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IN PICTURES: LIVINGSTON 2 CELTIC 2

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CELTIC can beat Lazio in Rome, but they can’t repeat the feat against Livingston in West Lothian. How does that work?

For the third time in two seasons, the eight-in-a-row champions have stumbled against Gary Holt’s battlers on their plastic surface. At least, the Hoops managed to score a goal last night which was something they couldn’t achieve in their last two visits.

Callum McGregor thrashed one beyond Robbie McCrorie in the 16th minute, but Neil Lennon’s men had to rely on a stoppage-time equaliser from substitute Tom Rogic to gain a point.

Results elsewhere conspired to push the Parkhead men ever closer to nine in a row and the Premiership silverware will be theirs again if they win six games from their remaining nine. Only a collapse of seismic proportions is going to prevent Scott Brown lifting that trophy again on Flag Day in the east end of Glasgow in May.

It was all very frantic and hectic in Livingston and CQN‘s ace lensmen were there to capture the action. Here is the pick of the pics.

WALKING ON AIR…Scott Brown in spectacular action as he defies gravity.

THREE VERSUS ONE…Odsonne Edouard doesn’t let the odds hinder his progress.

CHEST A MOMENT…Callum McGregor faces Scott Pittman.

MY BALL…Scott Brown puts the pressure on Steve Lawless.

SMILES BETTER…Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer celebrate after the midfielder’s strike.

CLASH…Fraser Forster is challenged by Livi defender John Guthrie as a long throw-in drops into the box.

FLICK…Forster is stranded and Kristoffer Ajer is too late with a challenge as Guthrie nudges the ball towards the Celtic net.

UP IN ARMS…Scott Brown leads the Hoops protests as Livi celebrate.

ON THE BAWL…Brown has words with referee Willie Collum who will not be swayed.

SOMETHING IN THE AIR…Scott Brown and Christopher Jullien are under pressure from Steve Lawless and Lyndon Dykes.

PUSH OFF…Odsonne Edouard is challenged by Kieran Brown.

OOPS…Scott Robinson gets in front of Greg Taylor to steer Livi’s second goal beyond Fraser Forster.

HIGH AND MIGHTY…Nir Bitton battles for the ball with Steve Lawless.

ON THE BALL… Mohamed Elyounoussi looks for an opening.

ON THE RUN…Tom Rogic races away from Craig Sibbald.

DUTCH TREAT…substitute Jeremie Frimpong added some zip and vigour to the right wing when he came on.

BY THE RIGHT…Ryan Christie fires in a low drive.

FLATTENED…Livi defender Craig Sibbald is down for the count after Tom Rogic’s late leveller.

THREE CHEERS…Tom Rogic is joined by Nir Bitton and Jeremie Frimpong after his strike.

GROUNDED…Leigh Griffiths is sent crashing to the ground by Kieran Brown, but referee Willie Collum waves play on.

GOOD SPORT…Livi boss Gary Holt shakes the hand of Tom Rogic, the man who prevented another shock win.

PUT IT THERE…Neil Lennon and Gary Holt exchange pleasantires at the end of the stalemate.

HEARD THE SCORE AT IBROX? Scott Brown reacts to the tannoy announcement as he comes off the pitch.

HOOPS ESCAPE LIVI HELL – AND GO 13 POINTS CLEAR

 

 
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