Never seen such a one sides game in my life, 70% possession throughout but the ‘Ambrose Effect’ set the tone for the game. 2-1 in the end, we hit the post the bar a perfectly good goal chopped off, on another day we walk away with at least a point but our build up play wasn’t good enough today, we had total control of the game but the final third we must praise Dundee United they gave us no room and when we got that room the crossing was awful on both flanks. Our one touch passing game just wasn’t happening today with Johansen being main culprit, a lad on form yet today he looked half the player he is. Guidetti has stopped scoring and I think this make his permanent deal with Celtic go through quicker. We remain top of the league but will Ronny learn a lesson today in that Leigh Griffiths is assured at this level?
4 minutes into the game a ball into the box, right at Ambrose, one fresh air kick later and Nadir Ciftci still managed to get past Ambrose to get his shot away and 1-0 United. Terrible defending by a guy we really need out the side but with Denayer and Mulgrew unavailable Ambrose it is. Most games the team look at Ambrose in disgust and today was no different
Celtic had tons of chances but couldn’t get the ball in the net, we pushed left, right, through the middle, the defence was the best Ronny had today he had nobody else to play Centre Half for example, maybe one of the kids would do a better job? Eoghan O’Connell would be a decent shout instead of Ambrose. His mistake put us on the back foot too early and we were always chasing and trying to force play
Dundee United made it 2-0 and game over on 64 minutes and again bad defending by Celtic. Nadir Ciftci got a cross over an easy cross we should have stopped the ball floated to the back post James Forrest didn’t check the runner Stuart Armstrong who headed home with Gordon doing his best to get to it. Look at this goal again you will see Forrest stopped tracking Armstrong and let him go
Celtic did have the ball in the back of the net soon after a cross into the box Izaguirre chested the ball into the path of Scepovic brilliant goal but the far side linesman flagged for offside, the replay showed Scepovic was onside, this was with 10 minutes to go and I think had we got that one we would have got something from the game
Celtic got a goal on 86 minutes a good squared pass by Commons and Leigh Griffiths hammered home but with 3 minutes to go we left it too late. It was not for trying today. I wouldn’t be too harsh on the players today we ran the game. They say games are defined by moments and today we had many moments. The early mistake by Ambrose, the goal by Scepovic, I could go on. Some praise to United they played well in defence, we were too obvious in our approach today
Again man of the match was Nir Bitton he just makes things look so easy. I know in defeat it’s hard to find a man of the match but this was a game we controlled and Biton was architect of this
We are still ahead we have a lot to play for, heads up and onto the next game