East Kilbride 0-2 Celtic: Deila avoids cup upset as Kazim-Richards opens account

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Celtic beat East Kilbride in the Scottish Cup this afternoon.

Celtic have advanced into the next round of the Scottish Cup after edging past East Kilbride with a 2-0 victory this afternoon.

The Bhoys had a tough week after losing to Ross County and Aberdeen, and manager Ronny Deila desperately needed a strong result to ease some of the pressure on him.

He got the victory he wanted, as Celtic travelled to face the semi-professional side East Kilbride, and came away with a 2-0 victory.

Star striker Leigh Griffiths added to his account with the opening goal after 21 minutes, before new signing Colin Kazim-Richards sealed the win in the second half with his first goal for the club since joining from Feyenoord on Monday.

The result is unlikely to ease much of the pressure on Celtic boss Deila, who many fans still want out of the club after a somewhat unconvincing win over minnows East Kilbride.

Even after switching to a 4-4-2 system - something fans have been desperate to see for some time now - Deila remains under pressure, and will be looking to win the Scottish Cup after their victory this afternoon.

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