Sunday 21 January 2018

Lennon fury at officials


Champions Celtic fell to a first league defeat in six matches as Scott Robertson's header sank them at Tannadice yesterday.

Neil Lennon's Bhoys, who last tasted defeat in the SPL in March, came into the game on a run of five successive wins without conceding a goal.

But Dundee United went ahead from their first notable attack against a much-changed Celtic side, Robertson powering home a header from Paul Dixon's cross as the hosts sealed a Europa League spot.

Celtic were denied a penalty when Keith Watson handled the ball, leaving Lennon -- currently serving a touchline ban for confronting a referee over a penalty decision in last month's loss to Hearts -- to call for consistency from officials.

"If they want to give them against us, then that one today has to be a penalty as well. You've got to be consistent," he fumed.

"I am going to get accused of being a sore loser or blaming referees but it's not the point. What I want is an answer and I don't feel I get them."

Irish Independent

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