Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Inverness

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Last Game

Motherwell 3 - 3 Celtic

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:45

Scots Prem

Mjallby bemoans offside flag

Celtic assistant manager Johann Mjallby bemoaned the offside decision which cost his side victory over Ross County.

Last Updated: 05/05/13 at 16:04 Post Comment   

Johann Mjallby: A variety of complaints after ther 1-1 draw at Ross County

Johann Mjallby: A variety of complaints after ther 1-1 draw at Ross County

Iain Vigurs had cancelled out Anthony Stokes' opener when Celtic forward Tony Watt swept home Dylan McGeouch's cross from six yards but the assistant referee had his flag raised.

Mjallby said: "We played a good first half and it was very annoying to concede a goal late again in the first half and then we should have had a goal allowed.

"I have seen it on television and it clearly wasn't offside. It would have been nice to go in at half-time with a lead.

"It was more annoying to concede a late goal in the first half because we were playing well.

"We lost a goal out of nothing although, overall, we defended much better and kept our shape.

"The second half wasn't that great, we didn't create that much and went a bit too deep because they had the wind behind them."

Celtic had some first-half success with a 4-3-3 formation but a strong wind exacerbated the problems caused by a bobbly pitch in Dingwall.

"It is hard to play football on that pitch," Mjallby added. "It was dreadful.

"We had to go a bit more direct and that didn't suit us. It was more of a physical battle although a draw was a fair result.

"The pitch is equal for both teams but the way we play football it doesn't suit. It is bobbly and there is no grass but it was quite soft and it was not dangerous."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: No Manchester City hangover, insists Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City will keep fighting for the Premier League title, despite their week to forget.

Sherwood keen to keep Eriksen

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood hopes the club can keep hold of Christian Eriksen in the summer.

Premier League: Roberto Martinez hails Everton players after win over Manchester United

Roberto Martinez saluted the focus and adaptability of his Everton squad after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property