Jozo Simunovic takes Celtic to verge of title as tributes paid to Billy McNeill

27 April 2019 14:08
Celtic centre-half Jozo Simunovic paid his own fitting tribute to Billy McNeill by heading in the winner against Kilmarnock at Parkhead. An emotional day, following the death of the man who captained the side that won the European Cup in 1967 and later went on to manage the club, did not quite go to plan for over an hour.Despite being mostly on the back foot Kilmarnock arguably had the better chances before the break while Celtic had numerous and mostly inaccurate efforts on goal. However, Simunovic, wearing the number five so closely associated with McNeill, headed in a Callum McGregor cross with 67 minutes showing on the clock to give the hosts a 1-0 Premiership win. Related: 'Lisbon Lion' Billy McNeill – a life in pictures Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian