RONNY DEILA admitted he was “irritated” at half-time during Celtic’s 3-1 win over Dundee United at Tannadice.

The Hoops boss saw Malmo score a crucial goal with their last kick of the ball in the SPFL champions’ 3-2 win in midweek.

And the Norwegian witnessed Jackie McNamara’s side pull a goal back with the last piece of action this afternoon before the interval.

Deila said: “It was a good performance. The first-half was very good, but quite irritating that we conceded a goal at the end.

“That made us a little stressed in the second-half, but we continued after a bad start and got more into the game and got the third goal.

“In the end, we won in a comfortable way. We had so many chances and could have scored more goals, even though we scored three so that’s good.

“You saw it against Rennes in the pre-season game that we have a lot of players who can go in and do a job now. It’s not just the first team players and regulars who are improving.

“it’s the players behind them and that makes the whole training and squad better and better.

“So, it’s a good thing for us to know that we can make nine changes and win games away in the Premiership.”

Celtic dominated the opening half and led with a strike from Leigh Griffths and own goal from Mark Durnan when United scored via the penalty spot through Chris Erskine after Efe Ambrose had hauled down Scott Fraser.

As soon as Erskine’s well-placed effort hit the netting behind Logan Bailly, referee Willie Collum immediately broke for the end of the half.

Substitute Callum McGregor made certain the points were heading back to Glashow with a deflected effort for the third in the 74th minute.


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