Former referee Dermot Gallagher has insisted common sense prevailed as he backed the decision not to award Celtic a penalty despite handball appeals.

Celtic players and supporters were adamant they should have had a spot-kick when Daizen Maeda's effort from close range was blocked on the line by St Johnstone defender Luke Robinson.

The ball appeared to strike Robinson on the arm, however the defender was at very close range to the shot with his arm close to his body.

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Referee Euan Anderson waved away appeals for a penalty with VAR official Chris Graham not calling for a review of the incident after checking replays.

And on Sky Sports, former Premier League whistler Gallagher agreed that no penalty should have been awarded as he stated a spot-kick and red card for Robinson would have been "too harsh".

He explained:  "I have to say this is a common sense decision.

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"The referee is right and when you look at that - it strikes his arm and he is on the goal line.

"He has no chance of avoiding that. If a referee gives a penalty he has then got to give a red card.

"It is just too harsh. There is what a yard between them?

"I think the referee has done the right thing - there is no way he can avoid the ball striking him."