St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has revealed that goalscorer Steven MacLean was certain he was offside when he put the ball in the back of the Celtic net.
Replays later showed the veteran striker had been played onside by Celtic full-back Anthony Ralston, allowing St Johnstone to take a 1-0 lead.
MacLean, like his manager, wasn’t fully aware of Ralston’s positioning and only put the ball in the back of the net to ‘mess about’.
Wright said: “Steven being as honest as he is, said he was only messing about when he put it in.
“He thought he was offside, I did, but it was the right decision because Ralston I think is right on the touchline.
“So just as well he scored.”
Celtic fought back to claim a point thanks to a Callum McGregor goal ten minutes from time.