Celtic vs Kilmarnock Team Ratings: More Points Dropped in the Title Race

Celtic slipped up in the title race once again and they dropped some more precious points at Parkhead. Derek McInnes had had Brendan Rodgers number on two separate occasions this season prior to today, with two victories coming at Rugby Park, and he once again was the foil to the former Leicester City boss.

Kyogo Furuhashi gave Celtic the lead with a well-placed header, but it was a late equaliser from David Watson that saw Killie earn a point away to the champions.

Here are A Celtic State of Mind’s team ratings from today’s draw.

Joe Hart – 7: Hart was arguably the only reason Celtic took anything from the game today as he produced two great saves to ensure that Kilmarnock didn’t run away with things at Parkhead.

Anthony Ralston – 7: On his 100th appearance for the club, Ralston provided an assist for Kyogo Furuhashi’s opener as well as working extremely hard over the course of the 90 minutes, although his influence wained in the second-half along with the rest of his teammates.

Stephen Welsh – 6: After a quiet first-half, the Kilmarnock press caused Welsh some problems in the second-half. His passing was solid over the course of the 90, but ultimately not good enough to secure the win in the end.

Liam Scales – 6: A very similar performance to Welsh in that he was solid in the first-half, but as Kilmarnock began to press and get in the team’s faces, he began to struggle.

Greg Taylor – 6: Taylor returned to the team after an injury layoff and was inverting consistent over the course of his hour on the field, where he was eventually replaced by Alexandro Bernabei.

Daizen Maeda – 5: Maeda didn’t have much of an influence in the game, and whenever he was on the ball he was lacking the quality to really make something happen.

Matt O’Riley – 6: O’Riley had a good chance to extend Celtic’s lead, but some brilliant defending from Kilmarnock prevented him from scoring.

Callum McGregor – 6: McGregor was performing well in the first-half, but was a shadow in the second-half as he was consistently bypassed by a Kilmarnock press that flooded then Celtic team.

Luis Palma – 5: Palma had a chance to put the team in front early on but was denied by Kilmarnock keeper Will Dennis. He wasn’t making anything happen in the game and was swiftly replaced by Yang Hyun-jun at half-time.

Kyogo Furuhashi – 7: Kyogo was once again a lot more involved in the game playing in this deeper role. He scored a brilliant header in the first-half but a reversion back to playing as a lone striker saw his influence fade in the game.

Adam Idah – 6: Idah did well to hold the ball up and lay off chances for his teammates in the first-half. He struggled to get involved in the second-half and was replaced by Paulo Bernardo with just over 20 minutes to play.

Yang Hyun-jun – 5: Yang had some bright moments in the second-half but couldn’t make too much happen in an overall poor second-half performance from the team.

Alexandro Bernabei – 5: Despite some decent forward runs, Bernabei’s poor technical ability was a contributing factor to Celtic losing their grip on the game in the second-half.

Paulo Bernardo – 5: Bernardo passed up a costly opportunity to make the game safe for Celtic in the second-half.

Nicolas Kuhn – 5: Kuhn’s settling in issues continued as he couldn’t make anything happen in his cameo from the bench.

Oh Hyeon-gyu – 4: Oh was brought on with 10 minutes to go but couldn’t contribute anything to the game.


James McKenzie // @JamesWHMcKenzie

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