Sunday, January 20, 2008

Own Goal Nets Bhoys Three Points. . .

Scottish Premier League
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Celtic Park, Glasgow

(Corrigan o.g. 64)


CELTIC (4-4-2) Boruc; Hinkel (Killen 16), Caldwell, McManus, Naylor; Nakamura (Sno 89), Brown, Donati, Hartley; Vennegoor of Hesselink (Riordan 16), McDonald.
Subs: M Brown, O'Dea, Zurawski, Conroy.

KILMARNOCK (4-5-1) Combe; Corrigan, Ford, Wright, Hay; Hamill, Bryson (Gibson 80), Fowler, Di Giacomo, Harpur; Invincible (Fernandez 87).
Subs: Harpur, Johnston, Morgan, O’Leary, Clancy.

Celtic returned to league action with a 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock, although the one-goal margin fails to tell the true story of the match.

This was a game that the defending SPL champions completely dominated and during the course of the 90 minutes, Artur Boruc did not have a single save to make while his opposite number Alan Combe was the busiest man on the park.

As it transpired, Celtic faced more than their fair share of trials and tribulations in this opening half and by the 16th minute Gordon Strachan had been forced to make two changes, with Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Andreas Hinkel both picking up injuries.

The Dutchman’s certainly looked the nastiest, with the Celtic No.10 leaving the field covered in blood after a clash of heads with Simon Ford. However, such setbacks did little to break the stride of a team who played with some style in this half and completely dominated their opponents.


Three points today is a good result (even though they couldnt capitilize on their many chances), but at what cost??

Hail! Hail!


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