Joe Miller on the one moment that all but clinched the title for Celtic

By John Reid

March 28, 2019

Former Celtic attacker Joe Miller has pinpointed the exact moment that he believes changed the title race. Scott Brown’s injury time winner for Celtic against Kilmarnock.

The Hoops looked to be toiling in the game, and allowing Rangers back into the title race, before Brown’s deflected shot secured a 1-0 win.

Haven’t looked back

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Despite the departure of Brendan Rodgers since then, the Hoops haven’t looked back in the title race. Celtic sit 10 points clear of Rangers ahead of Sunday’s Glasgow derby.

Miller feels that Brown’s late winner was pivotal for the Hoops.

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“People are talking about Sunday’s game as a title decider but, for me, the afternoon Broony scored that last-gasp goal at Kilmarnock was the day Celtic won the league” he told the Scottish Sun.

“One pivotal game”

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“There’s always one pivotal game during a title-winning season when you realise that you’re going to win it — and it’s usually long before it’s mathematically impossible for you to be caught.”

As a result of the 10 point lead, Celtic are under no real pressure heading into the derby. Naturally fans will still want the Hoops to triumph in the game though.

In the big picture of the title race though, the game is relatively meaningless. It is thanks to goals like Brown’s that the Hoops can go into the game and play with freedom.