Wednesday evening wasn’t a great night for Celtic fans and we certainly left it late to secure victory over Hamilton Academical at Parkhead.
24-year-old Ryan Christie gave us the advantage 13 minutes in as he hit his 17th goal of the 2019/20 campaign, but we failed to build on that lead despite dominating the game. The sucker punch came in the 90th minute as the visitors levelled, but skipper Scott Brown stepped up two minutes later to ensure our eleventh consecutive win.
With all eyes on the Scottish League Cup clash with Rangers, after their own slip up, we now have a two point advantage and given how close the race has been so far, that could be massive for the remainder of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the game, manager Neil Lennon admitted it wasn’t a game that anyone would’ve enjoyed, but he felt it was normal as it’s impossible not to have one eye on the weekend’s action.
“I didn’t enjoy it. Yesterday, you guys were all asking me about the cup final. There is no doubt subconsciously that would have played on the minds of some of them going into the game tonight, you could feel it around the stadium as well. We were flat at times and then the psychology towards the end when we looked a bit tired and that’s mental fatigue not physical. And then the psychology of the game again, they equalise and then we come to life again and get the goal from Scott. It is a huge goal, it keeps the momentum going. That’s 11 wins in a row, we are top of the league and we rested some players. You will see a different team on Sunday, mentally and physically, no question of that and that is just natural going into a cup final.”
Advantage is ours, can we take another one on Sunday?
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