ST JOHNSTONE boss Tommy Wright was upset his side were denied what he thought was a blatant penalty-kick in the 1-0 defeat from Celtic at Parkhead last night.

Shortly after the Hoops had taken a 72nd-minute lead through Dedryck Boyata, Scott Brown had a challenge on Steven Anderson in the box that was ignored by referee Andrew Dallas.

Wright thought it was a push from the Hoops skipper and was left seething when the appeal was ignored.

He said: “There are difficult decisions to make and there are easy ones and that would have been an easy one.

“I don’t see how he didn’t get that. It is a push on the back. He (Dallas) has a clear view. Anywhere else on the park and that’s a free-kick.

“As the game went on Celtic kept probing away and it got more difficult for us to get forward and create opportunities as fatigue set in.

“We made a slip at the corner and conceded.”
Celtic are now 22 points ahead and it is simply a matter of time before they are crowned Scottish Champions for the sixth successive season. Only  Inverness Caley Thistle have managed to avoid defeat against Brendan Rodgers’ side in domestic football this season.
That 2-2 draw last September is beginning to look like one of the results of the season for the rest of the sides in the Scottish Premiership.

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