Conor Hazard’s B Team nightmare as sending off costs win

Celtic B Team faced Clyde in the Glasgow Cup this evening as Tommy McIntyre’s side looked to start their campaign with a win. However, they would suffer late disappointment as the prospect of a win was snatched away courtesy of a David Goodwillie penalty.

The goalkeeper made his first appearance of the season and provided stability between the sticks, saving a few efforts from The Bully Wee attackers. However, in the dying embers of the match, he was left exposed in a 1v1 and was sent off as a result.

The Irishman cleared out Goodwillie, allowing the referee to send him his marching orders then point to the spot. Ryan Mullen replaced Moffat with the task of defending Celtic’s goal against the penalty. Goodwillie, who has been in excellent form for Danny Lennon’s side, made no mistake from the spot and compounded Hazard’s mistake. The game finished 1-1 and it was a case of what might have been for McIntyre’s side.

Hazard will be regretting his sending off but will have enjoyed getting more minutes on the pitch. Although, he will likely want to play more football and a move in the January window would likely benefit both club and player.

The player was recently awarded a new deal by Celtic but the taste of first-team football last year and games for N. Ireland may have whet his appetite to play regular games. A loan deal would be a perfect platform for Hazard to prove that he can do it for Celtic and N. Ireland in the future.

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