Saturday April 7, 2012 Day 33 Finished Rugby Park

Kilmarnock 0 - 6 Celtic

  • Mulgrew 8’, 35’
  • Loovens 17’
  • Hooper 45’, 90’
  • Ledley 88’

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  1. Celtic clinch SPL title with hammering

    Celtic clinch SPL title with hammering

    Celtic wrapped up the Scottish Premier League title with an emphatic 6-0 win against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Kilmarnock
    • Celtic
    • 90'+3 Rugby Park erupts as Alan Muir blows for time and Celtic wrap up the championship with an emphatic 6 nil win.
    • 90' GOAL! A beautiful half-volley from Gary Hooper makes it six
    • 89' GOAL! And it's five for Celtic who wrap up their victory in style. Welshman Joe Ledley gets his name on the scoresheet
    • 83' Twardzik fires from close range but is well wide of the mark
    • 83' Free kick to Kilmarnock as Loovens fouls Barbour. Shiels takes it's cleared
    • 81' Liam Kelly shoots but Forster is untroubled.
    • 79' Harkins passes to Shiels who attempts to score, but his shot is weak and he sends it wide.
    • 77' Andre Blackman comes on in place of man-of-the-match Mulgrew, who gets a standing ovation.
    • 75' The home side are in possession briefly as kelly volleys twoards goal, but there are plenty of Celtic bodies in the way.
    • 74' Stokes looks like he's through on goal but misfires and sends the ball wide of the net
    • 73' Harkins surprises Matthews as he cuts inside him, but Forster scrambles to make the save
    • 72' The Poznan is back as the Celtic fans continue to celebrate
    • 70' Ki is penalised for tripping Fowler and Kilmarnock have a free kick.
    • 69' Samaras makes way for Anthony Stokes.
    • 67' Commons sends a great pass through to Ki but Bell rushes forward and scoops up the ball before the midfieldder has a chance to do anything.
    • 63' Bell and Loovens are both fine to continue playing after that painful collision
    • 62' The visitors almost claimed a fifth as Commons sends a great pass to Loovens who falls as he attempts a shot at goal and ends up colliing with Bell. That looked painful.
    • 61' Kilmarnock make a change as Heffernan comes on for Van Thornhout.
    • 58' There's danger for Kilmarnock as Celtic press for a fifth but the hosts have upped their game and close in
    • 57' Liam Kelly takes a shot from just outside the penalty area but it clears the crossbar.
    • 56' Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick but fires it straight into the wall.
    • 55' Sissoko earns himself a yellow as he fouls Commons on the edge of the area.
    • 54' There's a rare attacking dispaly from Kilmarnock as Shiels comes close to scoring but Celtic keeper Fraser Foster keeps his record of 18 clean sheets this season.
    • 51' There's a yellow card for Kilmarnock's Dean Shiels for unsporting behaviour.
    • 49' So there are changes from the first half as Kilmarnock make a substitution, with James Dayton coming on for Garry Hay. Ross Barbour is on for Lee Johnson
    • 47' There's an early second half substitution for Celtic as Brown makes way for Filip Twardzik
    • 46' Second half is underway
    • 45'+1 Celtic are moving towards the title in style as the first half ends 4 nil to the visitors.
    • 45' GOAL! Unbelievable scenes at Rugby Park as Gary Hooper scores his 17th league goal of the season. What a finish.
    • 44' Threre's an effort towards goal from Kilmarnock as Dieter Van Tornhout sends the ball looping towards the net, but it's nothing for Forster to worry about.
    • 42' Celtic's pressure is unrelenting as they camp out in Kilmarnock's half. No oubt the home side will be willing half time to come roun quickly.
    • 38' What a great piece of goal-keeping from Bell, who blocks a powerful shot from Samaras from Commons' pass. The Greek looks on in disbelief as his attempt is blocked.
    • 35' GOAL! And it's Charlie Mulgrew again who foils the hapless Killie defense and fires the ball right-footed past Bell.
    • 32' Kilmarnock are on the attack now as Shiels and Harkins double up. Celtic's defenders have no trouble in clearing tha ball out of the area, though.
    • 30' Kris Commons takes a left-footed corner from the right by-line but Bell saves again. He's been kept busy today.
    • 28' Ki takes the free kick - a beautiful curving ball towards the top of the net, but Bell pulls off a decent save.
    • 27' Commons slips past Sissoko but is felled just outside th area. Yellow for Liam Kelly and a free kick for Celtic. Kilmarnock's failure to defen set-pieces has seen them concede twice already....
    • 25' There ubilant scenes already at Rugby Park as the crowd is a sea of green and white. The home fans are pretty subdued
    • 23' Midway through the first half now and it's almost 3 nil to the visitors as Ledley has a shot at goal from close range.
    • 21' Brown is pulled down and appeals for a free kick but referee Alan Muir ignores him. It's not as if Celtic need it at this stage as they are in complete control.
    • 20' Commons is in the area but Kilmarnock clear the ball.
    • 17' GOAL! A second goal in ten minutes as Mulgrew sets up Glenn Loovens who heads onto the bottom left corner of goal
    • 14' Correction - Hooper was offside.
    • 12' Kilmarnock's players seem to be asleep as Celtic expose gaps in their defence for Commons to dart through. His shot on goal is blocked but he was offiside anyway.
    • 10' Celtic are looking dangerous again as Mulgrew lurks inside the area but it's Bell one again who clears.
    • 9' Sung-Yeung Ki provided the assist for Mulgrew's goal
    • 8' GOAL! The party has well and truly started as Celtic take an early lead. Mulgrew with a powerful header inside the six-yard box
    • 6' Ki's pass finds Samaras but Nelson's strong tackle eliminates the danger for the home side.
    • 5' Samaras looks dangeous as he darts through midfield, but Bell makes a good challenge and halts his progress
    • 3' Kilmarnock aren't really getting a look in here as Celtic ominate possession in the opening minutes.
    • 2' celtic make a lively start as Kris Comons has a shot on goal.
    • 1' First half is underway
    • 11.59 The Celtic fans seem to be in the mood to celebrate already - there are plenty of them wearing party hats at Rugby Park today.
    • 11.48 But Zdenek Kroca (knee), Danny Buijs (hamstring), Ryan O'Leary (knee), Manuel Pascali (broken leg) and David Silva (calf) are still out.
    • 11.47 So Paul Heffernan has recovered from a thigh injury and makes the bench for Kilmarnock today after he resumed training on Thursday.
    • 11: TEAM NEWS: KILMARNOCK Bell, Hay, Sissoko, Nelson, Gordon, Harkins, Kelly, Fowler, Shiels, Johnson, Van Tornhout
    • 11.39 So Georgios Samaras plays alongside Gary Hooper in attack, while Glenn partners Kelvin Wilson at the back. Thomas Rogne is struggling with an ankle injury, and James Forrest and Paddy McCourt also miss out through injury.
    • 11:37 TEAM NEWS: CELTIC Forster; Matthews, Loovens, K Wilson, Mulgrew; S Brown, Ki, Ledley, Commons; Samaras, Hooper
    • 11.25 They'll be seeking revenge for their surprise defeat to Kilmarnock in last month's League Cup final and have full-back Cha Du-ri back from a ban
    • 11.22 Celtic are unbeaten in their last eight games and only need a point here today to win the Scottish Premier League title.
    • 11.15 Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's early kick off in the SPL, as Kilmarnock host Celtic at Rugby Park.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! A beautiful half-volley from Gary Hooper makes it six
    • 89' GOAL! And it's five for Celtic who wrap up their victory in style. Welshman Joe Ledley gets his name on the scoresheet
    • 45' GOAL! Unbelievable scenes at Rugby Park as Gary Hooper scores his 17th league goal of the season. What a finish.
    • 35' GOAL! And it's Charlie Mulgrew again who foils the hapless Killie defense and fires the ball right-footed past Bell.
    • 17' GOAL! A second goal in ten minutes as Mulgrew sets up Glenn Loovens who heads onto the bottom left corner of goal
    • 8' GOAL! The party has well and truly started as Celtic take an early lead. Mulgrew with a powerful header inside the six-yard box

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      Substitution Out45′ 6.2 -
      Yellow Card 5.5 -
      6.6 -
      5.5 -
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card 5.8 -
      5.8 -
      6.7 -
      Substitution Out45′ 5.7 -
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 7 -
      Substitution Out61′ 6.8 -
      Subs
      Substitution In45′ 7.8 -
      Substitution In61′ 8 -
      Substitution In45′ 6.3 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      6.2 -
      Goal 6.6 -
      Goals ×2 Substitution Out76′ 8.2 -
      5.6 -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out48′ 6.5 -
      Goal Yellow Card 6.4 -
      6.6 -
      5.3 -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out69′ 6.9 -
      Goals ×2 7.5 -
      Subs
      Substitution In69′ 6.2 -
      Substitution In76′ 5.5 -
      Substitution In48′ 6 -

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