Celtic a step closer to the SPL title

Neil Lennon watched his side drop another two points to St Johnstone but a draw took the Hoops another step closer to an inevitable Clydesdale Bank Premier League title win.

And with Motherwell losing 1-0, Celtic stretched their lead at the top of the table over the Steelmen to 19 points.

“I am not too disappointed, Motherwell lost so we have gained a point and it hasn’t been a bad night after all,” said Lennon.

“I thought we looked a quality side in the first-45 minutes.

“On a glue pot of a pitch, the football, the pace and the movement was exceptional and it is a travesty we didn’t win the game because that 45 minutes alone would have won two games. But for their keeper it should have been six.

“We had chance after chance, we cut them open at will and I knew half-time gave them a chance to regroup and make changes.

“Sometimes it is hard to replicate the tempo of the game and that proved to be the case.”