Probably as good a performance we have seen this season, with so many players missing Scott Brown was pitched in at right back, Henderson started the game again, Griffiths started from the bench and again we see 3 minutes of Balde
This really was an easy game, the tactics today were spot on, when the full backs go up the park Kayal drops in ready to go either side, middle 3 started with Henderson, Johansen and Kayal, Sammy wide left Commons right with Stokes getting fed in by Commons and Samaras
It took Celtic 5 minutes to get 1-0 ahead, we won a free kick 40 yards out near the main stand, a superb cross into the box by Commons and Sammy got ahead of his marker to volley home for a superb goal and from a player who played well today. United had spells on the ball but they rarely bothered Forster in goal
2-0 came 20 minutes later and a superb team goal, passing by Johansen, Henderson and Samaras, the ball was given to Commons, with one touch he played the ball onto the on running Stokes who took it in his stride and his first touch took him past the marker and Stokes fired home high into the net, 25 minutes to go and 2-0
Rarely were Celtic troubled. In the 2nd half the introduction of Mackay-Steven for Dundee United made a huge impact for the start of the second half causing problems for 10/15 minutes till we put Kayal on him and he dropped out the game
With Scott Brown at right back United tried most of the game to get behind Brown but credit to Brown he did well the whole game. McNamara is saying to the media United didn’t press Celtic enough but it was men v boys today, Celtic were a class above and not playing in full gear either
A good 2-0 win, our 28th league win of the season and getting to 82 goals in League football for the season with 5 games to go. We have 2 games away and we finish the season at Home to Dundee United where we get the Scottish Premiership trophy.
With question marks on several players today proved with who we have missing we are still a quality side. Today Samaras was good he just looked interested. Lennon said after the game it looks like Sammy will be away and to be fair get him off the wage bill, Kayal also wants to leave. With Johansen and Biton proving to be good players I think either way we have a decent squad next season
Today is good, easy 2-0 and we look forward to the last 5 games
Man of the Match – Johansen, again ran the show, easy passing and breaking play up, fine player!
Till the next game