Celtic’s stranglehold on Scottish cutlery is over – and pressure on manager Neil Lennon has increased after they were bundled out of the League Cup at the Ross County home

Ross Stewart’s penalty in the first half and Alex Iacovitti’s late header ended a run of 35 cup wins and gave County a quarter-finals at Livingston

Celtic has won every national cup since 2017 and has only won two of its last 10 games.They also stuck in Europe and outperformed Rangers by 11 points in the Scottish Premier League

Lennon’s side have two games up their sleeves as they attempt to claim a record 10th title Winning the league in a row was lackluster against an exhausted team from the county who they defeated 5-0 in Dingwall in September

The Stuart Kettlewell players defended like lions, keeping Celtic to a few chances when they took their first win at Celtic Park

It was Celtic’s first domestic Cup defeat since losing to city rivals Rangers in the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-finals when County scored against the Glasgow team’s last League Cup loss in January of that year

And it is the first time since January 1958 that Celtic has suffered four home defeats in a row There was a heavy police presence afterwards as hundreds of fans gathered outside to protest

After Callum McGregor took a rare break after Thursday’s 4-1 second leg against Sparta Prague, the home side were sluggish in midfield, struggling to beat well-organized opponents

When Ryan Christie was upset by Callum Morris right on the edge of the box, Odsonne Edouard’s free kick was deflected by Ross Laidlaw, while Tom Rogic later shot just wide

Kristoffer Ajer looked painfully uncomfortable on the left side of a Celtic three-man defense, but the county opener came from the other flank when Josh Reid suddenly galloped into a vast open space to drop deep into the six-yard Box to get

Stewart nibbled on the near post in front of Christopher Jullien, and the defender caught him on the heel. The tall striker had a cool head to score his sixth goal of the season from the penalty spot

Celtic had the perfect opportunity to respond immediately, but Albian Ajeti hit the base of a post from 14 meters as he ran to a cute strip of Rogic

County rarely ventured out of their own half after the break, grabbing bodies in front of their penalty area and the tactic was a treat, with Celtic ups and downs as an Ajer attempt was blocked, Mohamed Elyounoussi headed wide and Edouard a shot took off

The visitors then celebrated a famous victory when Iacovitti crashed into a header after a shot from a corner

Celtic manager Neil Lennon: “If you keep losing games, there is an expectation, a demand for excellence and a demand for wins at this club – I fully understand that”

“I don’t stand here like the happy clapper and say that everything is fine because it is not so. But we will do everything we can to turn things around – if I still have the chance. Today’s result would not have helped “

Ross County Manager Stuart Kettlewell: “We’re excited, but the big picture for me is that we have to do this in the future. Sometimes by sticking together you can ruin opportunities and we did

“The players answered my call, I asked them to stand up and be men, and I thought for a man they did that”

Celtic has apparently monumental problems there. I would not like to see Neil Lennon lose his job.Me and others feel that the players have let him down. Something is wrong, there are clearly problems behind the scenes

Players are not responding to him now You have to question their attitudes That’s the problem right now, a group of players that we praised and who are now so far behind that it’s incredible p>

Attempt saved Patryk Klimala’s (Celtic) header from the center of the penalty area is saved in the middle of the goal

Attempt saved Connor Randall (Ross County) tried with a right footed shot on the right inside the box, saved by the goalkeeper in the lower right corner

goal! Celtic 0, Ross County 2 Alex Iacovitti’s (Ross County) header goes from the center of the penalty area after a corner into the lower left corner

Attempt missed Odsonne Edouard (Celtic) right footed shot from the center of the box, but the shot goes a little too high. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi

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