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  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 12 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Gayfield Park
  • Attendance: 4,127
ArbroathArbroathvCelticCeltic
01
  • Matthews, 18

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Match ends, Arbroath 0, Celtic 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, Celtic 1.

90+2 mins:Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

90+2 mins:Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Scott Robertson (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+1 mins:Foul by Scott Robertson (Arbroath).

90+1 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Celtic).

90+1 mins:Connor Birse (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Dylan McGeouch replaces Adam Matthews.

85 mins:Georgios Samaras (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85 mins:Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

85 mins:Paul Currie (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

84 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

84 mins:Scott Robertson (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Corner, Arbroath.

76 mins:Substitution, Arbroath. Connor Birse replaces Brian Kerr.

76 mins:Substitution, Arbroath. Derek Holmes replaces Paul Sheerin.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Doris (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

75 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

75 mins:Scott Robertson (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Arbroath. Daniel Rennie replaces Lee Sibanda.

73 mins:Foul by Efe Ambrose (Celtic).

73 mins:Steven Doris (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

69 mins:Steven Doris (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Victor Wanyama replaces Emilio Izaguirre.

65 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Gary Hooper replaces Lassad.

63 mins:Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

63 mins:Fraser Forster (Celtic) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Corner, Arbroath.

62 mins:Corner, Arbroath.

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

55 mins:Foul by Steven Doris (Arbroath).

55 mins:Kelvin Wilson (Celtic) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Steven Doris (Arbroath).

54 mins:Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Stuart Malcolm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51 mins:Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Arbroath).

51 mins:Fraser Forster (Celtic) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50 mins:Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).

50 mins:Paul Currie (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Corner, Celtic.

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Celtic 1.

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

42 mins:Corner, Celtic.

41 mins:Brian Kerr (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

36 mins:Foul by Lee Sibanda (Arbroath).

36 mins:Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

36 mins:Paul Currie (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Celtic).

34 mins:Steven Doris (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Efe Ambrose (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29 mins:Corner, Arbroath.

28 mins:Foul by Lee Sibanda (Arbroath).

28 mins:Biram Kayal (Celtic) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Corner, Arbroath.

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

18 mins:Goal! Arbroath 0, Celtic 1. Adam Matthews (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mikael Lustig.

16 mins:Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Celtic).

16 mins:Steven Doris (Arbroath) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Paul Currie (Arbroath).

15 mins:Biram Kayal (Celtic) wins a free kick.

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

13 mins:Foul by Scott Robertson (Arbroath).

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

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

7 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew.

7 mins:Corner, Celtic.

6 mins:Corner, Celtic.

5 mins:Attempt saved. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 12 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Gayfield Park
  • Attendance: 4,127
ArbroathArbroathvCelticCeltic
01
  • Matthews, 18

match report

Celtic will travel to Raith in the Scottish Cup fifth round after winning 1-0 at Arbroath in their fourth-round replay on Wednesday night.

Adam Matthews' first goal for Celtic proved just enough to send Neil Lennon's team through but their replay win also owed much to a controversial disallowed goal by Steven Doris.

Matthews fired a wonderful strike from 20 yards in the 19th minute but Celtic subsequently failed to take control at Gayfield.

And they were grateful for a 66th-minute decision by referee Craig Charleston, who presumably ruled out Doris's close-range finish for an earlier infringement on Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, but a foul did not appear obvious.

Forster himself averted extra-time when he saved a one-on-one with Connor Birse as Celtic edged through to set up a trip to Raith Rovers.

Georgios Samaras got the first effort on target with a header from Lassad's cross but it was straight at home goalkeeper Scott Morrison.

Arbroath were the architects of their own downfall though when Matthews won the ball off left-back Colin Hamilton following a pass from Paul Sheerin. The Wales international burst away but still had plenty to do, and lashed a powerful strike that flew over Morrison's outstretched hands and into the far top corner.

Celtic appeared to take their foot off the gas in an attacking sense and Arbroath were able to push play away from their penalty box but some decent attacks all broke down on the edge of the Celtic box, and they failed to trouble Forster from several set-pieces.

The hosts had the first sniff of goal of the second half when Sheerin's free-kick caused problems but Stuart Malcolm was penalised for a high challenge on Forster, and harshly booked for going for a ball that was there to be won.

Paul Currie and Brown fired wide at either end and Celtic were soon stretched again before Emilio Izaguirre headed away under pressure following Sheerin's cross. Sheerin soon caused more problems with the corner that led to the contentious decision to chalk off a goal.

The Arbroath player-manager delivered the ball right into the heart of the goalmouth and Forster could not collect. Hamilton won the high ball and headed down towards goal with Doris forcing the ball home on the line.

But Charleston, who was standing on the edge of the box, signalled for a free-kick.

Kayal came close at the other end and Forster saved from Lee Sibanda. But there was another major escape when Birse won the ball in the middle of the Celtic half and took a return pass from Doris that sent him clean through.

But the substitute was quickly closed down by Forster, who got just enough of his diving body in the way of the shot to divert it wide.

Lennon was growing increasingly frustrated with his side's slack passing and Forster was soon scrambling again as Currie fired just wide from long-range.

And the visitors were grateful again for the sound of Charleston's whistle at the end of three minutes of injury-time.

team line-up

1Scott Morrison
5Stuart Malcolm
6Alex Keddie
3Colin Hamilton
2Mark Baxter
8Scott Robertson
11Paul Sheerin76
10Paul Currie
7Lee Sibanda73
4Brian Kerr76
9Steven Doris

substitutes

15Derek Holmes76
16Connor Birse76
12Darren Gribben
21Tony Bullock
14Daniel Rennie73

referee

Craig Charleston

team line-up

1Fraser Forster
23Mikael Lustig
4Efe Ambrose
6Kelvin Wilson
3Emilio Izaguirre65
2Adam Matthews90
8Scott Brown
21Charlie Mulgrew
33Biram Kayal
11Lassad65
9Georgios Samaras

substitutes

7Miku
67Victor Wanyama65
46Dylan McGeouch90
24Lukasz Zaluska
88Gary Hooper65

referee

Craig Charleston

match stats

possession %2673
shots on target02
shots off target23
corners54
tackles won00
offsides03