(Sinclair 28, Dembele 72, Anderson o.g 75, Ntcham 89)
In today’s soccer not just winning a match or league trophy qualifies a team for greatness but also record setting and breaking just to set even new records again, which is what we find CELTIC doing today has the Hoops broke their own 100-year-old set British domestic unbeaten record as they went on an unbeaten run on the 63rd
game dominanting 4-0 away victory over St Johnstone.
Scott Sinclair at the mid times of the first have found the opener for the Bhoys and Moussa Dembele seconded what Scott started just 72minutes into the game, finishing a well settled cross from Stuart Armstrong. Not long after Steven Anderson’s own goal put to rest the score sheet, placing the Bhoys ahead. With no doubt Celtic proved its superiority even as Oliver Ntcham finished off a wonderful passing sequence at the 89th
minute of the game.
And finally the whistle went off ending the game causing the celebration of a new record as the Bhoys smashed the former record achieved by Willie Maley’s legendary side back in 1917.
Following the Hoops impressive game against Bayern Munich the German Giants, Brendan Rodgers tr
usted the Bhoys to keep up the game play and deliver an astonishing result which they did.
James Forrest opened the shots on goal target as he tried to complete Kieran Tierney drive in the box 5 minutes into the game but the goalkeeper Zander Clark was efficient enough to put a stop to the balls drive. Dembele was next in line to put Zander to test, but again, it was prevented from finding the back of the net.
The match not too long became predictable as the Celts dominated with high possession and Tommy Wright’s team began to rely on counters in order to gain ground against the visitors. Such tactic is accountable when properly used but it all turned avail against the Hoops.
Both Dembele and Sinclair worked some foot magic to displace the opposite team defense but was quickly put to stop by St Johnstone’s savior before the damage became permanent.
But this didn’t stop Sinclair from driving through once again to make proper damage, which he did achieve 28th
minute into the game. Forrest drove in once again to double the soccer line for his team but was again dined by Clark.
Tragically the Saints shot-stopper couldn’t prevent all attacks shot at him, the Bhoys break the deadlock just before half time. Armstrong passed in a low corner towards Sinclair and the winger found the net with a first-time finish for his 11th goal of the season.
Celtic quickly drove to capitalize but Clark had to make excellent saves, tipping Armstrong’s curling effort wide the post, before Callum McGregor came close to scoring from 18-yards.
Just a goal wasn’t enough for the Hoops so they teed up the game for new goals pressing even more against the Saints, making the game tougher as the second half kicked off.
Finally the pressure began to weigh on the Saints as a goal was scored by Anderson with 18 minutes left on the clock. Within three minutes, the game score already read 3-0. Dembele trying to register a damage, but missed just for Steven Anderson to help complete the challenge.
When we thought it was all over the Hoops showed it isn’t over till it is actually over, Dembele took a wide shot after a mazy run with no time left, the substitute Ntcham to take on the stopper as he intend on taking over the final moments of the game and he did find the back of the net. It was a trilling moment as the Bhoys finished with a flourish on a day they created history.
CELTIC (3-4-2-1) Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Bitton; Forrest (Hayes 77), Brown, Armstrong (Ntcham 76), Tierney; McGregor (Rogic 60), Sinclair; Dembele
Not Used: De Vries, Gamboa, Edouard, Ajer
ST JOHNSTONE (4-1-4-1) Clark; Comrie, Anderson, Shaughnessy, Tanser; Paton; Foster, (McClean 76), Alston, Wotherspoon (Craig 68), Scougall (O’Halloran 58); MacLean
Not Used: Mannus, Johnston, Gordon, Cummins