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Celtic 1 St Johnstone 1

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St Johnstone

Celtic Park

Sat 26th Aug 3.00pm



Celtic dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone at Celtic Park.

The visitors went in front before the break when Steven MacLean took advantage of a Craig Gordon mistake.

But substitute Callum McGregor equalised with a low strike eleven minutes from time - thus making it 53 unbeaten domestic games for the champions.

Saints suffered an immediate blow after Murray Davidson was carried off following an unfortunate clash of heads with team-mate Aaron Comrie.

Leigh Griffiths could then only find the side-netting as the action resumed, before delivering a free-kick headed over by Mikael Lustig.

Goalkeeper Alan Mannus next saved from James Forrest - until his side went in front six minutes before the break when Gordon's misplaced pass allowed substitute Liam Craig to set-up McLean.

Scott Sinclair went close to an equaliser on the stroke of half-time, while Tom Rogic also challenged the target from distance upon the restart.

Griffiths then had a free-kick opportunity but couldn't hit the target and Mannus also tipped over from substitute Stuart Armstrong.

However, fellow replacement McGregor finally curled a 79th minute equaliser into the bottom corner, while Sinclair, Lustig and substitute Jonny Hayes later threatened to improve on it.

Celtic: Gordon, Ralston (McGregor 61), Lustig, Bitton, Tierney, Brown, Ntcham (Armstrong 46), Forrest (Hayes 46), Rogic, Sinclair, Griffiths

subs (unused): Simunovic, de Vries, Benyu, Ajer

Goals: McGregor (79)

St Johnstone: Mannus, Foster, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Easton, Paton, Wotherspoon (Tanser 76), Davidson (Craig 8), Comrie, O'Halloran (Johnstone 81), MacLean

subs (unused): Clark, Scougall, Gilchrist, Cummins

Goals: MacLean (39)

Ref: W. Collum


Date:Saturday August 26 2017
Time: 10:15PM

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