Celtic 1-0 Dundee

FULL-TIME: 1-0 Celtic. Olivier Ntcham's second-half goal separates the sides in the end. Dundee had plenty of chances, however, in an encouraging showing for the Dee. Celtic remain unbeaten in 59 matches.

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  1. Welcome to the Evening Telegraph live blog for today's Scottish Premiership clash between Celtic and Dundee. Kick-off at 3.

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  2. TEAM NEWS as Dundee aim to end Celtic's 58-game unbeaten run and extend their own to 4.

    Two changes for #Dundee from a fortnight ago with Leitch-Smith coming in for Moussa and Josh Meekings making his debut in place of Waddell. pic.twitter.com/S4OMz1zDHc
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  3. After scoring both goals in Dundee's 2-1 win over Hearts last time out Kerr Waddell would be right to feel a little aggrieved at being left out. It's a big call from Dee gaffer Neil McCann to give Josh Meekings his debut at Parkhead. Will it pay off?

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  4. Sofien Moussa has been off the boil of late and had a shocker against Hearts two weeks back. He is rightly dropped with A-Jay Leitch-Smith coming in. The nippy little striker has looked good when played. He will be trying to get in behind the Hoops' backline today.

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  5. FULL TEAM LINES

    Celtic: de Vries; Gamboa, Boyata, Bitton, Tierney; Ntcham, Kouassi, McGregor, Roberts, Sinclair; Griffiths.

    Subs: Hazard (GK), Dembele, Edouard, Ajer, Forrest, Henderson, Miller.

    Dundee: Bain; Hendry, Meekings, O'Dea; Kamara, Spence, McGowan, O'Hara, Holt, Deacon; Leitch-Smith.

    Subs: Parish (GK), Kerr, Moussa, El Bakhtaoui, Wolters, Curran, Waddell.

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  6. Given the personnel deployed it looks like Dundee are set to continue with their 3-5-2 shape. However, wing-backs Mark O'Hara and Kevin Holt may have to do a lot of defending as it switches to a 5-3-2.

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  7. Just over 10 minutes till kick-off here in the east end of Glasgow. Dundee will know as well as they play they need Celtic to have an off-day to get anything today. There should be no pressure on the men in dark blue, if they play without fear they might just sneak something.

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  8. 0 mins: We're underway here at Celtic Park as Glen Kamara kicks-off for Dundee.

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  9. 2 mins: Celtic have a free-kick on the edge of the box after Jack Hendry fouled Kieran Tierney.

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  10. 5 mins: Callum McGregor curls a left-footed effort wide for Celtic.

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  11. 6 mins: As predicted, Dundee are sitting in as a back five in a 5-3-2. They are still, however, trying to play the ball out from the back.

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  12. 10 mins: Leigh Griffiths nods the ball wide of Scott Bain's goal after getting on the end of a Patrick Roberts cross.

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  13. 11 mins: Celtic have won a corner.

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  14. 11 mins: Griffiths takes and the ball breaks kindly for Olivier Ntcham but he can't keep his shot down.

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  15. 15 mins: Griffiths curls a left-footed free-kick wide of Scott Bain's left-hand post. Dundee not playing badly here.

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  16. 20 mins: Kieran Tierney is the latest Celt to have a pop, firing a speculative drive wide of the goal.

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  17. 21 mins: Dundee are continuing to put pressure on themselves by playing the ball out from the back. Neither Meekings or Darren O'Dea look comfortable in possession.

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  18. 23 mins: Glen Kamara and Lewis Spence are doing their best to try and break up home attacks but Celtic fire the ball about at such a pace.

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  19. 26 mins: Worryingly for Dundee, skipper Darren O'Dea is down holding his ankle after a late challenge from Eboue Kouassi near the touchline.

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  20. 28 mins: O'Dea has been patched up and re-enters play.

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  21. 31 mins: Dundee have come into the game in the last few minutes. Paul McGowan has been key in dictating their play.

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  22. 32 mins: Down the left Kevin Holt has been an outlet but the Dee are yet to test Dorus de Vries in the home goal.

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  23. 32 mins: And there goes A-Jay Leitch-Smith with a shot at goal, saved by the Dutchman.

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  24. 35 mins: Roarie Deacon wins Dundee a corner.

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  25. 37 mins: Patrick Roberts tees up Callum McGregor to have a shot at goal but Bain stoops to make a smart save.

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  26. 42 mins: Paul McGowan finds himself deep in the Celtic box but can't pick out a team-mate.

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  27. 45 mins: HALF-TIME and Dundee can be pleased with their work in the first 45 minutes. Celtic did have chances but the Dark Blues have done well to limit them. At the other end of the park they have been tidy in possession without really threatening.

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  28. 45 mins: Celtic kick-off the second-half here at Parkhead.

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  29. 49 mins: Jack Hendry has dealt with everything Scott Sinclair has thrown at him today. A very impressive game from the young man, so far.

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  30. 50 mins: Kevin Holt drags a shot wide of de Vries' post after a Deacon corner breaks to him on the edge of the box.

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  31. 53 mins: Glen Kamara has made an excellent start to the second-half. He seems to have re-captured his early season form and is diving into everything.

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  32. 54 mins: YELLOW CARD DUNDEE Darren O'Dea ends up in referee Andrew Dallas' book for a late challenge on Roberts.

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  33. 55 mins: Leigh Griffiths takes the free-kick left-footed from the right-hand side but can't connect properly with Kouassi at the back post.

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  34. 59 mins: Bain makes saves from Roberts and Griffiths in quick succession to keep Dundee in it. Brilliant stops.

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  35. 60 mins: DUNDEE SUB Sofien Moussa comes on for Leitch-Smith.

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  36. 61 mins: GOAL Celtic Olivier Ntcham fires a right-footed drive beyond Bain from 25 yards out. 1-0.

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  37. 64 mins: The goal had been coming and Paul McGowan will be frustrated his misplaced pass allowed Ntcham to pick up the ball and smash his shot past Bain. It swerved a little in the air and wriggled past the keeper, who has been excellent today once again.

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  38. 65 mins: Roberts has been Dundee's tormentor-in-chief. They can't seem to pin him down for long enough to stop him. Frighteningly quick and skillful.

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  39. 67 mins: CELTIC SUB Liam Henderson replaces Eboue Kouassi.

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  40. 68 mins: de Vries produces a save straight out of the top drawer to keep McGowan's net-bound effort out. That was a great chance for the Dee.

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  41. 69 mins: The game has been stopped due to a clash of heads between Jack Hendry and Cristian Gamboa.

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  42. 71 mins: DUNDEE SUB Hendry won't continue and Jesse Curran comes on to take his place. There will be a change of shape, it seems.

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  43. 72 mins: Mark O'Hara has dropped in at centre-half with Curran taking his place on the right.

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  44. 73 mins: Deacon hooks a free-kick over the bar.

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  45. 75 mins: CELTIC SUB a change for the home side as Griffiths makes way for Moussa Dembele.

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  46. 76 mins: Bain makes another strong stop from Sinclair.

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  47. 77 mins: Deacon is clean through on goal but fires straight at de Vries who tips it over.

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  48. 77 mins: From the resulting corner O'Hara heads over.

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  49. 79 mins: CELTIC SUB one final change for the home side as Kristoffer Ajer replaces Gamboa.

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  50. 81 mins: YELLOW CARD DUNDEE Lewis Spence booked.

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  51. 84 mins: DUNDEE SUB it's the Dee's turn to make their last change. Faissal El Bakhtaoui on for Paul McGowan, who had a great game.

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  52. 88 mins: YELLOW CARD DUNDEE Kevin Holt picks up the card.

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  53. 90+1 mins: El Bakhtaoui stings de Vries' palms with a vicious volley from Moussa's knock down.

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