Chris Sutton has slammed Scott Sinclair after his late miss cost Celtic the chance of picking up three points against Motherwell.
With the game in injury time Sinclair, 28, burst through on goal, but instead of passing to the unmarked Patrick Roberts who had a tap-in, he elected to shoot and his effort was blocked by ‘Well defender Richard Tait.
The game ended goalless and former Hoops striker turned BT Sport pundit Sutton was unimpressed by the incident.
“Very poor from Sinclair” he said, as quoted on his personal Twitter account.
.@btsportfootball Very poor from Sinclair….
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) March 18, 2018
Despite dropping two points against a team that played with 10 men for 50 minutes following the sending-off of Cedric Kipre, the Hoops managed to increase their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership league table to 10 points following Rangers’ loss to Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Football Insider verdict
Aside from Kipre’s red card, it looks like Sinclair’s costly miss is going to be the main taking point of the Hoops’ goalless draw against Motherwell. Last season Sinclair would have smashed the ball into the net and the Bhoys would have come away with the three points, but with his confidence shot to pieces there was always a chance that he would miss the chance at Fir Park and so it proved. It will be interesting to see how much game time the Englishman receives in the weeks ahead, as despite the fact that on his day he can be the best player in Scotland, at this moment in time he deserves to remain on the subs bench.
In other Celtic news, Tam McManus believes that the Hoops missed Leigh Griffiths v Motherwell