Next Game

Partick v St Mirren

Friday, 25 April 2014, 19:45

Scots Prem

St Mirren Park

Last Game

St Mirren 2 - 0 Hibernian

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

St Mirren 'earned some luck'

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon felt his side earned the moment of fortune that allowed them to claim a 1-1 draw against 10-man Celtic.

Last Updated: 31/03/13 at 17:25 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Premiership. Click here to bet.

Danny Lennon: His side are 10th in the SPL table

Danny Lennon: His side are 10th in the SPL table

The Buddies levelled from the spot after Emilio Izaguirre was adjudged by referee Bobby Madden to have fouled Esmael Goncalves in the box, when it looked like there was little or no contact.

This after Lennon's side had a good penalty appeal turned down moments from the interval when the ball appeared to hit the arm of Celtic striker Georgios Samaras.

They also had the ball in the net from Gary Teale's cross only to have it ruled out for Paul Dummett's challenge on Hoops keeper Fraser Forster.

"For our penalty, I am led to believe it was outside the box, they say these things work themselves out throughout the game so if it was we got a wee break there," said Lennon.

"But we were delighted to at least take a point out of the game, we deserved it."

As for the penalty that was denied his side, Lennon said: "There is a fine line in the laws of the game, was it a deliberate handball or did the ball play him?

"Let's make it simple, if it hits his arm or hand then it is a penalty, then there is no mistake.

"I was a bit irate (when Dummett was penalised for the push on Forster).

"The way I have seen it and the way the replay showed it, Izaguirre pushed our player into the goalkeeper. So it is either a penalty for us or a goal.

"Managers, players, supporters, we can all have bad days and I suppose it is the same with officials.

"We know the difficult job they have and once they sit back and watch that I believe they will pick up one or two things."

Celtic were reduced to 10 men when Victor Wanyama was shown a straight red card 10 minutes into the second-half for a challenge on Paul McGowan, who went on to score the home side's penalty.

Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Premiership. Click here to bet.

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.

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: Steven Gerrard hopes 'phenomenal' Brendan Rodgers enjoys long Liverpool reign

Captain Steven Gerrard has hailed Brendan Rodgers as "phenomenal" and hopes the manager can build a legacy at Liverpool.

World Cup 2014: Jack Wilshere in good shape for England, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident England midfielder Jack Wilshere will be in good shape for the World Cup.

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Mail Box

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...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

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