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Betfred Cup
Wed 25 September, 2019. Kick Off: - 19:45
Celtic Park

Celtic
1
Craig Gordon
10
Vakoun Bayo
15
Jonny Hayes
16
Lewis Morgan
18
Tom Rogic
21
Olivier Ntcham
27
Mohamed Elyounoussi (Scott Sinclair 66)
30
Jeremie Frimpong (Jack Hendry 79)
33
Hatem Elhamed
35
Kristoffer Ajer
42
Callum McGregor (Scott Brown 62)
 
Subs
67
Fraser Forster
4
Jack Hendry
8
Scott Brown
11
Scott Sinclair
22
Odsonne Edouard
23
Boli Bolingoli
49
James Forrest
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
22
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
3
James Penrice
4
Tam O'Ware
6
Sean McGinty
7
Joe Cardle (Raffaele De Vita 59)
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller (Lewis Mansell 64)
14
Shea Gordon (Reece Cole 74)
15
Tommy Robson
16
Cammy Palmer
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
5
Ben Hall
12
Reece Cole
18
Lewis Mansell
23
Raffaele De Vita
24
Osman Kakay
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
67
Fraser Forster
4
Jack Hendry
8
Scott Brown
11
Scott Sinclair
22
Odsonne Edouard
23
Boli Bolingoli
49
James Forrest
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
5
Ben Hall
12
Reece Cole
18
Lewis Mansell
23
Raffaele De Vita
24
Osman Kakay
43
Steven Saunders
 
45’Full Time
80’Thistle Booking - James Penrice
78’Celtic substitution: Jack Hendry replaces Jeremie Frimpong
76’Goal Celtic! Scott Sinclair
Celtic 5 - Thistle 0

Fox makes a good save from Bayo but it comes to Sinclair who puts the ball into the net.

64’Goal Celtic! Olivier Ntcham
Celtic 4 - Thistle 0

Ntcham gets his second curling the ball past Fox.

58’Thistle substitution: Raffaele De Vita replaces Joe Cardle
57’Goal Celtic! Olivier Ntcham
Celtic 3 - Thistle 0

There is no stopping that. Ntcham rockets one into the top corner. Fox had no chance.

 
51’

Tam O'Ware nods the ball in the net from the free kick but the celebrations are cut short as the flag is up for offside.

50’Celtic Booking - Jeremie Frimpong
45’Goal Celtic! Tom Rogic
Celtic 2 - Thistle 0
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
17’Celtic substitution: Scott Sinclair replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi
 
45’+01’Half-Time
 
41’Celtic corner
 
41’

Bannigan who has been excellent tonight wins the ball in midfield, he slips it to Miller who plays in Gordon but his shot is saved by Gordon.

 
39’

Cardle picks the ball up in a good area but he drags his shot wide.

 
36’

A Cardle free kick is headed just past by McGinty

 
30’

Sean McGinty comes back on after being bandaged up following a bloody head knock.

 
24’Thistle corner
 
24’

Penrice takes it but it's off the wall. Comes back to Bannigan and its deflected out for a corner.

 
23’

Cardle beats a number of players but is brought down 25 yards out. Thistle have a free kick.
 

 
20’Celtic corner
15’Goal Celtic! Vakoun Bayo
Celtic 1 - Thistle 0

A Hayes free kick from the left is headed past Fox by Bayo.

 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Celtic v Partick Thistle – 25th September 2019

Partick Thistle travelled to Parkhead to take on Celtic in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup this evening as the Jags aimed to end a run of nine straight domestic trophies for the Hoops. Unfortunately, it was not to be for the Maryhill men as Neil Lennon’s side ran out 5-0 winners in the east end of Glasgow. The travelling Jags were only trailing by one at the interval but a second half blitz from the Bhoys made it a handsome victory to send them to the semi-finals. After the match, new Jags boss, Ian McCall, reflected on his first match back in the Thistle dugout beginning by summarising the testing 90 minutes.

“It was a good first half but I knew Lenny would have a go at them at half-time and losing the goals so early in the second half killed us. The scoreline didn’t flatter Celtic, you just need things to go for you and a couple of moments went against us instead of for us – Tam’s goal being ruled out and then Ntcham hits one that could go anywhere. They were two great finishes to be fair.”

The hosts showed their quality in the second half and the gaffer’s focus is now firmly on his first league game away to Inverness.

“After their start to the second half it was just a case of getting through the game with no injuries ahead of Saturday and we managed that. It was great to be back in a Thistle dugout but Celtic just have so much quality, so there’s no complaints.”

Despite the score, Ian is taking positives from the match as he continues to get to know his new squad of players.

“We had some good moments in the game; their ‘keeper makes a really good save at 1-0 and then Tam’s goal gets ruled out which was a tight one. I think we all felt a little bit underprepared because one small training session isn’t enough but, to their credit, the boys stuck to their task.

“I’ve said to the players, they won’t be judged on tonight. I’ll have no negative judgements, there may be some positive ones, but there’ll be no negative judgements based on tonight’s game. That will come over the next two or three weeks starting on Saturday, we want to go there and get a result but then, Monday, for me, it really starts.”

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