CELTIC came from behind to pick up three points against Ross County on Saturday, capitalising on The Rangers’ slip-up in Paisley.
The Ibrox side drew 1-1 with St Mirren, passing the chance to Celtic to extend their lead at the top of the table. The Hoops did so, beating Ross County 2-1, with all three goals coming in the second half.
Credit where credit is due, the heads could easily have dropped, especially conceding a questionable penalty. However, the players kept their heads high, with Turnbull and Haksabanovic scoring for the Hoops.
As Celtic heads into the World Cup break nine points clear, here are three talking points from Saturday’s match.
Hatate’s Man of the Match
Rightly so, Hatate was awarded man of the match for his performance in the game. The midfielder was excellent and his assist for the first goal summed up his display perfectly. He was clever with the ball at his feet, taking some nice touches. Using skill, he glided by the opposition and sprayed some brilliant passes.
Referees and VAR; There’s no winning
Words can’t describe how poor David Munro was today, and VAR wasn’t much better. The penalty was one of the worst to be awarded while VAR has been in Scottish football.
From letting the County keeper get away with an illegal infringement to blowing for needless fouls and not blowing at all in some occasions. It was a dire performance from Munro. It shows, yet again, that money would be better spent on training these officials than handing them VAR. The equipment isn’t a quick fix.
Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic Don’t Stop
The heads didn’t drop today, which was great to say. The team must be feeling fatigued with the number of games they’ve played recently, but they didn’t let to show.
Now, with 15 games played, Celtic lead The Rangers by nine points, winning 14 matches.