A Magnificent7 SKELPING! It’s another Beautiful Sunday

CELTIC secured their seventh league win in a row on another Beautiful Sunday by skelping Rangers 5-0 at Celtic Park.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have now put 30 goals past Rangers in his two seasons in charge, with a dozen of them coming in the last month or so.

Such was Celtic’s dominance today that the supporters were left asking why did we only score five. Seven was there for the taking and only some remarkable misses,  great saves from Alnwick in their goals and Celtic dropping down the gears towards the end saved their skins.

We asked Celtic to go for their throats and the side did that and some more. All over the park Celtic had heroes. At the back Boyata and Lustig were excellent, Tierney was too busy impressing as an attacker and he put the opener on a plate for Odsonne Edouard- can we sign him now please?

In midfield Broony bossed the game as usual but he was surrounded by Celtic Stars. If we all have to pay double to get Tom Superstar Rogic to sign a new deal then count me in.

Callum McGregor, so long an unsung hero, was also outstanding. Both players got their usual Skelping goal early in the second half to make it 4 then 5 nil.

One player experiencing that for the first time was a James Forrest who terrorised Andy Halliday down the right and made it 3-0 just before the interval.

And of course the two French Bhoys were oh la la outstanding. Missing big Moussa who has a problem with his back, Edouard got the nod and let no-one down. Leigh Griffiths blew his chance at Easter Road and the young French striker grabbed his opportunity to start to score two wonderful goals and just like Dembele  did at Hampden he bullied their lightweight defence all afternoon.

Olivier Ntcham had his best game as a Celtic player and it has to be said he is the best signing Brendan has so far made since coming to the club.

The away support, wrecked a few seats, disgraced themselves by singing about the Famine and child abuse, what an awful mindset. Afterwards they directed sectarian abuse Michael O’Halloran for congratulating Celtic and they wanted Mikael Lustig arrested for impersonating a policeman. Chris Sutton called them a pub team.

The Celtic DJ then played Beautiful Sunday not once but twice, as Celtic advertised the Magnificen7 on the big screen, tipping hats to The Celtic Star for both!

Now there are three games to go before Hampden and the chance to wrap up a first ever Double Treble.  The closest any team got to doing that was the old Rangers in 1979 but they were stopped in their tracks by The Ten Men in the 4-2 game. We’ve had to wait a long time since that glorious Monday night to beat a Rangers club to win the league. Well today the wait is over. It really was another Beautiful Sunday.

Enjoy your evening!

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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