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  1. McGregor, Griffiths & Devine og for Celtic
  2. Storey had levelled for Inverness
  3. Premiership leaders Celtic go seven points clear
  4. Carlton Cole makes Celtic debut as substitute

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Before then, there will be live radio commentary on BBC Radio Scotland and the BBC Sport website of Rangers v Dumbarton in the Scottish Championship on Tuesday evening.

Please join us again for Saturday's busy day of Scottish fixtures.

Almost time for me to go.

Both sides have six days to regroup for next weekend's endeavours.

Celtic host Hamilton Academical on Saturday while Inverness Caledonian Thistle visit Hearts.

Celtic players celebrating
Leigh Griffiths' 19th goal of the season proved crucial as Celtic won in the Highlands

Celtic's second win over Inverness this season extends their domestic unbeaten run to 12 matches.

FULL-TIME Inverness CT 1-3 Celtic

Celtic open up a seven-point gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a solid second-half display gives them victory at the Caledonian Stadium.

Inverness battled hard in the opening period but could not sustain that after the break.


Final change for Celtic as Gary Mackay-Steven replaces Leigh Griffiths.


Two minutes of stoppage time begin.

Carlton Cole bends a low shot into the hands of Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams.

GOAL Inverness CT 1-3 Celtic (Devine, og)

Celtic have a third. Carlton Cole takes a heavy touch when retrieving a rebound after a Leigh Griffiths shot is saved and the ball trickles into the net of Danny Devine.

The Inverness players feel there may have been a handball by Cole but referee William Collum awards the goal.

Inverness and Celtic players


Lewis Horner replaces Liam Polworth for Inverness. Six minutes of regulation time left.

Celtic forward Carlton Cole
Former Chelsea, West Ham and England forward Carlton Cole makes his Celtic debut at the Caledonian Stadium

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I am really enjoying seeing these young scottish players in the Celtic first team. Lets give Ronny the chance to prove himself.


Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

Celtic have lost their attacking grip and Inverness CT look set up to go for this with Sho-Silva and Mbuyi-Mutombo on. There could still be a twist here but the danger for the home side is, if they leave gaps, Celtic are equipped to exploit them"


Inverness almost level again as a corner delivery deflects off Mikael Lustig and only a goal-line clearance by Stefan Johansen prevents an own goal.

Double substitution

Inverness manager John Hughes rings the changes with James Vincent and Iain Vigurs coming off and Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo and Tobi Sho-Silva entering the fray.

Celtic forward Anthony Stokes expressed his frustration at not being in the matchday squad on social media earlier today.

Celtic forward Anthony Stokes

Manager Ronny Deila indicated the club would raise the matter with the striker.

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

Celtic well on top now and the introduction of Scott Allan seems to have generated more threat. Griffiths now operating behind Carlton Cole and the powerful striker almost had a dream start with a close-range header tipped over. There seems to be more goals here for Celtic, who all of a sudden look in the mood"


Carlton Cole has a chance to mark his debut with a goal after Callum McGregor lifts a teasing cross to the back post from the right but Owain Fon Williams palms over the striker's downward header.

Substitution and debut

And now Celtic make their first change with Carlton Cole coming to make his debut for the club, Tom Rogic making way.

GOAL Inverness CT 1-2 Celtic (Griffiths)

Leigh Griffiths puts Celtic ahead but that goal owed a lot to Scott Allan and Kieran Tierney's work on the left, with the latter crossing low for the striker to score. 

Leigh Griffiths scores for Celtic against Inverness

The Inverness fans vent their frustration after Miles Storey is flagged offside after getting clear of the Celtic defence.


Celtic bring on midfielder Scott Allan and withdraw Stuart Armstrong.

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

Ross County defender Richard Foster on Sportsound makes a good point. Are Celtic being too cagey with two sitters when Inverness CT only have one up front? Possibly defensive weakness is the reason but an extra offensive threat may help the visitors cause more problems

Not as much fluency from either side at the start of this second half.


The second half begins with Celtic kicking off.

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Come on you Super Caley jags!!! Always a force to be reckoned with at their wee fortress next to the moray firth!!! Still in this game!!!


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Inverness players celebrating
Miles Storey (right) drew Inverness level

HALF-TIME Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic

An open first half draws to a close. Both sides on target in the opening 45 minutes and there could have been more than the two goals as players admirably coped with the conditions. An intriguing second half beckons.

The game had gone flat as Inverness CT contained Celtic's threat and great pressure on the ball allowed Storey to outpace the Celtic defence. He showed fantastic composure to react when Gordon parried. Bitton close with a long range effort from distance as Celtic almost hit back"

Martin DowdenBBC Scotland at the Caledonian Stadium


Nir Bitton fancies his chances from long range and swerves a powerful shot narrowly wide of the Inverness goal.

GOAL Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic (Storey)

It's all square again. Miles Storey is chased by two Celtic defenders as he bursts through the middle and Jozo Simunovic's challenge knocks the ball towards goal. Craig Gordon makes the save but Storey is on hand to fire in the rebound.

Miles Storey scores for Inverness Caledonian Thistle against Celtic

Celtic and Inverness players
Inverness have had some joy at corners so far today but have yet to find the net

Great thinking from the Celtic boardroom, to invest in the kids, but we've not seen a mc Stay for over 20 years now. Cheap n cheerful , that's Celtic now. Lost sight of the bigger picture.



Danny Williams, playing in an unfamiliar left-back role today, is booked for tripping Celtic's Mikael Lustig.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes
Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes seeks a response from his players