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‘HILL ADMITTED HE GOT AWAY WITH IT,’ RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS has revealed defender Clint Hill admitted Celtic should have had a late penalty against Sevco Rangers.
The Ibrox centre-half scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Celtic Park, but was involved in late controversy.
He clattered into Leigh Griffiths in the box as the striker was ready to shoot. The frontman was sent spinning to the turf following the clumsy challenge.
Remarkably, referee Bobby Madden didn’t award the expected spot-kick.
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Rodgers said he believed it should have been a penalty and Hill admitted as much to him after the final whistle.He said: “We obviously should have had a penalty right at the death. It was a clear-cut penalty.

“It’s very frustrating. Especially when Clint Hill tells me that he got away with it on the pitch, so that’s even more so.

“Clint’s a good guy, an honest fella and I know when he says it, he knows he got away with one.

“Probably everyone has seen it apart from the referee.”Despite his frustration at the penalty call, Rodgers said he was proud of his team’s efforts.

He added: “It’s always disappointing if you lose an equaliser late on like that – especially the manner of it.

“I thought we defended the first part of the free-kick well and created a space of our own making for the second phase.

“But that’s the way it goes sometimes.

“I’m proud of the team, it was a tough game. We weren’t so good in the first-half, I didn’t think.

“I thought the commitment was great, but we lacked positioning in our possession of the ball.”We made a change at half-time to try and give us a bit of superiority and I thought we took control of the game then.

“In the second half, I thought it was maybe a matter of time before we got the second goal, but when it’s at 1-0 there’s always that little moment that can happen.”That’s the way it goes. We wanted a win, but we’ll take a point.”

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