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Sutton’s six point summary with sting in the tail

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There was always going to be a but. Celtic’s display surprised and impressed their fans in the 1-1 draw with Midtjylland but a goalkeeping blunder will always undo the good work being done elsewhere.

Through four pre-season matches there were tentative signs that Vasilis Barkas might be able to recover from his debut season at Celtic.

He looked a bit more assured, was solid with the ball at his feet but in the 66th minute all the good work was undone with barely a flap at a free kick fired into the goalmouth.

It was a flashback to last season when every set-piece was a goal threat. A simple ball into the danger area causes panic. Barkas barely had a challenge for the ball, there was no pile on but his attempt at a clearance was half-hearted and Midtjylland were level.

Sutton watched it all from behind that goal, there were plenty of positives to take but if your goalkeeper is a weak link you will always be up against it as the hoops will discover next week in Denmark.

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