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Scottish champions Celtic suffered a rare defeat in the league after they were stunned by St. Mirren last weekend. Australia manager Ange Postecoglou had enjoyed a perfect to the new Scottish Premiership season at Celtic until the surprise loss to St. Mirren.

Former Australia national team boss Postecoglou is in his second season at Celtic and he won the league title in his first season at the club following the confirmation of his appointment last summer. The Australia manager was successful in his quest to wrestle the league title from Old Firm rivals Rangers last season. His target is to make it two successive league titles this season and this suffered a big setback with the defeat at the hands of St. Mirren.

Celtic dominated possession at the expense of St. Mirren when the two teams met on Sunday, but they were unable to accompany it with end product in form of goals. Scottish midfielder Mark O'Hara scored the first goal of the game in the colours of St. Mirren two minutes before the end of the first half. The strike from O'Hara ensured that St. Mirren went into the break with a slim lead. Eight minutes into the second half, English winger Jonah Ayunga doubled the lead for St. Mirren and his strike turned out to be the last goal of the game. In addition to scoring twice, St. Mirren also kept a clean sheet against the reigning Scottish champions.
Rangers are now within two points of Celtic at the top of the table in the Scottish Premiership after their 2-1 home win over Dundee United thanks to the brace from Croatian striker Antonio Colak either side of the half-time interval. Manager Giovanni Van Bronckhorst and his Rangers started the last set of games in the Scottish Premiership with a five-point deficit, but they are back within touching distance after the leaders were beaten by St. Mirren.