Livi 2-2 Celtic: Christie continues abject type
If issues weren’t unhealthy sufficient already at Celtic, their 2-2 draw with Livingston on Wednesday nearly summed every little thing up.
Celtic did effectively to return again from 1-0 down however a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas equaliser on the hour mark condemned them to but extra dropped factors. Moreover, Scott Brown was despatched off late within the recreation.
The Scot clearly hasn’t been on the races this time period and this was one more instance of his foolishness. For somebody that’s the membership captain, he ought to know higher.
The Hoops are enduring a horrid season and are in a short time surrendering their grasp on the SPFL title.
It doesn’t bode effectively that even their finest performers are actually failing to get the job achieved. That was the story for Ryan Christie who put in a dismal exhibiting on Wednesday night.
What match score would you give Christie?
He has now scored simply as soon as in his final 16 outings, and after being linked with each Arsenal and Leeds, has taken his foot off the fuel.
Christie got here up with a golden second within the Scottish Cup remaining, curling one in from lengthy vary, however past that, he has been poor in the previous few months.
This was the nadir of his season thus far, placing in a show that typified his personal struggles as a lot as his staff’s.
The Scotland worldwide surrendered possession far too simply for Livi’s opener and it didn’t get a lot better for him. He misplaced the ball on 17 events all through the match, the fifth-worst tally of anybody on the Celtic staff.
Moreover, the 25-year-old failed to offer his standard risk within the remaining third. He accomplished simply certainly one of his two crosses and didn’t handle a single dribble. These statistics have been down from his season averages of two profitable crosses per recreation and 1.6 dribbles per match.
Writing in his post-match ideas, David Oliver from The Scotsman stated: “Not within the recreation almost sufficient and a shadow of the Scotland hero of final 12 months.”
Certainly, this has been a poor begin to the 12 months for Christie, somebody who provided a lot final time period.
In 2019/20, the winger registered 20 targets and 16 assists. Clearly, this marketing campaign has been a lot worse, discovering the web on simply 4 events.
Lots of Celtic’s gamers are letting Lennon down in the meanwhile, and Christie is likely one of the chief suspects. There must be a substantial enchancment from their attacking dynamo.
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