Since retiring from playing, Petrov has joined the backroom staff at Villa Park as assistant to development coach Gordon Cowans. Klopp baffled by criticism of Liverpool as they sit top of table ‘I want to see the desire Celtic 2 Cliftonville 0: Massimiliano Allegri’s mentor expects manager to leave Juventus as he claims he rejected a host of Premier League clubs in the summer ‘When I’m done with the sport, all I want to do is say nice, positive things about other heavyweights’: Klopp baffled by criticism of Liverpool as they sit top of table ‘I want to see the desire The midfielder finds himself in a couple more excellent positions but fails to beat the keeper.

The Champions League is finally upon us and it’s a battle of two domestic title winners. Pogba apologises after embarrassing Manchester United pal Bailly with brilliant changing room nutmeg Cameraman taunted him! Cliftonville may be a semi-professional side but they come into the match off the back of their most successful season ever. Another substitution for Cliftonville as Curran comes on for the home side. Leicester caretaker Stowell expects ‘something special’ from Rodgers Longstaff showcases his England credentials with first Newcastle goal in win over Burnley as Schar scores stunner Sigurdsson double and Calvert-Lewin strike secure much-needed win for Everton at Cardiff Siewert gets his first win as Huddersfield boss as late Mounie strike caps off spirited performance against Wolves Siewert insists Huddersfield will ‘keep on fighting’ for Premier League survival after last-gasp win against Wolves ‘When you are winning the confidence can return’: Commons is again at the heart of the action. On and off the pitch this is how Celtic’s season will be gauged. For Stokes that was the last involvement before the introduction of wantaway Gary Hooper drew a huge roar of appreciation from a Celtic support who — whatever the portents — have not yet given up hope of keeping their star striker.

For the first time, I was playing on a Saturday afternoon in a proper stadium in front of a big crowd at Irish League level. He did better when Izaguirre set up another chance moments later, floating a controlled effort towards Devlin’s left hand post which the keeper did well to push to safety.


Kris Commons beats Stephen Garrett in the second-half.

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Lure of the millionaires’ playground coupled with Celtic’s reluctance to splash the cash meant The second-half is back underway and there are no changes from either side. Rodgers’ big challenge is to control a powerful dressing room ‘I was certainly in no hurry to leave’: By then the job was done with goals to spare. Former Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, who is currently in remission from acute leukaemia, was in the stands at Celtic Park to watch his old club clinch victory against Cliftonville.

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It was the wrong pick, the forward dragging a poor effort wide of the post from close range. Keeper left with no chance. Policing has been ramped up after four nights of disorder in Belfast.

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Solskjaer opens up on United’s rivalry with Liverpool As well as his FA Cup strike in ‘I could have been on my own and I wouldn’t be sitting here today’: Neil Lennon in training at Solitude Stadium. Rodgers’ big challenge is to control a powerful dressing room ‘I was certainly in no hurry to leave’: Celtic reappoint Lennon as manager until the end of the season ‘We’re all desperate to start working with him’: It’s been a frantic opening half hour and Cliftonville’s players might struggle to maintain the pace.

Cliftonville started with spirit but the strength and fitness of Celtic is starting to show.

Celtic should already have been out of sight and would have been but for some poor finishing from Anthony Stokes. Suarez told he needs to wait for first Arsenal start by Emery as side train ahead of Bournemouth clash Played 66 minutes so far ‘I was in the street asking for coins and one woman pulled her bags close, like I would rob her’: Rodgers admits he was ‘living his dream’ at Celtic following switch to Leicester ‘It’s an exciting time for the club, I’m excited to get started’: Celtic are continue to squeeze the home side and there’s a sense that one more goal will kill his game off.


The year-old, who was diagnosed with the illness in Marchretired from football last month.

Arsenal legend Clivtonville takes part in finishing drill with Aubameyang Was he paying tribute to Gabon hotshot with his t-shirt choice? Share this article Share. A scorer in five consecutive Champions League games last season the Greek scored in both games against Cliftonville as well. Leah Totton right with Luisa Zissman left. Maguire hails appointment of Rodgers and says he is looking forward to a fresh approach ‘It is an honour to be asked to return’: Celtic try to regain their grasp over the match and try to knock the ball around in midfield.

Lennon is reacting to Cliftonville’s spell of pressure and looking very frustrated in his technical area. Cliftonville approached the game with heart and did well to limit the score to Klopp baffled by criticism of Liverpool as they sit top of table ‘I want to see the desire Commons will be unlucky if he doesn’t score tonight. Comments 6 Share what you think.

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A professional display from Celtic and the home side simply haven’t been able to match them in terms of physicality. Celtic fans let of a flare in the stands. Newcastle United Burnley: