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First half was best yet for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2021 by PA2 hits

Ange Postecoglou hailed Celtic’s first-half performance against Hibernian as their best during his time in charge of the club.The Hoops raced into a three-goal lead through Tony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyogo Furuhashi in the opening 30 minutes as they won 3-1 at Easter Road.They had further chances before the break to make the scoreline more comprehensive, and Postecoglou was d...Full Story »

Celtic move within two points of Rangers with win at Hibs

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2021 by PA5 hits

Celtic produced a rampant first-half performance as they moved within two points of cinch Premiership leaders Rangers with a 3-1 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road.Tony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyogo Furuhashi all struck before the break to earn Ange Postecoglou’s resurgent side a fifth consecutive win in all competitions. Hibs, meanwhile, were left licking their wounds after...Full Story »

Ryan Porteous back in contention for Hibernian as they take on Celtic

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by PA4 hits

Ryan Porteous returns to the Hibernian squad for the cinch Premiership clash with Celtic at Easter Road after completing a two-match ban.Fellow defender Darren McGregor is suspended after being sent off in the defeat at Aberdeen at the weekend.Kyle Magennis (knock) and Daniel McKay (ankle) are still absent along with long-term absentees Christian Doidge (Achilles), Melker Hallberg (knee) and Sea...Full Story »

Georgios Giakoumakis nets first Celtic goal in Premiership win over St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA9 hits

Georgios Giakoumakis’ first Celtic goal in his first start helped the Hoops to a comfortable 2-0 cinch Premiership win over St Johnstone at Parkhead.In the 35th minute of his fourth appearance since signing from Dutch side VVV-Venlo in August, for a reported fee of £2.5million, the Greece striker confidently converted an Anthony Ralston cross from close range.Celtic kept pushing in t...Full Story »

Ange Postecoglou: Georgios Giakoumakis’ first Celtic goal was significant

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA1 hits

Ange Postecoglou noted the significance of Georgios Giakoumakis’ first Celtic goal in his first start as the Hoops beat St Johnstone 2-0 in the Premiership at Parkhead.In the 35th minute of his fourth appearance signing from Dutch side VVV-Venlo in August, the Greece striker converted an Anthony Ralston pass to make the breakthrough against a stuffy Saints side.With 10 minutes remaining, r...Full Story »

Celtic welcome back Josip Juranovic and James McCarthy

Posted Friday, October 22, 2021 by PA20 hits

Defender Josip Juranovic and midfielder James McCarthy return to the Celtic squad for the cinch Premiership game against St Johnstone at Parkhead on Saturday.Juranovic has recovered from a hamstring injury while McCarthy is fit again following a knock.James Forrest and Christopher Jullien are nearing a return, Greg Taylor (shoulder) remains out while midfielder Karamoko Dembele faces further tim...Full Story »

Celtic get their Europa League campaign up and running with home victory

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by PA12 hits

Two second-half goals gave Celtic a  storming 2-0 win over Ferencvaros and the first three points of their Europa League campaign.After Group G defeats to Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen, there was some pressure on Ange Postecoglou’s men but Japan international Kyogo Furuhashi came up trumps in the 57th minute when he latched on to a searching pass from Jota and slotted past Denes Dib...Full Story »

David Turnbull nets superb goal on Fir Park return as Celtic ease to victory

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA10 hits

David Turnbull struck a glorious goal on his first appearance back at Fir Park for Celtic as the visitors beat Motherwell 2-0.The midfielder showed why Celtic paid Motherwell £3million for his services in August last year when he sent a swerving 25-yard effort past a motionless Liam Kelly and into the top corner to put the visitors two ahead.Jota had scored a well-taken but controversial e...Full Story »

Sondre Solholm Johansen available for Motherwell’s match against Celtic

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2021 by PA19 hits

Motherwell have Sondre Solholm Johansen back from injury for the visit of Celtic.The Norwegian defender has been absent for three matches but trained all week.Midfielder Robbie Crawford has been ruled out for four to six weeks with ankle ligament damage.Celtic welcome back Mikey Johnston from injury for the cinch Premiership clash while their international players returned without injury.Josip J...Full Story »

Ange Postecoglou hopes Celtic take confidence from long-awaited away win

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA27 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hopes Jota’s late Pittodrie winner will prove to be a major moment in his rebuild after his team proved they can win ugly.The Portuguese winger’s 84th-minute goal earned Celtic a 2-1 win over Aberdeen and their first victory on the road in Scotland since Valentine’s Day.Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi headed an early opener but the Dons fought bac...Full Story »

Jota secures long-awaited away win for Celtic

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA31 hits

A late winner from Jota earned Celtic their first away victory in Scotland since Valentine’s Day and left Aberdeen without a win in nine matches.Kyogo Furuhashi headed Celtic into a lead on the road for the first time in Scotland since that victory over St Johnstone in February but Aberdeen fought back strongly after the break.Lewis Ferguson headed an equaliser and former Celtic pair Scott...Full Story »

Aberdeen midfielder Teddy Jenks suspended for game with Celtic

Posted Friday, October 01, 2021 by PA20 hits

Aberdeen are without midfielder Teddy Jenks for the visit of Celtic in the cinch Premiership on Sunday as he serves a suspension following his red card in last weekend’s defeat at St Mirren.Attacker Marley Watkins is set to remain on the sidelines after missing the last two matches with a hamstring injury.Defender Andy Considine is out until the turn of the year following knee surgery.Ange...Full Story »

Ange Postecoglou admits Celtic need double victory over Ferencvaros

Posted Friday, October 01, 2021 by PA28 hits

Ange Postecoglou admits Celtic now need a double victory over Ferencvaros to keep their Europa League hopes alive following their 4-0 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen at Parkhead.Piero Hincapie, the 19-year-old Ecuador defender, gave the visitors the crucial lead in the 25th minutes before 18-year-old star midfielder Florian Wirtz added a second in the 36th minute.Despite strenuous efforts by Celtic t...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen coast to comfortable victory over Celtic

Posted Friday, October 01, 2021 by PA27 hits

Celtic’s rebuilding work will continue after they suffered a 4-0 Europa League defeat by Bayer Leverkusen at Parkhead.The home side went toe-to-toe with the in-form Bundesliga outfit but after a mistake by midfielder David Turnbull in the 25th minute, 19-year-old Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie gave the visitors the crucial lead.Then 18-year-old star midfielder Florian Wirtz added a second...Full Story »

We will just keep going – Ange Postecoglou convinced Celtic still on right track

Posted Monday, September 27, 2021 by PA28 hits

Ange Postecoglou is convinced Celtic are on the right road as he dismissed suggestions the gap to Rangers was getting out of hand following a 1-1 home draw with Dundee United.Celtic stayed in sixth place in the cinch Premiership, six points behind the leaders, having collected 10 from seven matches.The hosts hit the bar through David Turnbull, Tom Rogic and Jota and Albian Ajeti somehow blazed o...Full Story »

Celtic slip up again as Dundee United claim away point

Posted Monday, September 27, 2021 by PA35 hits

Albian Ajeti produced a strong contender for miss of the season as Celtic slipped up again in the cinch Premiership with a 1-1 home draw against Dundee United.Ajeti blazed over from two yards and Celtic’s day might have been worse, with United adamant they should have had a first-half penalty when Cameron Carter-Vickers bundled over Nicky Clark.Celtic took the lead early on through Liel Ab...Full Story »

Striker Giorgos Giakoumakis suffers warm-up injury to add to Celtic’s problems

Posted Friday, September 24, 2021 by PA34 hits

Celtic comfortably set up a Premier Sports Cup semi-final against St Johnstone but manager Ange Postecoglou suffered more disruption to his forward line.Celtic cruised through with a 3-0 win over Raith Rovers thanks to goals from Jota, Liel Abada and David Turnbull but Postecoglou revealed afterwards that he had lost two more attacking players.New striker Giorgos Giakoumakis was set to make his ...Full Story »

Jota hits first Celtic goal in Premier Sports Cup quarter-final win over Raith

Posted Friday, September 24, 2021 by PA23 hits

Jota scored his first Celtic goal as Ange Postecoglou’s side moved into the Premier Sports Cup semi-finals following a straightforward 3-0 win over 10-man Raith Rovers.The Portuguese wide player finished well for the opener and produced the strike that allowed Liel Abada to net on the rebound.David Turnbull notched his sixth goal of the season before Dario Zanatta was sent off just before ...Full Story »

Callum McGregor missing again for Celtic against Raith Rovers

Posted Thursday, September 23, 2021 by PA28 hits

Callum McGregor will miss a third consecutive game for Celtic after Ange Postecoglou confirmed that the captain hasn’t recovered from injury in time to face Raith Rovers in the Premier Sports Cup.Manager Postecoglou said he expects to be selecting from the same group he had at his disposal for Sunday’s defeat at Livingston, with the exception of recently-signed Greek striker Giorgos ...Full Story »

Ange Postecoglou hits out at Celtic’s attacking display against Livingston

Posted Monday, September 20, 2021 by PA28 hits

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou admitted his team were “terrible” going forward during a 1-0 defeat by Livingston.Postecoglou’s side dominated possession and territory at the Tony Macaroni Arena but struggled to carve out clear-cut chances.Livi goalkeeper Max Stryjek was not seriously troubled during a first half in which Andrew Shinnie fired into the top corner and Joe Hart pu...Full Story »

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