Celtic have dropped a further two points after drawing 2-2 to Livingston last night at a rather snowy Tony Macaroni stadium, meaning they’re now 20 points behind Rangers. For Livingston last night’s draw means it was their 10th game in a row without a defeat, which they happily expressed to their visitors after the match.
15 minutes into the first half Livingston player Ciaron Brown opened the score line with a header from the centre of the box to that met the bottom right corner of the net, making it 1-0. Following this Celtic player Leigh Griffiths left footed shot from the centre of the box, but it was just off target.
Mohamed Elyounoussi secured the first goal for Celtic where he sent the ball soaring into the back of the net from the centre of the box. Celtic weren’t okay with keeping it 1-1 as Nir Bitton sent the ball into the top right corner making it 2-1 in the 38th minute.
After Half time Jay Emmanuel-Thomas came in with the equaliser in the 60th minute as he was able to meet the back of the net.
In an unpredictable series of events, Ismaila Soro was replaced by Celtic captain Scott Brown who was sent off mere minutes later after what the referee deemed to be deliberate and violent conduct against Livingstone player Jaze kabia.
An additional five minutes were awarded in extra time, but the match ended 2-2.
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon was quoted saying: ”I’m disappointed we got ourselves in front and played well and we gave away two poor goals from our point of view, it’s another draw and there’s been too many this season.”