Maloney at the double for Celtic

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Shaun Maloney celebrated his return to the Scotland squad with a brace as Celtic came from behind to beat Hamilton 3-1 at Parkhead and go top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Mark McLaughlin scored a shock opener for the visitors after three minutes and Hoops goalkeeper Fraser Forster prevented the home side falling further behind before Maloney, back in Craig Levein's squad for the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Spain, levelled with a header.

The former Aston Villa player put the Hoops ahead with a wonderful free-kick after the break before Gary Hooper sealed the win that takes Celtic above Old Firm rivals Rangers on goal difference.

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