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Hamilton   1 - 1   Celtic

Hamilton v Celtic

Highlights - Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

By Stevie Miller

Celtic salvaged a point via a late penalty in a drama-filled clash with Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

Accies took the lead through Simon Mensing with Martin Canning seemingly in an offside position.

Referee Willie Collum dismissed Celtic's James Forrest and Hamilton's Jim McAllister after the break.

Mensing also saw red for a foul in the box, Anthony Stokes converting from the spot before having a goal disallowed deep into injury time.

The Parkhead side now sit five points clear of arch-rivals Rangers, but the Ibrox side have three games in hand.

Celtic had the bulk of possession in the early part of the game, but found it hard to break down the Accies rearguard with the home side pressing Celtic players whenever they were on the ball.

And it was the visitors who had the first real effort when Stokes flashed the ball across the face of goal, Accies keeper Tomas Cerny tipping wide.

Mensing then forced Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster to get down and save a weak shot after a neat one-two brought the Hamilton defender bearing down on the Celtic goal.

The Accies defence then somehow managed to escape going a goal down after Paddy McCourt cut the ball back across the Hamilton goal-line after a mazy run, but Mark McLaughlin blocked the shot from Forrest.

Then, against then run of play, Flavio Paixao's free-kick was parried by Forster's feet and Mensing was first to react by sending a looping header into the net, although Celtic manager Neil Lennon complained that Accies' Canning was offside as the ball was played in.

Celtic upped the tempo as they looked for an equaliser and Forrest should perhaps have done better when he blazed over the bar after a mazy run on the left.

And the visitors' task became harder when youngster Forrest was shown a straight red card by referee Willie Collum for a rash challenge on Hamilton's David Buchanan on 49 minutes.

Despite going down to 10 men Celtic continued to put Hamilton under pressure, but Emilio Izaguirre blazed a shot wide of Cerny's right-hand post after breaking out from left-back.

And referee Collum restored parity of numbers as substitute McAllister saw red after only 35 seconds on the pitch, the midfielder penalised for scything down Celtic full-back Mark Wilson.

With plenty of space available both sides pushed forward and Paixao tested Forster after beating Majstorovic before Celtic went straight to other end where Stokes was denied by Cerny's low save.

Accies were throwing bodies into the breach to block a torrent of Celtic attacks but Stokes managed to force a drive from the edge of the box which Cerny collected to his left.

And the Czech keeper pulled off a fine save as he threw himself to his left to tip an effort from the same player wide of the post.

McCourt played in fellow Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn with a terrific defence-splitting pass but Cerny again saved Accies, parrying at the feet of the winger.

With only seconds left of normal time, Hamilton goalscorer Mensing saw the third red of the match after he blocked Izaguirre in the box, handing Celtic a lifeline.

Stokes sent Cerny the wrong way from the spot-kick to bring the sides level.

With six minutes of injury time played, Celtic threw everything at Accies in search of a winner and the drama continued as Stokes headed the ball into the net from Mulgrew's corner in the last action of the match.

But his celebrations were cut short when the assistant referee judged the corner had curved out before the Irishman connected.

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hamilton 1-1 Celtic FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Mensing 28
  • Stokes (pen) 90+2

Hamilton

  • 01 Cerny
  • 04 Canning
  • 05 Graham
  • 06 McLaughlin (McAlister 62 red card)
  • 03 Skelton
  • 12 Buchanan
  • 18 Flavio Paixao
  • 24 Gillepsie (Wilkie 83)
  • 27 Mensing red card
  • 07 Imrie
  • 30 Hasselbaink (Casalinuovo 82)

Substitutes

  • 19 Murdoch,
  • 25 Elebert,
  • 11 McAlister,
  • 14 Wilkie,
  • 09 Casalinuovo,
  • 21 Paixao,
  • 99 Antoine-Curier

Celtic

  • 26 Forster
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 05 Majstorovic
  • 12 Wilson yellow card (McGinn 66 yellow card)
  • 25 Rogne
  • 16 Ledley (Ljungberg 75)
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 33 Baram Kayal (Brown 59)
  • 49 Forrest red card
  • 10 Stokes
  • 20 McCourt

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 04 Juarez,
  • 31 Towell,
  • 07 Ljungberg,
  • 08 Brown,
  • 14 McGinn,
  • 17 Crosas
Ref: CollumAtt: 5,163
HAMILTON
CELTIC

Possession

  • Hamilton 53%
  • Celtic 47%

Attempts on target

  • Hamilton 3
  • Celtic 5

Attempts off target

  • Hamilton 1
  • Celtic 8

Corners

  • Hamilton 2
  • Celtic 6

Fouls

  • Hamilton 12
  • Celtic 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:26 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+6:21 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Emilio Izaguirre from the left by-line,
  • 90:00+6:04 Patrick McCourt takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Graham.
  • 90:00+4:20 Fredrik Ljungberg takes a shot from 20 yards. Tomas Cerny makes a save.
  • 90:00+3:17 The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 90:00+3:01 The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 90:00+1:07 Penalty awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 90:00+1:07 GOAL - Anthony StokesHamilton 1 - 1 Celtic Penalty scored by Anthony Stokes. Hamilton 1-1 Celtic.
  • 90:00+0:07 Sent off Simon Mensing is sent off.
  • 87:27 A cross is delivered by Thomas Rogne.
  • 86:02 Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
  • 85:08 Booking Niall McGinn booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:46 Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 84:09 Damian Casalinuovo is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 83:26 Handball decision goes against Patrick McCourt. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 81:34 Substitution Grant Gillespie leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Wilkie.
  • 81:34 Substitution Damian Casalinuovo comes on in place of Nigel Hasselbaink.
  • 80:13 Scott Brown challenges Simon Mensing unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Buchanan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:05 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Daniel Majstorovic goes wide right of the goal.
  • 76:49 Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Douglas Imrie makes a clearance.
  • 76:22 A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.
  • 75:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fredrik Ljungberg by Gavin Skelton. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 74:28 Emilio Izaguirre takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Patrick McCourt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 74:28 Substitution Fredrik Ljungberg on for Joe Ledley.
  • 74:13 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Martin Canning manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:32 Curled right-footed shot by Anthony Stokes. Save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 73:10 A cross is delivered by Patrick McCourt, clearance made by Martin Canning.
  • 72:44 The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, Martin Canning makes a clearance.
  • 70:15 Shot from just outside the box by Emilio Izaguirre misses to the left of the target.
  • 69:43 The ball is swung over by Niall McGinn, clearance by Martin Canning.
  • 68:54 Corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Joe Ledley makes a clearance.
  • 68:19 Volleyed right-footed shot by Flavio Paixao. Daniel Majstorovic gets a block in.
  • 67:30 Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 67:14 Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
  • 65:40 Douglas Imrie fouled by Mark Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
  • 65:40 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Niall McGinn coming on for Mark Wilson.
  • 65:40 Booking Mark Wilson receives a caution.
  • 64:04 The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 63:08 Sent off The referee shows James McAlister a red card.
  • 61:31 Corner from the right by-line taken by Flavio Paixao, clearance by Thomas Rogne.
  • 61:31 Substitution Mark McLaughlin leaves the field to be replaced by James McAlister.
  • 59:13 The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 58:13 Substitution Beram Kayal leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Brown.
  • 57:23 Centre by Emilio Izaguirre, save made by Tomas Cerny.
  • 55:28 Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 54:50 The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.
  • 53:13 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Foul by Anthony Stokes on Tomas Cerny, free kick awarded. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 52:26 Unfair challenge on Thomas Rogne by Nigel Hasselbaink results in a free kick. Mark Wilson takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:43 Foul by James Forrest on David Buchanan, free kick awarded. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:43 Sent off James Forrest is shown a red card for violent conduct.
  • 45:39 Mark Wilson crosses the ball.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:17 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 44:17 Mark Wilson produces a cross.
  • 41:43 Beram Kayal challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Canning takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:40 Effort on goal by Patrick McCourt from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 38:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
  • 37:19 Effort on goal by Thomas Rogne from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 37:08 Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball, save by Tomas Cerny.
  • 36:22 The referee blows for offside against Simon Mensing. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:14 Martin Canning sends in a cross.
  • 35:49 Douglas Imrie crosses the ball, clearance by Thomas Rogne.
  • 34:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Flavio Paixao. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:20 Flavio Paixao delivers the ball, save made by Fraser Forster.
  • 34:01 Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Emilio Izaguirre results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
  • 32:43 Foul by Gavin Skelton on Patrick McCourt, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, Daniel Majstorovic has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 31:41 Mark Wilson challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Buchanan.
  • 30:41 Patrick McCourt fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 29:26 The referee gives a free kick against Emilio Izaguirre for handball. Andy Graham restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:16 Thomas Rogne concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink. Assist on the goal came from Flavio Paixao.
  • 27:16 GOAL - Simon MensingHamilton 1 - 0 Celtic Simon Mensing finds the back of the net with a headed goal from just outside the penalty area. Hamilton 1-0 Celtic.
  • 23:25 Anthony Stokes is ruled offside. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:02 Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Blocked by Mark McLaughlin.
  • 22:07 The ball is sent over by Patrick McCourt.
  • 20:02 Charlie Mulgrew takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 19:49 Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.
  • 18:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Emilio Izaguirre. Emilio Izaguirre takes the free kick.
  • 18:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Beram Kayal on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by Mark McLaughlin.
  • 17:01 Simon Mensing takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
  • 13:56 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Daniel Majstorovic misses to the right of the goal.
  • 13:27 The ball is delivered by Anthony Stokes, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.
  • 12:38 David Buchanan concedes a free kick for a foul on Beram Kayal. Beram Kayal takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:18 Andy Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Mulgrew. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 9:22 The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson, clearance made by Mark McLaughlin.
  • 8:11 Emilio Izaguirre concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.
  • 4:06 Gavin Skelton challenges Patrick McCourt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 3:57 The ball is sent over by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance made by Martin Canning.
  • 2:49 Beram Kayal fouled by Grant Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.
  • 1:58 Nigel Hasselbaink is ruled offside. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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