May 15, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčMcDiarmid Park
St Johnstone

Millar (38'), Miller (69'), Swanson (75')

Matthews (30'), Commons (45'), Brown (72')

Result: Celtic, St Johnstone share points

Result: Celtic, St Johnstone share points
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Celtic and St Johnstone share the points after playing to a goalless draw at McDiarmid Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic and St Johnstone have played out a goalless draw in the Scottish Premiership at McDiarmid Park this evening.

The visitors, who have already secured the league title, looked the more likely in the opening 10 minutes as Kieran Tierney was on the attack on his full debut for Celtic, while James Forrest saw his shot blocked.

Efe Ambrose tried to open the scoring from a corner, nodding the ball into the path of Leigh Griffiths, but the striker's finish was held by Alan Mannus.

St Johnstone also threatened in the first half as Steven MacLean was left unmarked, allowing him a free header in the Celtic box, but Jason Denayer was back to help make the clearance.

Michael O'Halloran was involved in a number of chances for the hosts, but he saw a shot turned behind for a corner, before Ambrose cleared his header from the resulting set piece off the line.

Lukasz Zaluska had to be alert at the start of the second half as the home side won a free kick in a dangerous position, but Danny Swanson's curling strike was punched clear by the keeper.

Brown, Kris Commons and Griffiths all linked up twice in the space of a couple of minutes as Celtic tried to edge ahead down the other end, but Commons was twice unable to connect to get the shot away.

The Hoops had a free kick with just over 20 minutes remaining as they continued to look for a way to break the deadlock, but Mannus denied Charlie Mulgrew as the defender tried to head in from Stuart Armstrong's delivery.

St Johnstone still threatened on the counter as the final 10 minutes approached though, with O'Halloran forcing Zaluska to tip his effort behind for a corner, which the home side could not make the most of.

Brian Easton tried his luck on the volley from the edge of the box late on in a bid to snatch victory for the Perth side, but Ambrose was on hand to block the strike for the visitors.

Liam Caddis also tested Zaluska in the closing stages of the match, rifling the ball in low towards the Celtic goal, but the keeper was ready again, ensuring that the sides finished level.

The result increases Celtic's lead at the top of the table to 15 points, while St Johnstone remain third in the table.

Scott Brown of Celtic FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League, Group H match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC at the Camp Nou Stadium on December 11, 2013
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