Celtic drew against St Mirren on Saturday in an entertaining clash. The Scottish Champions have been noticeably subdued in recent weeks, which is an understanding reaction to their relentless push towards the league title, which was secured at Tynecastle.
The game against St Mirren would bring difficulties regardless of when in the season the sides met and Saturday was no different as Stephen Robinson’s side battled for everything. Curtis Main was a constant thorn in the Celtic defence, especially in the air.
The striker benefited from a defensive mix-up between Tomoki Iwata and Tony Ralston and cut back in to slide the ball under Joe Hart. Celtic were level through Kyogo Furuhashi. The Celtic goalscorer took an excellent touch from a Reo Hatate pass before firing the ball over Trevor Carson.
Main had the ball in the net again after an extremely narrow offside call went the way of the attacker. Callum McGregor’s heel was adjudged to be playing the striker on, who headed the ball beyond Hart to give the visitors from Paisley the lead at the break. Celtic had been slack but would hope that the chances that they created would penetrate the robust Saints defence.
In a half that was akin to an attack versus defence training game, Celtic attacked and were rebuffed. There was a cutting-edge missing from the Champions play, which has been so prevalent this season. There was an eventual breakthrough with Callum McGregor preserving Ange’s unbeaten domestic home run with a fine left footed strike. The skipper was furious after the game at the performance from his team.