Inverness held Celtic 2-2 in the Scottish Premiership, after late goal from Alex Fisher denied the Hoops all three points.
The game was Celtic’s first match after their thrashing by Barcelona in the Champions League. The defending champions failed to respond magnificently, and claimed just a point from the game.Billy King scored another for the hosts, while Tomas Rosic and Scott Sinclair netted for the visitors.
Rosic scored the first goal of the game in the 17th minute to provide Celtic an early lead. Tierney latched on to a pass lofted down the left side with a marvelous touch before cutting inside. The Scott whipped a cross into the box to which Rogic got ahead of his marker to hit into the right corner.
On the 26th minute, Scott Brown was awarded the first yellow card of the match, for taking out Ross Draper just in front of the touchline. Then Billy King scored a spectacular goal for Inverness to equalize, just a minute before the half-hour mark. The on-loan Hearts winger started the move from a deep position down the left and cut inside on his right foot before delivering a fantastic strike into the top right corner. De Vries could do nothing to stop the goal.
Celtic then restored their lead through Sinclair’s goal, five minutes later, on the counter-attack.
Just minutes after the kick-off in the second half, Fon Williams had to save a superb shot from Tierney to rescue the Highland outfit. Celtic were unlucky once more as Callum McGregor came close to extending Celtic’s lead, but the ball bounced off the woodwork.
Again in the 73rd minute, Celtic almost scored the goal which would possibly have won them all three points. But, this time again, the ball refused to go in despite Sviatchenko close range header from Scott Sinclair’s corner.
Celtic should have scored in the 83th minute through Tom Rogic’s vicious shot, but once again, Inverness were lucky as the ball came off the woodwork.
Then, a couple of minutes before the normal time, Inverness scored a dramatic equalizer through Alex Fisher to claim an unlikely point from the game.
Watch all goals and highlights of the game below.
In another Scottish Premiership game of the day, Aberdeen came out winners in the game against Dundee with 3-1 scoreline, as per BBC Sport.
The victory was Aberdeen’s second of this season, which means they now have nine points from the six games.
Kevin Holt provided lead to Dundee, but James Maddison brought the parity to scoreline with a neat turn and shot. Jayden Stockley put Aberdeen ahead with a close-range header before Kenny McLean netted a late penalty, after Julen Etxabeguren fouled Wes Burns in the penalty area.
On the loss, Dundee manager Paul Hartley said, “I thought we were good today. I don’t think the scoreline was a reflection of how we played. I felt we were excellent, especially second half. Hopefully this performance will get us going.”
Regarding the penalty, Hartley said, “It wasn’t a penalty, because he wins the ball.”
“Mark [O’Hara] maybe shouldn’t make the challenge for the red card, but we seem to be getting yellow and red cards these days for nothing.
“Two challenges, but not two nasty challenges. So, can we see a bit of common sense sometimes? Obviously not.”
Aberdeen’s boss Derek McInnes, however, had different opinion to that of his counterpart. He told the reporters, “I said before the game we were looking for that killer instinct. Thankfully we found it.We were dominating, we were hit with a sucker punch, and it makes it more satisfying coming back.”
“Obviously the changes have instantly helped us and that’s the beauty of having good options from the bench to go and change the game.”
Aberdeen will now face St. Johnstone in the League Cup game this Thursday.
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