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Lennon left with mixed emotions following Celtic draw

Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 by PA5 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon felt his side were well worthy of their point against Rennes – and could have had three if VAR was available in the Europa League.Lennon was surprised video assistance was unavailable unlike the Champions League, and felt his side were denied a clear penalty in a game of two spot-kicks.And the Hoops boss was left baffled by Spanish referee Jose Maria Sanchez&rsqu...Full Story »

Celtic earn point from spot-kick scrap with Rennes

Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 by PA5 hits

Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty earned Celtic a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their opening Europa League group game in France after they held on with 10 men in a frantic finale.The Scottish champions fell behind to a spot-kick from M’Baye Niang in the 37th minute after some rash defending from Kristoffer Ajer.Celtic had a strong claim of their own rejected before James Forrest was fou...Full Story »

Stade Rennes vs Celtic - Neil Lennon backs Jullien, Ntcham and Edouard to shine

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PA14 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has backed his French trio to bring an edge to their Europa League group opener in Rennes.Lennon feels Christopher Jullien, Olivier Ntcham and Odsonne Edouard could be inspired by the return to their homeland.Ladbrokes Premiership player of the month Edouard is certain to start up front, especially with Leigh Griffiths missing with a thigh knock, and returns to France ...Full Story »

Mark Cooper will look after Celtic loanee Jack Aitchison

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA5 hits

Forest Green boss Mark Cooper is erring on the side of caution when it comes to talking up loanee Jack Aitchison.The teenage Celtic striker played a pivotal role in Rovers’ fifth 1-0 win of the season as they moved up to third in the table.Colchester skipper Luke Prosser’s 31st-minute own goal proved to be the decisive moment of the game.Aitchison bossed things in the number 10 role ...Full Story »

Lennon thrilled as early Forrest strike makes it five wins from five for Celtic

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by PA8 hits

Neil Lennon praised his Celtic team for overcoming difficult conditions at Hamilton to record their best start to a league season for nine years.James Forrest’s early goal earned Celtic a 1-0 win which secured a fifth victory out of their first five games for the first time since Lennon’s first full season in charge in 2010-11, when they won their opening eight.Celtic were completely...Full Story »

Celtic debutant Mohamed Elyounoussi tees up James Forrest winner

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by PA9 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 PA18 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 PA18 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 PA36 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 PA20 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 PA18 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 PA15 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 PA20 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 PA22 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 PA33 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 PA28 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 PA26 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 PA24 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 PA14 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 »

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