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Celtic debutant Mohamed Elyounoussi tees up James Forrest winner

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by PA63 hits

Mohamed Elyounoussi set up the only goal less than four minutes into his Celtic career as the champions consolidated their lead in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 1-0 win at Hamilton.The loan signing from Southampton sent in a low cross which James Forrest converted for his seventh goal in nine Celtic games.The early goal was the only major incident in a completely one-sided opening period but ...Full Story »

‘Written off’ Celtic were motivated by doubters – Lennon

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA54 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes his players had extra motivation in their 2-0 win over Rangers after claiming his team were “written off” in the build-up.Rangers went into the Ibrox clash as favourites in the eyes of all the major bookmakers after both teams won their opening three Ladbrokes Premiership games and qualified for the Europa League group stages.But the hosts struggle...Full Story »

Odsonne Edouard sets Celtic on the path to Old Firm derby win

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA102 hits

Odsonne Edouard continued his impressive goalscoring record against Rangers as Celtic won 2-0 in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox.The Frenchman capitalised on a loose pass to net his fifth goal in seven derbies in the 32nd minute following a tight opening to the game.Rangers defender Connor Goldson gave the ball straight to Celtic winger Mikey Johnston, who slipped the 21-year-old through to slot hom...Full Story »

Celtic stars Boli Bolingoli and Odsonne Edouard targeted with vile racist abuse by AIK supporters in Stockholm

Posted Saturday, August 31, 2019 by hits

A SHOCKING video has emerged which appears to show Celtic stars being targeted with vile racist abuse. The disgusting slur was aimed at the Hoops players from home fans as they celebrated the side's second goal against AIK in Stockholm on Thursday night. Celtic stars were targeted with vile racist abuse by AIK supporters on Thursday The clip, from Celtic TV, was initially included in a vide...Full Story »

Glasgow Rangers vs Celtic - Rangers hope Barisic will be fit to face Celtic

Posted Saturday, August 31, 2019 by PA169 hits

Rangers defender Borna Barisic will have to pass concussion tests if he is to face Celtic in Sunday’s Old Firm clash. The Croatian was replaced midway through Thursday night’s Europa League win over Legia Warsaw after suffering a head knock and will be assessed before the derby clash at Ibrox. Sheyi Ojo played through the pain barrier as Gers qualified for the group stages with a...Full Story »

Ajer injury concern for Celtic boss Lennon

Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by PA69 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits Kristoffer Ajer is a major doubt for Ibrox this weekend but played down fitness concerns over Odsonne Edouard.Both players went off as Celtic stormed into the Europa League group stages with a 4-1 victory over AIK in Stockholm, less than three days before they face Rangers.Ajer – Celtic’s most consistent defender this season – limped off with a...Full Story »

Celtic progress to Europa League group stage

Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by PA81 hits

Christopher Jullien and Lewis Morgan scored their first Celtic goals in Stockholm as Neil Lennon’s side cruised into the Europa League group stage.But the 4-1 win over AIK came at a cost, as a groin injury for Kristoffer Ajer made him a major doubt for Sunday’s trip to Ibrox.Jullien and Morgan netted from close range in the opening stages, but wingers James Forrest and Michael Johnst...Full Story »

Lennon hails Bayo after double strike in Celtic victory

Posted Monday, August 26, 2019 by PA45 hits

Neil Lennon hailed Vakoun Bayo after the striker claimed a double on his first start – even though Hearts manager Craig Levein insisted they were both own goals.Bayo attacked crosses from James Forrest and Kristoffer Ajer as Celtic finished the weekend on top spot in the Ladbrokes Premiership following a 3-1 home victory.Hamstring injuries had restricted the 22-year-old to three late appea...Full Story »

Bayo strikes twice as Celtic beat Hearts to return to top of table

Posted Monday, August 26, 2019 by PA90 hits

Vakoun Bayo claimed two goals on his first start as Celtic beat Hearts 3-1 to ensure they will travel to Ibrox leading the Ladbrokes Premiership.The Ivory Coast international has had to wait seven months for his full debut but he made his mark as Celtic quickly regained top spot on goal difference following Rangers’ 1-0 win over St Mirren earlier in the day.There was some doubt about wheth...Full Story »

Forster in contention for Celtic start against Hearts

Posted Saturday, August 24, 2019 by PA69 hits

Fraser Forster is in contention to start in goal for Celtic when they host Hearts after rejoining the Ladbrokes Premiership champions on loan from Southampton.The Englishman will challenge Craig Gordon for the gloves with Scott Bain facing another four to six weeks out with a dislocated thumb.Hatem Abd Elhamed is bidding to return from an abdominal injury. Tom Rogic is working his way back from ...Full Story »

Lennon salutes Celtic’s response after ‘difficult few days’

Posted Friday, August 23, 2019 by PA78 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hailed his side for bouncing back from a difficult week with an “outstanding performance” against AIK.Lennon’s team ran out to a banner demanding the manager and Celtic hierarchy do not “sleep at the wheel” from fans still hurting from their Champions League exit.A 4-3 defeat by Cluj last week sparked major criticism and the supporters wer...Full Story »

Edouard’s goal crowns impressive night for Celtic

Posted Friday, August 23, 2019 by PA95 hits

Odsonne Edouard’s free-kick gave Celtic a two-goal cushion to take to Sweden in their Europa League play-off against AIK.The Frenchman curled home from 25 yards in the 73rd minute at Celtic Park to earn the Scottish champions a 2-0 first-leg triumph.James Forrest had scored in his fifth consecutive game two minutes after the break as Celtic took a major step towards sealing a place in the ...Full Story »

Lennon praises team’s character as Celtic grind out win over Dunfermline

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA52 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon told his players he was “really proud” of them after their extra-time victory over Dunfermline.The Fifers were six minutes away from taking the Betfred Cup holders to a penalty shoot-out before James Forrest’s deflected strike earned Celtic a 2-1 second-round victory.It was the first time Celtic have been taken to extra-time during a 28-match winning ...Full Story »

Late Forrest strike ensures Celtic avoid cup upset against Dunfermline

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA55 hits

James Forrest’s 114th-minute strike edged Celtic past Dunfermline after the Fifers threatened to end the champions’ stranglehold on domestic silverware.With a penalty shoot-out looming, the substitute worked space to steer a deflected effort into the far corner from 14 yards and send Celtic into the Betfred Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 home win over the Ladbrokes Championship side.N...Full Story »

Celtic crash out of Champions League against CFR Cluj

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PA54 hits

Celtic crashed out of the Champions League after twice letting a lead slip in a 4-3 home defeat by CFR Cluj.The Hoops made a storming start to the second half to go 2-1 ahead through goals from James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard but Scott Brown’s handball allowed Billel Omrani to net from the spot.Ryan Christie soon put Celtic back in front but Omrani quickly levelled again on the rebound i...Full Story »

Lennon purring as Celtic crush Motherwell

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by PA45 hits

Neil Lennon was delighted with the power and strength of his Celtic side as they recovered from a long European trek and a flying start from Motherwell to win 5-2 at Fir Park.Lennon had admitted they faced a major challenge in Lanarkshire little over 48 hours after returning from Romania following a 1-1 Champions League draw against Cluj.And the task grew tougher as Motherwell took a deserved 12...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths free-kick helps Celtic rally to victory at Motherwell

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by PA59 hits

Leigh Griffiths scored from a free-kick as Celtic recovered from an early setback to win 5-2 at Motherwell.Well were rewarded for a positive start with Liam Donnelly’s strike but Kristoffer Ajer netted his first goal in Scottish football two minutes later.The game remained in the balance until Griffiths netted from 22 yards out four minutes before the interval.Celtic took control in the se...Full Story »

Lennon wants to strengthen his Celtic squad as Tierney prepares to leave

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2019 by PA93 hits

Neil Lennon hopes he will be given Kieran Tierney’s record £25million transfer fee to reinvest in his Celtic squad.The Hoops boss was busy overseeing his team’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Cluj as reports broke that a deal had been struck with Arsenal to make Tierney Scotland’s most expensive ever footballer.The 22-year-old boyhood Celtic fan is now on his way to Londo...Full Story »

James Forrest secures draw for Celtic in Romania

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2019 by PA138 hits

Celtic overcame a first-half scare in Transylvania as they kept their Champions League bid on track with a valuable 1-1 draw against Cluj.The Romanians drew first blood when Mario Rondon slotted home just before the half-hour mark.But Neil Lennon’s team now return to Glasgow packing a vital away goal after James Forrest quickly cancelled out the opener.Dan Petrescu’s team were certai...Full Story »

We wanted to make statement, says Christie as Celtic thrash St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA52 hits

Ryan Christie was delighted to send out a message as his brilliant hat-trick helped Celtic begin their Ladbrokes Premiership defence with a 7-0 thrashing of St Johnstone.Christie set up the opener for Mikey Johnston before scoring the next three goals from long range.Odsonne Edouard and substitutes Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths netted after Christie went off as Celtic showed a ruthless stre...Full Story »

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