Football: St Mirren beat Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic 2-0

Football: St Mirren beat Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic 2-0

  • Football
  • September 19, 2022
  • No Comment
  • 9
  • 3 minutes read

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy’s first Scottish Premiership start for Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic ended in disappointment as the Hoops suffered a shock 2-0 loss to St Mirren.

The away defeat was Celtic’s first league loss in a year, and reduced the Hoops’ lead at the top of the table to two points.

In a game that featured three members of the Socceroos squad named for the two-match series against New Zealand starting on Thursday night in Brisbane, St Mirren pair Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain claimed bragging rights over Mooy.

Baccus and Strain were among St Mirren’s best performers, while Mooy – who had not started a Scottish Premiership match for Celtic before Sunday night’s encounter – played the opening 45 minutes against one of his former clubs before being replaced.

Postecoglou was unhappy with his side’s display.

“We didn’t perform anywhere near the levels we needed to,” the former Socceroos coach told Celtic TV.

“Credit to St Mirren, they worked really hard and were committed to their game plan, and we never really got going.

“I’ve been saying all along that we’ve still got areas to improve and areas we need to keep progressing.

“Football will always keep you in check if you’re not doing things the right way, and that’s what it did today.

“I just don’t there were any elements of our performance that were reflective of the kind of team we want to be.

“You always learn from everything you do, but you shouldn’t have to lose to learn of the lessons we did today.

“I thought we already knew that we need to perform at certain levels.”

St Mirren secured the three points through goals on either side of halftime from Mark O’Hara and Jonah Ayunga.

Related post

Norm Smith Medal: How voting works for AFL Grand Final medal and can there be two winners?

Norm Smith Medal: How voting works for AFL Grand…

What is the Norm Smith Medal? The Norm Smith Medal is an award given to the player who is judged to…
Team USA romps to 12th Presidents Cup win over Internationals

Team USA romps to 12th Presidents Cup win over…

Adam Scott is yet to win a Presidents Cup after 10 attempts but was adamant there was enough “heart” from his…
Mathieu van der Poel, Cycling superstar, arrested in Sydney for teen girl hotel prank, star left mentally broken

Mathieu van der Poel, Cycling superstar, arrested in Sydney…

Star cyclist Mathieu van der Poel will face court in Sydney on Tuesday after he was arrested over an alleged late-night…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.