Ross County have managed to record their first league victory over Celtic in eight years and their second in three months overall.
Jordan White’s second half header secured a memorable 1-0 win for John Hughes’ Staggies as Celtic were left reeling after another set-play mishap, over 40% of goals conceded by the Hoops this season coming from said situations.
While the poor season at Celtic Park has been well-documented, few gave Ross County a chance in this tie, despite the 2-0 League Cup victory at Parkhead last year. But points were needed in their battle to remain a Premiership club.
They managed to secure three big ones as White met a Harry Paton free-kick, his second goal since arriving from relegation rivals Motherwell last month. It’s a win that moves them out of the relegation places.
Hughes has now masterminded victories over Aberdeen, Celtic and Hibs while Staggies boss, but he will be eager to find a way to beat those around him, Motherwell, Kilmarnock and Hamilton all picking up points against them over the course of this term.
But this one is certainly going to live long in the memory for fans who have been sharing their thoughts on proceedings.
Neil Lennon has managed to lose to two different Ross County managers this season. Some effort.
— Ieuan Williams (@IDW25) February 21, 2021
Ross County have joined the ranks of AC Milan, Sparta Prague and Rangers.
They have all beat Celtic twice this season.
— H.E. Pennypacker (@HEPennypacker01) February 21, 2021
Cracking win for County tonight. Thought county’s game plan was spot on, and carried out perfectly.
And a cracking header from Jordan White.
Blair Spittal a surprise inclusion, but I thought he was great as well
— JailEnder (@Jailender) February 21, 2021
— Staggies View (@staggiesview) February 21, 2021
Some shift from the boys tonight – did exactly what was required and didn’t let Celtic have any space to play – great header from @jordanwhite4292 to snatch the 3 pts – keep scrapping like this as that’s exactly what’s required to stay in this league ⚽️💙
— ROSS COUNTY FC – SLO (@RCFC_SLO) February 21, 2021
Way to go, thanks! 😀⚽️ https://t.co/6JyMp45nvk
— Torben (@juhl_svendsen) February 21, 2021
We’re staying up. All aboard the Yogi hype train😍 https://t.co/qMD9TIjGLB
— Adam Binnie (@Adam_Binnie7) February 21, 2021
I didn't give us much chance tonight, but for the second time this season we've done over Celtic. Quite something. https://t.co/2U4lVDs8To
— Craig (@CraigRWS) February 21, 2021
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