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Celtic   1 - 1   Kilmarnock

Celtic v Kilmarnock

Highlights - Celtic 1-1 Kilmarnock

Celtic missed the chance to move top of the Scottish Premier League after being held to a draw by Kilmarnock.

The home side dominated the first half but could not find a breakthrough, Niall McGinn drawing a couple of saves from Cammy Bell.

Conor Sammon's 15th goal of the season gave the visitors a surprise lead eight minutes into the second half.

But Thomas Rogne headed Celtic level with six minutes remaining and neither side could grab a winner.

The draw, Celtic's third in a row at home, means Neil Lennon's side remain two points behind Rangers, who have played a game less. Killie move to within three points of fourth-place Inverness.

Celtic, who had James Forrest and Emilio Izaguirre back in their starting line-up following injuries, were keen to stamp their authority on the game early on with Forrest putting some dangerous crosses from the left into the Kilmarnock box.

From the other side, McGinn was also a threat, going close to scoring three times in succession.

The winger's first effort was comfortably saved by Bell but, moments later, the goalkeeper fumbled a cross and presented McGinn with another shooting chance but the Northern Ireland international fired wide.

McGinn was then put through on goal by Gary Hooper and drew a save from Bell with a low shot towards the near post.

After Izaguirre's shot was beaten out by Bell, the ball rebounded off a Kilmarnock defender and out of play but claims of a handball from the home side fell on deaf ears.

From the resulting corner, Ki Sung-Yeung's delivery was headed wide by Daniel Majstorovic.

Celtic were dealt an injury blow when Hooper went down after getting in a tangle with Frazer Wright and the striker was stretchered off to be replaced by Anthony Stokes before the rest of the first half petered out.

The home side were sluggish at the start of the second half and they were dealt a sucker punch when Killie scored the opener from a sweeping counter attack.

Bell gathered the ball from a Celtic corner and threw the ball out to Mehdi Taouil. The Moroccan released Sammon in on goal and the striker kept his cool to fire past Fraser Forster and into the net.

Celtic looked to respond with a series of corners and crosses into the box but Kilmarnock's stout defending kept their lead intact.

And the Ayrshire side remained a threat on the break and Sammon poked a shot wide after putting Majstorovic under pressure.

Celtic defender Thomas Rogne
Defender Rogne equalised for Celtic near the end

Manager Lennon made further changes by introducing club captain Scott Brown from the bench at the expense of Joe Ledley and replacing McGinn with Paddy McCourt.

Stokes carved out a shot from distance but could not keep his powerful effort down and Daryl Murphy also cleared the crossbar after getting the break of the ball in the Killie penalty box with the goal gaping.

But Celtic kept up the pressure and Jamie Hamill's foul on Izaguirre gave the hosts a free-kick, from which Ki crossed to Rogne, who headed into the net via the post.

As the match moved into injury time, Killie mounted another breakaway and Sammon burst through and rounded Forster but the striker's shot was cleared by Majstorovic.

Murphy could have won it for Celtic at the death but headed over after being found by Stokes's cross.

Highlights of this match will be available on the BBC website by Wednesday afternoon.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 1-1 Kilmarnock FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Rogne 84
  • Sammon 53

Celtic

  • 26 Forster
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 05 Majstorovic
  • 11 Cha Du-Ri
  • 25 Rogne
  • 14 McGinn (McCourt 70)
  • 16 Ledley (Brown 66)
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 27 Murphy
  • 49 Forrest
  • 88 Hooper (Stokes 35)

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 21 Mulgrew,
  • 08 Brown,
  • 17 Crosas,
  • 20 McCourt,
  • 09 Samaras,
  • 10 Stokes

Kilmarnock

  • 13 Bell yellow card
  • 04 Fowler yellow card
  • 05 Wright
  • 16 Gordon
  • 07 Bryson
  • 08 Hamill yellow card
  • 10 Taouil
  • 22 Kelly
  • 29 Pascali
  • 18 Sammon
  • 20 Eremenko

Substitutes

  • 21 Letheren,
  • 02 Clancy,
  • 03 Hay,
  • 06 Sissoko,
  • 14 Silva,
  • 09 Rui Miguel,
  • 19 Forrester
Ref: CollumAtt: 44,522
CELTIC
KILMARNOCK

Possession

  • Celtic 65%
  • Kilmarnock 35%

Attempts on target

  • Celtic 6
  • Kilmarnock 1

Attempts off target

  • Celtic 6
  • Kilmarnock 1

Corners

  • Celtic 16
  • Kilmarnock 4

Fouls

  • Celtic 11
  • Kilmarnock 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:49 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:13 Corner from the left by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
  • 90:00+2:02 Corner taken short by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 90:00+1:52 The ball is delivered by Anthony Stokes, Jamie Hamill makes a clearance.
  • 89:50 Alexei Eremenko takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Daryl Murphy.
  • 89:16 The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 89:04 Centre by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by James Fowler.
  • 86:40 Daniel Majstorovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Sammon. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
  • 86:05 The ball is swung over by James Forrest.
  • 83:57 Jamie Hamill challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki provided the assist for the goal.
  • 83:57 GOAL - Thomas RogneCeltic 1 - 1 Kilmarnock Thomas Rogne grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Celtic 1-1 Kilmarnock.
  • 83:11 Booking Jamie Hamill goes into the book.
  • 82:33 Daryl Murphy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 79:31 The ball is swung over by Du-Ri Cha.
  • 78:55 Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:27 The ball is crossed by James Forrest, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:24 The ball is sent over by Du-Ri Cha, save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 76:44 Manuel Pascali challenges Scott Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:09 Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, clearance made by Du-Ri Cha.
  • 75:51 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.
  • 74:45 The ball is swung over by Du-Ri Cha, Shot from deep inside the area by Daryl Murphy clears the crossbar.
  • 73:50 Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Stokes misses to the right of the target.
  • 71:40 Unfair challenge on Alexei Eremenko by Emilio Izaguirre results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
  • 69:59 Substitution Niall McGinn goes off and Patrick McCourt comes on.
  • 69:27 Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 69:07 The ball is delivered by Jamie Hamill, Du-Ri Cha makes a clearance.
  • 67:38 Foul by Jamie Hamill on James Forrest, free kick awarded. James Forrest takes the free kick.
  • 66:55 A cross is delivered by James Forrest, Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 65:02 Substitution Scott Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Ledley.
  • 64:46 The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by Mehdi Taouil.
  • 64:34 A cross is delivered by James Forrest, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:02 The offside flag is raised against Alexei Eremenko. Thomas Rogne restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:30 A cross is delivered by Mehdi Taouil.
  • 61:21 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki.
  • 59:57 Outswinging corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line.
  • 59:57 Booking Cameron Bell receives a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 58:15 The ball is crossed by James Forrest, clearance made by Frazer Wright.
  • 56:36 Foul by Joe Ledley on Liam Kelly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
  • 56:11 Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, clearance made by James Fowler.
  • 52:30 Assist by Mehdi Taouil.
  • 52:30 GOAL - Conor SammonCeltic 0 - 1 Kilmarnock Conor Sammon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Celtic 0-1 Kilmarnock.
  • 51:49 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki, save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 51:44 The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Jamie Hamill.
  • 49:58 Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
  • 48:11 Short corner worked by Sung-Yeung Ki, The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Craig Bryson.
  • 46:33 Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Conor Sammon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
  • 45:10 The ball is sent over by Du-Ri Cha, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:58 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:47 Centre by Niall McGinn, clearance made by James Fowler.
  • 45:00+1:12 James Fowler has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 43:51 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Emilio Izaguirre, Cameron Bell makes a comfortable save.
  • 42:12 Niall McGinn produces a cross, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:58 Corner taken left-footed by Emilio Izaguirre, save by Cameron Bell.
  • 40:49 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Craig Bryson makes a clearance.
  • 39:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Niall McGinn on Alexei Eremenko. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Bell by Anthony Stokes. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:04 Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, clearance made by Cameron Bell.
  • 36:06 Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Alexei Eremenko takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:13 Sung-Yeung Ki takes the outswinging corner, Cameron Bell makes a comfortable save.
  • 34:13 Substitution Anthony Stokes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Hooper.
  • Correction - 31:10 Niall McGinn sends in a cross, Jamie Hamill makes a clearance.
  • 31:10 Niall McGinn produces a cross, Jamie Hamill makes a clearance.
  • 30:34 The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, clearance made by Frazer Wright.
  • 28:53 Effort from the edge of the area by Joe Ledley goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 27:54 Centre by Jamie Hamill.
  • 26:26 Centre by Jamie Hamill, save by Fraser Forster.
  • 25:28 Conor Sammon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
  • 23:50 Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Forrest. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sung-Yeung Ki.
  • 22:23 Corner from the right by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, Headed effort from inside the area by Daniel Majstorovic misses to the right of the goal.
  • 22:14 The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre, Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:52 Shot by Emilio Izaguirre. Save by Cameron Bell.
  • 21:41 The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, Liam Kelly manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:50 The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn.
  • 20:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Frazer Wright. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
  • 20:05 Sung-Yeung Ki takes a outswinging corner.
  • 19:45 Niall McGinn takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Cameron Bell.
  • 19:03 The official flags Daryl Murphy offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
  • 18:46 The ball is delivered by Craig Bryson.
  • 18:26 Mehdi Taouil sends in a cross, save by Fraser Forster.
  • 17:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by James Fowler. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.
  • 17:31 Booking The referee books James Fowler for unsporting behaviour.
  • 16:47 Foul by Joe Ledley on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:24 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance made by Frazer Wright.
  • 16:15 James Forrest crosses the ball, Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:05 Emilio Izaguirre takes the outswinging corner, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:57 A cross is delivered by James Forrest, Craig Bryson gets a block in.
  • 14:18 The referee blows for offside against Sung-Yeung Ki. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
  • 14:10 A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha.
  • 12:28 Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 12:18 Craig Bryson sends in a cross, Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.
  • 11:33 Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 11:20 Niall McGinn produces a cross, save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 10:22 The referee blows for offside against Jamie Hamill. Emilio Izaguirre restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:48 Corner taken left-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the left by-line, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 9:33 The ball is delivered by Ben Gordon, blocked by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 8:01 Niall McGinn delivers the ball.
  • 7:52 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 7:13 Gary Hooper is caught offside. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
  • 6:26 Alexei Eremenko concedes a free kick for a foul on James Forrest. James Forrest restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:19 Niall McGinn takes a shot. Comfortable save by Cameron Bell.
  • 3:43 The offside flag is raised against Manuel Pascali. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.
  • 3:06 Daniel Majstorovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Sammon. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:06 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Emilio Izaguirre from the left by-line, clearance made by Craig Bryson.
  • 1:56 Centre by James Forrest, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
  • 0:44 A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn, clearance made by Frazer Wright.
  • 0:25 Gary Hooper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Scottish Premier results

21 Dec 2010 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 21 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 15 19 38
2 Celtic 16 23 36
3 Hearts 17 15 33
4 Inverness CT 17 8 27
5 Kilmarnock 17 7 24
6 Motherwell 15 5 23
7 Dundee Utd 14 -5 19
8 St Johnstone 16 -11 18
9 Hibernian 16 -9 15
10 St Mirren 16 -13 13
11 Hamilton 15 -18 10
12 Aberdeen 16 -21 10

see also
Hooper facing six-week recovery
22 Dec 10 |  Celtic
Paatelainen puzzled by poor show
21 Dec 10 |  Kilmarnock


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