Celtic vs Kilmarnock Live Blog: Scores and Updates

Keep up with all the live action as Celtic look to maintain their perfect start to the season when they host Kilmarnock at Celtic Park.

That was nerve-racking stuff. Could have easily been 3-3 if Forster was not playing. Big saves from the big man to guarantee the three points. Probably should have scored a few more considering the number of chances. But six out of six is what counts right now.

FT CELTIC 3-1 KILMARNOCK

88′ CLOSE! Forrest hits the woodwork again.

86′ SAVE! Forster just wont let Kilmarnock get another past him. Wall!

85′ PENALTY! Scott Brown gives away his third penalty of the season.

83′ Substitution

ON Rogic

OFF Jullien

82′ Bad news for Celtic as Jullien has picked up an injury and will not be able to continue. Hopefully it is not serious.

81′ Kilmarnock shoot at the Celtic goal twice in succession but both the efforts are blocked away. Still 3-1 with 10 minutes to go.

79′ Substitution

ON Elhamed

OFF Bauer

Substitution (Kilmarnock)

ON Sow

OFF Brophy

78′ Bauer seems to have picked up a knock there.

74′ Substitution

ON Hayes

OFF Ntcham

70′ Substitution (Kilmarnock)

ON Millar

OFF St Clair

69′ Brilliant save from Fraser Forster! Tips over a shot from Brophy.

60′ An hour gone and we have well and truly turned this game on its head over the last 15 minutes. Cruising to another 3 points at the moment.

57′ GOALLLL! RYAN CHRISTIE! The gates have been opened. 3-1. That could be the 3 points right there.

53′ GOALLLLL! EDOUARD! It’s that man again! What a player! 2-1 to Celtic.

47′ Close! Another great save from the Killie keeper. That shot from Ntcham was headed for the top corner.

46′ We are back underway at Celtic Park.

That was a wild half of football. Celtic with all the chances but it was the visitors who went ahead at the half hour mark. Celtic did well to get level just before half-time. All to play for in the second half.

HT CELTIC 1-1 KILMARNOCK

44′ GOOOOOAL! EDOUARD! The striker heads Celtic level from a James Forrest ball. 1-1.

43′ Ntcham’s shot from distance is deflected into the hands of Brandescu.

41′ Close! Edouard heads it inches wide from a Ryan Christie set-piece.

37′ Good ball from Bauer but the resulting shot from Ntcham is over the bar.

33′ GOAL! Kilmarnock take the lead almost out of nowhere. It is Brophy with the goal against the run of play. 1-0 to Kilmarnock.

31′ The visitors almost mess things up but Edouard drags his shot wide to the relief of the Kilmarnock fans.

27′ Celtic appeal for a penalty after a scramble in the Killie box. But they are waived away by the referee. Looked like a definite handball though.

24′ Close! Forrest forces another save out of the keeper. McGregor can’t put the rebound away from a tight angle.

18′ Another chance. This time Brandescu palms away an effort from Forrest.

17′ CLOSE! Edouard makes a brilliant run past the Killie defence but ends up shooting at the keeper. 0-0

15′ CLOSE! Forrest hits the post. Almost the opener there. Getting close.

10′ Forrest shoots at goal but it is saved from the Kilmarnock keeper.

8′ Still 0-0 with not much happening yet.

3′ Ryan Christie takes the first shot of the game but it is just wide of the post. Things remain 0-0.

Kick-Off We are underway at Parkhead. Kilmarnock kick things off after a minute’s applause for recently deceased Fernando Ricksen.

CELTIC XI

67 Fraser Forster

13 Moritz Bauer

2 Christopher Jullien

35 Kris Ajer

23 Boli Bolingoli

8 Scott Brown (c)

42 Callum McGregor

17 Ryan Christie

49 James Forrest

21 Olivier Ntcham

22 Odsonne Edouard

Substitutes: 1 Craig Gordon, 3 Greg Taylor, 10 Vakoun Issouf Bayo, 15 Jonny Hayes, 18 Tom Rogic, 27 Mohamed Elyounoussi, 33 Hatem Abd Elhamed.

 

KILMARNOCK XI

12 L. Branescu

2 S. O’Donnell

26 D. Del Fabro

17 S. Findlay

14 N. Hamalainen

7 R. McKenzie

8 G. Dicker

6 A. Power

15 M. El Makrini

9 E. Brophy

11 L. Millar

Substitutes: 4 A. Bruce, 5 C. Johnson, 23 D. Thomas, 24 J. Koprivec, 25 H. St Clair, 28 O. Sow, 29 C. Burke

 

League Position

Celtic – 1st. 15 points, 5 games played, 5 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws, 18 goals scored and 3 goals conceded.

Kilmarnock – 7th. 7 points, 5 games played, 2 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw, 4 goals scored and 4 goals conceded.

 

Time: 1:00 pm BST/ 8:00 am EST/ 5:30 pm IST.

Date: Sunday, 22nd September.

Venue: Celtic Park, home of Celtic FC.

 

Celtic have made a near perfect start to their Premiership season winning all five of their games, including a 2-0 win away at Ibrox. On Sunday they host 7th-placed Kilmarnock as they look to make it six out of six for the season.

They will be without Mikey Johnston, Marian Shved, Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic, all missing out due to injuries. Fortunately Boli Bolingoli has managed to recovered from a groin injury picked up at Rennes and is in the first team today.

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