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Celtic boss Lennon gives verdict on Bhoys performance vs Livingston

Celtic boss Neil Lennon left in awe of performance despite his side dropping points.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was left in awe of his side’s performance on Wednesday evening, despite dropping points away to Livingston.

The Bhoys avoided defeat thanks to a stoppage time strike from Tom Rogic, a goal that prevented the visitors from falling to a first league defeat of 2020.

Celtic had led Livingston early on, but the home side battled back to put themselves 2-1 in front and hung on until the dying moments.

With a defeat looking certain, the Bhoys produced a dramatic equaliser which in turn extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

“I thought we were brilliant,” Celtic boss Lennon told BBC Scotland following the draw with Livingston, as reported by BBC Sport.

“Against a difficult opponent, on a difficult pitch, we were absolutely outstanding. They are a magnificent group of players and it’s a privilege for me to manage them.

“The response from the team was everything I’d expect from them and more. Some of the football and the speed we played with at times was breathtaking on a slow pitch.”

Dropping points at Livingston could have been a huge blow for Celtic, as it opened the door for Rangers to claw their way back into the title race.

It wasn’t to be though as the Bhoys’ bitter rivals were beaten, meaning that a draw actually extended their advantage to 13-points at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic are still on for yet another treble this season, with the league seemingly wrapped up and their place in the last four of the Scottish Cup confirmed.

While they did exit the Europa League in disappointing circumstances, Lennon’s men have had another campaign to remember as their dominance in Scottish football continues.

Given that Celtic had already been beaten away to Livingston this season it would have been easy for the league leaders to panic at 2-1 down.

The Bhoys did no such thing though as they remained patient before finding a late breakthrough, showing an incredible will to avoid defeat in true title winning fashion.

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