• Kyodo


In-form Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura scored a second-half goal Sunday to help Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League.

Nakamura netted a trademark free-kick from 25 meters in the 55th minute to put the visitors on level terms before substitute Kenny Miller struck the winner 20 minutes later as Celtic moved 10 points clear at the top of the league table.

The goal was the fifth of the season for Nakamura and his first since scoring a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Dundee United on Oct. 14. “I thought the defensive wall was placed closer to me than it has to be, but the ref ignored when I complained about it, then I thought, ‘OK, I’ll give this a try,’ ” Nakamura said of his goal.

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