April 2016

No. of Shots

7 7

Shots on Target

4 4


42% 58%

Fouls Conceded

18 8

Corners Won

4 9


Goals Burke 64, Findlay 93

Griffiths 34

Killie Team

MacDonald, O'Donnell, Findlay, Taylor, Burke, Power, Tshibola , Jones, (Ndjoli 84), Brophy, (McKenzie 90), Stewart, (Dicker 80). 
Subs Not Used: Bachmann, Byrne, K Boyd, Wilson  

Attendance: 10,988

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Match Recap: 

Kilie struck deep into injury time to beat champions Celtic 2-1 at Rugby Park as the Hoops plunged to another away day defeat.
Brendan Rodgers ’ side had taken the lead in the first half after Leigh Griffiths scored in the 34th minute, which was his first league goal in nine games.

The visitors were unable to add to their tally and Killie equalised via Chris Burke who struck from outside the box to beat Gordon.

Both sides searched for a winner with Celtic looking the more likely to score but they lacked a cutting edge at times.

But a late Burke corner found former Celtic youth player Stuart Findlay, who rose highest to head the ball home in the 93rd minute.

Kilmarnock have moved up to fourth with the win, leapfrogging Celtic who slipped down to fifth.

That's two wins in a row for Steve Clarke's side at home to the reigning champions.

They are now unbeaten against Celtic in their last four meetings and they overtake the visitors into fourth in the Premiership table.


Steve Clarke:  "Stuart Findlay hasn't trained all week. He put himself forward to play, was feeling his knee at half-time, but he decided to carry on and got his rewards. We've picked up a great three points, but we still feel we've left some points behind in other games, so that's a measure of where we see ourselves.  We had good players not involved today. That's a measure of how well we've worked to improve the squad and we hope can challenge in the top half.  I thought the officials were good today, It was feisty, it was competitive. A yellow card (for Dedryk Boyata) was probably the correct decision."

Brenda Rodgers : "We had fairly good control of the game. There weren't a lot of chances either way.  But we didn't do the basics well. From the first corner, we didn't come out well enough and protect the space. Chris Burke gets in on the right side. Then the second goal is just basic. It's a corner. You can see Kilmarnock didn't even want to take it. Chris Burke puts it in and we don't defend it strong enough. To lose the game is disappointing."

Aaron Tishbola:   “Youssouf is a great guy, I learned a lot from him when he was here. We are fellow international team-mates too but, of course, when you get on the pitch there are no friends in football. We spoke about it after and had a laugh. Everything was fine. He wanted to do the best for his club. I certainly wanted to show my own form for mine. Youssouf showed his for us last year but I had to say this year is my turn and I’m coming to put my stamp on things and boss it.”

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