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Hasselbaink rescues point in Hoops clash

19 Feb 2013 22:17:29

Hasselbaink rescues point in Hoops clash

A late strike by substitute Nigel Hasselbaink gave St Johnstone an unlikely share of the spoils against Celtic in a 1-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash 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.

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.


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