Celtic held by stubborn Kilmarnock

Chris Burke’s penalty gave Kilmarnock a deserved 1-1 draw with Celtic, as the champions dropped points in only the second game of the season.

Neil Lennon’s team got off to the perfect start at Rugby Park, taking an 11th-minute lead when stand-in Kilmarnock goalkeeper Danny Rogers was beaten cheaply by Ryan Christie’s long-range free-kick.

But with Christopher Jullien struggling to deal with Kilmarnock’s physical forward play all afternoon, he hauled down Nicke Kabamba in the Celtic box allowing Burke to step up from 12 yards and level up from the spot (24).

After the break, Celtic enjoyed near-total dominance of the ball but did not once force Rogers into a difficult save, as Kilmarnock’s stubborn defending led them to a well-earned draw for their first points of the season.

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Source : Sky Sports