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Celtic beat Hamilton

Celtic beat Hamilton

Mohamed Elyounoussi set up the only goal less than four minutes into his Celtic career as the champions consolidated their lead in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 1-0 win at Hamilton, reports The Daily Mail. The loan signing from Southampton sent in a low cross which James Forrest converted for his seventh goal in nine Celtic games. The early goal was the only major incident in a completely one-sided opening period but Celtic’s failure to capitalise on their dominance allowed Hamilton to make a game of it after half-time. However, the hosts could not trouble goalkeeper Fraser Forster and Celtic survived a late scare to see out their fifth consecutive league win this season. Former Molde and Basel winger Elyounoussi was handed the left-wing berth in the absence of the injured Mikey Johnston and he had a decent effort blocked before his assist. Odsonne Edouard’s deft touch sent Elyounoussi ahead of the Hamilton defence and he drove in a left-footed cross which Forrest side-footed home from six yards. The debutant was joined in the starting line-up by his Norway team-mate Kristoffer Ajer, who recovered from a groin problem to replace the injured Nir Bitton in the only other change to the team that beat Rangers at Ibrox.

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