Livingston boss Gary Holt has remained modest following his Livi side’s historic victory over Celtic.
Goals from Scott Robinson and Lyndon Dykes sealed the Lions’ first ever win over the Parkhead outfit.
For many it was clear that Livi completely outplayed Celtic, but for the home side’s boss, it isn’t quite as simple as that.
He told Sky Sport Football (14:09, 06/10/19): “They (Celtic) are an exceptional side. You can’t leave gaps and you can’t get open.
“I thought it was an exceptionally good game. I thought both teams were at it. I did feel at times we got a wee bit deep, but that’s going to happen when you’re 1-0 up against Celtic.
“It’s an unusual position, we’ve never beaten them.”
Livingston were hungrier than Celtic
Holt won’t want to make too much of a fuss about Livingston’s Celtic triumph, but it was clear for all to see that Livi were better than Celtic.
Even with 11 men they seemed to be the side with more passion and heart, looking like the better team in the opening stages of the match.
Once Ryan Christie was sent off Livi took control and coasted past Celtic. They did have a few attacking storms to weather, but ultimately, Celtic couldn’t break them down.
Holt’s remaining calm after a brilliant win, but he’ll know deep down that Livingston have claimed a huge scalp by ending Celtic’s unbeaten start to the season.