It wasn’t the outcome Celtic FC fans had hoped for.
Alex Fisher’s header to the bottom left corner netted the equalizer in the 89th minute as Inverness CT got the 2-2 draw with Celtic at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Sunday.
Coming off a 7-0 loss to FC Barcelona on Tuesday in UEFA Champions League, Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops were looking to return to the victory circle in Ladbrokes’ Scottish Premiership play against Inverness Caledonia Thistle.
Without top striker Leigh Griffiths, out for a third straight contest with a call injury, the Bhoys got on the board early when Tomas Rogic sent a ball deep into the net off an assist from Kieran Tierney in the 17th minute.
In the 28th minute, Billy King would even up the score at 1-1 with a long shot goal from the left side for Inverness. Dorus DeVries got a hand on the ball, but not enough to keep it out of goal.
Scott Sinclair would keep his goal-per-game average at that with a great curling finish in the 33rd minute to give Celtic a 2-1 lead and hopes for three points in the standings. “Nice!”
But it was Fisher, a late substitute for Lonsana Doumbouya, who would be the hero for the Caley Thistle with a surprising equalizer after putting Greg Tansey’s cross into goal.
The Bhoys haven’t lived down the embarrassment from the 7-0 loss and will surely have to deal with a frenzied fan base after the 2-2 draw with lowly Inverness.
Coming up Wednesday, the Hoops have a chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of the faithful as they host Alloa Athletic in a Scottish Communities League Cup contest. Celtic won the last meeting, 5-0, on January 8, 2008.