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Inverness CT   1 - 3   Kilmarnock

Inverness CT v Kilmarnock

Highlights - Inverness CT 1-3 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock leapfrogged Inverness into fourth place in the Scottish Premier League with an impressive victory.

Craig Bryson finished off from close range after Conor Sammon had been tackled as he bore down on goal.

Liam Kelly added a header after the interval, while Richie Foran pegged one back when his shot squirmed in.

Kilmarnock created several excellent chances and Jamie Hamill completed the scoring, tucking in the rebound after his penalty had been saved.

After a sluggish start, Kilmarnock found their passing rhythm, with Mehdi Taouil and Alexei Eremenko pulling the strings in midfield, and Inverness were picked off on the counter-attack time-after-time.

The home side battled gamely but had goalkeeper Ryan Esson to thank for keeping the score respectable.

Caley Thistle made all of the early running, with Foran heading a Russell Duncan corner inches over the crossbar.

Foran's rising strike then fizzed over before Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell made a fine stop to keep out an Adam Rooney shot from 12 yards.

Killie had their first meaningful attack on 15 minutes when Taouil hit the woodwork following a sharp one-two with Sammon.

Moments later, Inverness goalkeeper Esson produced an acrobatic diving save to push wide a 30-yard free-kick from Eremenko, with Bryson volleying just wide soon after.

On 25 minutes, Kilmarnock captain Bryson made the breakthrough from close range.

Sammon latched onto a lofted through ball from Taouil and a well-timed tackle from Inverness defender Ross Tokely could only divert the ball into the path of Bryson, who tucked it past Esson from eight yards.

Frazer Wright then squandered a great chance to double the lead when he was unchallenged to power a header just wide from an Eremenko corner.

Bryson made a goal-line clearance to deny Rooney and the home striker's shot was saved by the legs of Bell following a Stuart Duff cross, but the visitors were taking control of the game with their slick passing.

Further chances fell to Taouil, Bryson and Sammon before the interval, but the Highlanders held on, with Tokley and Esson making vital interventions.

The second half was slow to get going after the feast of attacking football served up in the first 45 minutes.

But Esson was busy again on the hour when Eremenko danced through the home defence to set up a shooting opportunity.

Esson was on hand again to stop Sammon's effort after the striker was found by left-back Gordon.

A deflected drive from Taouil then looped onto the roof of the net before Kelly doubled the visitor's lead.

The impressive Gordon galloped forward and picked out his team-mate with a great cross that was firmly headed past Esson.

Foran hit back almost immediately when his shot took a slight deflection and squeezed under the diving Bell, who looked a little slow to react.

Any hopes of a comeback were extinguished when Bryson's run into the penalty box was brought to a crude halt by Esson.

Hamill saw his spot-kick saved, but the rebound fell his way and he slammed the ball home at the second attempt.

Wright almost gifted Inverness a goal when his headed clearance under pressure crashed against his own crossbar, but the visitors held on without too much trouble.

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Inverness CT 1-3 Kilmarnock FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Foran 71
  • Bryson 26
  • Kelly 68
  • Hamill 78

Inverness CT

  • 01 Esson
  • 03 Tokely yellow card
  • 14 Munro yellow card
  • 21 Shinnie yellow card
  • 04 Duff
  • 06 Cox
  • 08 Duncan yellow card
  • 19 Ross
  • 07 Odhiambo (Sutherland 80)
  • 09 Foran (Blumanshtein 83)
  • 10 Rooney

Substitutes

  • 12 Tuffey,
  • 05 Golabek,
  • 15 Innes,
  • 16 McBain,
  • 18 Blumanshtein,
  • 20 Sutherland,
  • 23 Sanchez

Kilmarnock

  • 13 Bell
  • 04 Fowler
  • 05 Wright
  • 16 Gordon
  • 07 Bryson
  • 08 Hamill yellow card
  • 10 Taouil (Silva 87)
  • 22 Kelly
  • 29 Pascali
  • 18 Sammon (Rui Miguel 90+1)
  • 20 Eremenko

Substitutes

  • 21 Letheren,
  • 02 Clancy,
  • 03 Hay,
  • 06 Sissoko,
  • 09 Rui Miguel,
  • 14 Silva,
  • 50 Kennedy
Ref: CollumAtt: 3,735
INVERNESS CT
KILMARNOCK

Possession

  • Inverness CT 52%
  • Kilmarnock 48%

Attempts on target

  • Inverness CT 4
  • Kilmarnock 8

Attempts off target

  • Inverness CT 4
  • Kilmarnock 6

Corners

  • Inverness CT 8
  • Kilmarnock 6

Fouls

  • Inverness CT 5
  • Kilmarnock 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:51 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+2:09 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Russell Duncan, Header from deep inside the area by Adam Rooney goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+0:01 Substitution Conor Sammon goes off and Marinho Rui Miguel comes on.
  • 88:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Silva on Lee Cox. Russell Duncan takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:17 Substitution David Silva replaces Mehdi Taouil.
  • 84:37 Inswinging corner taken by Russell Duncan, Cameron Bell makes a save.
  • 82:55 Substitution Gil Blumenshtein is brought on as a substitute for Richie Foran.
  • 81:18 Richie Foran fouled by Manuel Pascali, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:55 Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie, save by Cameron Bell.
  • 79:02 Substitution (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Shane Sutherland coming on for Eric Odhiambo.
  • 77:53 GOAL - Jamie HamillInverness CT 1 - 3 Kilmarnock Jamie Hamill fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-3 Kilmarnock.
  • 77:47 Penalty taken by Jamie Hamill saved by Ryan Esson. Inverness CT 1-2 Kilmarnock.
  • 77:02 Foul by Ryan Esson on Craig Bryson, Penalty awarded.
  • 77:02 Booking Ross Tokely shown a yellow card.
  • 72:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Lee Cox. Jamie Hamill has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 71:21 Craig Bryson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Free kick crossed by Graeme Shinnie, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.
  • 70:09 Russell Duncan provided the assist for the goal.
  • 70:09 GOAL - Richie ForanInverness CT 1 - 2 Kilmarnock Richie Foran grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-2 Kilmarnock.
  • 67:47 Mehdi Taouil provided the assist for the goal.
  • 67:47 GOAL - Liam KellyInverness CT 0 - 2 Kilmarnock Liam Kelly scores a headed goal from close in. Inverness CT 0-2 Kilmarnock.
  • 66:26 Richie Foran fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:19 Mehdi Taouil produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
  • 63:56 Alexei Eremenko takes the outswinging corner, Stuart Duff manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:43 Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Ross Tokely gets a block in.
  • 58:20 Alexei Eremenko takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
  • 55:12 Booking The referee shows Jamie Hamill a yellow card.
  • 54:56 Foul by Lee Cox on Mehdi Taouil, free kick awarded. Craig Bryson takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:33 Adam Rooney delivers the ball.
  • 53:52 Inswinging corner taken by Russell Duncan from the left by-line, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:49 The official flags Craig Bryson offside. Grant Munro takes the free kick.
  • 50:45 Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko to the near post, clearance made by Richie Foran.
  • 45:22 Craig Bryson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Odhiambo. Stuart Duff takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:56 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 43:43 Alexei Eremenko decides to take a short corner.
  • 43:32 Conor Sammon takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
  • 39:48 Craig Bryson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 39:12 Russell Duncan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:12 Booking Russell Duncan is given a yellow card.
  • 37:56 Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
  • 36:14 Adam Rooney takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
  • 34:43 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, Frazer Wright has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
  • 33:59 Richie Foran produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 31:31 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graeme Shinnie, Adam Rooney takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
  • 30:35 Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, save by Ryan Esson.
  • 25:01 Assist by Conor Sammon.
  • 25:01 GOAL - Craig BrysonInverness CT 0 - 1 Kilmarnock A goal is scored by Craig Bryson from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Kilmarnock.
  • 23:02 Foul by Ben Gordon on Stuart Duff, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:57 Graeme Shinnie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Conor Sammon manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:55 Craig Bryson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 18:20 Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko to the near post, clearance made by Russell Duncan.
  • 17:17 Unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil by Grant Munro results in a free kick. Alexei Eremenko fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Ryan Esson makes a save.
  • 17:17 Booking Booking for Graeme Shinnie for unsporting behaviour.
  • 17:09 Booking Grant Munro is given a yellow card.
  • 11:42 Effort on goal by Mehdi Taouil from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 9:41 Corner taken by Russell Duncan, save made by Cameron Bell.
  • 9:27 Adam Rooney takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
  • 7:49 Effort from deep inside the area by Richie Foran misses to the right of the target.
  • 3:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Conor Sammon. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:45 Corner from the left by-line taken by Russell Duncan, Header from deep inside the area by Richie Foran goes over the bar.
  • 1:24 Craig Bryson challenges Eric Odhiambo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Foran.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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