Highlights as impressive second half show from five star Celtic

Celtic put on a second half show to beat St Mirren 5-1 in Paisley. Despite falling behind to a penalty from the hosts, Ange Postecoglou’s side continued to attack and force the gaps against the robust St Mirren rearguard.

St Mirren went ahead after VAR intervened to award Stephen Robinson’s side a penalty. Alex Grieve clipped the ball up and it hit Greg Taylor’s hand. The defender’s hand was up and David Dickinson took advice from Andrew Dallas on VAR duty to confirm the spot kick. Saints skipper Mark O’Hara, who scored against Celtic in the Scottish Cup last month from the spot, repeated the feat by putting the ball into the net beyond Joe Hart.

The Saints were reduced to ten men after Charles Dunne hauled Kyogo to the ground on the edge of the box. There were no complaints and a red card was the only outcome.

Johnston played it to Abada, who’s cut back found Aaron Mooy. The Australian squared the ball to Jota, who’s first strike was blocked by Gogic but the superstar from Portugal reacted quickest and knocked the ball through Trevor Carson’s legs.

It was quickly 2-1 after Alistair Johnston rose highest to knock in a free-kick from Mooy.

Liel Abada blasted the ball into the net to make it 3-1. The winger replaced Maeda at half time and scored with an excellent strike. After a one-two with Aaron Mooy, the Israeli attacker fired the ball beyond Carson in the Saints nets.

Matt O’Riley came off the bench to make it 4-1 after rounding off a fine team goal.

South Korean striker Oh has scored from the penalty spot after he was pulled to the ground by Gogic. Given the sheer number of bodies in the box, Dickinson didn’t have a clear view of the incident and sought help from the VAR official.

The decision from Clydesdale House was to ask Dickinson to review the incident and upon a quick glance at the monitor, it was clear that Gogic had a hold of the Celtic striker’s shirt. Oh stepped up and his penalty squirmed underneath Carson to make it 5-1.

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