Celtic and Liam Scales 'got away with one' as Neil Lennon assesses Aberdeen penalty call

Neil Lennon reckons Celtic "got away with one" with Aberdeen's penalty call at the end of the first half.

The sides headed in level at 1-1 at the break after Bojan Miovski stunned Hampden with an early opener but then Nicolas Kuhn cancelled that out after Kyogo had robbed Angus MacDonald of the ball. The Dons continued to give as good as they got though and were worthy of being level.

They even thought they might have a chance of taking another lead right on the stroke of half-time with a big penalty shout. Miovski tried to nick the ball past Liam Scales at the edge of box and saw the ball strike the defender's arm. The forward was adamant in his claims to referee Don Robertson but a VAR check confirmed it actually happened outside the box.

Lennon reckons had it been inside the box, it would have been given.

At half-time, he said: "When we saw it live we thought it was a handball inside the box. You can see the debate for both ways. If it's outside the box then it's not a penalty but if it's inside the box... You can sympathise with Scales but you can also see where Aberdeen are coming form wanting the penalty.

"When I saw it live because it's happening in that split second, I'm thinking 'that looks a penalty to me'. His arm is out, he's tried to flick it past him and it's caught his arm

"You see the contact is actually just outside the box. I think Celtic got away with one there."