Wanyama's Celtic FC strikes late to salvage draw against Ross County in Scottish league

Kenyan midfielder plays key role as a dramatic stoppage time equalizer earns Celtic a well earned point in Dingwall

Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama’s Scottish side Celtic FC needed a stoppage time equalizer in the most dramatic style in Dingwall to gain a hard-fought and well-earned point against Ross County on Saturday.

Celtic, who played without most of their key players out with injury, saw the combative Kenyan midfielder come close to finding the back of the net with a cracking header that went off the bar from Commons' corner.

But Common clinched the last-gap strike, in the battle of the champions to deny the Staggies all three points and draw the game level at 1-1. Despite a number of injuries, Neil Lennon had named a strong side for the trip north with a mix of Development Squad players on the bench.

The home side had the first chance of the match after nine minutes, when Stuart Kettlewell headed just past the post but it wasn't long before Celtic were piling the pressure on at the opposite end.

Watt also saw his low drive go just past the post as the match entered stoppage time before Victor Wanyama's diving header went wide.

Celtic will now turn their attention to European football with the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League play-off coming up on Tuesday against Helsingborgs. Wanyama, will however, miss the match through suspension.