Celtic 1 St Johnstone 1
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