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8th Apr, 2018 | 3:57pm

Attacking pair must be starting cup clash: Three things learned in Celtic win v Hamilton


Celtic moved one win away from retaining the Scottish Premiership title after an uninspiring 2-1 win over Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers made a few changes to his side, the most interesting being the return of Scott Bain in goals and Patrick Roberts making his first start since last year.

The Bhoys took the lead after only three minutes, as some good trickery from Roberts set up Callum McGregor who finished with aplomb.

The game then went into a lull until Kristoffer Ajer misjudged a long ball allowing Rakish Bingham to equalise.

Hamilton were reduced to 10 men just before half-time when Darren Lyon was sent-off for two quick bookings, and the Hoops took full advantage when sub Leigh Griffiths scored within a minute of coming on in the second-half.

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Despite having the man advantage the Bhoys failed to create many chances, the closest effort being a Scott Sinclair effort which was tipped round the post.

The Hoops can now look ahead to next Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers after the win which takes them one step closer to the title.

Here, Football Insider looks at three things we learned in Celtic’s over Hamilton, including which duo must be starting the cup semi-final clash.

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