Celtic ended their 15-year wait for a win at Livingston when they produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend action in the Scottish Premiership. Daizen Maeda opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Nicky Devlin’s own goal gave them a two-goal advantage. James Forrest put them three ahead before Andrew Shinnie grabbed a consolation goal for the home side. Callum McGregor had missed a penalty.
Livingston boss David Martindale: “I thought Celtic were clinical today and I thought it was a top performance on and off the ball. But the first two goals give us a mountain to climb and there are two refereeing decisions in there that are disappointing from my point of view. I’m not saying we deserved any more from the game, I think Celtic over the piece deserved the three points, but the two refereeing decisions don’t help us.”
Celtic boss Ange Postecglou: “We know it’s a difficult place to come, but more importantly, we played really well. The key is to approach every challenge in the same way and that’s what we do. We knew it was a difficult opponent and venue but we still thought the chances lay in playing our football, having good energy and tempo. I thought we did that right from the start. Celtic remained in control and could have added to their lead. Forrest threatened again and Stryjek stopped Maeda’s first-time effort with his foot after a sweeping move.”
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