Georgios Giakoumakis’s first Celtic goal in his first start helped the Hoops to a comfortable 2-0 Premiership win over St Johnstone at Parkhead. In the 35th minute of his fourth appearance since signing from Dutch side VVV-Venlo in August, for a reported fee of £2.5m, the Greece striker confidently converted an Anthony Ralston cross from close range. Celtic kept pushing in the second half and returning full-back Josip Juranovic added a second from the penalty spot with 10 minutes remaining as Ange Postecoglou’s side extended their winning run to four games in all competitions.
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Former Celtic hero Chris Sutton urges the club to take up their reported option to buy on-loan winger Jota from Benfica. (Daily Record) The Scottish Premiership, the English Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 are among the top divisions to rally against changes in the Champions League, which will involve 36 clubs playing in one single league, with 10 matches each, to replace the traditional group stage format from 2024. (Daily Record)
Sportscene will be along at 19:15 on BBC Scotland. Michael Stewart and Chris Iwelumo are on the couch to offer analysis on all of the highlights from today's top flight matches. Enjoy your Saturday night. Chance for Rangers to open gap. Defending champions Rangers can move three points clear at...
JAK ALNWICK found himself in the right place at the wrong time. That misfortune now fuels his desire. A move to Rangers was the opportunity that Alnwick had been searching for in January 2017. It proved to be a false dawn, but he has no regrets from a spell that was short, if not too sweet.
Celtic should be aiming for Europa League survival, according to Bhoys favourite Chris Sutton. Sutton, the dictionary definition of forthright, described it as a “minor miracle” when Postecoglou guided Celtic into the Europa League, is now confident that the club can stay in the competition. Reviewing our Group G opponents...
DON’T adjust your sets or ready the preacher but it turns out Charlie Mulgrew’s right foot is for more than just leaning on. With his weaker side the veteran produced a dull affair’s moment of magic to keep the good times rolling for Dundee United. It was the 35th minute...
Dundee United boss Tam Courts lavished praise on Charlie Mulgrew and did not rule out a Scotland recall for the veteran. The 35-year-old was the provider as Ryan Edwards opened the scoring in a 2-1 win against Motherwell at Tannadice with a sublime piece of skill and cross before netting what proved to be the winner after the Steelmen had equalised through Tony Watt.
Dundee United made it three cinch Premiership wins in a row with a narrow 2-1 victory over Motherwell at Tannadice. The home side opened the scoring in the first half through defender Ryan Edwards, with Motherwell equalising after the break thanks to a Tony Watt penalty. However, United secured all...
A North Lanarkshire man is raising money for brain tumour research in memory of his friend who died from the disease last year. Owen Watters, 58, from Holytown, and a group of friends have organised a ‘gents’ celebrity breakfast’ in Bellshill to raise funds for charity Brain Tumour Research in memory of Rab Donnelly, who died aged 58.
Portuguese winger Jota has “fallen in love” with Celtic Football Club, says his manager Ange Postecoglou. Jota, something of a throwback with his trickery, excellent hair and ability to frighten the life out of defenders, has been a huge hit at Parkhead. The Benfica loanee, signed for the season with a buy-out clause, has contributed hugely to the club’s recent run of wins.
Celtic’s start to the campaign might have been mixed but things are definitely looking up for Ange Postecoglou’s side right now. The 2-0 win against St Johnstone means that the Hoops have now won four straight in all competitions and three in the Premiership. That also means that they are...
Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has confirmed a deal is in place for Irish midfielder Ross Tierney to move to Fir Park in January. The 20-year-old Bohemians star will join Alexander’s side when the transfer window opens and Alexander confessed he is a player he’s been trying to lure to the Steelmen for a while now.
Dundee United enjoyed another solid display and three points in the cinch Premiership following a 2-1 win over Motherwell, Charlie Mulgrew netting a winner 13 minutes from time to maintain their 3rd placed position. The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to a crash on the A90 just outside...
Dundee United moved level on points with Scottish Premiership leaders Hearts as they edged out Motherwell in a tense Scottish Premiership meeting at Tannadice. Ryan Edwards scored for Thomas Courts’ side for the second week running before Tony Watt levelled for the visitors from the spot. But Charlie Mulgrew netted...
Frank McAvennie insists Boli Bolingoli is the best left-back at Celtic after making a second appearance of the season last weekend. The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, wants the defender to keep his place in the side. Bolingoli, 26, has made two appearances for Celtic this season...
Georgios Giakoumakis continues to be ready to make his first begin since becoming a member of Celtic in a summer season switch, however Chris Sutton backs the striker to provide Ange Postecoglou ‘one other dimension’. The four-time Premiership winner with the Bhoys has praised the ahead in a column for...
Venue: Tannadice Park Date: Saturday, 23 October Time: 15:00 BST. Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB/online and follow live text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. Maybe it was the pencil moustache. Or the mane of dark hair. Perhaps it was the distinctively flamboyant style of goalkeeping.