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‘Physically, We Have A Problem’ – Gordon Strachan Left Blaming Genetics As Scotland Fail To Qualify For Yet Another World Cup

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Scotland were left to rue lapses earlier in their qualifying campaign as a 2-2 draw against Slovenia in their final outing saw them miss out on Russia 2018 by the narrowest of margins.

A victory in Ljublana would have seen the Scotsenter into the play-offs as one of the eight best second-placed teams, but Slovakia's 3-0 win over Malta elsewhere saw them edged down into third place (and out of the running) on goal difference.

Scotland: Kieran Tierney Scores Magnificent 40-Yard Belter As Celtic Batter Kilmarnock 5-0 (Video)

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Not surprisingly, Celtic eased into the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals after a 5-0 mauling of Kilmarnock on Tuesday night.

The goals came from Leigh Griffiths (with a brace),Anthony Ralston, Kieran Tierney and Stuart Armstrong. However, it was Tierney's which really lit up Celtic Park.

Malmo Goalkeeper Johan Wiland Accuses Celtic Players Of Acting Like ‘Pigs’ And ‘Children’

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Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland has accused Celtic players of acting like "pigs" and "children" after the Champions League play-offfirst leg between the two sides at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

Celtic eventuallywon the game 3-2 but Jo Inge Berget's 94th-minute consolation gave Malmo two away goals and hope of being able to overturn the scoreline in the second leg in Sweden next week.

Celtic Striker Leigh ‘Good Samaritan’ Griffiths Offers To Replace Family’s Stolen Christmas Presents

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By Chris Wright

"Agent Nice Guy, reporting for duty"

With just aweek to go until the big day, a burglary at their home left a family from Edinburgh facing the unenviable chore of having to scrape together the money to re-buy all of their young son's Christmas presents.

Officials Drop Clanger As Hibs’ Leigh Griffiths Has Superb Freekick Chalked Off vs Hearts (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Watch this stunning 30+ yard free-kick from Leigh Griffith ping in off the crossbar and see if you can fathom how the Hibs-Hearts Edinburgh derby somehow managed to finish 0-0 at the weekend...

Now watch as we zoom in on the linesman's kit for the afternoon.

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Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Griffiths at the double as Celtic rout Hearts

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Glasgow (AFP) – Leigh Griffiths struck twice as Celtic made a flying start to their Scottish Premiership title defence with a 4-1 thrashing of Hearts on Saturday.

Griffiths opened the scoring in the 29th minute before Scott Sinclair made it two five minutes after the break at Parkhead.

Dembele’s star continues to shine at Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) From Paris to Glasgow via London, Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has packed a lot into his short footballing career.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a dream start to life at Celtic Park where he has already netted 12 goals since his summer move from Fulham and has been keeping last season's top scorer Leigh Griffiths out of the starting line-up.

Dembele hits double in Celtic cruise

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Glasgow (AFP) Moussa Dembele grabbed a double as Celtic warmed up for their Champions League tie against Manchester City with a 6-1 thrashing of Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Souleymane Coulibaly silenced Celtic Park with a sensational 35-yard strike to give Kilmarnock the lead against the run of play just after the half-hour mark.

Dembele hits double in Celtic cruise

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Glasgow (AFP) Moussa Dembele grabbed a double as Celtic warmed up for their Champions League tie against Manchester City with a 6-1 thrashing of Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Souleymane Coulibaly silenced Celtic Park with a sensational 35-yard strike to give Kilmarnock the lead against the run of play just after the half-hour mark.

Dembele bags hat-trick as Celtic rout Rangers in Old Firm derby

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Glasgow (AFP) Moussa Dembele grabbed a hat-trick on his debut as Celtic thrashed 10-man Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead in the first Old Firm derby in four years.

The French striker, only playing due to an injury to top scorer Leigh Griffiths, became the first player to score a hat-trick in the fixture since Ally McCoist's treble in the 1983 League Cup final.

Dembele bags hat-trick as Celtic rout Rangers in Old Firm derby

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Glasgow (AFP) Moussa Dembele grabbed a hat-trick on his debut as Celtic thrashed 10-man Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead in the first Old Firm derby in four years.

The French striker, only playing due to an injury to top scorer Leigh Griffiths, became the first player to score a hat-trick in the fixture since Ally McCoist's treble in the 1983 League Cup final.

Much-changed Celtic suffer St Johnstone defeat

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Glasgow (AFP) Newly-crowned Scottish champions Celtic suffered only their fourth league loss of the season as a much-changed Hoops side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday.

Celtic, who made seven changes from Sunday's win over Aberdeen that clinched their fifth Scottish Premiership title in a row, took a 53rd-minute lead as Leigh Griffiths bagged his 40th goal of the season.

Much-changed Celtic suffer St Johnstone defeat

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Glasgow (AFP) Newly-crowned Scottish champions Celtic suffered only their fourth league loss of the season as a much-changed Hoops side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday.

Celtic, who made seven changes from Sunday's win over Aberdeen that clinched their fifth Scottish Premiership title in a row, took a 53rd-minute lead as Leigh Griffiths bagged his 40th goal of the season.

Celtic back on track after nervy win at Firhill

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Celtic survived a nervy finish as they ended a two-game winless run in the Scottish Premiership with a narrow 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday.

The home side were without a victory against Celtic since 1995 but they held out until the 45th minute when Leigh Griffiths sent a shot on the turn past Tomas Cerny for his 35th goal of the season.

Celtic back on track after nervy win at Firhill

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Celtic survived a nervy finish as they ended a two-game winless run in the Scottish Premiership with a narrow 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday.

The home side were without a victory against Celtic since 1995 but they held out until the 45th minute when Leigh Griffiths sent a shot on the turn past Tomas Cerny for his 35th goal of the season.

Leigh Griffiths double sends Celtic six clear at top

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Leigh Griffiths grabbed a double as Celtic extended their lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points with a 3-0 defeat of Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Parkhead on Saturday.

Celtic had to wait until the 53rd minute to open the scoring thanks to a deflected Gary Mackay-Steven strike, and Griffiths added two more to take his tally for the season to 32 goals.

Leigh Griffiths double sends Celtic six clear at top

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Leigh Griffiths grabbed a double as Celtic extended their lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points with a 3-0 defeat of Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Parkhead on Saturday.

Celtic had to wait until the 53rd minute to open the scoring thanks to a deflected Gary Mackay-Steven strike, and Griffiths added two more to take his tally for the season to 32 goals.

Beaten Celtic still good enough to keep title, says manager Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is adamant his side are good enough to retain their Scottish Premiership title despite Aberdeen cutting their lead at the top of the table to three points following a 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie on Wednesday.

A wonder strike from Jonny Hayes, who was playing with 18 stitches in his hand after being attacked by a dog, and a debut goal from Simon Church gave Aberdeen hope of a first top flight title in 31 years.

Beaten Celtic still good enough to keep title, says manager Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is adamant his side are good enough to retain their Scottish Premiership title despite Aberdeen cutting their lead at the top of the table to three points following a 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie on Wednesday.

A wonder strike from Jonny Hayes, who was playing with 18 stitches in his hand after being attacked by a dog, and a debut goal from Simon Church gave Aberdeen hope of a first top flight title in 31 years.

Malmo goalkeeper brands Celtic players as ‘pigs’ following Champions League playoff

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Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland branded Celtic players "pigs" following the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.

The Swede hit out after his side fell to a 3-2 defeat in the play-off opener at Celtic Park, and reserved special vitriol for Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths.

Quoted on the Kvallsposten newspaper's website, the 34-year-old keeper said: " They are pigs, everybody, that's it.

Malmo goalkeeper brands Celtic players as ‘pigs’ following Champions League playoff

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Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland branded Celtic players "pigs" following the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.

The Swede hit out after his side fell to a 3-2 defeat in the play-off opener at Celtic Park, and reserved special vitriol for Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths.

Quoted on the Kvallsposten newspaper's website, the 34-year-old keeper said: " They are pigs, everybody, that's it.

SPL: Celtic v Hibs

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After they both enjoyed SPL wins last Saturday the week rather diverged for Celtic and Hibs.

Celtic progressed to the Champions League group stage, that promised land where the streets are paved with gold and the couches upholstered with £50 notes.

24 hours earlier Hibs were dumped out of the League Cup by Queen of the South in a display that seems to have flitted between pathetic and miserable.

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Celtic and Linfield face UEFA charges

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Lausanne (AFP) – UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic and Linfield over incidents at last week’s Champions League tie, European football’s governing body announced on Monday.

Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths is charged by UEFA with “provoking spectators after the end of the match”, while Linfield are in the dock over objects thrown on the pitch and a “field invasion by supporters”.

Celtic and Linfield face UEFA charges

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Lausanne (AFP) – UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic and Linfield over incidents at last week’s Champions League tie, European football’s governing body announced on Monday.

Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths is charged by UEFA with “provoking spectators after the end of the match”, while Linfield are in the dock over objects thrown on the pitch and a “field invasion by supporters”.

Under-fire England goalkeeper Hart to sit out France game

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Glasgow (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate has defended Joe Hart after the goalkeeper was beaten by two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks during his side’s 2-2 draw against Scotland.

Griffiths caught Hart out from 25 yards twice in the space of three minutes in the latter stages of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Glasgow, before Harry Kane’s 93rd-minute equaliser rescued a point for the visitors.

Southgate heartened by England’s resolve

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Glasgow (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate said his team’s last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland demonstrated the kind of mental fortitude he is trying to instil in his players.

England shipped two late Leigh Griffiths free-kicks in Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park, only for new captain Harry Kane to rescue a point by volleying in a 93rd-minute equaliser.

Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Harry Kane marked his first game as captain with a stoppage-time equaliser as England denied Scotland a famous victory in Saturday’s 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Glasgow.

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two fine late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 70th-minute opener.

Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Harry Kane marked his first game as captain with a stoppage-time equaliser as England denied Scotland a famous victory in Saturday’s 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Glasgow.

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two fine late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 70th-minute opener.

Roberts brace helps bring up Celtic century of goals

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Glasgow (AFP) – Patrick Roberts’ double helped champions Celtic break the 100 goal barrier for the season with a 5-0 thrashing of Partick Thistle on Thursday in their Scottish Premiership clash.

A Leigh Griffiths penalty opened the scoring before Australian international Tom Rogic slid in a second and Roberts’ stunning strike made it 3-0 before half-time.

Rodgers hails Celtic’s hat-trick hero Dembele

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers lauded the impact of striker Moussa Dembele after he came off the bench to fire the Hoops to a 5-2 victory over St Johnstone.

The French forward replaced Gary Mackay-Steven in the 59th minute with the Scottish champions trailing 2-1 after a Keith Watson header and Dedryck Boyata’s own goal cancelled out Liam Henderson’s opener.

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SPL: Stuttering Hibs

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Fifth in the league, a point better off after 26 games of this season than they were after the SPL had run it's course last season.

Hibs fans, punch drunk from their annus horribilis, heard promises in the summer of a rebuilt side capable of making progress.

A top six berth after two-thirds of the season does indeed point to progress.

Leigh Griffiths: A Sorry Saga

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"Sheer stupidity."

Maybe Leigh Griffiths had been fed that line in the bizarre public apology issued by Hibs today.

But it's pretty much bang on the money as a description of his behaviour in the past few weeks.

Gesturing Griffiths, the daftest laddie in the whole of Leith.

Wolves set to sign bargain striker

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Wolves are on the verge of signing Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths for a reported £150,000. It's being reported that Griffiths is set to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract for the Molineux outfit by the end of the transfer window.

The Dundee striker already finds himself sitting on ten league goals in the SPL this season, and Wolves are in need of a striker who could lead them out of a difficult relegation battle.

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Scottish Prem: Celtic Score Five Goals in 34 Minutes vs Hamilton, Win 8-1 (Video)

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Without Rangers to give them a run for their money, Celtic's dominance of the Scottish top-flight makes for a rather uninteresting spectacle. However, on Tuesday night, the Bhoys gave their fans something to cheer about with an eight-goal thrashing of Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park.

Goals fromMikael Lustig, Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic put the hosts 3-0 up within the first 10 minutes, before a brace from Leigh Griffiths, on 22 and 34 minutes, gave the Hoops a 5-0 halftime lead.

Football Results for Hibernian ( 2 – 1 ) Kilmarnock at Easter Road Stadium on September 15, 2012, 3:00 pm

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First signing for Wolves on the way

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Dundee United striker Leigh Griffiths will sign for Wolves if he will be declared fit by the medical he will go through today and tomorrow. That is the talk of the town now up in Dundee and even the BBC has listened to it. Who is then Leigh Griffiths? Striker, 20-year-old, born in Leith. Came [...]