SP26


 

No. of Shots

8 12

Shots on Target

1 6

Possession

41% 59%

Fouls Conceded

12 8

Corners Won

7 3

Discipline

Goals None Brown 90

Killie Team

Bachmann, O'Donnell, S Boyd, Broadfoot  (75 mins), Taylor, Power, Dicker, Burke, (McKenzie 84), Jones, McAlney,(Millar 80), Brophy, (Bruce 76).
Subs Not Used: MacDonald, Waters, Tshbola, K Boyd.  

Attendance: 11,916

Man of the Match Vote

Match Recap

The game had a cup-tie feel about it. A point would not have been the worst for either side, with Celtic comfortable at the top and Kilmarnock in the mix for a Europa League spot. But both continued to pour forward at every opportunity.

McAleny found the net for Kilmarnock with a lovely turn and shot, but referee Bobby Madden correctly ruled it out for handball.

But Celtic were beginning to have the better of it when Kilmarnock found themselves a man down. Broadfoot's foot was high when he tackled Celtic captain Brown, catching him on the ankle, in the 75th min. The referee showed him a straight red card, and suddenly the hosts' task had grown.

Ryan Christie headed just wide as Celtic pressed for a winner, but Kilmarnock looked like they had survived the pressure before Brown steamed on to a Dedryck Boyata header to skid past Bachman with the aid of Killie debut man Bruce's unfortunate deflection.

Brown, already on a yellow card for an earlier challenge on Greg Taylor, was then ordered off after rushing to the crowd during wild celebrations.

Comments

Steve Clarke:  "The first 15 minutes aside, I felt we were good. It’s a tough one for the players, they did so well and I felt they deserved at least a point,"

"It was a good performance, and I felt we didn’t deserve that at the end. Even with ten men, Celtic looked like they were struggling to score. It took a big deflection off Alex Bruce to get the goal.
"They started off well and had a few chances, but we grew into the match."
"We’ve got a couple of days to recover and we’re in a good place. The boys are disappointed not to get anything out of tonight, so bring on the next one," he said.
"We’ll have Yossouf Mulumbu back, and there were good players on the bench who didn’t get on. Tonight’s disappointing but we’re just focusing on the next game.
"We’re a good team, and if we play like that week in, week out – we’ll be in a good place to go after our main objective: a top-six finish."

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