Easy win for Celtic today in a game we could have easily been in trouble, at 1-0 Hibs had a 15 minute spell with Forster making 3 World Class saves and proving he is worth a goal as Celtic went on to win this one easy 4-0.
1-0 early on Commons getting on the end of a bad header by the Hibs defence he used his chest to get past the defence, took a touch and shot into the left of the goal, again an early Commons goal. Hibs were always in the game at 1-0 and had a few half chances, young Harris worked Fisher but the young right back was good today. The first half was scrappy from then on in and we all waited for the 2nd half whistle.
The second half started with Pukki coming on for Biton. At this stage Hibs had a lot of the ball and really worked our defence hard. 3 SUPERB saves by Forster proving why England want him in their squad. Celtic then took more control and 2-0 was just WOW by Van Dijk. In-fact thanks to #RepublicOfFootball here is the goal
Super strike from a Centre half who is young and can handle the highest level, what a find again by Lenny and his scouts. Then it was 3-0 and again a wonder strike by a player we ALL wanted to score badly and what a strike, got the ball inside the box to the right and hammered it high into the net. Here is the goal. Thanks again to #RepublicOfFootball
With 3 points to take home Lenny brought on Balde for the very poor Samaras who’s head was clearly elsewhere and we got a 5 minutes look at new £2 Million midfielder Stefan Johansen, he had a few turns on the ball and looked assured. With time running out Pukki was sent into the box, running past the penalty spot he was fouled and penalty, Commons stepped up for his 2nd and Celtic’s 4th
I said before the game if we play well 3-0 if we play as we can 5-0 so I think 4-0 was about right. But we must look back to the 3 saves at 1-0 by Forster, for anyone who has not seen these saves you are in for a treat.
Next 4 games are at home, this is an amazing run and with injuries and uncertainly surrounding players contracts. I think Ledley will stay and Sammy will go. One of an Ex Hibs strikers friends let slip Leigh Griffiths wants to come to Celtic. Mixed opinions, when he was in Edinburgh I had a few arguments with him but he can score goals. We signed Scott McDonald and the likes so never say never. Let’s hope Lenny can get someone in
Final score: Hibernian 0-4 Celtic
Match Reporter man of the match: Fraser Forster for 3 world class saves at 1-0