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The Guardian · Oct 19

Elyounoussi scores two against Staggies as Celtic back on top

Celtic regained their place at the top of the Premiership with a sizzling 6-0 rout of Ross County at ParkheadAttacker Mohamed Elyounoussi fired the home side ahead from 16 yards in the fourth minute and the champions pummelled their opponents for the rest of the half but somehow failed to add to their lead...

The Guardian · Oct 19
The Guardian · Oct 13

Pierre van Hooijdonk: ‘I told Ron Atkinson he was a pub manager’

The Dutch striker on his time at Nottingham Forest, Celtic and returning to Glasgow to pay tribute to Fernando RicksenPierre van Hooijdonk does a very good Ron Atkinson impression.

The Guardian · Oct 13
The Guardian · Oct 11

What if my child does not want to support my football team?

There are more serious things to worry about as I await the birth of my first daughter but, right now, this one looms largeBy Andy Harrow for Nutmeg magazineWhen I was young and single I always assumed that, when I had a son or daughter, they would follow in my footsteps.

The Guardian · Oct 11
The Guardian · Oct 6

Livingston capitalise on Ryan Christie red card to shock Celtic

Ryan Christie was sent off as Celtic lost a Premiership game for the first time this season, going down 2-0 at Livingston.

The Guardian · Oct 6
The Guardian · Oct 3

Impressive Celtic sweep aside CFR Cluj to make headway in Europa League

Celtic exacted the perfect revenge on Cluj, architects of their Champions League downfall, with a victory every bit as comprehensive as the scoreline suggests.Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, retains legitimate aspirations of progression from Group E; the Europa League has given the Scottish champions scope to develop.

The Guardian · Oct 3
The Guardian · Oct 3

AZ Alkmaar v Manchester United, Besiktas v Wolves: Europa League – live!

Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers also in group actionLive scoreboard! Follow all of the latest goals and gamesAnd you can email Rob with all your thoughts 10.55am BST Hello.

The Guardian · Oct 3
The Guardian · Sep 28

Celtic held by Hibs as manager Paul Heckingbottom sent to the stand

Celtic suffered their first Ladbrokes Premiership setback of the season when they were held 1-1 by Hibernian at Easter Road.Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer put through an own goal from a Christian Doidge cross in the seventh minute but that was cancelled out in the 23rd minute by a Ryan Christie header...

The Guardian · Sep 28
The Guardian · Sep 22

Scottish Premiership roundup: Celtic overpower Killie while Rangers ease to win

Odsonne Édouard scores twice as Celtic come from behind• Jermain Defoe also at the double in Rangers’ 4-0 victoryOdsonne Édouard helped himself to a double as Celtic came from behind to overpower Kilmarnock 3-1 at Parkhead.Killie striker Eamonn Brophy fired the visitors ahead in the 33rd minute against the run of play but Édouard headed in a leveller a minute before the break then slid in a second eight minutes after the restart for his eighth goal of the season...

The Guardian · Sep 22
The Guardian · Sep 19

Ryan Christie penalty secures draw for Celtic at Rennes despite late red card

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.

The Guardian · Sep 19
The Guardian · Sep 19

Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal, Rennes v Celtic: Europa League – live!

Europa League clockwatch updates from the opening gamesLive scoreboard: all the latest from tonight’s gamesAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 4.44pm BST A load of changes for Arsenal, including Bukayo Saka making his second first-team start:Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger, Kohr, Da Costa, Sow, Kamada, Kostic, Dost, Andre Silva...

The Guardian · Sep 19
The Guardian · Sep 17

Football transfer rumours: Celtic’s Edouard to join Napoli for £30m?

Today’s whispers are wearing Italian sunniesAfter the scintillating start to the season, Manchester United are flying high.

The Guardian · Sep 17
The Guardian · Sep 14

Celtic’s James Forrest sinks Hamilton thanks to Elyounoussi’s instant impact

Mohamed Elyounoussi sets up winner four minutes into debut • Celtic survive late scare to beat Hamilton 1-0Mohamed Elyounoussi set up the only goal less than four minutes into his Celtic career as the champions consolidated their lead in the Premiership with a 1-0 win at Hamilton...

The Guardian · Sep 14
The Guardian · Sep 1

Rangers 0-2 Celtic: Scottish Premiership – as it happened

Celtic opened up a three-point lead at the top of the table with a hard-fought 2-0 win at IbroxÉdouard and Hayes give Celtic victory over Rangers in O** F*** derby 2.16pm BST And here’s Ewan Murray’s match report: Related: Édouard and Hayes give Celtic victory over Rangers in O** F*** derby 2.16pm BST Neil Lennon “I was an outstanding performance again.

The Guardian · Sep 1
The Guardian · Sep 1

Édouard and Hayes give Celtic away win over Rangers in O** F*** derby

That Celtic were regarded as underdogs heading into this fixture nodded towards a prevailing sense that their domestic stranglehold was weakening.

The Guardian · Sep 1
The Guardian · Aug 31

O** F*** derby offers Neil Lennon chance to turn page on Cluj backlash

Despite Celtic’s Europa League progress only beating Rangers will put lid on discontent over Champions League eliminationThat Celtic had already begun their journey home from Stockholm by the time Steven Gerrard cavorted along the Ibrox touchline in celebration of a late winner on Thursday evening felt altogether appropriate.

The Guardian · Aug 31
The Guardian · Aug 30

Neil Lennon highlights Celtic’s improvement before O** F*** derby

Celtic manager says both teams have improved since last season• ‘We’ve scored nine in three games.

The Guardian · Aug 30
The Guardian · Aug 30

Europa League draw: Manchester United given gruelling group

Celtic face Lazio, Wolves play Besiktas, Rangers will meet Porto• Arsenal draw Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège and VitoriaManchester United will face a gruelling Europa League away trip to play FC Astana in Kazakhstan, with Partizan Belgrade and AZ Akmaar their other opponents in a challenging Group L...

The Guardian · Aug 30
The Guardian · Aug 29

Rangers progress after Legia fans unfurl banner featuring Pope John Paul II

Alfredo Morelos wins it for Steven Gerrard’s side• Scottish champions Celtic go through 6-1 on aggregateAlfredo Morelos sparked jubilant scenes at Ibrox as his injury-time winner against Legia Warsaw sent Rangers into the Europa League group stage.Eyes and ears were on the Govan stands as much as the action on the pitch after Uefa issued Rangers with a double rap for sectarian singing...

The Guardian · Aug 29
The Guardian · Aug 22

Europa League roundup: Celtic and Linfield win; Rangers draw in Poland

Celtic beat AIK 2-0; Rangers draw 0-0 away at Legia Warsaw• Linfield record stunning 3-2 victory over QarabagOdsonne Edouard’s free-kick gave Celtic a two-goal cushion to take to Sweden in their Europa League play-off against AIK...

The Guardian · Aug 22
The Guardian · Aug 22

Torino v Wolves, Celtic v AIK and more: Europa League clockwatch – live

All the latest from the evening kick-offsTraoré justifies Nuno’s faith but more hurdles await Why not send Nick an email | or tweet @NickAmes82 4.11pm BST And welcome!

The Guardian · Aug 22
The Guardian · Aug 18

Celtic seal deal for promising Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Afolabi

Forward joins on three-year deal after leaving SouthamptonAfolabi in attendance for League Cup win over DunfermlineCeltic have successfully deflected interest from clubs from England to secure the highly regarded Republic of Ireland junior international Jonathan Afolabi, with the striker putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Afolabi left Southampton at the end of last season having featured for their under-23 team, and the likes of Wolves, Crystal Palace and Stoke City all expressed an interest in...

The Guardian · Aug 18
The Guardian · Aug 17

James Forrest the goal hero as Celtic toil to Dunfermline victory

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 Scottish League Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 home win over the Championship side...

The Guardian · Aug 17
The Guardian · Aug 15

Rangers to face Legia Warsaw for place in Europa League group stage

Steven Gerrard’s side complete win over FC Midtjylland• Aberdeen knocked out; Celtic to meet AIK of StockholmSteven Gerrard’s warning to his Rangers side not to take Europa League opponents FC Midtjylland lightly was heeded, with the Light Blues cruising to a 3-1 win at Ibrox.Leading 4-2 from the first leg, Rangers effectively killed the tie in the 14th minute when Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring from Sheyi Ojo’s cross...

The Guardian · Aug 15
The Guardian · Aug 14

Celtic’s Champions League exit a warning to Rangers, says Steven Gerrard

Celtic eliminated after 4-3 defeat to Cluj at Parkhead• Rangers face FC Midtjylland in Europa League on ThursdaySteven Gerrard has said that Celtic’s Champions League exit should be a warning to his Rangers squad...

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 13

Celtic crash out of Champions League as Romanians Cluj silence Parkhead

Celtic crashed out of the Champions League after twice letting a lead slip in a 4-3 home defeat by CFR Cluj.The Scottish champions 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 score from the spot and make it 3-3 on aggregate and put the Romanians ahead on away goals...

The Guardian · Aug 13
The Guardian · Aug 12

Neil Lennon wary of Romanians’ threat in Champions League qualifier

Champions make free-scoring start to season• Cluj manager claims referees favour CelticCeltic’s manager, Neil Lennon, feels there are plenty of areas his team can exploit in theTuesday’s Champions League second leg against Cluj after they drew 1-1 in the first leg in Romania...

The Guardian · Aug 12
The Guardian · Aug 10

Leigh Griffiths strikes as Celtic surge clear to beat Motherwell

Leigh Griffiths scored from a free-kick as Celtic recovered from an early setback to win 5-2 at Motherwell.Motherwell were rewarded for a positive start with Liam Donnelly’s strike but Kristoffer Ajer netted his first goal in Scottish football two minutes later...

The Guardian · Aug 10
The Guardian · Aug 7

Neil Lennon hopes to reinvest Kieran Tierney cash in Celtic squad

Left-back Tierney set for Scottish record £25m switch to Arsenal• Celtic draw with Cluj in Romania in Champions League qualifierNeil Lennon hopes he will be given Kieran Tierney’s record £25m transfer fee to reinvest in his Celtic squad.The Hoops boss was busy overseeing his team’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Cluj as reports broke that a deal had been struck with Arsenal to make Tierney Scotland’s most expensive ever footballer...

The Guardian · Aug 7
The Guardian · Aug 3

Ryan Christie’s hat-trick inspires Celtic to demolition of Saints

Ryan Christie struck a long-range hat-trick as Celtic began their latest Scottish Premiership title defence with a 7-0 demolition of St Johnstone.The Scotland international took his tally for the season to six goals in five matches with a brilliant performance as the champions ensured they topped the table on the opening day...

The Guardian · Aug 3
The Guardian · Aug 2

Scottish Premiership preview: Celtic flex muscles in hunt for nine in a row | Ewan Murray

Neil Lennon has the resources to maintain club’s dominance while Rangers face a key season in bid to end trophy droughtThat it seems almost offensive to compare Celtic’s class of 2019 to the side who delivered a European Cup amid domestic dominance, a run of nine consecutive Scottish league titles will not divert this season’s narrative.A more controversial standpoint is that this Celtic team are not as formidable as the Rangers sides who won nine titles in a row from 1989...

The Guardian · Aug 2
The Guardian · Jul 30

Celtic to face Romanian side Cluj after seeing off Nomme Kalju

Nomme Kalju 0-2 Celtic (Celtic win 7-0 on agg)• Romanian side Cluj next up in Champions LeagueCeltic completed their Tallinn job by easing past Nomme Kalju to move a step closer to the group stages of the Champions League.A first-half own goal after 10 minutes and a stunning debut strike from Marian Shved in stoppage time ensured Celtic avoided any trouble in the Baltics, running out 2-0 second-leg winners over the Estonian champions and completing a 7-0 aggregate victory...

The Guardian · Jul 30
The Guardian · Jul 24

Leigh Griffiths helps give Celtic commanding lead against Nomme Kalju

Champions League qualifier: Celtic 5-0 Nomme Kalju• Scottish champions face Cluj or Maccabi Tel Aviv nextCeltic took command of their second Champions League qualifier with a crushing 5-0 first-leg win over Nomme Kalju...

The Guardian · Jul 24
The Guardian · Jul 18

Neil Lennon tips Leigh Griffiths to make major Celtic impact after personal issues

Griffiths makes competitive return in 2-1 win over Sarajevo• Celtic next face Estonia’s Nomme Kalju in Champions LeagueNeil Lennon senses Leigh Griffiths will make a major contribution for Celtic after the striker completed his comeback against Sarajevo.The Scotland international came on for the last 12 minutes as Celtic won 2-1 to secure a 5-2 aggregate victory in the first qualifying round of the Champions League...

The Guardian · Jul 18
The Guardian · Jul 17

What Berwick Rangers going viral tells football clubs about social media

Bayern Munich and Roma are not the only clubs gaining fans online – as Berwick, Motherwell and Celtic showed last seasonBy Simon Meehan for Nutmeg magazineIt’s 4.50pm on a cold, blustery Saturday in March and I am at the in-laws’ house on the south coast of England.

The Guardian · Jul 17
The Guardian · Jul 9

Celtic battle back to beat Sarajevo in Champions League qualifier

Sarajevo 1-3 Celtic• Oremus 29 | Johnston 35, Edouard 51, Sinclair 85Celtic came from behind to convincingly beat Sarajevo 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round tie at the Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium.The Scottish champions were stunned in Bosnia and Herzegovina when Mirko Oremus opened the scoring for the home side in the 29th minute following a corner...

The Guardian · Jul 9
The Guardian · Jul 9

From the war to Vincent Tan: the history that shaped FK Sarajevo

Club face Celtic in a Champions League qualifier on Tuesday aiming to, for one night, put smiles back on their fans’ facesFor the majority of Celtic fans travelling to the Champions League qualifier in Sarajevo on Tuesday, this will be just another fun trip away.

The Guardian · Jul 9
The Guardian · Jun 25

Arsenal hope to secure Kieran Tierney from Celtic for £18m

London club already had bid of £15m turned down• Celtic value 22-year-old left-back closer to £25mArsenal are preparing to make a second offer to Celtic for Kieran Tierney, and they are hopeful that a figure of around £18m will get the deal done – even though the Scottish champions value the left-back at £25m.The London club are in daily talks over Tierney and they believe that the 22-year-old wants to join them...

The Guardian · Jun 25
The Guardian · Jun 18

Celtic’s Champions League campaign to kick off against Sarajevo

Scottish champions at home in first leg; Linfield draw Rosenborg• Dundalk v Riga; the New Saints face preliminary round winnersCeltic will face the Bosnian side Sarajevo in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, with the first leg scheduled to be played at home on 9 or 10 July.Linfield, the champions of Northern Ireland, will face the Norwegian side Rosenborg, while the Republic Ireland’s Dundalk will take on Riga of the Latvian Virsliga...

The Guardian · Jun 18
The Guardian · May 28

Xylitol is not such a sweet treat for dogs | Brief letters

Change UK | Xylitol | School sports | Glasgow Celtic | Michael GoveIt took the SDP some six years and two general elections to accept that the game was up for remaining the central party...

The Guardian · May 28
The Guardian · May 26

Harry Hood, former Celtic striker with ‘the X factor’, dies aged 74

Hood scored 123 goals in 310 games for Celtic from 1969-76• Honours included six league titles and four Scottish CupsThe former Celtic striker Harry Hood has died at the age of 74, the club have confirmed.Hood scored 123 goals in 310 games for Celtic from 1969 to 1976 after moving from Clyde, where he played either side of a spell at Sunderland...

The Guardian · May 26
The Guardian · May 25

Celtic win the treble treble as Édouard’s double beats Hearts

An unprecedented treble treble for Celtic did not arrive without its anxious moments, but two goals in the final half hour from striker Odsonne Édouard gave the Glasgow side the result which ensured a new entry in the history books.An uneventful, and uninspiring, first half was quickly forgotten when Hearts took the lead through Ryan Edwards seven minutes into the second period...

The Guardian · May 25
The Guardian · May 25

Hearts v Celtic: Scottish Cup final – live!

Scottish Cup final updates from Hampden, 3pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Saturday’s other gamesAnd you can email Scott here with your thoughts 1.10pm BST Heart of Midlothian and Celtic last met each other in the Scottish Cup final 63 years ago.

The Guardian · May 25
The Guardian · May 24

Scottish Cup win could help boost job security of either Lennon or Levein | Ewan Murray

Celtic and Hearts meet in the final for the first time since 1956 and victory for either manager could help quieten the doubtersIt is a Scottish football quirk that two of its most high-profile clubs, Hearts and Celtic, will on Saturday be brought together in a Scottish Cup final for the first time since 1956...

The Guardian · May 24
The Guardian · May 17

Celtic and Rangers both interested in signing Charlton’s Joe Aribo

Aribo also wanted by Bournemouth and Eintracht Frankfurt• Southampton and RB Leipzig want Everton’s Ademola LookmanCeltic and Rangers are among the clubs looking to sign midfielder Joe Aribo from Charlton this summer when the 22-year-old’s contract expires.Aribo, who scored 10 goals in League One this season as Charlton reached the play-offs, was linked with a potential move to Manchester City this week and has also attracted from Southampton, Bournemouth and Eintracht Frankfurt...

The Guardian · May 17
The Guardian · May 12

Rangers v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

O** F*** derby updates from 12pm BSTMatch turns spotlight on Gerrard’s first Rangers seasonFeel free to email Tom or to tweet: @TomBry 11.14am BST Rangers: Foderingham; Tavernier, Goldson, Katic, Flanagan; Davis, Jack, Kamara; Kent, Arfield, Defoe.Subs: Firth, Worrall, Halliday, McCrorie, Morelos, Candeias, Barisic.

The Guardian · May 12
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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 9 7 1 1 28 7 21 22
2 “Rangers” 9 7 1 1 27 6 21 22
3 Motherwell 9 5 1 3 15 13 2 16
4 Aberdeen 9 4 3 2 13 10 3 15
5 Kilmarnock 9 4 2 3 8 8 0 14
6 Ross County 9 3 3 3 10 17 -7 12
7 Livingston 9 3 2 4 13 13 0 11
8 Hamilton Academical 9 2 3 4 8 16 -8 9
9 St Mirren 9 2 2 5 5 8 -3 8
10 Hearts 9 1 4 4 10 14 -4 7
11 Hibernian 9 1 4 4 8 18 -10 7
12 St Johnstone 9 0 4 5 7 22 -15 4

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