Scottish professional soccer player Oh Hyun-kyu played full-time for Celtic, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the team’s first loss of the season.
Celtic fell 1-2 to Kilmarnock after conceding a 43rd-minute late goal in the 17th round of the 2023-2024 Scottish Premiership at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock, Scotland, England, on Tuesday.
Celtic saw their opening unbeaten run come to an end after 16 games (13 wins, 3 draws).
They remain the league leaders (42 points), but the gap between them and second-place Rangers (37 points) has narrowed to five points. Rangers have played one less game.
Oh played full-time for the second time this season against Ross County in Round 12, marking the third time this season he has started a match.
Oh worked hard on the ground, participating in the forward press, but was unable to generate any offense.
Oh now has five goals in the league this season.
After starting the game on the bench, Yang Hyun-jun came on for Michael Johnston in the 25th minute with his team leading 1-0 and played until the end of the game.
Yang has one goal and one assist in the league this season.
Yang played through the game in pain, holding his left shoulder after colliding with an opponent in the final minute of the match.
Oh Hyun-kyu had a few scoring chances early in the match, but he was unable to capitalize after putting too much pressure on his foot.
In the 23rd minute, Oh finished with a right-footed volley that sailed well over the bar after a slightly long trap from fellow striker Michael Johnston.
In the 28th minute, he beat a defender at the front of the goal area, but his right-footed shot also soared over the bar.
Two minutes later, he only needed to get a foot on a grounded cross from the right to score, but the ball was just out of reach.
Celtic took the lead through their top scorer, Matt O’Reilly.
In the 33rd minute, Callum McGregor’s mid-range shot was saved by the opposition goalkeeper and O’Reilly, who had been lurking in the box, slotted home the rebound.
With his third goal in as many games, O’Reilly moved into a tie with Abdallah Seema (Rangers) for the top scoring spot with nine goals on the season.
Early in the second half, Kilmarnock swarmed the Celtic box, but Celtic’s defensive focus and goalkeeper Joe Hart’s saves kept them in the game.
However, Celtic began to crumble after an own goal from defender Nat Phillips.
In the 30th minute, Brad Ryan’s hard-hitting ground ball cross from the right was slid in by Phillips and headed into the net.
Kilmarnock, who continued to attack with intent, pulled a goal back on the counter-attack in the 43rd minute when Daniel Armstrong’s penetrating pass was met by Mattie Kennedy’s right-footed shot. 토토사이트