St Johnstone have been applauded for their weekend performance against Celtic, in which they took a 1-1 draw.
Form couldn’t have been more different heading into this one. St Johnstone had the chance to go 11 unbeaten at Celtic Park while the Hoops headed into this with two wins in 11.
In the main, Callum Davidson’s side were comfortable at Parkhead, Celtic rarely troubling his defence. The plan for the Perth side seemed to be sit deep and hit on the counter.
It’s what Ross County did in their 2-0 win at Parkhead and it almost got the Saints a massive victory. Stevie May broke down the left, squaring the ball for Chris Kane, who put his resulting effort into the net with ten minutes to go.
But the lead was short-lived as Celtic threw the kitchen sink at things, Mohamed Elyounoussi scoring a header eight minutes from time to salvage a point for a Hoops side in disarray.
While the headlines will likely be dominated by another poor performance for the home side, fans have rightly recognised how well Davidson’s side did to go 11 games unbeaten.
Tanser electing to pass to the free man in the box, rather than shooting from outside the area, for the goal 👀
Total fluke for the equaliser, hard to swallow only taking a point after that.
Great performance that's become a regular occurance. Just lack some luck.
— St Johnstone fan analysis (@StAnalysis) December 6, 2020
🏴Pretty disappointing – No disrespect to Celtic but we should’ve have to work as hard as that against sides like Celtic to get a point. 🤭 #Stjohnstone #Celtic
— Greg Browning (@Browning84Greg) December 6, 2020
Saying something to be a bit disappointing with only picking up a point away at Celtic, but that takes the unbeaten run to 11 – magnificent.
— St Johnstone Fans (@StJohnstoneFans) December 6, 2020
Anyone who cannot see what Chris Kane gives you doesn’t know football. Absolutely fantastic this afternoon.
— Kerr (@kerrh_) December 6, 2020
Well done Chris Kane. Gets a lot of stick but always works hard for the team. COYS great result
— Ben Elliott (@BenElli60142109) December 6, 2020
Great result away from home, we'll played Saints. 👌👏
— Paul Martin (@PaulMartinPM) December 6, 2020
Incredible display well done!
— Emily (@EmilyGal89) December 6, 2020
I'd have taken a point at the start. Gutted to have lost the lead so quickly. Good performance overall though.👏 Well done lads.
— KM Ultra (@KMUltra1) December 6, 2020