The decision to play six minutes of stoppage time at the end of the Dundee v Celtic match seems to have caused a lot of upset for many folk watching the action.
Strangely the additional time applied equally to both teams, Dundee had the same opportunity to score during that period as Celtic.
More than 95 minutes had passed when Odsonne Edouard scored the only goal of the game to give Celtic full points and establish an impressive 10 point advantage at the top of the SPFL table.
Regarding the 6 minutes of added time. Here are the 2nd half stoppages.
Ajer – 30s
O’Dea – 1m 10s
O’Sullivan – 1m 20s
Ajer – 1m 15s
6 minutes seems about right for this and 5 subs. I’m sure the outrage would be the same had Dundee scored their 95th minute breakaway.
— Moravcik67 (@Moravcik67_) March 17, 2019
Most matches seem to provide an extra three or four minutes which barely reflects the time lost during the match.
Today Dundee broke the game up at every opportunity, players fell over easily and quickly recovered after treatment as soon as they were taken to the sidelines.
Deep in injury time Dundee made a substitution with Scott Wright using up as much time as possible as he made way for Andy Dales.
There was certainly six minutes of time lost during the second half, more during stoppage time with Celtic’s goal perfectly legitimate no matter what some people may wish to think.