Wednesday 23 May 2018

Robbie Keane clockwatch

6mins: Keane links up with fellow Celtic new boy Diomansy Kamara, with the Senegalese winning a free-kick 35 yards from goal. Ki Sung-Yong's set-piece draws a smart save from Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cameron Bell.

25: Drops deep to receive the ball, turns and runs at the Killie defence before spreading it wide to Aiden McGeady, who is impeded as he cuts inside on to his left foot. Free comes to nothing.

29: Receives pass from Kamara and plays through-ball into the left channel for Marc-Antoine Fortune, who forces a corner.

31: McGeady cuts in from the right and lays the ball square to Keane, whose sidefooted effort from the edge of the box drifts just wide.

32: Shapes to shoot from outside the box again, but loses his balance, gets to his feet claiming he was fouled.

35: Fortune is barged to the ground as he advances towards goal and the loose ball runs to Keane, whose right-foot chip from inside the box is too high.

38: Sprints through on goal, but his attempt to sidefoot a shot into Bell's left-hand corner is foiled by the goalkeeper, who gets up to deny Keane again at the expense of a corner.

49: McGeady spots a good run from Keane, but the pass forces him out wide to the left flank. Plays a short pass to Fortune who is fouled.

67: Dashes towards the near post to meet a Fortune cross from the right on the volley, but Simon Ford gets a decisive block to divert it wide. Incredibly, no corner is given.

79: Sub Paul Caddis fires in a cross from the right which is headed clear by Killie captain Manuel Pascali with Keane in close attendance.

87: Fails to control Kamara's pass with his back to goal, but a lucky deflection presents him with a chance to shoot. however, his effort is blocked by Bell.

Irish Independent

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