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Sportscene Says No- Stewart and Gordon give their penalty verdict

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Michael Stewart and Craig Gordon both believe that Celtic got lucky with last night’s penalty awarded against St Mirren.

In the 79th minute Greg Taylor raced onto a through ball when Ryan Flynn made contact with the full-back’s shoulders, forcing him to check his run with Don Robertson pointing to the penalty spot.

Last week Albian Ajeti found himself hit with a simulation charge following Celtic’s win at Kilmarnock, thankfully after a five day storm the two match suspension was successfully appealed and quashed.

Odsonne Edouard converted the penalty but looking in later on Sportscene, The Sun reports two former Scotland internationalists finding fault with the decision.

Stewart said: “It is definitely proved. It is NOT a penalty. There is nothing in this.  We are playing football, there is going to be physical contact between players. There is no push, there’s no pull, there’s not a clip. So for Don Robertson to give that as a penalty kick it was an extremely harsh one.”

When Gordon said: “A slight touch on his shoulder? It is very small,” Stewart responded: “I don’t think either of us think that is a penalty.”

Gordon replied: “No – I’m not saying that is a penalty.”

Edouard’s penalty started a mini goal-rush with Ryan Christie and David Turnbull adding to the scoreline to give Celtic their second successive 4-0 away win.

On Sunday Celtic travel to St Johnstone where they enjoyed a late, late 2-0 win in October but since then the Saints have drawn at Celtic Park and reached the final of the League Cup.

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