Oct 27, 2013 at 12.45pm UK
Partick Thistle
Doolan (66')
Osbourne (12')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Samaras (33'), Balde (76')
Kayal (60'), Ambrose (68')

Result: Celtic secure all three points

Celtic secure a hard-fought 2-1 win over Partick Thistle in this afternoon's Scottish Premier League clash.

Celtic took all three points after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Partick Thistle in this afternoon's Scottish Premier League clash.

Neither side were fully able dominate the opening stages, as they look to gain an early advantage.

Partick Thistle almost had a chance to take the lead on eight minutes, but Celtic cleared well at the back post.

Anthony Stokes came close with a free kick on 14 minutes, but his effort went just wide of the mark.

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair showed some good work to create an opening for himself, though the shot was comfortably gathered by Fraser Forster.

Celtic began to get on top and took the lead after 33 minutes when Georgios Samaras headed home from a corner to make it 1-0.

Teemu Pukki almost doubled the away side's lead two minutes later, but saw his shot deflected wide.

Kallum Higginbotham had an ambitious effort on 53 minutes, but his chip from the edge of the area went just over the bar.

Partick struck an equaliser on 66 minutes, with Kris Doolan slotting home to make it 1-1.

Higginbotham forced his way through the Celtic defence on 73 minutes and forced a save from Forster with his effort on goal.

Two minutes later, Celtic regained the lead when Amido Balde went on a solo run before slotting under the goalkeeper to make it 2-1.

The Jags went in search of another equaliser and came close on 83 minutes through Sean Welsh, though Forster was on hand to keep out the effort.

Share this article now:
Celtic manager Neil Lennon prior to kick-off during the Champions League match against Barcelona on October 1, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Samaras gives Celtic lead
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
9St Johnstone2576122236-1427
10Partick Thistle2766152545-2024
11Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2565143447-1323
12Ross County2756162946-1721
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account