott Brown. Sung-Yong Ki restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:35 Foul by Shaun Maloney on Jonathon Routledge, free kick awarded. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:41 Grant Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
  • 12:11 Corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, clearance by Georgios Samaras.
  • 11:34 Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Jim Goodwin takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
  • 11:11 Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
  • 10:01 A cross is delivered by Joe Ledley.
  • 8:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sung-Yong Ki on Douglas Imrie. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
  • 7:00 Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
  • 6:19 The offside flag is raised against Gary Hooper. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
  • 5:21 The ball is sent over by Shaun Maloney.
  • 4:39 Glenn Loovens delivers the ball.
  • 2:54 The assist for the goal came from Martin Canning.
  • 2:54 GOAL - Mark McLaughlinCeltic 0 - 1 Hamilton Mark McLaughlin finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Celtic 0-1 Hamilton.
  • 2:34 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie,
  • 1:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Efrain Juarez. Sung-Yong Ki crosses the ball, Header by Daniel Majstorovic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 0:12 Shaun Maloney has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 7 13 21
2 Rangers 7 12 21
3 Motherwell 7 5 13
4 Dundee Utd 7 -4 11
5 Inverness CT 7 3 10
6 Hearts 7 0 8
7 Aberdeen 7 -1 7
8 Kilmarnock 7 -2 7
9 St Johnstone 7 -2 7
10 Hibernian 7 -6 5
11 Hamilton 7 -10 5
12 St Mirren 7 -8 4

see also
Reid praise for battling Accies
02 Oct 10 |  Hamilton


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