BRENDAN RODGERS applauded the efforts of Owain Fon Williams as the Caley Thistle keeper denied Celtic three points in Inverness.

The champions ahd to settle for a 2-2 draw when Caley Thistle scored the equalising goal two minutes from time – the ELEVENTH time Dorus de Vries has conceded in his first four games.

However, it was the other end that Rodgers concentrated when he said: “We certainly created enough chances and we had control of the game in the second-half.

“We could have scored four or five goals which would have been about right, but their keeper made some unbelievable saves.

“In the last seven or eight minutes, we brought needless pressure on ourselves and ended up conceding an equaliser.

“So, that’s the biggest disappointment because it’s a game where we should have gone home with three points.

“We just could not see the game through to the end.”

Tom Rogic gave the Hoops the lead, but Billy King equalised with a shot that De Vries touched, but couldn’t prevent from hitting the net.

Scott Sinclair restored the advantage before the turnaround and Alex Fisher headed in the leveller late on with De Vries left scrambling into his net.

The Dutchman, who has taken over from Craig Gordon since arriving from Nottingham Forest, has failed to impress and former Celtic striker Chris Sutton blamed the goalie for the club dropping two points in the Highland capital.

He said: “I think De Vries was poor for the first goal and I think he should have come and caught a cross before the second.

“I think that was a mistake. Really, he should have caught the ball.”  

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