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Celtic moved into second place in the table with an important victory at Easter Road. The staduim was packed and expectations were high following recent wins at both Celtic Park and Ibrox. However Celtic's first attack on 5 minutes brought about a goal to silence the crowd. Hibs gave Shunsuke Nakamura far to much time on the the ball and he superbly found Petrov inside the Hibs box and the Bulgarian scored what proved to be the winning goal by sliding the ball under Malkowski in the Hibs goal.

Celtic were comfortably in control of the opening stages and almost doubled their lead after 25 minutes following a misjudgement by Hibs defender Murphy. Nakamura beared down on goal but his shot lacked the pace required to seriously trouble the goalkeeper.

For Hartson, it transpired to be one of those unaffective afternoons as though some of the big striker’s work outside of the box was decent enough, he was poor in the 18 yard box. His fortunes in front of goal were typified when he...
Celtic comfortably beat Aberdeen 2-0 on an emotional day at Celtic Park on Saturday. Expectation was high on a day that say a rousing minute of applause prior to kick-off proving a fitting way to mark the 20th anniversary of the great man’s passing.

Celtic broke the deadlock after only 13 minutes with a goal that brought back memories of the superb football that Celtic played under Stein. A beautiful ball by Balde was expertly controlled on the chest of Hartson into Zurawski's path. Fine interplay between the forwards saw Zurawski leashing a rocket of an angled right-foot shot that fizzed into the roof of the net from a distance of around 20 yards.

The goal was the least that Celtic deserved at this stage after Hartson was within inches of getting a telling head to Thompson's trademark free-kick in the sixth minute who was returning from suspension.

The first half was comfortable for Celtic, if not spectacular and the only effort of note in the remainder of the first half...
Celtic have signed the Chinese star Du Wei from Shanghai Shenhua on a four year contract. The 6ft 4inch defender, has 12 international caps and skippers his national side.

The player was very impressive during a week-long trial earlier in August and at 22 years old, has all the attributes and potential to be a regular in the first team for years to come.

Celtic have an option to review his contract in January should he fail to adapt to life the SPL. The player speaks good English so communication should not be a problem.

A Celtic spokesperson said: “We’re delighted to have signed Du Wei on a four-year deal. Within the agreement, there is an option for the club to review it in January but, all going well, we look forward to Du Wei playing for the club over the next four years.”

Du Wei will wear the number 5 shirt.
Celtic finally hit top form under Gordon Strachan as we cruised to an easy 4-0 victory at a wet and windy East End Park.

The massive travelling support didn't have to wait long for Maciej Zurawski to score his first goal for the club after only five minutes - a fine drive past keeper Bryn Halliwell after excellent work on the wing.

John Hartson scored his seventh goal of the season after taking full advantage of a poor Halliwell clearance following a tricky back pass from Thomson to double the lead as he fired into an empty from just outside the box after just ten minutes.

Celtic threatened to run riot by almost adding a third in the early stages. After more good work from Zurawski on the wing, Nakamura's effort was straight at the keeper. He got good purchase on the ball and if his shot was either side of the keeper it was a certain goal.

Artur Boruc then came to Celtic's rescue by pulling off a superb save low down to his left hand side from Mark Burchill's penalty...
Celtic have confirmed the signing of Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura, subject to the player passing a medical and securing a work permit.
Celtic will pay in the region of £2m for the 27-year-old, who is expected to arrive in Glasgow later this week and joins on a three-year deal.

Nakamura said: "Celtic are obviously an enormous club with an extremely passionate support.

"This was one of the reasons I signed and I can't wait to get started."

He added that he was confident of a successful season in Glasgow "both in the league and in Europe".

Manager Gordon Strachan described his latest signing as a "special talent".

"Once he's out on the pitch I'm sure our fans will realise very quickly why we were so keen to secure his signature," he added.

"He's a player who can bring an extra dimension to any team, and having done our homework on him and asked many people about his background and temperament, we are delighted the deal has been done.

"I've no...