MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI scored his 15th goal of the season with an athletic diving header in the 1-1 derby draw at Parkhead in the weekend.
Afterwards, though, the on-loan Southampton forward bemoaned the fact Celtic lack a killer touch and one point was scant reward for their domination of Steven Gerrard’s visitors.
The Norwegian international took off Superman-style to get his head to a left-wing clipped cross from Odsonne Edouard and keeper Allan McGregor had no chance as the ball ripped past him into the net.
It was the Hoops’ first goal against the Govan club at the third attempt and, alas, there were no additional strikes, despite coming close on several occasions while the dozy defence allowed the opposition to score yet again from a set-play.
Elyounoussi, 26, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “I didn’t feel like the result was a fair reflection of the game after 90 minutes. I think we played a good game, we created a lot of chances, but we weren’t ruthless enough in front of goal.
“In the end, we are disappointed with one point, I think we deserved more.”
The double-act of Elyounoussi and Edouard clicked and they teamed up again shortly after the breakthrough goal when the Frenchman appeared to be clipped by a lunging Borna Barisic for a certain penalty-kick. Ropey referee Willie Collum had other ideas and, without a moment’s hesitation, flashed a yellow card at the Celt for simulation.
He added: “I think the combination play up front between all of us was good, especially between me and Odsonne, he set me up for the goal. We went 1-0 up, we felt good, we should maybe have gone up earlier, but, 1-1, no, we’re disappointed.
“Again, we had a good game, I think we deserved to win it. That said, there is a lot of positivity we can take from the game that we can take onwards.
“We must take the positives from the game and keep going.”