Livingston 0-3 Celtic – VAR deny Kyogo before Celtic steamroller Livi

A more than decent second half performance from Celtic at Livingston this afternoon delivered the 3-0 victory we predicted on The Celtic Star in our match preview yesterday. A bizarre own goal early in the second half was followed by strikes from substitute Paulo Bernardo and Matt O’Riley in a match where Reo Hatate looked like he’s hit the ground running after his long injury lay-off. That hour sets him up nicely for Ibrox.

In a typically frustrating first half at the Tony Macaroni the two main points of note were VAR’s lack of interest in the foul on Kyogo inside the Livingston area and the Japanese striker almost opening the scoring with our first shot on target just before the whistle. That penalty incident shows that Celtic are being refereed differently to theRangers.

The win takes Celtic back to the top of the table and also ahead of theRangers on goal difference ahead of our trip to Ibrox next weekend.

Nicolas Kuhn was a well deserved Man-of-the-Match in a game where Brendan Rodgers was sitting in the stand serving his one-match touchline ban for calling out John Beaton’s disgraceful afternoon on VAR duties at Tynecastle earlier this month.

For Livingston today is another step closer to the Premiership exit door and it is going to take a remarkable turnaround for them to save their top flight status now. We won’t miss that pitch but the away allocation will certainly be missed. It would be a great wee stadium to visit if they followed Kilmarnock’s lead and opted to return to grass.

Here are the three Celtic goals from today’s 3-0 win over Livingston that takes Celtic back to the top of the league.

Celtic have the breakthrough against Livingston after this unfortunate own goal by Jamie Brandon…

Paulo Bernardo doubles Celtic’s lead against Livingston with this strike from outside the box.

Matt O’Riley makes it three for Celtic vs Livingston.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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