Celtic: 2012-13 by the numbers

Posted by Andy Muirhead

Rather than focusing on Sunday's victory, I decided to look at the numbers for Celtic. A wee bit of fun after a game that was meaningless, despite the good performance from the players all round.

Danny Lawson/AP PhotoGeorgios Samaras celebrates after one of his two goals in Celtic's victory Sunday.

FOUR-ZERO: the score for Celtic as they defeated Dundee United, who finished in sixth place in the SPL, 32 points behind league champions Celtic on 79 points.

It was Celtic's first win in the past seven away games, thanks to goals from three different scorers. Two goals from Georgios Samaras, one from Kris Commons and one from Anthony Stokes.

It was the 16th game this season Celtic have scored four goals or more. In the last six games, Celtic won four, drew one and lost one. They scored 17 goals and conceded five, securing 13 points out of a possible 18.

Other numbers of note

Total league attendance: 891,415
Average attendance: 46,917
Biggest crowd:v St.Johnstone (May 11) 57,000
Smallest attendance: v Dundee (Feb. 24) 39,959
Goals: Gary Hooper, 19; Kris Commons, 11.
Assists: Commons, 11; Adam Matthews 8; Hooper, 7; Emilo Izaguirre, 7.
Shots: 549 on goal, 285 on target, 92 goals. Commons: 82 shots, 44 on target; Hooper 82 shots, 48 on target; Victor Wanyama 59 shots, 23 on target.
Red cards: Celtic saw red just once in the league, when Wanyama was sent off in the 1-1 draw with St Mirren March 31; the red card was later downgraded to yellow.
Yellow cards: 47 in the league, joint lowest with Motherwell, with Wanyama again the biggest culprit with nine.
Clean sheets: Fraser Forster had 15 in the league after 21 last term.
Appearances: Forster made the most league appearances for Celtic this season, with 34 starts. Lukasz Zaluska had just four league appearances.

With the end of the campaign -- bar the Cup final against Hibs on Sunday --- Neil Lennon has managed 173 games as Celtic manager, winning 121, drawing 22 and losing 30 in his three years and two months in the job.

But more important, Celtic have now won TWO SPL titles in a row and could win their SECOND Scottish Cup under Lennon.

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