Resolute County stifle Celtic

Ross County applauded newly-crowned champions Celtic onto the pitch and then frustrated their hosts as they claimed a deserved 1-1 draw.

Last Updated: 30/03/14 at 11:20 Post Comment

Kris Commons: Celebrates his equaliser against Ross County

Kris Commons: Celebrates his equaliser against Ross County

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Melvin de Leeuw's eighth of the season gave County a surprise lead but Kris Commons equalised for the home side who could not go on to find a winner.

Anthony Stokes came close to converting Emilio Izaguirre's cross as Celtic made a bright start.

Stefan Johansen fired wide before De Leeuw (16) profited from Celtic's midfield uncertainty, latching onto Graham Carey's pass and drilling past Fraser Forster.

Carey and de Leeuw both threatened to add to the lead but when County keeper Mark Brown parried Leigh Griffiths shot, Commons (35) was first to the rebound to claim his 28th goal of the season.

Griffiths latched on to a Commons pass and only a last-ditch tackle from Erik Cikos prevented him from giving the home side the lead.

Celtic were now in the ascendancy as Liam Henderson's header come back off the post while Efe Ambrose and Izaguirre also went close.

Ambrose fired over from the angle of the box before Celtic made their first switch - Commons being replaced by Georgios Samaras, who was making his 250th appearance for the club.

But it was County who came closest to snatching a winner as Carey's drive struck the outside of the goalframe but the visitors were to hold out for an unlikely point in their push for top-flight survival.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 31 January 2015
15:00
Dundee 1-1 Hamilton Report
Inverness 1-1 Ross Co Report
Motherwell 1-1 St J'stone Report
Friday, 30 January 2015
19:45
Partick 0-1 St Mirren Report
Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
Dundee U 3-1 Motherwell Report
Hamilton 0-2 Inverness Report
Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Report
St Mirren 1-2 Dundee Report
12:45
Ross Co 0-1 Celtic Report
Friday, 23 January 2015
19:45
St J'stone 1-1 Aberdeen Report

Footer 365

AFCON round-up: Ivory Coast and Ghana make semi-finals

Ivory Coast and Ghana both qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after beating Algeria and Guinea respectively on Sunday.

Stuart Pearce sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest, the club confirmed on Sunday evening.

Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload trio and sign a player on loan

Tottenham will allow Emmanuel Adebayor and either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches to leave on loan before the deadline.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company