(Armstrong 35, Tierney 68
STUART Armstrong, Celts midfielder took the game against Partick Thistle to another level of play when he brought Christmas way early for the team. The midfielder had the opening goal at the 35th
min of the game which could as well be the claimer that shot the Celts up 5 point on the Premiership Table and taking the lead.
Amstrongs power run into the top corner of the opposite side didn’t just nail the game for a win but pushed the Hoops into taking charge of the game. After Hoops had maintain high dominance and passion another chance was crowned with a goal by Kieran Tierney’s at the second half of the game, this win returned the Bhoys back to the winning flick as the Hoops had lost just one game in 18months.
Just before Armstrong scored his stunning goal he had a quick run around where he got fouled against, the midfielder ended up taking the free kick he was awarded but wasn’t able to connect with the net regardless Ajer’s attempt to get the target.
Being on the attack mode the Jags didn’t relent on pressing on the Bhoys, both Tierney and Scott Brown worked separately to take down several chances of goal 18 minutes into the match.
The game before now had been a bit frustrating for the Celts and the goal happened to come in as a relieve, as celebration broke out with the Bhoys when Teirney fed Armstrong an undeniable pass as well as Armstrong ustoppable left foot strike into the top corner.
At half-time, new signing Marvin Compper had his chance to prove is loyalty to the club as a new sign in from RB Leipzig.
Celtic continued to press dominating the games possession in the early part of the second half. Tierney tried his luck twice and Armstrong took a free-kick which didn’t go through the wall after Edouard was hard tackled by Daniel Devine.
As the game went on Edouard threatened again when he was at the right place at the right time with Sinclair’s cross but Cerny adequate enough to put a stop to the ball. The pressure paid off even moments later as Tierney collected Sinclair’s return pass in the box and drove the ball right through with enough shot to beat the keeper and make the net.
The Celtic fans remained in constant cheering, not only paying their traditional tribute to the Lisbon Lions in the 67th minute, but bursting into song two minutes later to salute the team’s record-breaking 69-match domestic unbeaten run which came to an end last weekend.
With few minutes left on the clock the several changes were made which could also had ended up as good news but were prevented before making the net.
CELTIC (4-1-2-3) Gordon; Lustig, Ajer, Boyata, Tierney; Brown; McGregor, Armstrong; Forrest (Hayes 62), Edouard (Griffiths 79), Sinclair (Johnston 71)
Subs: Hazard, Dembele, Ntcham, Sviatchenko
PARTICK THISTLE (4-2-3-1) Cerny; McGinn, Keown, Devine, Turnbull; Edwards, Barton; Spittal (Fraser 73), McCarthy (Erskine 58), Lawless; Storey (Doolan 64)
Not Used: Scully, Nitriansky, Sammon, Nisbet