Lennon calls for bravery from his Bhoys

Celtic 1 Dundee United 1
Neil Lennon admits his side’s reticence in front of goal is a concern ahead of Celtic’s crucial Champions League clash against Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday night.

The Scottish champions needed an injury-time goal from Charlie Mulgrew to rescue a Scottish Premiership point in the 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Parkhead on Saturday after another afternoon of missed chances. Lennon said: “We had 20 attempts at goal, 10 corners, we’ve got to do better. We keep flashing balls in the box and I always see an opposition defender getting there firs. We need to be braver in the final third.

“You keep giving teams encouragement. Dundee United scored a very good goal but didn’t create much else. The goal gave them something to hang on to. But the amount of chances going begging was frustrating.”

In England, Leicester closed to within a point of Championship leaders Burnley with a 3-0 win at Watford. Chris Wood got a fortunate opener as Manuel Almunia’s clearance hit him in the face and rebounded into the net, before Anthony Knockaert and Lloyd Dyer rounded off the win.

Burnley had to come from behind to claim a 2-2 draw at Millwall. Scott McDonald and Danny Shittu had put the Lions two goals to the good, but Sam Vokes and a Shane Lowry own goal saw the Clarets earn a share of the spoils.

QPR stay third after a 2-1 home win over Derby. Jermaine Jenas put the Rs ahead before Simon Dawkins levelled, before captain Clint Hill scored a winner.


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