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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Celtic Park
CelticCelticvKilmarnockKilmarnock
4
  • Ledley, 41
  • Matthews, 50
  • Stokes, 78
  • Matthews, 83
1
  • Sheridan, 48

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Match ends, Celtic 4, Kilmarnock 1.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Celtic 4, Kilmarnock 1.

90 mins:Corner, Celtic.

89 mins:Gary Hooper (Celtic) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

88 mins:Hand ball by Danny Racchi (Kilmarnock).

88 mins:Scott Brown (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88 mins:Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

88 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

86 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Paul Heffernan replaces William Gros.

85 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. William Gros tries a through ball, but William Gros is caught offside.

83 mins:Goal! Celtic 4, Kilmarnock 1. Adam Matthews (Celtic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Stokes with a cross.

81 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

81 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Goal! Celtic 3, Kilmarnock 1. Anthony Stokes (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

77 mins:Offside, Celtic. Anthony Stokes tries a through ball, but Anthony Stokes is caught offside.

74 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Anthony Stokes replaces Kris Commons.

73 mins:Corner, Celtic.

72 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Ryan O'Leary replaces Rory McKeown.

71 mins:Corner, Celtic.

68 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

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

66 mins:Foul by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).

66 mins:Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Kris Commons (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

62 mins:Attempt saved. Danny Racchi (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

61 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Danny Racchi replaces Jude Winchester.

61 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

61 mins:Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Celtic) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

54 mins:Foul by Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock).

54 mins:Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Hand ball by Tony Watt (Celtic).

52 mins:Offside, Celtic. Kris Commons tries a through ball, but Kris Commons is caught offside.

52 mins:Corner, Celtic.

50 mins:Goal! Celtic 2, Kilmarnock 1. Adam Matthews (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kris Commons.

49 mins:Corner, Celtic.

48 mins:Goal! Celtic 1, Kilmarnock 1. Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by William Gros with a cross.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

46 mins:Corner, Celtic.

Second Half begins Celtic 1, Kilmarnock 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Celtic 1, Kilmarnock 0.

44 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Tony Watt replaces Georgios Samaras because of an injury.

41 mins:Goal! Celtic 1, Kilmarnock 0. Joe Ledley (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kris Commons.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

39 mins:Attempt missed. James Dayton (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Joe Ledley replaces Emilio Izaguirre because of an injury.

32 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

32 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

30 mins:Corner, Celtic.

30 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

30 mins:Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Corner, Celtic.

29 mins:Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

27 mins:Kris Commons (Celtic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

26 mins:James Fowler (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

26 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Attempt blocked. Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

23 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

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

19 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. Cillian Sheridan tries a through ball, but Cillian Sheridan is caught offside.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Mikael Lustig with a cross.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

9 mins:Corner, Celtic.

9 mins:Attempt blocked. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8 mins:Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).

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

5 mins:Corner, Celtic.

4 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

4 mins:Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Celtic Park
CelticCelticvKilmarnockKilmarnock
4
  • Ledley, 41
  • Matthews, 50
  • Stokes, 78
  • Matthews, 83
1
  • Sheridan, 48

match report

An unlikely double from defender Adam Matthews helped Celtic to a commanding 4-1 SPL victory over Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

Killie teenager Ross Barbour thought he had squeezed the ball over the line in the 37th minute only for referee Calum Murray to wave play on, and the visitors' frustration was compounded three minutes from the interval when Hoops substitute Joe Ledley - on for Emilio Izaguirre - fired the hosts into the lead with a long-range drive.

Former Celt Cillian Sheridan levelled two minutes after the break before Matthews arrowed in a shot from 25 yards and, after Anthony Stokes - on for Kris Commons - grabbed a third, the Wales international sealed a convincing win from close range to take the champions 15 points clear of Inverness at the summit.

The only real downside for manager Neil Lennon was the injuries picked up by Izaguirre and Georgios Samaras.

The home side went ahead when Ledley drilled in a 30-yard shot which gave the flailing Bell no chance. A minute before the break there was more worry for Lennon when Samaras had to be replaced by Tony Watt after going down with what looked like a hamstring injury.

The second half began with a bang. Sheridan drew Killie level in the 47th minute when he slotted in a cross from William, only for Matthews to restore the home side's lead three minutes later with a powerful right-footed drive from 25 yards.

Celtic scored a third on 78 minutes when they ran down the other end and, when Hooper set up Stokes, he calmly rounded Bell before sliding the ball into the net for his first goal of the season as he continues on his recovery from an ankle injury.

Stokes then turned provider when he crossed for Matthews to knock in from a yard out with seven minutes remaining and, with Killie limping to the end, there was still time for Hooper to crash a shot off the post.

team line-up

24Lukasz Zaluska
6Kelvin Wilson
2Adam Matthews
3Emilio Izaguirre36
21Charlie Mulgrew
23Mikael Lustig
8Scott Brown
15Kris Commons74
67Victor Wanyama
88Gary Hooper
9Georgios Samaras44

substitutes

10Anthony Stokes74
11Lassad
33Biram Kayal
25Thomas Rogne
16Joe Ledley36
35Robbie Thomson
32Tony Watt44

referee

Calum Murray

team line-up

1Cameron Bell
2Jeroen Tesselaar
4James Fowler
23Rory McKeown72
25Ross Barbour
88Mahamadou Sissoko
38Mark O'Hara
10James Dayton
28Jude Winchester61
9William Gros86
12Cillian Sheridan

substitutes

7Danny Racchi61
17Kyle Letheren
3Garry Hay
14Paul Heffernan86
15Borja Pérez
5Ryan O'Leary72
29Manuel Pascali

referee

Calum Murray

match stats

possession %7029
shots on target93
shots off target102
corners100
tackles won00
offsides22