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

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

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

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

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.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Champions League: Jerome Boateng sinks Manchester City as Bayern Munich win 1-0

A deflected late Jerome Boateng strike against his former side was enough for Bayern Munich to beat Man City 1-0.

Champions League: Chelsea draw 1-1 with Schalke at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke at Stamford Bridge in their opening Group G Champions League clash.

Kagawa: My heart stayed in Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

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