Scottish Premiership
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Celtic Park

CELTIC … 5
(Edouard 19, 49, 52, Frimpong 30, Klimala 90)

HAMILTON ACCIES … 1
(Martin 33)

FOR the 10th season straight, Celtic celebrated Flag Day with a triumph, Neil Lennon’s side whipping Hamilton Accies 5-1 at Celtic Park. Odsonne Edouard was the objective hero for the Hoops, netting a remarkable opening day hat-trick, including the first objective of the new Premiership campaign, while Jeremie Frimpong and Patryk Klimala were also amongst the objectives.

Prior to kick-off, the organization trophy took pride of location in the centre-circle, caused to the pitch by Celtic’s nine-in-a-row captain, Scott Brown, the league flag was elevated high over Heaven atop the North Stand, while fireworks and also pyrotechnics greeted the moment. It was complied with by players as well as authorities of both sides taking knee in assistance of the Black Lives Matters motion.

Neil Lennon’s side began the video game with actual attacking intent and Chris Jullien came close after simply 90 seconds, but his header from a Ryan Christie corner was well conserved by Ryan Fulton in the Hamilton objective. 2 minutes later, Jullien’s central defensive partner, Kris Ajer, headed simply over from another corner.

Hamilton showed early indicators that they can trigger troubles on the counter-attack, with Andrew Wintertime crinkling a shot from the side of the box that Scott Bain pressed round the message. And the site visitors came close once more 3 minutes later, with David Moyo heading over from a Hakeem Odoffin cross.

Both James Forrest as well as Chris Jullien came close with opportunities, the previous refuted by a conserve, the latter by the post, while No. 8 was lucky to leave with simply a yellow card for a crude challenge on Jeremie Frimpong.

With 19 mins on the clock, Celtic scored their initial goal of the new campaign, as well as it originated from last season’s top goalscorer, Odsonne Edouard. It was a fast-flowing action from the Hoops that started with Bain and also saw Christie as well as Frimpong integrate well in the center of the park, with the right-back using his rate to rise forward.

When the sphere was functioned out vast on the left to Greg Taylor, he supplied an exact cross right into the six-yard box for Edouard to knock right into the Hamilton net.

Hamilton must have equalised simply two minutes later, but Shaun Want headed over from a corner when it looked easier to score.

And on the half-hour mark, Celtic prolonged their lead. Again, Taylor was the provider, and also his cross from the left was knocked in at the far article by Frimpong. That two-goal lead just lasted three mins, however, as Scott Martin’s shot from the side of the box took a deflection, allowing the round to wriggle previous Bain and also into the net.

Celtic continued to gain ground as well as Ryan Christie came close on a couple of occasions without managing to hit the target.

However, just 4 mins right into the second-half, Celtic did score their third of the mid-day. Christie established Forrest off down the right, with the winger’s rate taking him past Shaun Want, and his novice cross into package was slotted residence by Edouard for his second of the video game.

As well as three mins later, the Frenchman had his hat-trick. The Hamilton caretaker conserved Christie’s initial effort, but the ball was up to Edouard that side-footed the ball right into the roofing of the internet to declare the match sphere and also placed the game out of Hamilton’s reach.

Neil Lennon’s side proceeded their look for more goals, as well as Forrest was denied when Fulton pressed his right-foot shot from the edge of the box out for a corner.

Forrest and also Frimpong were integrating well down the right flank, as well as on 63 mins, the young Dutch defender came close to his secondly of the game as he and also Forrest carved open the Hamilton defence with a one-two. Frimpong’s initiative was conserved, while Callum McGregor’s follow-up header was erased the line.

Mohamed Elyounoussi was beside check the site visitors’ support, with his shot from within box conserved by Fulton, while Jullien was also denied when the Hamilton caretaker raced off his line to block the Frenchman’s initiative from 6 lawns out.

Patryk Klimala, on as a substitute for Edouard, had a header on target in the 87th min, but it was comfortably held by Fulton. Nevertheless, the Polish demonstrator quickly netted his initial competitive objective of his Celtic job, sliding the round under Fulton from inside package in the 90th minutes to finish off an excellent mid-day for Neil Lennon’s side.

CELTIC: Bain, Jullien, Taylor, Brown, Christie (Karamoko 85), Edouard (Klimala 85), Elyounoussi (Ntcham 70), Frimpong (Elhamed 85), Ajer, McGregor, Forrest.
Subs: Barkas, Bitton, Soro, Rogic, Bolingoli

HAMILTON ACCIES:
Fulton, Odoffin (McKenna 70), McMann, Hamilton, Martin, L.Smith, Want, Hughes (Ogkmpoe 41), Winter Months, Moyo, Callachan (Trafford, 70).
Subs: Gourlay, Fjortoft, Mimnaugh, Munro, C.Smith, Owolabi

Man of the match: Odsonne Edouard