Celtic faced Livingston in a Scottish Premiership match and won despite being down to 10 men for over 60 minutes. Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart received a red card for a professional foul on Mo Sangare before halftime. However, Livingston couldn't take advantage of their numerical advantage and Celtic prevailed with a 2-0 victory. Reo Hatate scored the first goal for Celtic through a penalty, and Matt O'Riley tapped in the second goal. Daizen Maeda sealed the win with a late stunning goal.
The victory secured Celtic three points and moved them to the top of the league standings. Manager Brendan Rodgers praised his team's effort, calling it "a monumental effort" after a challenging Champions League week. He commended the players' tactical awareness and defensive strength. Despite being down to 10 men, Celtic managed to hold their ground and secure the win. Livingston had a few chances to score early in the game but failed to convert them. Their decision-making and defensive performance fell short, and they couldn't trouble Celtic's keepers consistently.
Rodgers acknowledged the disruption caused by Hart's red card, which was Celtic's third sending-off in two games. However, he stated that his team passed the test and demonstrated their mentality and resilience. Livingston manager David Martindale expressed his disappointment with the loss, especially considering they were playing against 10 men for most of the game. He admitted that they needed to perform better and took responsibility for not making the right substitutions. Despite being down to 10 men, Celtic showcased their improvement and determination. Rodgers expressed his happiness for the players, supporters, and particularly Daizen Maeda, who covered a lot of ground and made a significant impact on the game.