Celtic were unable to make up any ground on their Glasgow rivals Rangers after they could only draw 1-1 Sunday, despite dominating the game.
A Scott McDonald headed goal in the 79th minute seemed to put the Bhoys on their way, but Rangers were back level within two minutes when Lee McCulloch converted a rare Ranges attack with a header of his own to square the game.
Celtic enjoyed much more possession and scoring chances but will again regret missed opportunities over the course of the game. The Bhoys were also unlucky to have a Marc Antoine Fortune goal ruled out in the first period when the referee decided that the striker’s challenge on Rangers’ keeper Alan McGregor was illegal.
The draw means that Celtic remains seven points behind Rangers. Though the Bhoys have a game in hand they will rue the chance to make up ground on the SPL leaders.