Dundee manager Paul Hartley has admitted he thought his team were going to score a dramatic late Celtic Park equaliser.
Substitute Faissal El Bakhtaoui was through on goal in the dying minutes after Marcus Haber had halved Celtic’s 2-0 lead, and an impressive and unlikely comeback was about to be completed.
The former Dunfermline man fluffed his lines, though, and the league leaders hung on for their three points.
“When you see him going through in the last couple of minutes you think he is going to hit the back of the net and he is disappointed in there,” Hartley said.
“I felt overall we had a good game plan and they didn’t cut us open or get behind us too much.”
Hartley didn’t believe the Darren O’Dea foul that led to Leigh Griffiths’ free-kick opener should have been awarded.
“I felt it was a good tackle,” he said. “Players can’t tackle nowadays without free-kicks against them.”