Kris Commons scored our first goal today then cleared one off the line with 1 minutes to go again showing his worth to Celtic, he was superb along with Izzy. 2-0 win on a dull Saturday afternoon in Scotland isn’t always the best and the game had “Lets get the Christmas Dinner ready” all over it
This was a hard game to report on as Celtic had all the ball all the play but we never penetrated Hearts too much, we were missing several key players today and the players were in 1st gear as we toyed with this young Hearts side again. We had a chance in the first half, a good cross by Fisher and Ledley 2 yards out with a diving header and a well worked chance for Stokes seen him hit the bar, we were creating half chances today but for me we went wide far too much, both our goals came from balls through the middle and this is where Hearts were weak the last time, Mulgrew was a HUGE miss today, his passing ability may have served us better so we went wide with Izzy and young Fisher all day and then more so when Forrest came on
The first half is one we can forget and the second half was decent with Izzy getting a ton of brilliant crosses in today and Commons playing superb also. We got 1-0 on 63 minutes when Scott Brown played a killer pass through the centre half and left back, Commons took it in his stride and passed into the back post, superb finish from a player we are totally depending on these days.
From there on in Hearts had a few corners and shots but nothing to worry us, with 10 minutes left there was no feeling of “We have to worry here” Izzy had a shot over the bar, Commons and Stokes had headers over the bar also, we created but these players need to go and have Christmas Dinner and get back to it. My worry is this the 3rd last game from Joe Ledley, Lennon said it is almost a done deal, if so, him and Sammy must be sold in January so we can bring fresh faces in, at this stage we are all hoping Lennon has a few players already sealed and done. Biton looks a brilliant player and Kayal is injured so we have the players. We need a striker and someone to help Commons more in attack
The game was over, we were all ready to get up and go do whatever, Hearts won a corner someone got a good header on it, the ball was flying in and there was Commons to clear and save us 2 points. At this stage we are happy with 1-0 and then we go and enjoy Christmas. Celtic then go up the park superb play by Samaras with a ball through the defense to Forrest, the kid flicked the ball past he defender and slotted home, 2-0, three point, 10 points and still unbeaten in the league this season
Not the best game ever Celtic went through the motions in a low gear, 2 well worked goals, we nearly lost 2 points near the end but in the end 2-0 was a good score line as it should and could have been more. But we take the win and move on.
Man of the match. I can’t decide between Commons and Izzy so I will cheat and give it to both
From everyone at TCN and TCNLiveblog Everyone have a happy Christmas with family
Commons Goal 1-0:
Forrest Goal 2-0: