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Celtic FC
May 4, 2011
Posted by Andy Muirhead on 05/04/2011

Celtic blew the chance to go top of the SPL and have handed the title back into the hands of their rivals Rangers, with three games remaining. Despite all their hard work in the past few months, Celtic undone it all against Inverness Caley.

Celtic knew that if they had won tonight’s game against Inverness, that they would regain top spot in the SPL. However they did not start as many had predicted, when an Adam Rooney flick deflected off Charlie Mulgrew for the opening goal after just seven minutes.

Just over a minute later and Celtic equalised through Kris Commons with a superb swerving shot. But Grant Munro, who was told this week that he was surplus to requirements at Inverness, restored Caley’s lead in the 53rd minute. Shane Sutherland extended Caley’s lead nine minutes later before Commons pulled one back from the penalty spot in injury time, after Shaun Maloney had been brought down in the box by Ross Tokely. And with seconds remaining Paddy McCourt went down in the box, claiming for a penalty, however referee Iain Brines turned down the claims as Inverness held on for a well deserved victory that now hands the fate of the SPL title in Rangers’ favour.