Scottish Premiership: Hamilton boss Alex Neil buoyant after Celtic Park win

Alex Neil: Hamilton Accies player-boss masterminded the historic win at Celtic Park
Image: Alex Neil: Hamilton Accies player-boss masterminded the historic win at Celtic Park

Hamilton Accies player-boss Alex Neil believes fans should be "top of the world" after the historic 1-0 win at Celtic.

Ali Crawford scored the only goal of the game four minutes after the interval to take newly-promoted Accies to the top of the Scottish Premiership, just five months after clinching a place in the league with a play-off victory against Hibernian.

This victory was Hamilton's first success at Celtic Park since 1938 and only their second triumph in Glasgow’s east end in 125 years.

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Hamilton have gone top of the SPFL after beating Celtic 1-0 at Celtic Park. Ronny Deila's team are now six points behind the leaders in sixth place.

Neil said: "If you are a Hamilton Accies fan and not top of the world at the moment, you never will be. If you're an Accies fan this is the pinnacle.

"We had a really successful season last year that culminated in going to Hibs and knocking them out the Premiership but today it was David versus Goliath if you look at the teams.

"Celtic are an institution in Scotland, where we're a small club with 1500 fans. Celtic have 50,000 and that's only the ones who come to the games.

"There's a huge gulf in terms of the clubs but on the pitch it's 11 against 11 and I thought our team were magnificent, particularly as they were such a young group.

"I am with the players every day and I see how hard they work and I want it so bad for them. All the plaudits they get is fully deserved."

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