On This Day: Neil Lennon denied stonewall penalty at Ibrox

ON THIS DAY Celtic have played a number of fixtures on this day and Twitter’s @Lilze_7 has been good enough to share them with the support online. There are a variety of brilliant goals on show as well as some extremely questionable defending – well one really.

The first game is from 1983 and Celtic were in Edinburgh to face Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle. Two goals from Brian McClair and Jim Dobbin gave Davie Hay’s side a win in the capital.

The second game comes from Ibrox Park in 2006. Gordon Strachan’s Celtic faced Paul Le Guen’s Rangers in an Old Firm clash, with a goal from Tommy Gravesen giving Celtic the lead before Rangers snatched a draw. The game featured a blatant penalty on Neil Lennon being turned away by the referee Kenny Clark. The decision gets worse more times you watch it.

The next comes from a dead rubber Europa League game in 2009. Tony Mowbray’s Celtic went to Austria to play Rapid Vienna in the final group game, with qualification beyond Celtic. It looked like a night to forget for Celtic but a Paul MacGowan inspired turnaround gave Celtic a 3-3 draw.

Finally, Celtic beat Dundee 2-1 on this day in 2016 as Brendan Rodgers’ soon-to-be Invincibles continued their dominance. Leigh Griffiths scored a sublime free-kick and Nir Bitton sealed the three points for Celtic as they warmed up for away games versus Hamilton and Rangers.

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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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