Hamilton 0-1 Celtic: Mohamed Elyounoussi sets up winner on Bhoys debut

Hamilton vs Celtic
Scots Prem
12:00pm Saturday 14th September

The HopeCBD Stadium
(Att: 5300)

James Forrest profited from debutant Mohamed Elyounoussi’s cross because Celtic won 1-0 at 23, to score the only aim of the match.
The loan sent in a cross which Forrest transformed in two Celtic games.
Celtic’s failure allowed Hamilton to earn a match of it afterwards half-time although the goal was the only significant incident in a completely one-sided opening period.
However, the hosts could not bother goalkeeper Fraser Forster and also Celtic survived a late scare to determine their fifth successive league win this year.
Basel winger Elyounoussi and former Molde has been given the berth in the absence of their injured Mikey Johnston and he had a good effort blocked before his assist.
Odsonne Edouard’s deft touch sent Elyounoussi before their Hamilton defence and then he drove in a cross which Forrest side-footed home from six yards.
The debutant was joined in the beginning line-up by his own Norway team-mate Kristoffer Ajer, that recovered to replace the wounded Nir Bitton from the only change to the team that beat Rangers at Ibrox.
Celtic controlled the first half without cutting through the packed Accies defence, also Markus Fjortoft was booked for pulling Edouard as it seemed like Celtic had broken through just before the separation.
Forrest came close to a second after the break when he labored area to take from 16 yards. Owain Fon Williams got a fingertip to the ball and it bounced off the bottom of the crossbar and out.
Hamilton brought in the 53rd minute on Marios Ogkmpoe for George Oakley and the striker’s physical existence helped the hosts get a foothold in the match, deliver team-mates into drama and together with Lewis Smith starting to get around the ball.
Following Hamilton forced a few set-pieces that came into nothing, head trainer Brian Rice changed formation by bringing on midfielder Adrian Beck for centre-back Fjortoft and moving into flat .
Blair Alston and Ogkmpoe shortly burst on the border of the box but were off target with their shots.
Celtic had brought for the Australian’s very first appearance of the season following a knee injury on Tom Rogic in place of Elyounoussi, since Neil Lennon tried to inject any life to his group also Vakoun Bayo replaced Edouard.
Ryan Christie sent a first-time strike from 20 yards and Bayo had a header but they had a call that was near deep into five minutes of stoppage time when Ogkmpoe had been inches away from connecting with the cross of Scott McMann.

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