CELTIC defender Jeremie Frimpong was relieved that the penalty he gave away in the dying minutes of his side’s 2-1 win over Partick Thistle meant little in the end – and was left baffled after two penalty calls went against him.

The Dutch right-back tumbled over in the box in the first half after a challenge from James Penrice but Alan Muir waved play on, before Frimpong was adjudged to have felled Dario Zanatta deep into second-half stoppage time.

Neither decision ultimately changed the outcome of the match but Frimpong was left frustrated by the referee’s decisions.

“It was a great win and it’s nice to be in the next round but it wasn’t good to concede right at the very end,” he said. “I thought the team played really well but I wasn’t happy at giving away a penalty and not getting a penalty.

“In the first half I clearly got past the full-back and he clips me. I spoke to the referee but he didn’t do anything.

“At the end I was pretty sure I got in front of the player to make the clearance. But he still gives the penalty.  “Even the Partick Thistle players at the end told me it was harsh.

“It didn’t completely ruin a good performance but it just wasn’t a nice way to end.”