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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Champions Celtic draw with Thistle

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair misses a penalty against Partick Thistle. Photo: PA
Celtic's Scott Sinclair misses a penalty against Partick Thistle. Photo: PA

Partick Thistle keeper Tomas Cerny saved a Scott Sinclair penalty as Ladbrokes Premiership champions Celtic dropped points for only the third time this season in a 1-1 draw.

The 28-year-old Hoops forward scored a hat-trick on Sunday at Tynecastle as Brendan Rodgers' side clinched their sixth successive title with a thumping 5-0 win over Hearts.

A much-changed Celtic side struggled to reach those heights again in the first half but four minutes after the break Sinclair confidently converted a Patrick Roberts pass for his 22nd goal of the season.

Jags striker Ade Azeez dramatically levelled in the 63rd minute and the Maryhill men remained level when Cerny pushed away Sinclair's penalty two minutes later, holding out to gain an invaluable point.

The Parkhead men remain unbeaten domestically this season with 28 wins and three draws in league - previous draws against Inverness and Rangers blotting an almost-perfect copybook.

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