As Ajer went over to reclaim the ball Cosgrove came flying in, with both feet off the ground he could have seriously injured the hoops defender had he not anticipated the high-speed lunge.
Of course it’s not a red, he’s won the ball. Big boy Ajer is winking at Sam, he’s done him over, he’s just been too cute for him. The referee and officials have got to be better than that.
He doesn’t need to go in at that speed, yip, you can question that and if he doesn’t win the ball cleanly then you can see that maybe there is a bit of a claim for a red card but he has won the ball. It is actually a great tackle, he has just gone into it with a bit too much speed which gives the officials something to think about, If the officials do their job right they will see that there is no contact on Ajer.
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Midway through the second half Ajer and Ryan Christie set up Edouard whose calm finish secured the win and restored Celtic’s five-point lead at the top of the SPFL Premiership.