Date: 14th December 2017 at 6:16am
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Neil Lennon has seen plenty of honest mistakes but last night’s missed penalty by Kevin Clancy shocked the Celtic boss.

After falling 2-1 behind to Sevco Hibs pounded the visitors goal in the second half- twice striking the woodwork.

Late on in the match a cross came in from the right that caught David Bates in an awkward position.

Hesitating the defender put his left arm out then pushed it towards the ball then continued to clear the danger.

With no one else near him he was in clear view of Clancy and his assistant- neither decided to award a penalty

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Speaking to The Sun Lennon said: “It’s hand to ball, he’s even leaned into it. It’s blatant – the clearest penalty ever.

The linesman has seen it, so how he hasn’t given it I don’t know.

I spoke to the ref and he didn’t think it was a penalty. He’s the only one in the ground.

There is no doubt we’ve been done by that decision. You just want officials to get the big calls right.

The defeat leaves Hibs six points behind Sevco who are level on points with Aberdeen five points behind Celtic.

Graeme Murty now stands on the brink of history knowing that a home win against St Johnstone on Saturday will see him become the first Sevco manager to win five matches in a row in the top flight.

With no movement towards finding a new manager Murty looks increasingly like getting the job on a permanent basis until season ticket renewal time.