Edouard moves Celtic 10 points clear

Edouard moves Celtic 10 points clear

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Scott Sinclair’s could not find the net at Dens Park but Celtic would take the points late on

Odsonne Edouard’s 96th-minute goal moved Celtic 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership as Dundee’s relegation fears worsened.

James Forrest and Scott Sinclair had multiple efforts as the visitors dominated the opening period.

Scott Wright could have put Dundee in front, the midfielder going through on goal only to be denied by Scott Bain.

It looked as though the hosts had done enough to earn a point until James Forrest squared for Edouard to convert.

Celtic make pressure count – eventually

It was almost relentless Celtic pressure with Kieran Tierney’s effort deflected wide via a deflection, James Forrest knocking over from a promising position and Callum McGregor off target then denied by Semy Dieng.

The goalkeeper was less convincing with a block on Scott Brown’s long-ranger, which created another chance for Odsonne Edouard that had to be dealt with.

Dundee hearts were in mouths again when Celtic attempted a rehearsed corner routine. McGregor found Forrest on the edge of the box and the Scotland winger’s volley was blocked by team-mate Brown right in front of goal.

There was more assured goalkeeping from Dieng when Sinclair attempted to curl home from the left-hand side of the box, the Swiss getting a powerful hand on the ball to turn it over.

The hosts had struggled to get out their own half but when they did they passed up the first half’s best chance. Kenny Miller released Scott Wright but the forward took the ball wide and Scott Bain came off his line to turn the eventual shot wide.

Wright could not get the better of Bain

Sinclair’s curling shot took a nick off a defender on its way just past the post, Tierney’s effort went wide and James Forrest’s strike met with a similar end via a deflection.

Dundee looked for a sucker punch in stoppage time but Martin Woods’ shot was tame and within seconds Edouard had won it for Celtic.

The striker played a one-two with Forrest and tapped home in a crowded six-yard box to send the visiting fans home happy.

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March 17, 2019 at 07:33AM

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