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Celtic   2 - 2   Inverness CT

Highlights - Celtic 2-2 Inverness CT

Highlights - Celtic 2-2 Inverness CT

Inverness Caledonian Thistle celebrated a year-long unbeaten away league run with a spirited draw against Celtic.

Ki Sung-Yeung fired in off the post before half-time, and Paddy McCourt added a fine solo strike in the 65th minute after waltzing into the box.

A defensive slip-up by Celtic allowed Richie Foran to strike in off the post, reducing Inverness's deficit.

Grant Munro's back-post header sealed a share of the points with seven minutes of the match remaining.

Terry Butcher's side have now gone a full calendar year on the road without a league defeat, while Celtic missed the opportunity to top the Scottish Premier League table on goal difference.

Charlie Mulgrew replaced injured left-back Emilio Izaguirre for the hosts, while Dutch stopper Jos Hooiveld replaced winger Niall McGinn to partner Thomas Rogne and Daniel Majstorovic in a three-man central defence with Daryl Murphy and Gary Hooper in attack.

Inverness kept the same side which beat Hibernian last week with Adam Rooney leading the line.

Inside the first five minutes, Celtic's Murphy played in a slick ball to Shaun Maloney, who controlled and fired towards goal, but Inverness keeper Ryan Easson was equal to the task.

A few moments later, Mulgrew had to be fully alert to block a shot from Inverness forward Rooney.

A brief spell of pressure from the visitors built up to Johnny Hayes forcing a corner from defender Hooiveld, then Murphy had the ball in the back of the net, but Luxembourg referee Alain Hamer ruled offside.

Rooney tried for goal with a curling effort as the half-hour mark approached, but Celtic keeper Fraser Forster made the save.

The opener arrived for the hosts seven minutes from the break when Esson was beaten when Ki latched on to a McCourt pass and struck in off the near post for his second goal of the season.

After the restart, Celtic had a few nervous moments as Inverness kept up the pressure with a flurry of corners and the majority of possession in the opening minutes.

Stuart Duff produced a cross that Celtic defender Majstorovic cleared, then Murphy took a perfectly good opportunity and blasted it over the Inverness bar.

In the 65th minute McCourt, who had replaced Maloney early in the first half, picked up the ball 25 yards out and glided his way through the Inverness defence before firing past Esson for Celtic's 600th goal at home in the Scottish Premier League.

Five minutes later, Foran latched on to a defensive slip-up by Rogne to snatch a lifeline for the visitors, firing in off the post to reduce the deficit.

A Hayes header crept over the bar as Inverness piled on the pressure, then Munro was on hand to nod in at the back post from Ross Tokely's overhead kick.

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 2-2 Inverness CT FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Ki Sung-Yeung 38
  • McCourt 65
  • Foran 70
  • Munro 83


  • 26 Forster
  • 05 Majstorovic
  • 06 Hooiveld (Towell 57)
  • 11 Cha Du-Ri
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 25 Rogne
  • 16 Ledley
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 13 Maloney (McCourt 9)
  • 27 Murphy (Stokes 78)
  • 88 Hooper


  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 03 Izaguirre,
  • 12 Wilson,
  • 31 Towell,
  • 14 McGinn,
  • 20 McCourt,
  • 10 Stokes

Inverness CT

  • 01 Esson
  • 03 Tokely
  • 14 Munro
  • 21 Shinnie
  • 04 Duff
  • 06 Cox yellow card
  • 08 Duncan
  • 11 Hayes
  • 19 Ross
  • 09 Foran (Odhiambo 81)
  • 10 Rooney


  • 12 Tuffey,
  • 05 Golabek,
  • 16 McBain,
  • 07 Odhiambo,
  • 20 Sutherland,
  • 23 Sanchez
Ref: HamerAtt: 46,096


  • Celtic 56%
  • Inverness CT 44%

Attempts on target

  • Celtic 3
  • Inverness CT 4

Attempts off target

  • Celtic 8
  • Inverness CT 3


  • Celtic 5
  • Inverness CT 11


  • Celtic 10
  • Inverness CT 11
  • Final Result
  • 92:01 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:04 The ball is sent over by Du-Ri Cha.
  • 89:47 Jonathan Hayes decides to take a short corner.
  • 89:14 Thomas Rogne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.
  • 88:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on Charlie Mulgrew. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:11 Booking Lee Cox receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:45 The referee gives a free kick against Anthony Stokes for handball. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.
  • 83:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line, Thomas Rogne produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 82:22 Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, assist by Nick Ross.
  • 82:22 GOAL - Grant MunroCeltic 2 - 2 Inverness CT Grant Munro finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-2 Inverness CT.
  • 80:35 Substitution (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Eric Odhiambo coming on for Richie Foran.
  • 78:51 The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:27 Anthony Stokes challenges Russell Duncan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Duff takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:37 Shot by Patrick McCourt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 77:37 Substitution Daryl Murphy leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Stokes.
  • 76:44 Jonathan Hayes takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 75:27 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Joe Ledley.
  • 73:10 Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Majstorovic. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:22 Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball, Jonathan Hayes produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 71:30 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 69:30 GOAL - Richie ForanCeltic 2 - 1 Inverness CT Richie Foran finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-1 Inverness CT.
  • 66:50 Grant Munro takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
  • 66:22 Short corner taken by Jonathan Hayes.
  • 64:43 GOAL - Patrick McCourtCeltic 2 - 0 Inverness CT Goal scored by Patrick McCourt from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 2-0 Inverness CT.
  • 63:10 Du-Ri Cha fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:02 The ball is crossed by Adam Rooney.
  • 62:09 Joe Ledley produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 61:21 The ball is delivered by Sung-Yeung Ki, save by Ryan Esson. Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki to the near post, clearance made by Richie Foran.
  • 58:59 The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, Ryan Esson makes a save. Charlie Mulgrew takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Richie Foran makes a clearance.
  • 58:28 Du-Ri Cha takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
  • 57:25 Du-Ri Cha produces a cross, clearance made by Grant Munro.
  • 56:12 Substitution Jos Hooiveld goes off and Richie Towell comes on.
  • 54:38 The ball is sent over by Patrick McCourt, Graeme Shinnie makes a clearance.
  • 53:22 Inswinging corner taken by Russell Duncan from the left by-line, save by Fraser Forster.
  • 51:07 Charlie Mulgrew challenges Jonathan Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Jonathan Hayes from the free kick, blocked by Jos Hooiveld.
  • 50:18 Shot from just outside the bo

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Scottish Premier results

27 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 14 19 37
2 Celtic 15 23 35
3 Hearts 14 9 26
4 Inverness CT 15 8 25
5 Motherwell 14 6 23
6 Kilmarnock 15 6 20
7 Dundee Utd 14 -5 19
8 Hibernian 15 -8 15
9 St Johnstone 15 -12 15
10 St Mirren 15 -12 13
11 Aberdeen 15 -16 10
12 Hamilton 15 -18 10

see also
Celtic must win every game - Ki
29 Nov 10 |  Celtic
Butcher hails Caley unbeaten run
27 Nov 10 |  Inverness CT


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