Danny Murphy: What missed handball during Celtic game made me think

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Former England midfielder Danny Murphy was amazed when Celtic weren't awarded a penalty during their game against Inverness.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder explained his shock to talkSPORT over the now infamous handball, which partly contributed to Celtic’s Scottish Cup defeat last weekend.

The Bhoys were knocked out of the competition by Inverness under controversial circumstances and Murphy has explained what he was thinking when Josh Meekings committed a foul and Celtic missed out on a very obvious penalty.

“I mean how on earth has he not seen that? It was one of the most obvious ones you'll see - You look at it and it was that bad, it makes you think, there must be something else going on here,” said Murphy.

Murphy has no real connection to Celtic, but his amazement only hints at the hard feeling at the club, which led to the release of a statement on the club’s website asking for clarification over the incident during the game.

The challenge for the club’s manager Ronny Deila is making sure that there aren’t too many players in his squad mentally affected by what happened last weekend.

Celtic still have a Scottish Premiership title to fight for and an important match coming up against Dundee this week.

Dundee would love nothing more for the Bhoys to completely take their eye off the ball, which would improve their chances of getting a result, but Celtic are more likely to press their advantage in terms of quality, looking for a team to take their frustration out on.

Celtic need to move on quickly and react well.

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