Leigh Griffiths was the hero as he scored in the 89th minute to give  10-man Celtic a massive win after a poor performance.

The opening 45 minutes were fairly dull as both sides created chances but none were clear-cut.

Callum McGregor had the best chance as he fired his shot just wide of the post after a good run from Stefan Johansen from midfield.

Kris Commons returned after missing the trip to Hearts with an ankle injury and had a shot inside the area blocked but looked off the pace of the game.

Nadir Ciftci had one effort on goal and was replaced at half-time by Leigh Griffiths who made an instant impact for Celtic.

His effort from the edge of the box looked destined for the bottom left corner but was blocked by a Partick Thistle defender.

Celtic were put on the back foot after Nir Bitton’s sending off for a second yellow card.

Griffiths and Forrest had chances to score but were all matched by the Thistle ‘keeper until the final minute as Griffiths volleyed home in the final minute.

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