Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

first_img BEST OF Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest scrap Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against old foes Rosenborg at Parkhead.The Hoops knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and also in 2017. Scott Sinclair couldn’t find a way past the Norwegian side for Celtic 3 predicted The visitors looked solid enough in the early stages, their flair coming from Tunisian striker Issam Jebali, who, along with Serbian midfielder Djordje Denic, were new faces in the side from the last visit to Glasgow.Amid the early skirmishes, though, Jebali was booked by Polish referee Pawel Gil for simulation after he went to ground inside the Celtic penalty area when taking on Lustig.Minutes later Hoops centre-back Filip Benkovic, making his European debut for the home side, tested Hansen with a header from a Callum McGregor corner before French striker Edouard fired a Tom Rogic pass over the bar from 16 yards.However, for all the possession, the zip was missing from Celtic’s play. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Top Football News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring the winner The Norwegian side were camped at the edge of their own box without hinting that they were looking to win the match.Celtic pressed but with diminishing belief.Griffiths, who recently signed a new four-year deal with the Parkhead club, replaced Edouard in the 76th minute before Johnston turned a Kieran Tierney cut-back over the bar.However, all was well when Griffiths, from right in front of goal and unmarked, headed Boyata’s set-up from a Scott Brown cross past Hansen to secure the points.center_img 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Olivier Ntcham struggles with the Norway side The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY revealed But in the 42nd minute Hansen made a fine double save, first from Rogic’s left-footed drive from 16 yards before pushing Edouard’s close-range effort from the rebound on to the outside of the post for a corner which came to nothing.Rogic had another chance when he broke forward in a counter five minutes after the break but with McGregor steaming up in support, the Australia international chose to fire straight at Hansen.Just before the hour mark Rogic and James Forrest were replaced by Scott Sinclair and Mikey Johnston as Brendan Rodgers tried a speedier route to the opener.The two substitutes combined in the 62nd minute when Johnston burst into the box and crossed for Sinclair but his volley on the stretch from 12 yards missed the target. That familiarity appeared to contribute to an insipid first 45 minutes which ended with visiting keeper Andre Hansen touching a shot from Odsonne Edouard on to the outside of the post.The Scottish champions continued their struggle in the second half until the 87th minute when Griffiths, on for Edouard, headed in a Dedryck Boyata knock down for a 1-0 win and three points that had looked like escaping them.The first half only warmed up towards the interval.Celtic had lost just once in eight previous meetings with Rosenborg so there was a certain expectancy among the home support, who saw defender Mikael Lustig take over from an ill Kristoffer Ajer. gameday cracker last_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThe final of the Buy a Buster 350 is the feature race on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races listed and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Toogoodtoobeat; 2, Cailin Or; 3, Toobufftootough; 4, Crash My World; 5, Bovally Mist; 6, Lisbuoy Fire. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, Leahs Finch; 3, Wilma; 4, Cushie Willow; 5, Coolcholly Kate; 6, Backdoor Jamie.Race 3 Booking Office Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise; 2, Bardic Rose; 3, Burma Baby; 4, Pipeline Jean; 5, School Run; 6, Tons of Speed.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal (525 yards): 1, Bua Napoleon; 2, Cant Change It; 3, Friend of Jack; 4, Original Song; 5, Keady Gift; 6, Claires Diamond.Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook (525 yards): 1, Longrange Bazie; 2, Shinrone Dash; 3, Mullrook No Cash; 4, Quill Rocket; 5, Bua Milan; 6, Bold Cola. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 525 (525 yards): 1, Hi Dibbles; 2, Blackstone Maxx; 3, Do It Ruso; 4, Goodinthehood; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Altmore Rose.Race 7 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 350 (350 yards): 1, Ghetto Buddy; 2, Garlyn Patch; 3, So So; 3, Quare Evening; 5, Ballybun Oshea; 6, Ardnasool Kagawa.Race 8 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Rampant Razzle; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Uncle Lez; 4, Blackstone Hugh; 5, Longrange Shaw; 6, Nosey Taz.Race 9 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Belindas Cruise; 2, Do It Boy; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Smuring Convoy; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 10 Buy a Buster 350 Final (350 yards): 1, Mottos Impact; 2, Mizen Magic; 3, Coldwater Aoife; 4, Tahina Kadyn; 5, Tahina Sabrina; 6, Blackhall Hero. Race 11 Gearoid McCafferty Stag Party 525 Stakes (525 yards): 1, Tommylees Buddy; 2, Killacolla Babe; 3, Tullna Island; 4, Townsend Panter; 5, Maid of More; 6, Mullrook Kofi.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend; 2, Counterfit; 3, Quare Flame; 4, Hather If; 5, Mollies Fast; 6, Crash the Party.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more