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Summary

  1. Substitute Brophy equalises for Accies
  2. McGovern saves second Griffiths penalty
  3. Boyata sent off for Celtic
  4. Griffiths puts Celtic ahead from the spot
  5. Crawford misses big chance for Accies

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By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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That's enough from me. The Friday night lights produced lots of drama at New Douglas Park, with 10-man Celtic held by Hamilton, two penalties, one missed, and a red card.

If you stay up for another couple of hours, online highlights will be available...

Thanks for your company. We'll do it all again tomorrow on another busy Premiership Saturday.

Well, well. Ronny Deila has no problem with Dedryck Boyata's red card. I wonder if any of the technical staff at Celtic will want him to review the incident again?

Celtic are in action again on Wednesday, at home to Dundee, while Hamilton have a derby with Motherwell next weekend. That should be tasty, with both sides scrapping away at the wrong end of the table.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila on BBC Radio Scotland

"We started well but you need to take your chances. We had three alone with the goalkeeper in the second half, even with 10 men.

"The sending off is an okay decision. I've seen it one more time and in that situation you have to stay on your feet and run with the player. He didn't get the ball and it's a red card.

"We defended well with 10 men but we were maybe not brave enough.

"There are 11 matches left and a lot to play for. We will fight to the last game."

We'll here from Celtic boss Ronny Deila soon. The champions lacked cutting edge against very determined opponents when it was 11 v 11. What will he make of the sending off?

Hamilton boss Martin Canning on BBC Radio Scotland

"The team worked ever so hard and deserved something from the game. Michael McGovern kept us in it with the penalty save and with a bit of rub of the green we might have won it.

"I'm proud of them taking something off Celtic, albeit they had 10 men."

Does this mean we have a title race again? It's over to Aberdeen tomorrow. If the Dons beat St Johnstone at Pittodrie the gap at the top will be cut to four points.

The other Premiership games on Saturday are:

Hearts v Kilmarnock

Motherwell v Partick Thistle

Dundee v Inverness CT

Ross County v Dundee Utd

Typical refs, always helping Celtic! Sending off Bombscare Boyata is just another way of strengthening their cause! #bbcsportscot

Some of the worst refereeing I've seen in a while and I have seen Willie Collum this season #bbcsportscot

FT: Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Okay, Celtic lost Dedryck Boyata to a dubious red card late in the first half, but Hamilton deserve credit for the way they battled back and took the game to the visitors in the second 45 minutes. That could be a crucial point in the battle to avoid the two bottom places.

FT: Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

McGovern also made a good blocking save to deny Griffiths in a one-on-one situation, while Celtic's top-scorer went close with a great curling strike.

Costly miss?

FT: Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Leigh Griffiths tucked away a first-half penalty kick but could not repeat the trick in the second half. Michael McGovern made a good, flying save but it was a nice height for the keeper and not really hit with much venom.

Leigh Griffiths
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FT: Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Celtic move seven points clear at the top of the Premiership, with closest challengers Aberdeen at home to St Johnstone tomorrow afternoon.

Accies nudge up one place to ninth in the table and will feel that they have exorcised the demons of that recent 8-1 thrashing at Celtic Park.

FULL-TIME

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Oumar Diaby is on for Accies, taking over from Carlton Morris, who has put in a great shift up front.

A scramble ensues in the Celtic penalty box but no home player seems to want to shoot...

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

We'll get three minutes of stoppage time.

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Will we get a late chance or two? It's all very tense as the clock ticks down.

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Colin Kazim-Richards is on to bolster the Celtic attack, replacing Scott Allan, who has had a few nice touches but not really had a chance to impose himself on the game.

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Hamilton have got their tails up now but the building pressure is relieved when Dougie Imrie curls a corner straight out of play. Loud groans from the home fans inside New Douglas Park...

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

How do Hamilton play it now? A point against the champions would be valuable in the scrap at the bottom end of the table but all three would be a major bonus.

It looks like the hosts are going for it as Ali Crawford sweeps a cutback into the path of Greg Docherty on the edge of the box but the substitute scuffs his shot and it's blocked by Celtic defender Mikael Lustig.

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Hamilton midfielder Darian Mackinnon flies in with his studs up and his fierce challenge on Kiernan Tierney results in a yellow card.

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic

Now it's Accies' turn to change things up as Greg Docherty takes over from Gramoz Kurtaj.

Celtic respond with a change, Ryan Christie on for Gary Mackay-Stevens.

GOAL

Hamilton 1-1 Celtic (Brophy)

Teenage substitute Eammon Brophy has done it again, scoring against Celtic for the second successive game. This one is more meaningful as he lashes the ball into the top corner as the visitors fail to clear their lines from a corner.

#bbcsportscot clear cut penalty, stupidity from Gordon but McGovern saved his embarrassment.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Accies make a change, with striker Eammon Brophy on for midfielder Darren Lyon. The young substitute was on target in that recent 8-1 mauling, could he do it again tonight?

MISSED PENALTY

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Great save from Michael McGovern at full-stretch to push away Leigh Griffiths' strike.

PENALTY

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Another spot-kick for Celtic as referee Craig Thompson penalises Ziggy Gordon for grappling with Mikael Lustig from a corner kick.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Griffths is through again but can't poke his shot past Michael Gordon. The rebound falls to Gary Mackay-Steven and his shot is deflected over by covering defender Lucas Tagliapietra.

CLOSE!

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Quick as flash, Celtic are up the park and Leigh Griffiths cuts in from the right to fizz a curling strike narrowly wide of the far top corner.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

The ball falls to Antons Kurakins coming forward from left-back and the Lithuanian's angled drive is cut out by the outstretched leg of Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew in front of his keeper Logan Bailly.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Ali Crawford is chipping away at the Celtic defence, looking for gaps, while Hamilton are enjoying a degree of success down the flanks.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

I'm going to stick my neck out and say this won't be a repeat of last month's 8-1 victory for Celtic.

Hamilton are seeing much more of the ball now and have shelled in a few decent crosses but they are yet to test goalie Logan Bailly in the early stages of the second half.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Celtic should be doubling their lead as Gary Mackay-Steven is clean through as the ball breaks from Kiernan Tierney's interception. However, the winger doesn't look to comfortable on his right foot and shoots tamely at the advancing Michael McGovern.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Ziggy Gordon is booked for a clumsy challenge on Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen near the halfway line.

KICK-OFF

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

We're off again at New Douglas Park...

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Just to add to the controversy surrounding Boyata's red card, TV replays suggest Carlton Morris started his run from an offside position.

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Hamilton will need to have a go after the interval. Can they take advantage of that red card for Celtic? The BBC Radio Scotland team are still debating the ordering off, with no clear consensus as they watch a clip on presenter Liam McLeod's mobile phone. All very high-tech...

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

TV pictures are replaying the Boyata challenge over and over again. The Celtic defender appears to get a fraction more on the ball with every viewing. Was referee Craig Thompson too quick to give the foul and the red card?

Dedryck Boyata
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Hamilton 0-1 Celtic

Well, that was a bit of an odd 45 minutes. Celtic bossed the ball for long periods, with Hamilton standing firm until a crazy challenge on Leigh Griffiths from Dougie Imrie gifted the visitors a penalty, duly tucked away the felled striker.

Celtic then found themselves a man down when Dedryck Boyata played for offside unsuccessfully and saw red for his recovering lunge at Carlton Morris.

HALF-TIME

Hamilton 0-1 Celtic