Tag Archives: 4-2-3-1

Spartak Moscow 2 – 3 Celtic: Seminal away win may be Lennon-era milestone

Celtic banished an irksome hoodoo after a magnificent 3-2 victory over Spartak Moscow in the Luzhinki Stadium. Whatever the particulars of the long-term away track-record, Neil Lennon took momentous steps in his side’s development by delivering the kind of knife-edge … Continue reading

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Celtic 0 – 0 Benfica: Sturdy Celtic can’t bring forwards into play

Celtic drew 0-0 with Benfica after a cagey match rooted firmly in a midfield battle. With both sides depleted, neither could create clear-cut chances, with a goal always more likely to be derived from a defensive mistake or a stroke … Continue reading

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Scotland 1 – 1 Macedonia: Scotland given a lesson in transition

Scotland’s World Cup qualifying campaign lies in tatters and Craig Levein teeters on the brink after a drab 1-1 draw with Macedonia. Nikolce Noveski struck an early lead for the visitors before Kenny Miller tapped in a barely deserved equaliser just … Continue reading

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Inverness CT 2 – 4 Celtic: Attack is best form of defence

It was a familiar scene for Celtic fans as another precocious young striker dashed beyond his marker to face the opposition keeper one-on-one. Making his full debut against Inverness Caley Thistle, Tony Watt had only made fleeting substitute appearances for the … Continue reading

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Rangers 3 – 2 Celtic: Rangers benefit from poor Celtic & early red card

With the league title all but wrapped up, Neil Lennon hadn’t experienced a more “meaningless” Glasgow derby since his very first attempt as manager back in 2010. These encounters are so often decided by (the old cliché) – who ‘wants … Continue reading

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St Mirren 0 – 2 Celtic: Lennon throws caution to the wind to find breakthrough

On a horrendous January afternoon, Celtic eventually broke down a resolute and prickly St Mirren. It took numerous tinkerings until Neil Lennon found a system that worked – the introduction of Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes on the hour swinging … Continue reading

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Celtic 0 – 1 Atletico Madrid: Respectable show spoiled by unlucky goal

Celtic now must travel to Udine and win after succumbing to a slim defeat to group winners Atletico Madrid. Arda Turan’s ever-so-fortunate first-half strike flew over Beram Kayal’s head, and the unsighted Fraser Forster’s hands weren’t strong enough. Though the … Continue reading

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Celtic 5 – 0 St Mirren: Celtic punish St Mirren’s tactical travails

Celtic strolled back to within 4 points of the SPL front-runners after an enjoyable 5-0 win over St Mirren at Parkhead. It’s difficult to pin-point the highlight; Georgios Samaras’ (match-winning?) opening efficacy, Gary Hooper’s hat-trick or youngster Dylan McGeouch’s astonishing … Continue reading

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Motherwell 1 – 2 Celtic: Brutal ‘Well can’t deny Celtic

Neil Lennon went 4-2-3-1 in a grueling match dubbed by many as a “must-win”. Stuart McCall’s disruptive strategy tested the visitor’s mettle, but after seeing another goal conceded early, Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper grabbed one each for their side to seal … Continue reading

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Celtic 3 – 1 Rennes: Celtic battle-back for first Europa League win

Celtic recorded a much needed win over Stade Rennais in the Europa League on Thursday night, having had to come from behind after conceding a cheap early goal from a corner. But Rennes travelled with an even more porous defence, … Continue reading

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