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‘WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARDED PENALTY,’ CELTIC BOSS

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BRENDAN RODGERS reckons Celtic should have been awarded a stoppage-time penalty as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Rangers at Parkhead.

The champions failed to win in the Premiership for the first time since September’s 2-2 draw in Inverness.
Stuart Armstrong’s excellent first-half strike was wiped out by Clint Hill’s equaliser three minutes from time.
Substitute Leigh Griffiths was hauled down by Hill in the fading moments, but appeals for a spot-kick were waved away by referee Bobby Madden, much to the annoyance of Rodgers.
He said: “It’s never nice when you concede so late. We are disappointed with the goal, but I’m really proud of the players.

“We aim to win every game and if you can’t win then you take a point and my only disappointment is that it was a penalty at the end.

“Whenever Clint Hill tells me that ‘he got away with it at the end’ then that lets me know that it was a penalty.

“But, like I say, our run continues – we were focused to get the result, we didn’t get the three points, but we will take the point and move onto the next game.

“These types of games are always tense and difficult to play in. I just thought we could have played better and better at controlling the first-half and I was much happier in the second-half.

“But, overall, it probably shows the level the team is at where we are disappointed to not win the game.

“But certainly if you don’t win it, you take your point and move on.”
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