Scottish Football - Off-colour Celtic held by Saints

Celtic appeared to be suffering a case of the Barcelona blues as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by St Johnstone in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Parkhead.

Scottish Football - Celtic cement lead at Kilmarnock

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon

There was a tangible sense of anti-climax inside Celtic Park following the Hoops' historic 2-1 Champions League home win over the Catalan giants on Wednesday night and even when substitute Tony Watt, on at the break for Miku, put the home side ahead they did not look convincing.

Saints, who had been recently walloped 5-0 in the same venue in the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-finals, sensed a point was there for the taking and Nigel Hasselbaink levelled in the 76th minute to leave Celtic with two points from the last nine and two behind Hibernian at the top of the table.

Watt, who had come on as a substitute to score against Barca, replaced Miku for the start of the second-half and six minutes later he put Celtic ahead. Saints keeper Alan Mannus did not look too clever when he allowed Charlie Mulgrew's searching pass to reached the former Airdrie striker who prodded the ball over the line from a couple of yards out with Frazer Wright clearing only when the it was over the line.

The Celtic defence looked uneasy when David MacKay's ball came into the box and when it eventually fell to Hasselbaink he turned and drove it past Fraser Forster from around 10 yards.

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