Video: St Mirren score from penalty spot after VAR intervenes

Celtic see behind to an early goal after VAR decided to award a penalty to St Mirren.

Alex Grieve clipped the ball up and it hit Greg Taylor’s hand. The defender’s hand was up and David Dickinson took advice from Andrew Dallas on VAR duty to confirm the spot kick.

St Mirren skipper Mark O’Hara, who scored against Celtic in the Scottish Cup last month from the spot, repeated the feat by putting the ball into the net beyond Joe Hart.

It was harsh on Taylor, who didn’t know a lot about it but such is the nature of the hand rule, any contact with a raised arm will result in a penalty kick being awarded.

St Mirren are unbeaten this season in games in which they scored first. Ange Postecoglou’s side will need to dig deep to get all three points.

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