Celtic end famous week in style

A review of Saturday's action in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, as Celtic beat Kilmarnock.

Last Updated: 08/12/12 at 18:01 Post Comment

Scott Brown gives Celtic the lead at Rugby Park

Scott Brown gives Celtic the lead at Rugby Park

A review of Saturday's action so far in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.

Celtic rounded off a momentous week with a convincing 3-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The Hoops' 2-1 home win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night sealed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League and they continued their good work in Ayrshire, starting when skipper Scott Brown fired them into the lead in the 27th minute.

Second-half goals from midfielder Joe Ledley and substitute Georgios Samaras, on for Lassad Nouioui, were just reward for the Parkhead side's dominance, before former Hoop Cillian Sheridan grabbed a late consolation.

The win keeps Celtic three points clear of second-placed Inverness, who were 3-0 winners at home to Hibernian.

Ross Draper's free header sent Caley Thistle on their way after 13 minutes before Richie Foran and Billy McKay secured their deserved win in the final 14 minutes.

Motherwell recorded their first home victory since the beginning of September as they defeated Ross County 3-2.

Rocco Quinn gave the visitors the lead after 17 minutes, however their advantage was short-lived as Michael Higdon headed home eight minutes later.

Nicky Law then fired the hosts ahead in the opening minute of the second half, but Quinn hammered home an equaliser.

Both sides showed a determination to grab a winner and Keith Lasley clinched the game for Motherwell when he struck with eight minutes remaining.

Hearts beat Aberdeen 2-0 with goals from Ryan Stevenson and Callum Paterson, while nine-man St Johnstone clung on for a 1-1 draw with St Mirren.

The Perth side had Chris Millar and Steven Anderson sent off but, despite the numerical advantage, St Mirren had only Paul Dummett's goal to show for their efforts as the visitors held out for a share of the points thanks to Murray Davidson's early goal.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Mignolet 'worse than Dracula'

Bruce Grobbelaar has lambasted Simon Mignolet's reluctance to command his box, saying: "At least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then."

World Cup: FIFA could face UK criminal probe from Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office is looking into claims of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Scottish football: Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev's appeal against seven-game ban to be heard on December 4

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev will find out on December 4 if his appeal against a seven-match ban has been successful.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property