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Summary

  1. Record scoreline in Premiership; Celtic move six points clear at top of table
  2. Leigh Griffiths fires hat-trick
  3. Scottish Cup fourth round replays
  4. FT: Inverness CT 2-0 Stirling (Mbuyi-Mutombo, Vigurs)
  5. Forfar v Linlithgow Rose abandoned because of floodlight failure

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By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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So, Celtic extend their lead at the top of the table to six points with an eight-goal dismantling of Hamilton Accies.

Scottish Cup holders Inverness CT book their place in the next round - and a trip to Motherwell - courtesy of a 2-0 fourth-round replay win at home to Stirling.

Meanwhile, Forfar and Linlithgow will do it all again after their replay was abandoned because of floodlight failure. Ross County will have to wait to find out who they'll face in the fifth round.

Thanks for your company this evening. We're back on Friday for Aberdeen at home to Dundee in the Premiership. Hope you can join us then. Cheers.

New top-flight record

That was a record for the SPL, Rich [see previous post] but tonight's game at Celtic Park produced a record scoreline for the new Premiership.

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Didn't Celtic beat Aberdeen 9-0 a few seasons ago? That is the SPL record

Rich in Aberdeen

Hamilton boss Martin Canning

Celtic 8-1 Accies

When you concede three goals in the opening 10 minutes then you're on a hiding to nothing. All over the park we were too passive. We didn't have enough leaders on the park; in fact we had no leaders. Our season won't be dictated by what happens at Celtic Park. Everyone's hurting as much as they [the Accies fans] are hurting. We need to bounce back...

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

Celtic 8-1 Hamilton Accies

We played excellently and it was a great performance. It could've been more on the night and I'm very pleased with the team. We were dangerous today and we see more energy in the team.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila congratulates hat-trick hero Leigh Griffiths
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FULL-TIME Inverness CT 2-0 Stirling

John Hughes's troops see off Stirling following a hard-fought fourth round replay in the Highlands.

The fifth round tie against Motherwell at Fir Park should be a corker! 

Celtic 8-1 Hamilton Accies

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Celtic Park

The Hamilton keeper Michael McGovern and Eamonn Brophy were the only two Accies players who turned up. Martin Canning's players didn't have the stomach for the fight tonight and that's unforgivable. These are professional players and they need to better than that...

CLOSE! Inverness CT 2-0 Stirling

Inverness go close to a third goal as Danny Devine curls a shot through a cluster of players and it ruffles the side-netting.

The Scottish Cup holders have a minute plus added time to negotiate before booking their place in the next round and a trip to Motherwell.

FULL-TIME Celtic 8-1 Hamilton Accies

Ronny Deila's extend their lead at the top of the table to six points in a game Hamilton Accies will be keen to forget.

They were made to pay for poor defending as Celtic run up eight goals, including a hat-trick for Leigh Griffiths - a record scoreline in the Premiership.

GOAL Celtic 8-1 Hamilton Accies (McGregor)

 It's another one for Celtic as Callum McGregor gets in on the act with a rasping drive beyond the helpless Michael McGovern. 

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Hamilton manager: job on the line after tonight's performance...

Callum, Glasgow

Inverness CT 2-0 Stirling

Stirling have a little under 15 minutes to fashion the mother of all comebacks and find a way back into this Scottish Cup replay.

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#bbcsportscot I hope that Access goal doesn't lead to their manager claiming an improved second half

If Hamilton lose by 8 they will drop to second bottom and into the playoff spot!! #bbcsportscot

YELLOW CARD

Inverness CT goalscorer Iain Vigurs sees his name jotted down in referee Mat Northcroft's big black book for a Platoon tumble under the close attention of Stirling Albion's William Robertson.

GOAL Celtic 7-1 Hamilton Accies (Brophy)

The Hamilton revival is under way! Substitute Eamonn Brophy is coolness personified as he scuttles through on goal before dispatching a shot beyond Craig Gordon.

Some cheer for the small knot of Hamilton fans inside Celtic Park.  

BBC Sportsound commentator Paul Mitchell mentions the NFL play-off from last weekend where the Carolina Panthers almost let a 31-0 half-time lead against Seattle Seahawks slip... 

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@BBCSportScot unhappy reading for Accies fans that they have Hearts at the weekend, fresh from a 6-0 trouncing of Motherwell #bbcsportscot

Inverness CT 2-0 Stirling

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Caledonian Stadium

Vigurs's goal couldn't have been more timely as the home support started to voice their displeasure at the lack of cutting edge on show. It was a quality finish as, rather than blast it, he measured the ball into a gap just inside the post. That'll settle this one...

GOAL Inverness CT 2-0 Stirling (Vigurs)

The Scottish Cup holders have one foot in the next round following a superbly taken goal. Ross Draper shows clever feet before teeing up Iain Vigurs who curls a crisp effort into the net beyond the despairing Chris Smith.

Coming hard on the heels of their failed penalty appeal, Stirling have it all to do with a little over half an hour remaining.

PENALTY APPEAL

Oh, now then. Stirling howl for a penalty as Ross Forsyth's shot is blocked by Danny Devine but referee Mat Northcroft is having none of it.

Devine appeared to turn and block with his side rather than his arm...

Inverness CT 1-0 Stirling

Inverness CT boss John Hughes, leaning back in the dugout and stroking his chin like a contented Bond baddie, will nevertheless be keen for his side to add to their slender lead.

GOAL Celtic 7-0 Hamilton Accies (Griffiths hat-trick)

The hosts are showing no mercy. Leigh Griffiths completes his hat-trick as he pounces to punish poor Hamilton defending to make it seven for Celtic. Where do Accies go from here?

GOAL Celtic 6-0 Hamilton Accies (Forrest)

 The substitutes combine to deadly effect as Scott Allan tees up James Forrest as the winger fires home from an acute angle.    

Celtic 5-0 Hamilton Accies

Celtic, who have brought on Scott Allan and James Forrest for Jozo Simunovic and Tom Rogic, are pressing for more goals. 

However, the Accies have tightened up since that bruising opening 45 minutes. No doubt, following a verbal lashing from Martin Canning in the dressing room.

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#bbcsportscot While Hamilton will be hoping for heavy fog and snow, Stirling will be hoping for heavy rain. They always play better in that

KICK-OFF

We're back under way at Celtic Park & Inverness...

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I've been at Station Park and talking to Linlithgow supporters on the way out. They say they are disgusted by the behaviour of the drunken neds who let off the flares. They cannot believe what these people have been up to in Forfar tonight and they are no supporters of Linlithgow Rose - never seen them at Prestonfield.

Colin in Forfar

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@BBCthomasmcg Half-time gives the Accies an invaluable opportunity to go 15 minutes without conceding a goal

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With the greatest respect to @acciesfc this is why @celticfc have defensive problems in Europe. #nochallenge #bbcsportscot

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As someone at the Forfar vs Rose game it was appalling, not the decision to put the game off as the floodlights only came back on at half power, but the Linlithgow Rose fans were abysmal. Flares, smoke grenades fans on the pitch, the plastic pitch was damaged as a result of the flares. Completely shocking. This is from a Linlithgow fan. Something needs to be done about pyrotechnics and football.

HALF-TIME Inverness CT 1-0 Stirling

The Scottish Cup holders lead at the break courtesy of Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo's wonder strike. However, Stirling are still in this...  

HALF-TIME Celtic 5-0 Hamilton Accies

Ronny Deila will be purring at the break after watching a five-star display from his Celtic side. 

In sharp contrast, Martin Canning will have to arrest the slump in the Accies ranks and try to stem the constant flow of conceded goals.

Celtic in command

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Celtic Park

You'll see better defending in a Subbuteo match than we've seen from Hamilton. It's actually embarrassing. Celtic have a nice edge about them but they haven't had to be exceptional by any means to get their five goals. It could be seven at least by now

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Can you score a consolation goal in the 38th minute? #bbcsportscot

Inverness CT 1-0 Stirling

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Caledonian Stadium

John Hughes will be delighted with Mbuyi-Mutombo's fine strike as it seemed like a long night may lie ahead with Inverness CT struggling to break down this Stirling Albion side. The visitors must be encouraged by the chances they've created though so far from over at this stage.

GOAL Celtic 5-0 Hamilton Accies (Griffiths)

The bloodletting continues as Leigh Griffiths fires home his second and Celtic's fifth, yes fifth goal of a sobering first half. Hamilton Accies look shattered; Celtic are rampant.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths
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Celtic 4-0 Hamilton Accies

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Celtic Park

I don't want to be disrespectful to Hamilton but it might be time to start reaching for the record books. Leigh Griffiths scores number four after a good run by Gary Mackay-Steven. Ball given away deftly by Hamilton to start it all off. This is pitiful from the visitors. Celtic will score 10 if they continue like this...

GOAL Inverness CT 1-0 Stirling ( Mbuyi-Mutombo)

What a goal. What a goal. Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo, with his first goal in Inverness CT colours, breaks the deadlock in the Scottish Cup replay with a howitzer from the edge of the area.

The Stirling rearguard, unaware of the imminent threat, stood off Mbuyi-Mutombo before he delivered an Andreas Moller-style shot into the top corner. 

Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo celebrates his stunning opener
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#bbcsportscot I think Accies need facial recognition to recognise Craig Gordon in the Celtic goalmouth.

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Remember that time we played Celtic at Celtic Park and beat them 0-1? #bbcsportscot