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Celtic need last-minute goal to avoid league shocker against Ross County

Early days in the Scottish Premier League but St Mirren are sitting pretty.

Ross County's Mark Corcoran holds off Celtic Mikael Lustig.
Ross County's Mark Corcoran holds off Celtic Mikael Lustig.
Image: Trevor Martin/PA Wire

GLASGOW CELTIC SNATCHED a late draw with virtually the last kick of the game against Ross County.

Kris Commons popped up deep into injury time to plunder an equaliser for The Bhoys and secure a 1-1 draw at the Global Energy Stadium at Dingwall.

Tony Watt drove a shot in that was parried by County’s Michael Fraser before Commons pounced to score. It was almost too much for Celtic manager Neil Lennon to take as he danced a jig of joy on the sideline.

Referee Craig Thomson blew for time the moment the moment the game was kicked restarted.

Richard Brittain had earlier given County their first ever Premier League goal when he unleashed a piledriver past Fraser Forster in the Celtic goal.

Charlie Mulgrew found himself with a fine chance to draw the visitors level but the defender’s free-kick cracked the crossbar.

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Chance for 2-0

Brittain came perilously close to doubling County’s lead with 10 minutes left on the clock but his rasping shot struck the woodwork as Forster watched on helplessly.

Beram Kayal and Georgios Samara came close for Celtic in the closing stages but the real drama was reserved for injury time.

While Ross County manager Derek Adams was disappointed not to have won against the SPL champions, Celtic boss Neil Lennon took some positives from his side’s performance. He told the BBC:

We were pedestrian on the ball at times. The overall emotion is that I am pleased. It’s as if the warning light comes on with 20 minutes to play.

The result leaves Celtic in third on four points while County, with three draws in succession, are a point further back and fifth.

St Mirren are the early leaders. They take on Pat Fenlon’s Hibernian from 3pm on Saturday.

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