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Dembele Proves His Worth Yet Again

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Delmele celebrates his first goal

Saturday 25th February 2017 - Celtic 2 (Dembele 45, 59(p)) Hamilton Academical 0

Celtic recorded our 21st league victory in row, defeating a stuffy Hamilton side 2-0 at Celtic Park with two goals from Moussa Dembele, the first of which was an incredible strike.

Brendan Rodgers made three changes from the team which defeated Motherwell last week, Sviatchenko, Gamboa and Armstrong all started, with Leigh Griffths on the bench.

The game started off quite slowly, as Celtic found it difficult to break down a Hamilton team which kept most players behind the ball at all times, Celtic's rhythm wasn't helped by an early injury to James Forrest, who was caught with what looked like a poor challenge by Redmond, he was replaced by Gary Mackay-Steven.

Celtic's first real chance was created by the ever dangerous Kieran Tierney, who flashed a perfect ball across goal to Stuart Armstrong, who with the goal gaping somehow managed to hit the bar, an incredible miss.

Just when it seemed the game was heading to half-time goal less, Demebele struck, and what a goal it was. Taking the ball in midfield, he bamboozled Donati and curled a wonderful strike into the top corner. The goal was Larssonesque, that's how good it was (1-0).

Celtic's first real chance of the second half came when a Dembele shot was deflected for a corner, but the second goal wasn't long in coming, a maurading run from Tierney was halted in the box and Dembele stepped up from the spot for his 29th goal of the season (2-0).

Try as we might Celtic couldn't get that third goal, the nearest efforts a Sinclair goal that was ruled offside and Armstrong's touch letting him down in the penalty box when presented with a great chance. Dembele was eventually replaced by Griffiths to a deserved standing ovation. Craig Gordon made his first save in injury time, doing well to turn a Brophy header over the bar and that was the last action of the game, as Celtic racked up yet another win.

The Celtic machine rolls on and on, next stop Inverness on Wednesday.