Celtic 1-0 Partick Thistle: Late Leigh Griffiths winner saves under-pressure Ronny Deila

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Celtic narrowly beat Partick Thistle 1-0 this afternoon.

Celtic managed to snatch a victory in the dying stages of their games against Partick Thistle, with Leigh Griffiths scoring in the dying embers of the match.

The Bhoys had picked up just one point from their last two league games, and hadn't won a home league game since November, meaning some fans were concerned about today's game against Glasgow neighbours Partick Thistle.

Manager Ronny Deila has been under increasing pressure from Celtic fans after a strange season, which has seen the Bhoys crash out of the Champions League and the Europa League.

With Aberdeen breathing down their neck at the top of the Scottish Premiership, Celtic needed a win today, but it looked like being another frustrating day for the Bhoys as half time arrived with no goals.

On 67 minutes, Celtic were reduced to ten men as midfielder Nir Bitton was sent off for a second yellow card, and once again it looked like the Bhoys would drop points.

However, star striker Leigh Griffiths swooped in the 90th minute to put Celtic 1-0 up, and that's how it stayed as the Bhoys claimed a much-needed three points.

The result should ease some of the pressure on manager Deila, but it was another win in unconvincing fashion, which may not appease some sections of the Celtic fanbase.

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