There was plenty for Celtic fans to dispute in the performance of Kevin Clancy in Sunday’s 1-1 draw, his decision not to send off Benji Siegrist for a waist high kick at Liel Abada possibly being the most obvious issue.
According to the BBC website Celtic had 63% possession, Postecoglou’s side were on the ball for about twice the amount of time United were in control. Despite that disparity Celtic gave away 12 fouls with United only conceding five!
If the ball was in play for 60 minutes Celtic were in control for 37 minutes and 48 seconds. A Celtic player was fouled every eight minutes while on the ball.
With just 22 minutes and 12 seconds of possession United were given 12 free kicks, they were fouled every two minutes.
In summary, under Kevin Clancy Celtic were committing fouls four times as often as United.