Celtic 6 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 3:00 PM at Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 45,712
Referee: Craig Charleston
Celtic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Anthony Stokes (34)
Anthony Stokes (45)
Anthony Stokes (Pen.53)
Leigh Griffiths (68)
Efe Ambrose (78)
Teemu Pukki (78)
None.

Team Managers
Neil Lennon John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Fraser Forster
Adam Matthews
Efe Ambrose
Virgil van Dijk
Emilio Izaguirre
Scott Brown
Stefan Johansen
Charlie Mulgrew
Kris Commons
Anthony Stokes
Leigh Griffiths
Dean Brill
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
Carl Tremarco
Nick Ross
Graeme Shinnie
Aaron Doran
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Danny Williams
Billy Mckay

Bench
Lukasz Zaluska
Georgios Samaras
Amido Balde
Teemu Pukki
Mikael Lustig
Beram Kayal
Liam Henderson
Ryan Esson
Daniel Devine
Liam Polworth
Ryan Christie

Substitutions
Mikael Lustig -> Adam Matthews (69)
Teemu Pukki -> Anthony Stokes (71)
Liam Henderson -> Charlie Mulgrew (72)
Ryan Christie for Nick Ross (69)
Liam Polworth for Ross Draper (79)

Bookings
None. Gary Warren (53)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dean Brill (GK) 42 apps -
Gary Warren 77 apps9 goals
Carl Tremarco 21 apps -
Josh Meekings 104 apps -
Aaron Doran 111 apps14 goals
Graeme Shinnie 141 apps4 goals
Greg Tansey 57 apps7 goals
Danny Williams 21 apps1 goal
Nick Ross 142 apps11 goals
Ross Draper 78 apps7 goals
Billy Mckay 112 apps52 goals
Ryan Christie (sub) 14 apps1 goal
Liam Polworth (sub) 26 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Aaron Doran (22 years 355 days)
Oldest Player:Josh Meekings (2015 years 272 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 288 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (19 years 202 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2015 years 272 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 84 days
Domestic Players:9 (60.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Humiliation:

Inverness were turned over once more by Celtic as the big club thrashed the wee club.

Yogi said before the game that he did not want a repeat of the last game, a 5-0 hammering. Well, he got what he wanted. This time it was 6-0.

Inverness were dealt some late blows when David Raven was injured in training, Vincent pulled out and Marley Watkins was ill. All this on top of Foran being out for the end of the season, meant we only had four players ready for bench duty.

Mathews and Mulgrew were both fit enough to start the game and Celtic started with as strong an X1 as they could muster.

Inverness looked to spoil the Celtic advances and this worked for the first half hour, but once they scored, the desire to defend deserted Inverness and we suffered our heaviest defeat in the SPFL.

I don't see any point in elaborating over this and suffice to say that Anthony Stokes scored a hat-trick with Griffiths, Ambrose and Pukki completing the embarrassment.

Two nil at half time quickly became six nil by full time, thankfully the referee only adding one minute of additional time. We even had the cheek to pass up a scoring opportunity when Doran inevitably stroked a penalty into Forster's body to ensure we completed the bagel.

6-0 it finished with Celtic totally dominant and Inverness in tatters, Yogi's Barcelona plans seemingly not working very well and if truth be told, Dean Brill did his best to keep the score down, but it was too much to expect one man to stem the flow and Celtic cantered to an all too familiar doing in Glasgow.

Ach well, Celtic and Airdrie have achieved the same score against us, but Dundee United are next up for Inverness. I'm scared to watch.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 35 29 5 1 91 19 72 92
2. Aberdeen 35 19 8 8 48 31 17 65
3. Motherwell 35 19 4 12 59 58 1 61
4. Dundee Utd 35 16 9 10 62 43 19 57
5. Inverness CT 35 15 8 12 40 41 -1 53
6. St. Johnstone 35 15 7 13 44 35 9 52
7. St. Mirren 35 9 8 18 37 56 -19 35
8. Hibernian 35 8 10 17 30 48 -18 34
9. Ross County 35 9 7 19 40 59 -19 34
10. Partick Thistle 35 7 13 15 39 59 -20 34
11. Hearts 35 9 7 19 37 60 -23 34
12. Kilmarnock 35 9 6 20 43 61 -18 33