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Ntcham's 25-yard strike keeps Celtic top on goal difference after narrow win over Dundee

The French midfielder hit the decisive goal just after the hour mark.

The Celtic players congratulate match-winner Olivier Ntcham.
The Celtic players congratulate match-winner Olivier Ntcham.
Image: Jeff Holmes

Celtic 1
Dundee 0

A SECOND-HALF goal from Olivier Ntcham was enough to earn Celtic three points at home to Dundee this afternoon.

The reigning champions, who remain unbeaten domestically since the start of last season, stay top of the table on goal difference as Aberdeen were also 1-0 winners away to Hibernian.

Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops came close in the first half through Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor but Dundee keeper Scott Bain was equal to the test.

Bain was kept bust throughout the game at Parkhead, but it was French midfielder Ntcham who broke the deadlock on 61 minutes.

As space opened up in front of him, the summer arrival from Manchester City let fly from 25 yards to find the bottom corner.

Dundee, who had Ireland and ex-Celtic defender Darren O’Dea in their team, remain eighth in the table.

Next up for Celtic is a trip to Munich to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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