Newcomer Matthew MacDermid didn’t blot his copybook as Micky Beale’s side completed a full campaign without conceding a penalty in the SPFL.
A 3-0 win over St Mirren yesterday took the overall run to 56 stretching back to January 2022 when Kevin Clancy awarded Aberdeen a penalty which Lewis Ferguson sent past Allan McGregor.
Two days later Sky Sports obtained a ‘leaked letter’ of complaint to the SFA- setting off a run in which SPFL referees refused to award a penalty against the Ibrox side with Connor Goldson in particular enjoying some incredible good fortune.
Another 4 penalties today in the top Scottish league.
Penalties conceded in the Scottish Premiership season 2022-23 :
St Mirren 12
Ross County 7
St Johnstone 5
— Lint (@Zeshankenzo) May 28, 2023
Despite scoring more goals, winning more matches and conceding less goals Celtic had nothing like the same amount of good fortune when it came to penalty decisions.
Ange Postecoglou’s side had two penalties awarded against them in their first domestic VAR fixture with a further five awarded over the season working out at just under a penalty awarded every eight matches.
In 10 UEFA matches this season Giovanni van Bronckhorst saw his side conceded four penalties.