Sunday August 21, 2011 Day 5 Finished Celtic Park

Celtic 0 - 1 St. Johnstone

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  1. Celtic 0-1 St Johnstone

    Celtic 0-1 St Johnstone

    Celtic suffer a shock 1-0 defeat at home to St. Johnstone which seems them drop to third in the SPL table. More

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    • FT IT IS ALL OVER!! St. Johnstone have won at Celtic for the first time in 12 years. Boos from the home fans on the final whistle. A shock defeat for Celtic. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2 Celtic caught offside – more time wasted.
    • 90+2 Majstorovic has gone up as a striker.
    • 90+1 Corner-kick – but to St. Johnstone. Ball at the wrong end of the ground for the Bhoys.
    • 90' There will be three extra-minutes.
    • 89' Shaun Maloney gives away a free-kick in frustration so St. Johnstone again have a chance to take a little breather before they take the free-kick.
    • 87' Matthews tries an ill-advised shot from distance and that goes way over the bar. Poor stuff. Some Celtic fans have seen enough and are leaving.
    • 86' Murray Davidson with a great tackle on Paddy McCourt and then he himself is fouled. Another chance for St. Johnstone to waste some time.
    • 85' Into the last five minutes now – Celtic running out of time.
    • 84' We think now it is Callum Davidson who has been booked for that foul on McCourt.
    • 83' Maloney fires the resulting free-kick wide.
    • 83' McCourt with another mazy run before he is brought down just outside the box. It is McCracken and he gets booked - we thought he was booked earlier but it must have been someone else. Will check that out.
    • 81' McCourt causing all sorts of problems – makes you wonder why he was not on from the start.
    • 80' Stokes with a great chance with a header but again Enckelman saves and then he smothers another shot in the same attack. Real pressure on the Saints now.
    • 79' OFF THE POST FROM MCCOURT!!! He finds a little space and gets a shot away but he watches it cannon off the woodwork.
    • 78' Celtic's passing has gotten sloppier and sloppier as the game has gone on.
    • 77' Stokes gets his head on the corner but he cannot do anything with it.
    • 76' MacKay defends McCourt well but he still has to give away a corner.
    • 75' Celtic fans are furious – a foul by McCracken but Celtic wanted the advantage played as Stokes was clear but the referee brought the play back and booked McCracken.
    • 74' Celtic make their final change - James Forrest comes on for Ledley.
    • 72' Saints bring on Marcus Haber for Sandaza.
    • 71' Sloppy from McCourt who is offside when looking across the line.
    • 70' Majstorovic looks a little uncertain in defence under pressure from Higgins but he finally does deal with the substitute.
    • 69' Matthews with a good ball into a dangerous area but Maybury does well to guide it back to Enckelman.
    • 68' Celtic win a corner as the fans roar their encouragement but a short corner routine is defended well by the visitors.
    • 66' St Johnstone taking their time with everything now. They will look to suck the life out of the game.
    • 65' A Paddy McCourt special run sees him run deep inside the box but he just couldn't get away a decent final ball or a shot.
    • 64' Majstorovic now gives the ball away cheaply now and the home fans are anything but impressed.
    • 63' Liam Craig with another dangerous ball into the Celtic box - the former Falkirk man has put in a number of good balls today.
    • 62' Sean Higgins on for the Saints - Sheridan makes way.
    • 62' Shoulder barge on Maloney inside the box – the fans want a penalty but the referee is having none of it.
    • 61' Quick change from Lennon as McCourt comes on for Commons.
    • 60' GOAL! St. Johnstone have a shock lead. Dave Mackay with a well hit half-volley but it takes a HUGE deflection and goes into the net.
    • 59' Forster has to push away a decent shot from distance Jody Morris!!!
    • 59' Commons hangs up a good cross for Stokes who heads it down towards goal but Enckelman manages to save it with his feet although it looked for one moment like it might creep in.
    • 57' Groans from the home fans as Wilson is offside despite looking across the line.
    • 56' GREAT CHANCE FOR ST. JOHNSTONE!!! A deep cross from Maybury is then pulled back across from Craig for Sheridan but the former Celtic man just can't get on the end of it on the slide.
    • 56' Stokes cuts onto his right foot and tries to get a shot away but Maybury deflects it away for a corner.
    • 55' St Johnstone seem to be defending even deeper in this half – it is a dangerous game to play.
    • 53' Murray Davidson takes a bang in the mid-drift after catching a powerful drive from Ki.
    • 52' Brown with a shot on goal – gets a big deflection and Celtic have the first corner of the second-half…
    • 51' Fraser Wright with some great defending seems him close out Commons.
    • 49' Similar start to this half – Celtic having all the possession – now can they create the chance(s) needed to find the breakthrough.
    • 47' Back underway and right from the restart Commons goes on a run but drags his shot wide.
    • 46' Celtic make a change at half-time - Wilson on for Mulgrew...
    • HT There is the half-time whistle. Celtic dominating the game but have yet to find a way past the in-form Peter Enckelman.
    • 43' Stokes finds himself clear on goal…he tries and goes around Enckelman but the former Villa stopper gets down and grabs the ball at the right time. Great goalkeeping.
    • 42' Stokes gets his head on a corner but it goes wide of the target.
    • 41' OFF THE POST FROM COMMONS!! He curled a superb free kick towards the left corner but it cannoned off the post. Enckelman was beaten.
    • 40' St. Johnstone commit a foul in a dangerous area. Commons, Mulgrew and Maloney all fancy it. Murray Davidson booked for the foul.
    • 39' Ki with a cracking left foot drive which could have snuck into the bottom left corner had it not taking a deflection.
    • 38' Celtic make a meal of trying to deal with a cross from Jody Morris and they get away with one there.
    • 37' Commons with a dinky run and it looks like he fouled but the referee waves it on.
    • 36' Craig whips in a great cross towards Sandaza but the Spanish striker is offside.
    • 35' Heavy touch from Sandaza ends a rare chance for St. Johnstone to build an attack.
    • 34' Fraser Forster has yet to make a save today but St Johnstone are doing okay…they're 'hanging around' if you will.
    • 33' Celtic having plenty of possession just lacking that killer ball at the moment – a few loose passes from Commons today so far.
    • 32' Rangers leading 2-0 at the moment while Kilmarnock v Hearts is still 0-0. SPL scorecentre
    • 30' Mulgrew with a decent hit on target but Enckelman was watching that all the way and makes a comfortable save.
    • 28' Derek McInnes's voice booming around Celtic Park as he roars instructions from the sideline.
    • 27' Davidson knocks down a Craig corner but there is nobody there and Celtic can break.
    • 26' Decent little spell by St Johnstone – they have had a free and a couple of corners in succession.
    • 24' All action play from Brown who turns defence into attack with a 70 yard run – his final pass let him down though.
    • 22' Great chance for Stokes! Maloney dropped into space and slipped in a great ball for Stokes but the Irish striker put it wide when he really should have hit the target at least.
    • 21' Commons overcooks a cross with strikers waiting in the box and that goes beyond everyone.
    • 20' Mulgrew and Commons get their wires crossed and Celtic lose possession.
    • 18' A ball nearly finds Sheridan just behind the Celtic defence but he can't get on the end of it - dealt with by SPL debutant Wanyama who is a Kenya international.
    • 16' Maloney gets to the byline and cuts the ball back for Commons but Maybury does enough to put him off. All Celtic now though and goal could be coming.
    • 15' Superb cross from Stokes but nobody there in the key area – lovely stuff in the build up from Celtic again.
    • 13' Celtic with a monstrous spell of possession – great passing football – they couldn't unlock the visitors defence though.
    • 11' Sheridan now starting to play up front on his own as St. Johnstone are forced to put more and more men back.
    • 9' Enckelman makes a save after a corner fell out to Mulgrew as Celtic look to get on top of things.
    • 7' Celtic having most of the possession out there but St Johnstone's shape has been good.
    • 5' St Johnstone come forward and win a corner but Celtic manage to defend it without any trouble.
    • 3' COMMONS MISSES THE PENALTY!! Saved by Enckelman - a poor kick from Commons.
    • 2' PEANLTY FOR CELTIC!!! Matthews plays a ball over the defence to free Stokes – he is then brought down by Enckelman who could have been sent-off but is not even booked.
    • 1' St Johnstone gets us underway...
    • 14:59 Celtic in the huddle as we get ready to get underway.
    • 14:55 St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes insists there is no need to panic about their early season form despite still searching for their first win and first goal of the new campaign. McInnes not panicking ahead of Celtic trip
    • 14:55 Neil Lennon expects St Johnstone striker Cillian Sheridan to be looking to prove a point when he returns to Parkhead for this game. Lennon set for Sheridan return
    • 14:50 You can also follow live scoring from Kilmarnock v Hearts Here from 15:00
    • 14:50 Remeber Rangers are currently taking on league leaders Motherwell. Follow that match here
    • 14:50 So Scott Brown has recovered from an ankle injury. Defender Kelvin Wilson misses the game with a leg injury, while Glenn Loovens (hamstring), Beram Kayal (ankle) and Gary Hooper (ankle) are still out.
    • 14:45 CELTIC: Forster, Matthews, Wanyama, Majstorovic, Mulgrew, Commons, Brown, Ki, Ledley, Maloney, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Samaras, Forrest, Mark Wilson, Murphy, McCourt, Cha /// St Johnstone: Enckelman, MacKay, McCracken, Wright, Callum Davidson, Sheridan, Murray Davidson, Morris, Maybury, Craig, Sandaza. Subs Mannus, Higgins, Adams, Haber, Moffat, May, Caddis
    • 14:45 The Bhoys are looking to continue their 100 per cent record in the SPL and you have to fancy them against a team who have just one point this season.
    • 14:40 Hello and welcome to our live coverage from Celtic Park as Celtic take on St. Johnstone.
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