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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 22 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Celtic Park
CelticCelticvDundee UDundee U
4
  • Hooper, 19
  • Wanyama, 33
  • Hooper, 80
  • Brown, 84
0

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Match ends, Celtic 4, Dundee United 0.

90+2 mins:Second Half ends, Celtic 4, Dundee United 0.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Celtic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90+1 mins:Offside, Dundee United. Jonathan Daly tries a through ball, but Jonathan Daly is caught offside.

90 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

90 mins:Sean Dillon (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

89 mins:Sean Dillon (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

86 mins:Corner, Celtic.

84 mins:Goal! Celtic 4, Dundee United 0. Scott Brown (Celtic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

82 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Anthony Stokes replaces Lassad.

80 mins:Goal! Celtic 3, Dundee United 0. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georgios Samaras.

79 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

77 mins:Corner, Celtic.

75 mins:Foul by Barry Douglas (Dundee United).

75 mins:Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

74 mins:Rudolf Skacel (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Adam Matthews replaces Mikael Lustig.

72 mins:Corner, Celtic.

71 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Rudolf Skacel replaces Gary Mackay-Steven.

70 mins:Corner, Celtic.

70 mins:Attempt blocked. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

69 mins:Attempt saved. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Emilio Izaguirre with a cross.

66 mins:Attempt blocked. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

65 mins:Corner, Celtic.

64 mins:Corner, Celtic.

63 mins:Foul by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).

63 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

62 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Scott Brown replaces Biram Kayal.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Daly (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

60 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

60 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

58 mins:Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic).

58 mins:Keith Watson (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Willo Flood (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55 mins:Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

55 mins:Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Sean Dillon (Dundee United).

53 mins:Joe Ledley (Celtic) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United).

53 mins:Mikael Lustig (Celtic) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Substitution, Dundee United. Stuart Armstrong replaces Mark Millar.

51 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

51 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Lassad (Celtic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Second Half begins Celtic 2, Dundee United 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Celtic 2, Dundee United 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Biram Kayal (Celtic).

45+1 mins:Barry Douglas (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

44 mins:Corner, Celtic.

44 mins:Attempt blocked. Lassad (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Victor Wanyama.

43 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) hits the bar with a header from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew.

43 mins:Corner, Celtic.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Biram Kayal (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

40 mins:Foul by Johnny Russell (Dundee United).

40 mins:Thomas Rogne (Celtic) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Biram Kayal (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Barry Douglas (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

37 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

37 mins:Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33 mins:Goal! Celtic 2, Dundee United 0. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mikael Lustig with a cross.

32 mins:Corner, Celtic.

32 mins:Foul by Lassad (Celtic).

32 mins:John Rankin (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Offside, Celtic. Lassad tries a through ball, but Lassad is caught offside.

30 mins:Mark Millar (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Foul by Mark Millar (Dundee United).

30 mins:Joe Ledley (Celtic) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).

28 mins:Johnny Russell (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

26 mins:Barry Douglas (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt saved. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

22 mins:Mark Millar (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Mark Millar (Dundee United).

20 mins:Gary Hooper (Celtic) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Goal! Celtic 1, Dundee United 0. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Georgios Samaras with a cross.

18 mins:Corner, Dundee United.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13 mins:Corner, Celtic.

12 mins:Hand ball by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

11 mins:Corner, Celtic.

11 mins:Attempt blocked. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Celtic) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

9 mins:Offside, Celtic. Georgios Samaras tries a through ball, but Georgios Samaras is caught offside.

7 mins:Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

7 mins:Mark Millar (Dundee United) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Willo Flood (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross.

2 mins:Foul by Jonathan Daly (Dundee United).

2 mins:Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 22 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Celtic Park
CelticCelticvDundee UDundee U
4
  • Hooper, 19
  • Wanyama, 33
  • Hooper, 80
  • Brown, 84
0

match report

Two goals from in-demand striker Gary Hooper helped Celtic to a 4-0 win over Dundee United at Parkhead in the Scottish Premier League.

Before kick-off Lennon confirmed that Hooper had turned down a contract offer while also revealing that the club had rejected another offer from Norwich after rebuffing a bid, reported to be about 5million, for the 24-year-old last week.

Hooper, who has 18 months left on his current deal, showed why he is attracting increasing interest when he converted a Georgios Samaras pass in the 19th minute before midfielder Victor Wanyama headed in number two before the break.

Former Scunthorpe striker Hooper struck again 10 minutes from time to take his tally to 22 before he set up substitute Scott Brown for the fourth as United, whose boss Peter Houston will leave at the end of the season, were left thankful that their defeat had not been more demoralising.

Lennon tinkered with his side following their 4-1 home win over Hearts. Defender Thomas Rogne, midfielder Beram Kayal and striker Lassad Nouioui came in for Adam Matthews, Brown and Kris Commons, the latter out of the squad altogether with a rib injury. United were unchanged from their fine 3-2 win against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Celtic were captained by Samaras and in the third minute he headed a Charlie Mulgrew free-kick past the post from eight yards.

However, a minute later United winger Gary Mackay-Steven missed a great chance to open the scoring after a one-two with Johnny Russell left him through against Lukasz Zaluska. With the Hoops defence missing, the United winger had time and space but his shot slipped past the far post.

It was Celtic who were first to benefit from poor defending at either end when Lassad raced away on a counter-attack with the United rearguard chasing, and when he moved the ball wide to Samaras his first-time pass to the unmarked Hooper saw him confidently beating United keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

Celtic doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Mulgrew's corner was cleared out to Mikael Lustig. He swung a cross to the back post for the unmarked Wanyama to power a header back across goal and into the net.

Celtic started the second half with Lassad heading Joe Ledley's cross over from six yards and there was little to suggest United could stage a comeback.

In the 69th minute Samaras got on the end of Emilio Izaguirre's cross from the left but Cierzniak saved before the visitors survived another spell of activity around their box.

However, 10 minutes from time Celtic broke with pace again and Samaras set up Hooper to score with a neat flick at the near post.

Anthony Stokes replaced Lassad to make his first appearance since last August after recovering from an ankle injury, but it was Brown, on for Kayal, who curled in goal number four after taking a Hooper pass, to leave the champions 12 points clear of Inverness at the top of the table.

team line-up

24Lukasz Zaluska
25Thomas Rogne
21Charlie Mulgrew
3Emilio Izaguirre
23Mikael Lustig73
67Victor Wanyama
16Joe Ledley
33Biram Kayal61
9Georgios Samaras
11Lassad82
88Gary Hooper

substitutes

2Adam Matthews73
32Tony Watt
5Rami Gershon
8Scott Brown61
46Dylan McGeouch
10Anthony Stokes82
35Robbie Thomson

referee

Euan Norris

team line-up

1Radoslaw Cierzniak
5Gavin Gunning
2Sean Dillon
3Barry Douglas
12Keith Watson
11Gary Mackay-Steven71
8John Rankin
14Mark Millar51
6Willo Flood
7Johnny Russell
9Jonathan Daly

substitutes

16Stuart Armstrong51
10Richie Ryan
13Steve Banks
15Michael Gardyne
18Ryan Dow
51Rudolf Skacel71
4Brian McLean

referee

Euan Norris

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target61
shots off target124
corners113
tackles won00
offsides21