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Celtic Suffer a Shocking Loss against Livingston

Celtic suffered the first league defeat of the campaign after the team fell to a 2-0 loss against Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Scott Robinson scored just after half-time to break the deadlock, while Lyndon Dykes made the game safe for Livingston with a late second-half strike. This was the second successive week in which Celtic have dropped points after the team fell to a 1-1 draw against Hibernian in the previous game. Celtic struggled throughout the game and they also had Ryan Christie sent off in the first half.

After the game, Lennon admitted that Celtic were not at their ruthless best and could have forced the issue against a team even whilst playing away from home. The red card to Christie proved decisive for the visitors, who could not roll up the sleeves and fight any further. The defeat is a major blow for Celtic’s imperious record, which stood at 19 points from 21 games in the opening seven matches of the season. After having been a regular goalscoring outfit, it was surprising to see Celtic fail to score for the first time since May of last season. Lennon is confident that the team can bounce back from this disappointment when they take on Ross County in the upcoming game. This will be followed by a Europa League encounter against Lazio.

"We weren't anywhere near as ruthless as we could've been.At 1-0 we were forcing the issue and looking okay, and the second goal is really poor. I don't think that's down to being down to 10 men, we should deal with that, it's a straight long ball over the top.We have to, at times, roll our sleeves up and do the nuts and bolts of the game more. It's our first defeat," said Lennon.