Livingston manager Gary Holt insisted he was ‘buzzing’, despite his side conceding a late equaliser to Celtic at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Livi have taken two more points off the league leaders with the 2-2 draw, after beating them 2-0 in the teams’ first meeting of the season back in October.
The West Lothian side looked on course to record their eighth consecutive home win as they headed into injury-time 2-1 up after Jon Guthrie and Scott Robinson cancelled out Callum McGregor’s opener, but Tom Rogic popped up with a deflected effort at the death for Neil Lennon’s side to rescue a point.
The result brought to an end Celtic’s winning streak, which stood at 10 games in all competitions since defeat to Rangers in the Premiership on December 29.
They may have held the best side in Scotland, but Livingston would be forgiven for feeling slightly disappointed having conceded so late to give up two points, especially with third-placed Motherwell winning against Ross County.
Despite the late leveller from Rogic though, Holt was in high spirits after the game.
He said: “I’m absolutely buzzing. They’re an exceptional side. The never-say-die attitude from both teams to get something out of the game was in abundance. You see how many substitutes they put on – three talented attacking options to put more pressure on us.
“If they equalise in the third minute of the second half and it ends the same, you’re still disappointed, because you’ve had a lot of the game and you’ve had chances – it’s just part and parcel.
“We had chances, I felt, in the second half to maybe put the game beyond them at 2-1. As an entertaining spectacle, I thought it was excellent.”