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Livingston 0-4 Celtic 14042005 by Yorkshire Tim

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic News' started by Yorkshire Tim, Apr 14, 2005.

By Yorkshire Tim on Apr 14, 2005 at 7:25 PM
  1. Celtic were away at East Lothian to play Livingston who are currently fighting for survival in the SPL. The last time Celtic played Livingston away they won 4-2 and were 4-0 up before the half hour mark! Celtic were hoping for the same sort of performance tonight.

    Celtic really didn't create many chances in the first half, Livingston playing defensively coping well with the Celtic attacking up until the 41st minute when the Livingston defenders looked asleep after a daflection off Livi's McNamee, meaning Hartson buried the ball into the corner.

    On the 54th minute Bellamy's pace took him towards the Livingston keeper and the keeper, Roddy McKenzie made a great stop to deny the Welshman.

    Halfway through the second period, Jason Dair made a fantasic attempt for a Livingston equalizer. His top corner bound shot was tipped over by young Celtic goalie, David Marshall.

    Hartson got his second on the 75th minute with a powerful header from an Alan Thompson corner.

    Just over ten minutes later, Celtic were awarded a penalty after a clumsy tackle by a Livingston defender.
    Hartson snatched the ball off Alan Thompson, Celtic's usual penalty taker to send Roddy McKenzie the wrong way.

    There was still more to come from Celtic and in Stoppage time, centre-back, Stanislav Varga tapped in at the back post from a Thompson cross to make it 4-0 which it ended at.

    .......................Hartson 41, 75, 86 (penalty)
    .......................Varga 90

    Attendance: 8,750 at Almondvale, Livingston.

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