Dundee 1-2 Celtic: Simunovic (45), Armstrong (52) El-Bakhtaoui (76)

Key moments

Half-time goal breaks the deadlock
Forrest’s overall wide play
El-Bakhtaoui Stunner

Player Ratings:

Craig Gordon – 3/5

Quiet game, with very little to do. Couldn’t do anything to stop the Dundee goal

Mikael Lustig – 2.5/5

Looked very tired and did not cope with his man down the wing, being beaten on a number of occasions.

Dedryck Boyata – 3/5

Given plenty of time on the ball but did not do anything with it. Nearly scored with a header which was well headed of the line. Beaten too easy by El-Bakhtaoui in run-up to the Dundee goal.

Jozo Simunovic – 4/5

Came into the side for Erik Sviatchenko and was defensively solid. Scored the opening goal which is only his second in a hoops jersey.

Kieran Tierney – 2.5/5

Did not drive forward, and looked very tired. Looks as if he needs a rest.

Scott Brown – 3.5/5

Very strong in midfield, breaking up pieces of play. An excellent, solid performance by the skipper.

Callum McGregor – 3/5

Today was McGregor’s 100th appearance for Celtic. Drove forward well at times but had no real impact on the game.

Stuart Armstrong – 4/5

Thriving performance in midfield, covering ground well. Some great crosses into the box and took his glancing header well.

Scott Sinclair – 2/5

Did not cause the Dundee defence any problems and fired a great chance over the crossbar. Another player that looks as if he is needing a rest.

James Forrest – 4/5

One of his best performances this season. Caused Dundee problems all day and grabbed two assists.

Moussa Dembele – 2.5/5

Didn’t get a lot of service up top and again had a very quiet game.


Eboue Kouassi – 2/5

Replace McGregor for the final twenty minutes. Strong in challenges and picked up a booking.

Patrick Roberts – 2/5

Replaced the excellent James Forrest and never did anything down the right-hand side.

Overall, yesterday was a hard-fought contest. It was a scrappy game for most part with both sides going toe-to-toe with one another. James Forrest’s service into the box was terrific with Simunovic and Armstrong latching onto them.

A few players looked as though they needed a rest with not all playing to their full potential. The Dundee goal was a screamer with Brendan Rodgers praising El-Bakhtaoui for his strike. Our sixth league title is now in touching distance with only Ian Cathro’s Hearts in our way. Celtic just can’t kick the unhealthy obsession with being invincible as one hack wrote over the weekend, the dark clouds are hanging over Celtic Park for sure.

Celtsarehere MOTM: Stuart Armstrong

Declan McConville  



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