All’s well that ends well – Highlights from Celtic’s chaotic day in Perth

Sky Sports have released their highlights of Celtic’s 3-1 win over St Johnstone today at McDiarmid Park. The Hoops gave themselves it all to do after a lacklustre first-half performance in Perthshire yesterday afternoon and were given the hairdryer treatment by Brendan Rodgers when they hit the dressing room at the interval.

The team emerged from the tunnel in the second period of the game with a new face in the form of Mikey Johnston. The trickster came on in place of Yang Hyun-jun who had another day to forget in a Celtic jersey and managed to be that creative spark that we’ve sorely missed this past while.

It was his guile and movement that managed to create the cross from which we made it 1-1 from and we grew in confidence from there on in.

After another tweaking from Rodgers in which he introduced Oh Hyeon-gyu to proceedings, the team started to motor and really stretch the opposition. It was this that managed to create space in the park for Matty O’Riley to run into a little pocket of space on the edge of the box, following some neat interplay between his teammates. The freshly capped Danish international has been exceptional this season and added to his goal haul with a spectacular effort.

The final goal of the game came from a counter-attack after Joe Hart saved the day with a fine stop late into injury time to thwart a St Johnstone side desperate for an equaliser against the Champions. It was Forrest who started and finished the move fittingly, as he kicked the ball clear from his own box to Oh Hyeon-gyu who then fell backwards and the ball fell to the onrushing Tomoki Iwata who was on as a substitute.

The Japanese star then carried the ball up the pitch before sliding an inch perfect pass to his teammate, James Forrest, who placed the ball with the outside of his boot, beyond a helpless Dimitar Mitov.

The St Johnstone keeper had a fine game but was beaten three times in that second half by three brilliant finishes from the Celtic captain Callum McGregor, Matt O’Riley with the pick of the bunch and that deadly finish by Jamesy in the closing moments.

Re-live Celtic’s chaotic day in Perth below…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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