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Filip Benkovic angry over disallowed Celtic goal

Filip Benkovic of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Celtic's Filip Benkovic had a goal disallowed at Fir Park.

Celtic's Croatian defender Filip Benkovic (R) and Celtic's Scottish forward Ryan Christie celebrate their 1-0 win in front of supporters after the UEFA Europa League group B football match...

Filip Benkovic has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he 'was shocked' over his disallowed goal in Celtic's 1-1 draw at Motherwell on Wednesday.

The Hoops had to settle for a point at Fir Park, as Ryan Christie's 13th-minute opener was cancelled out by Danny Johnson's equaliser in the dying minutes.

But should Celtic have been two ahead by the break?

Benkovic had a brilliant goal chalked off on 25 minutes, when the Croatian defender was accused of fouling Tom Aldred in the build-up.

 

But the Leicester City loanee, a £13 million signing by the Foxes in August [Sky Sports], strongly disputes the suggestion that he fouled the Motherwell man.

“For me I was shocked my goal wasn’t allowed. I didn’t understand what happened. From my side I think everything was clear. I didn’t touch their player. But sometimes the ref whistles what he sees.

“What can we do? I asked the referee why, but he said it was his decision and that was that. I still don’t understand – but what can I do? I can’t bring it back."

Filip Benkovic of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Benkovic probably does have a case, but it's no use dwelling on something that will never change and Celtic must now focus on this afternoon's visit of Kilmarnock.

Remarkably, Killie are top of the Scottish Premiership above the Bhoys and Rangers, and Brendan Rodgers's side will be keen to send a message to Steve Clarke and co at Parkhead today.

But a shock win at Celtic Park would send Clarke's side four points clear of the two Old Firm giants.

Celtic's Croatian defender Filip Benkovic looks to pass the ball during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

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