Firstly I must apologise for no live text commentary last night, technical difficulties at my end.
But I caught up and WOW did we win this one in style 5-1 going on 10-1, the first half produces one goal and what a goal it was, Izzy got wide cut onto his right foot and put in a wonderful cross for Stokes to head Celtic into a 1-0 lead and get his 100th Goal in Scottish football, and this was the 3rd minute what a start
On 20 minutes Stokes had a shot from the edge of the box just wide, then Griffiths, Commons and Brown all had chances they couldn’t put away 10 minutes after Stokes shot. Celtic were not at their best in the 1st half but showed everyone watching in the 2nd half why we deserve to be top dogs in Scotland. Sure we missed out on the 2 cups but our bread and butter is the League with entry to the Champions League being our goal, next season will be no different. The half ended 1-0 to Celtic and nerves seemed to be all over the place, all we had to do was win
The second half for me was a show by a team so confident in ability it is frightening, we may have lost Hooper and Wanyama but the rest are there and we added to it
At half time Adam Matthews made way for the very impressive Liam Henderson and it took the 17 year old 3 minutes to get Celtic 2-0 up, a cross into the box by Johansen was dummied by Stokes then by Griffiths it left Henderson starting down at goal and he hammered a low shot past the keeper, sheer delight for the kid and the fans behind the goal a brilliant team goal.
It took just under 5 minutes for Celtic to get the third a fine through ball by Griffiths to Johansen and with players in the middle screaming for a cut back he drilled a perfect shot low and away from the keeper at the far post, superb a first goal for Henderson and Johansen is starting to pile in with the goals as well
For the next 20 minutes at 3-0 Partick to be fair had a few chances with Forster pulling off a few good saves, at 3-0 I think the players maybe took feet off the gas but they came to life when Partick got a goal back, Van Dick got beat to the ball and a shot not even Forster could save and 3-1 and we thought, Champions.
Well now with this side it seemed to annoy them and Samaras had a hand in what was to come in the final minutes of the game. Samaras had the ball wide left beat a
few players played into the feet of Stokes who threw the ball into the air turned and thundered a wonder goal high to the keepers left, what a goal and the fans went crazy, but that wasn’t it, Samaras again won the ball in Celtic’s half ran at the defence 3 on 2 in Celtic’s favour, Sammy looked up and played in Commons who hammered the ball through the legs of the keeper for 5-1 and the final 2 goals coming in added time
A brilliant 2nd half display and as Lennon said “We can see a good side being built here” and we can, with the quality we have and the player we should bring in come summer time it is a brilliant time to be a Celtic fan. On and off the park we have never been so healthy
Champions, 3 in a row, I want 10 in a row