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Neil Lennon reacts to Scott Brown conceding penalty in Celtic draw

Hibernian v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
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Neil Lennon reacts to Scott Brown conceding penalty in Celtic draw

Celtic dropped two points away to Hibernian on Saturday afternoon in the Scottish Premiership and their manager Neil Lennon was left frustrated by a decision made by captain Scott Brown.

Odsonne Edouard and Diego Laxalt scored two goals for Celtic in the final 10 minutes to rescue a 2-2 draw in the league fixture, but they trailed by a two-goal deficit on the hour mark.

The Bhoys are now eight points behind leaders Rangers having played a game less and the defence of their title is not going to plan so far.

Hibernian v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Lennon admitted his frustration at midfielder Brown for his lapse in concentration at the beginning of the second-half.

 

The 35-year-old midfielder gave away a penalty after a needless foul in the box, with Hibs scoring on the rebound from that spot-kick.

He’s a club legend with so much experience, which is why the costly error was so uncharacteristic and a real shock for the manager.

“You don’t expect it from Scott. I don’t know what he’s thinking of. The ball is going nowhere and he’s got no chance of winning the ball. He was actually playing quite well up until then,” Lennon said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

Celtic may have rescued a point late on, but most will see it as a missed opportunity to try apply some pressure on Rangers at the top and many are frustrated with how the team are playing this season.

With cup competitions ahead both domestically and in Europe, Lennon’s side don’t play in the league again until they host St Johnstone on 6 December and that’s going to feel like a long wait for them.

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