If anyone was ever in any doubt Lennon is taking Celtic into another level then think again. The proof is showing now, Celtic are like a wounded lion just now, getting put out of Europe has stung this side. When Lennon signs a few more experienced players this side WILL be an astonishingly good side, we can all see where it is going. We won’t always hit these heights so feet on the ground, but let’s not take anything away from the club, Lennon and this group of players, as a club we are moving in the right direction. My job here is to report what happens ON THE PARK!
Motherwell on a Friday night didn’t sound all too appealing but these players loved it and none more than Kris Commons, this lad right now is the heartbeat of most of what this side does, he is on fire just now and I think he is alongside Larsson in terms of steals, what did we pay? £20?
1-0 and Celtic took the lead and what a goal by Commons, Celtic were working the ball well all night, the ball came wide in the box to Stokes who hammered it across goal and there was Commons to back heal the ball into the net, just class, he was smiling after it, this is a Bhoy who knows how good he is. Celtic scored on 44 minutes so we went in 1-0 at half time
The second half started slowly but ended superbly for Celtic. We made it 2-0 on 55 minutes a superb corner by Mulgrew, who’s long crossing and passing just now is superb put a superb cross into the box and there was Efe Ambrose to head home and do some back flips, double delight for Ambrose and his family with the birth of their kid this morning. 2-0 and looking very comfortable
Celtic then went into overdrive, Commons, Ledley and Stokes were at the heart of most of it and on 75 minutes an Izzy run and shot was palmed away by the Motherwell keeper and there was Commons reading the game as well as he does to poke him Celtic’s third and his second for 3-0
What was to come was just brilliance by Celtic, we were hungry, clever, confident we just oozed utter class this evening, 2 minutes after Commons made it 3-0, Anthony Stokes made it 4-0 and a BRILLIAT TEAM GOAL! Mulgrew played a superb ball through to Pukki on the wide right position, he looked up played a world class ball into the far post and there was Stokes to hammer home, superb move, great team goal and 4-0
5-0 and what a goal, Celtic brought on young Henderson at Atajic tonight and it was the later who got the fifth by latching onto a superb Stokes through ball and lobbing the ball ever so slowly over the outrushing keeper to score a great goal for the kid.
2 minutes later the ref whistled for full time and the smiles on the players were there for all to see, Lennon walked over to clap the fans who were superb tonight. With Lennon wanting to spend and set to bring Japanese midfielder Hiroki Yamada on trial and sign Partick Thistle defender Aaron Taylor-Sinclair things look good
5-0 soon after a 7-0 in Edinburgh, 12 goals, good counting huh? in two games, Celtic are on fire just now. We now go to Spain with no pressure to face Barcelona. See you all for that one. HH
Man of the Match: Kris Commons
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