Hasselbaink pegs back Celtic

  • Last Updated: February 19 2013, 22:39 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the Scottish Premier League, including St Johnstone's draw with Celtic.

Nigel Hasselbaink scored St Johnstone's equaliser
Nigel Hasselbaink scored St Johnstone's equaliser

A late strike by substitute Nigel Hasselbaink gave St Johnstone an unlikely 1-1 against SPL leaders Celtic at McDiarmid Park.

In the 37th minute of a first half controlled by the champions, defender Efe Ambrose scored his second goal in two games after costing the Hoops twice in their 3-0 Champions League last-16 defeat against Juventus a week ago.

  • Scottish Premier
Position Player Score
1 Celtic 59
2 Motherwell 40
3 Inverness 38
4 Hibernian 37
5 St J'stone 37
6 Kilmarnock 36
7 Aberdeen 36
8 Dundee Utd 36
9 Ross Co 35
10 Hearts 30
11 St Mirren 29
12 Dundee 14

The Perth side, who had deprived Celtic of five points in their previous two meetings this season, made a better fist of the second half and had the ball in the net twice, only to see both efforts ruled out for offside, but with eight minutes remaining Hasselbaink, on for Rowan Vine, curled a fantastic shot past Fraser Forster to stun the Parkhead side.

Celtic still went 19 points clear of Motherwell, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Dundee United in the night's other game.

Johnny Russell netted the only goal of the game after 17 minutes to spoil James McFadden's Motherwell return at Fir Park.

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