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Draw disappoints Dundee boss

Dundee manager Paul Hartley was disappointed his side could not take all three points against Scottish champions Celtic at Dens Park.

Hartley's side maintained their unbeaten start to the new season with a well-deserved point as they were held at home 1-1 by the Hoops.

James McPake scored inside the opening minute for the Dark Blues before a goal from substitute Leigh Griffiths in the second half earned Celtic a draw.

Former Celtic midfielder Hartley said: "I thought we created the better chances and had good situations, especially in the second half when the boy (Martin Boyle) is through on goal a couple of times.

"He had an easy pass for a tap-in - but he's got a split-second decision to make.

"I thought it was a great game of football and I thought we were excellent."

McPake, who headed in a Philip Roberts corner, rued the appearance of former Livingston and Hibs team-mate Griffiths, who scored with the help of a deflected drive.

"I knew he would score when he came on," McPake said.

"I spoke to somebody last week and I said I hope he isn't even stripped.

"He hits the ball so cleanly and if there is somebody two yards in front of him there is a chance it will go in.

"Maybe if he hadn't have come on we would be sitting here with the three points."