Odsonne Edouard’s last-gasp goal in the 96th-minute ensured Premiership giants Celtic moved 10 points ahead and clear at the summit of the league courtesy of an hard fourth 1-0 victory at Dundee.
James Forest and former Chelsea forward Scott Sinclair were guilty of missing good chances in the first-half for celtic while goalkeeper Scott Bain made a good save to stop Scott Wright during a home counter-attack.
It appeared as though the Dundee had done just enough to steal a point from the league leaders, but another Premiership crown is now looming for the Hoops with Edouard connecting with Forrest’s precise cross to fire the ball beyond Seny Dieng in goal with the last kick of the match.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre may have his complains as regards the six additional minutes that was included at Dens Park Stadium, as his team remain deep in the relegation zone just one point above bottom club St Mirren in 11th position.
It means the Parkhead team earned another valuable three points in their attempt on an unprecedented eighth Premiership title success, and this was a third successive time in away games that Celtic snatched a last-minute winning goal meaning the visiting fans celebrated St Patrick’s day in grand style.
Having secured a 5-0 win at this same ground in the eleventh month, another away victory looked a mere formality, most especially in the opening half an hour with the champions dominating possession.
Edouard’s late goal means that the reigning Premiership champions have found the net in the 89th mins or later in all of their past four away games in the league.
The team showed stuffs o champions by fighting until the last second, but it was the pace and doggedness of Forrest down the left flank, along with a superb cameo from Hayes, that got Lennon’s team over the line against their host.