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  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 3 February 2013, 12:45pm
  • Stark's Park
  • Attendance: 7,144
RaithRaithvCelticCeltic
03
  • Commons, pen 56
  • Forrest, 83
  • Mulgrew, 86

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Match ends, Raith Rovers 0, Celtic 3.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Celtic 3.

90+2 mins:Foul by Adam Matthews (Celtic).

90+2 mins:Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90 mins:Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Joe Hamill.

90 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

90 mins:Allan Walker (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Corner, Celtic.

89 mins:Attempt blocked. Adam Matthews (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88 mins:Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic).

88 mins:Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

86 mins:Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Celtic 3. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Ledley.

85 mins:Foul by Pat Clarke (Raith Rovers).

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

85 mins:Attempt saved. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

84 mins:Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Celtic 2. James Forrest (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

80 mins:Attempt blocked. Allan Walker (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78 mins:Attempt blocked. Pat Clarke (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77 mins:Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

77 mins:Pat Clarke (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

76 mins:Eddie Malone (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

74 mins:Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Stuart Anderson.

71 mins:Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

71 mins:David McGurn (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt blocked. Joe Ledley (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

68 mins:Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

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

65 mins:Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces David Smith.

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

64 mins:Foul by Brian Graham (Raith Rovers).

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

63 mins:Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

63 mins:Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by Brian Graham (Raith Rovers).

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

60 mins:Substitution, Celtic. James Forrest replaces Tony Watt.

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

59 mins:Foul by Allan Walker (Raith Rovers).

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

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Stuart Anderson (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58 mins:Corner, Raith Rovers.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Pat Clarke (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Thomson with a cross.

56 mins:Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Celtic 1. Kris Commons (Celtic) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

55 mins:Penalty conceded by Simon Mensing (Raith Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

55 mins:Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

55 mins:Penalty Celtic. Kris Commons draws a foul in the penalty area.

54 mins:Foul by Stuart Anderson (Raith Rovers).

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

53 mins:Attempt saved. Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Foul by Biram Kayal (Celtic).

53 mins:Eddie Malone (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Tony Watt (Celtic) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Matthews with a cross.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Matthews (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allan Walker with a cross.

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 0, Celtic 0.

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

42 mins:Foul by Joe Hamill (Raith Rovers).

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

40 mins:Foul by Pat Clarke (Raith Rovers).

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

39 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Matthews (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box.

38 mins:Corner, Celtic.

37 mins:Offside, Celtic. Joe Ledley tries a through ball, but Joe Ledley is caught offside.

35 mins:Corner, Celtic.

33 mins:Foul by Gary Hooper (Celtic).

33 mins:David Smith (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt saved. Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

30 mins:Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic).

30 mins:Allan Walker (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Offside, Celtic. Gary Hooper tries a through ball, but Gary Hooper is caught offside.

27 mins:Foul by Biram Kayal (Celtic).

27 mins:Brian Graham (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

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

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

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

14 mins:Attempt saved. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

11 mins:Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

9 mins:Corner, Celtic.

9 mins:Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

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

8 mins:Foul by Biram Kayal (Celtic).

8 mins:Eddie Malone (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kris Commons.

3 mins:Corner, Celtic.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 3 February 2013, 12:45pm
  • Stark's Park
  • Attendance: 7,144
RaithRaithvCelticCeltic
03
  • Commons, pen 56
  • Forrest, 83
  • Mulgrew, 86

match report

Kris Commons, James Forrest and Charlie Mulgrew all scored as Celtic beat Raith Rovers 3-0 in their Scottish Cup fifth-round clash at Stark's Park.

The Hoops went ahead in the 56th minute when Commons scored from the spot after he was fouled by Raith defender Simon Mensing. In the 82nd minute Forrest, on for Tony Watt, grabbed the second goal, with Mulgrew's fine strike four minutes later completing a solid afternoon's work by the visitors.

Celtic ignored the swirling wind to take control from the start. There was a shout for a penalty in the sixth minute when Mulgrew's cross was blocked by Raith defender Eddie Malone, using his arm according to the visitors, but referee Steven McLean was not convinced.

In the 21st minute, midfielder Victor Wanyama tested David McGurn with a drive from 25 yards which the goalkeeper saved with some ease.

On the half-hour mark Raith, in a rare attack, had a penalty claim of their own turned down when back-tracking midfielder Joe Ledley nudged Jason Thomson in the box to end a surging run by the Kirkcaldy defender. Again referee McLean was unimpressed.

Celtic retained a tight grip on the game and in the 35th minute Mulgrew's inswinging corner from the right escaped everyone before clipping the far post and running away from goal.

Raith started the second half in a more positive fashion with midfielder Allan Walker's cross from the right just evading on-rushing striker Brian Graham.

In the 53rd minute, after Kayal had tripped Malone 25 yards from goal, Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska saved Graham's curling free-kick down at his left-hand post with defender Kelvin Wilson completing the clearance.

Two minutes later Celtic made the breakthrough when Mensing clumsily tripped Commons inside the box and the Scotland midfielder slammed the spot-kick low into the net.

The goal sparked Raith into life and for the first time in the game they threw everything at the visitors, albeit for only a few minutes and without any joy.

The game stretched further in the final stages and when Celtic broke with pace Forrest's first touch from Hooper's pass took him into the Raith box and he confidently knocked the ball past McGurn.

Mulgrew curled in a third with four minutes remaining to ease the Parkhead side into the quarter-finals.

team line-up

1David McGurn
2Jason Thomson
5Laurie Ellis
3Eddie Malone
4Simon Mensing
11Joe Hamill90
7David Smith65
8Allan Walker
6Stuart Anderson74
10Pat Clarke
9Brian Graham

substitutes

12Greig Spence74
16Reece Donaldson
17Ross Laidlaw
14Grant Anderson65
15Ross Callachan90

referee

Steven McLean

team line-up

24Lukasz Zaluska
21Charlie Mulgrew
6Kelvin Wilson
23Mikael Lustig
2Adam Matthews
67Victor Wanyama
15Kris Commons75
16Joe Ledley
33Biram Kayal60
32Tony Watt60
88Gary Hooper

substitutes

10Anthony Stokes75
35Leonardo Fasan
8Scott Brown60
49James Forrest60
11Lassad

referee

Steven McLean

match stats

possession %3366
shots on target38
shots off target36
corners15
tackles won00
offsides03