Celtic v Dundee United

Odsonne Edouard completed Celtic's victory with his 12th goal of the season
Odsonne Edouard completed Celtic’s victory with his 12th goal of the season

Celtic lost defender Christopher Jullien to injury as they prepared for Saturday’s Old Firm derby with Scottish Premiership victory over Dundee United.

The Frenchman could not continue after clattering his knee against the post in a second-half goalline clearance.

Ismaila Soro – with his first Celtic goal – and David Turnbull both netted from distance before Odsonne Edouard’s lob sealed a sixth straight win.

Celtic head to Ibrox 16 points behind Rangers with three games in hand.

United, who came close through Marc McNulty and Nicky Clark at 2-0 down, remain in fifth place.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Celtic

  • 1Barkas
  • 30Frimpong
  • 2JullienSubstituted forBittonat 51′minutes
  • 35Ajer
  • 93Laxalt
  • 12SoroSubstituted forBrownat 80′minutes
  • 17Christie
  • 14TurnbullSubstituted forRogicat 77′minutes
  • 42McGregor
  • 9GriffithsSubstituted forAjetiat 77′minutes
  • 22EdouardSubstituted forElyounoussiat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 4Duffy
  • 6Bitton
  • 8Brown
  • 10Ajeti
  • 18Rogic
  • 19Johnston
  • 27Elyounoussi
  • 65Hazard

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 2SmithBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBoltonat 83′minutes
  • 5Connolly
  • 12Edwards
  • 6Reynolds
  • 17RobsonSubstituted forSpörleat 83′minutes
  • 10Clark
  • 23Harkes
  • 8PawlettBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPowersat 74′minutes
  • 9McNulty
  • 24ShanklandSubstituted forMcMullanat 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Spörle
  • 4Powers
  • 7McMullan
  • 19Mehmet
  • 20Bolton
  • 25Fotheringham
  • 27Appéré
  • 30Neilson
  • 37Hutchinson

Referee:
William Collum

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Celtic 3, Dundee United 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Celtic 3, Dundee United 0.

  3. Attempt blocked. Tomas Rogic (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi.

  4. Offside, Celtic. Diego Laxalt tries a through ball, but Jeremie Frimpong is caught offside.

  5. Attempt blocked. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Rogic.

  6. Foul by Mohamed Elyounoussi (Celtic).

  7. Dillon Powers (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Attempt saved. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum McGregor.

  9. Foul by Diego Laxalt (Celtic).

  10. Luke Bolton (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution, Dundee United. Adrián Spörle replaces Jamie Robson.

  12. Substitution, Dundee United. Luke Bolton replaces Liam Smith.

  13. Attempt blocked. Diego Laxalt (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jamie Robson.

  15. Foul by Albian Ajeti (Celtic).

  16. Mark Connolly (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  18. Substitution, Celtic. Scott Brown replaces Ismaila Soro.

  19. Substitution, Celtic. Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Odsonne Edouard.

  20. Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Diego Laxalt.

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Celtic

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameBarkas

    Average rating

    5.10

  2. Squad number30Player nameFrimpong

    Average rating

    5.85

  3. Squad number2Player nameJullien

    Average rating

    5.41

  4. Squad number35Player nameAjer

    Average rating

    5.64

  5. Squad number93Player nameLaxalt

    Average rating

    5.63

  6. Squad number12Player nameSoro

    Average rating

    6.45

  7. Squad number17Player nameChristie

    Average rating

    5.72

  8. Squad number14Player nameTurnbull

    Average rating

    6.46

  9. Squad number42Player nameMcGregor

    Average rating

    5.66

  10. Squad number9Player nameGriffiths

    Average rating

    5.62

  11. Squad number22Player nameEdouard

    Average rating

    5.56

Substitutes

  1. Squad number6Player nameBitton

    Average rating

    5.33

  2. Squad number8Player nameBrown

    Average rating

    4.92

  3. Squad number10Player nameAjeti

    Average rating

    4.85

  4. Squad number18Player nameRogic

    Average rating

    5.30

  5. Squad number27Player nameElyounoussi

    Average rating

    5.17

Dundee United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameSiegrist

    Average rating

    6.44

  2. Squad number2Player nameSmith

    Average rating

    5.75

  3. Squad number5Player nameConnolly

    Average rating

    5.56

  4. Squad number12Player nameEdwards

    Average rating

    5.65

  5. Squad number6Player nameReynolds

    Average rating

    5.82

  6. Squad number17Player nameRobson

    Average rating

    5.78

  7. Squad number10Player nameClark

    Average rating

    5.76

  8. Squad number23Player nameHarkes

    Average rating

    5.71

  9. Squad number8Player namePawlett

    Average rating

    5.55

  10. Squad number9Player nameMcNulty

    Average rating

    5.75

  11. Squad number24Player nameShankland

    Average rating

    5.79

Substitutes

  1. Squad number3Player nameSpörle

    Average rating

    4.48

  2. Squad number4Player namePowers

    Average rating

    4.33

  3. Squad number7Player nameMcMullan

    Average rating

    4.78

  4. Squad number20Player nameBolton

    Average rating

    4.28

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