The Celtic fans covered their eyes in horror late on this afternoon against Motherwell. A corner was swung in from the far side, and the visitors netted from it.
Joe Hart threw himself at the ball unnecessarily, and it trickled in via Jon Obika. Post-match, manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his side had to defend it to a higher level. He said (Celtic FC on YouTube): “I think it’s one of them ones we have to better in that moment. Whether it’s lost by organisation or whatever, you have to see that. The corner’s fallen in a decisive moment of the game.”
After they conceded, there was a wave of emotion in the ground and the potential for the Hoops to get a late winner, but it wasn’t to be. Sloppy defending and a lack of attacking intensity cost the Bhoys in the end.
Particularly for the equaliser, the champions’ rearguard has to be stronger, and they will be asked yet more questions midweek against Lazio.