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Celtic Park (ATT 42,553) 1st November 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Celtic Celtic vs Inverness CT Inverness

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J Guidetti (49)


Scottish Premiership: Celtic edge to 1-0 win over Inverness

Last Updated: 01/11/14 7:38pm

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Goalmouth action in Glasgow where Celtic beat Inverness 1-0 with a second half goal from John Guidetti

Goalmouth action in Glasgow where Celtic beat Inverness 1-0 with a second half goal from John Guidetti

John Guidetti scored the only goal as Celtic edged past Inverness with a 1-0 Scottish Premiership victory in Glasgow.

The decisive moment arrived four minutes after the break when Anthony Stokes set up Guidetti who netted with a rising shot from inside the box.

It was the Swede’s ninth goal in seven games although the visitors were unhappy, claiming that Scott Brown had committed a foul in the build-up to the goal.

And the hosts were forced to hang on as Inverness created a number of decent chances in the closing few minutes.

As Caley chased an equaliser Danny Williams fired over from 15 yards, Graeme Shinnie shot wide and Greg Tansey blazed over, while Carl Tremarco missed with a header before home keeper Lukasz Zaluska smothered an effort by Billy McKay.

In a goalless first half, Zaluska was called into action inside 90 seconds, saving well from Graeme Shinnie whose 25-yard strike caused a few problems for the Celtic keeper.

At the other end, Guidetti fired narrowly over the bar, while Stokes missed a brace of half-chances.

And just before the break Shinnie fired over from 22 yards after good work from Danny Wiliams.

However, early in the second half, Celtic went ahead when Brown found Stokes whose pass was collected by Guidetti and the in-form striker lashed home, leaving Dean Brill with no chance.

Yet the visitors were furious with referee Craig Thomson who they believed missed a shirt pull by Brown on Williams.

Celtic’s win takes them into third spot in the table and above Caley on goal difference.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 27 63
2 Aberdeen 27 57
3 Inverness CT 28 53
4 Dundee United 27 46
5 Hamilton Academical 29 41
6 St Johnstone 28 41
7 Dundee 28 39
8 Kilmarnock 27 34
9 Partick Thistle 27 28
10 Ross County 27 21
11 St Mirren 28 21
12 Motherwell 27 21