Leader Celtic loses 2nd consecutive SPL match

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Scottish Premier League leader Celtic struggled to shake off its Champions League exit, wasting a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Ross County on Saturday.

Celtic looked to be cruising to victory when Charlie Mulgrew scored direct from a corner and Gary Hooper added a second inside 21 minutes.

But Grant Munro and Sam Morrow quickly replied for County before Steffen Wohlfarth headed in a stoppage-time winner.

County rose to third, 17 points behind Celtic, which was knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus on Wednesday.

Celtic also lost its last league match two weeks ago to Motherwell, which is 15 points behind in second after drawing 0-0 at Aberdeen on Saturday.