Hamilton Accies fell to a last-gasp defeat to Celtic at Celtic Park on Wednesday night, but will take plaudits for their performance.

It wasn't the roasting that Accies fans might have feared prior to kick-off, with their side giving a good account of themselves in Glasgow.

Celtic led 1-0 at the interval through a Ryan Christie goal, but Hamilton gave a good account of themselves, even if they couldn't put a dent in the home defence.

In the second half Celtic predictably dominated, but Hamilton had a glorious chance to equalise when Sam Stubbs saw a header crash off the post.

They did grab a leveller through sub Marios Ogkmpoe, but Celtic captain Scott Brown scored their winner deep into stoppage time.

That's the kind of win that earns you championships, just when it looks like a win has slipped through your fingers.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon made three changes to the line-up that beat Ross County convincingly on Sunday, with Moritz Bauer, Nir Bitton and Olivier Ntcham in for Jeremie Frimpong, Christopher Jullien and Tom Rogic, perhaps with an eye on the Betfred Cup final against Rangers on Sunday.

Hamilton Accies also have arguably more important matters at hand on Saturday with the visit of St Mirren, and head coach Brian Rice also made three changes to the side that drew at Livingston. Will Collar, Scott Martin and David Moyo came in for Johnny Hunt, George Oakley and Marios Ogkmpoe, all of whom were on the bench.

Accies attacked their illustrious opponents from the start and tried to get some inroads, but the closest they went was when Will Collar's free kick was deflected wide for a corner in three minutes.

You don't often get much more than that in a game against Celtic, and so it proved as the champions took the lead in 13 minutes.

A sweeping move down the left saw Lewis Morgan's shot parried by Luke Southwood, but it was straight at Ryan Christie, who gleefully smashed it into the net.

Sam Stubbs threw himself at a ball at the left post to concede a corner in 24 minutes, and when Christie swung it in, the same defender headed it out of the box, but only as far as Ntcham, who volleyed well over.

Ryan Christie put Celtic ahead

A rare Accies attack in 29 minutes saw Lewis Smith open for a shot, but a well-aimed toe took the sting out of his shot, and Fraser Forster gathered.

Mickel Miller tried to thread a ball through to Scott Martin moments later, but it was well cut out by the big Celtic keeper.

Celtic let their visitors attack, and Scott McMann drove down the let and when his cut-back was blocked, Miller sent a shot over.

However, the quality was very much still in evidence and Celtic reminded Accies of that in 34 minutes when Christie sent a deft chip just past the right post from the left side of the box.

The Hamilton defence was caught napping again four minutes later, with Ntcham's shot flying past the left, hitting the stanchion and rolling round the outside of the net.

Accies created a decent chance in 48 minutes when McMann burst through the middle and sent Smith through on the left, but his low, angled shot slipped past the right post.

Hamilton came desperately close to levelling in 55 minutes when Miller's free kick from the left was headed off the right post by Stubbs, with Forster at full stretch.

Celtic went close to doubling their lead in 70 minutes when Christie drove in from the left, had a shot blocked. then ventured further into the box and struck a low shot off the left post.

The hosts went close again in 72 minutes when a darting move down the right saw sub Leigh Griffiths turns his man but his shot was blocked, and Mikey Johnston fired the rebound past the left post.

Accies could have levelled in 87 minuetes when sub George Oakley was sent through the middle in 87 minutes but with options available he opted for a shot, which Forster saved.

Marios Ogkmpoe drew Accies level in 90 minutes, burying a shot into the bottom right corner from a long throw-in.

However, Celtic threw everything they had at Accies in the closing stages, and Brown left Southwood helpless with a low shot into the bottom right corner, two minutes into stoppage time.

CELTIC: Forster, Bauer, Ajer, Bitton, Taylor, Brown, McGregor, Ntcham (Johnston, 59), Forrest (Frimpong, 87), Christie, Morgan (Griffiths, 68).

Subs (not used): Gordon (GK), Jullien, Rogic, Sinclair.

HAMILTON: Southwood, McGowan, Stubbs, Easton, McMann, Collar (Oakley, 83), Gogic, Martin, L. Smith (Beck, 85), Miller, Moyo (Ogkmpoe, 77).

Subs (not used): Fon Williams (GK), Hunt, Cunningham, Hamilton.

Referee: Alan Muir.