Celtic on This Day – Bhoys survive late scare in Perth, Gordon celebrates double save

ON THIS DAY in 2015 Celtic warmed up for the UEFA Cup visit from Inter Milan with a decent 2-1 win away at St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, on the way to another title win.

The Celtic side was Gordon, Matthews, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Brown, Bitton
Mackay-Steven, Armstrong, Johansen and Griffiths.

Celtic arrived in Perth on the back of a tremendous run of form, having won 7 games in the spin. Indeed Craig Gordon had not conceded a goal in over 800 minutes of football.

Leigh Griffths opened the scoring for Ronny Deila’s side with just 35 seconds on the clock after a wonderful through ball from Nir Bitton.

When Stefan Johansen added a second in the second half it looked like it was game over but Michael O’Halloran pulled one back and it took a remarkable double save in the closing seconds from Craig Gordon to secure the points. The big goalkeeper celebrated like he had scored himself.

Watch the highlights below and enjoy the game tonight!


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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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