Boyata redeems himself with winner
Dedryck Boyata redeemed himself with Celtic fans by scoring the only goal of the game in the Ladbrokes Premiership win over Hamilton at Parkhead.
The Belgium international defender (right) returned to the side after his controversial decision not play in the Hoops’ recent Champions League exit against AEK Athens in Greece – he claimed to be injured while boss Brendan Rodgers disagreed.
The 27-year-old provided some early pantomime with some fans booing and others cheering, while a derogatory banner was held aloft before the game, but in the 63rd minute there was only green and white joy when he knocked in from close range.
Elsewhere, Peter Hartley had the last laugh over Rangers as the Motherwell skipper’s 94th-minute equaliser sealed a 3-3 draw at Fir Park. The defender had been forced to issue an apology on Thursday after mocking former Gers defender Fabio Cardoso and the broken nose he suffered in a tussle with Well frontman Ryan Bowman last term. But it was Hartley who grabbed the injury-time equaliser as the Light Blues threw away victory for the second time in three league games.
Rangers found themselves behind for the first time under manager Steven Gerrard as Danny Johnson opened the scoring early, but they fought back twice with goals from Kyle Lafferty after Carl McHugh had also struck for the hosts.
It looked like Ovie Ejaria’s goal just before the break would secure all three points, only for Hartley to pounce with the last kick of the game.