On This Day: Ange’s Celtic hit Saints for seven in stunning display

On This Day in 2022, Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic put on a stunning display to beat St Johnstone 7-0.

Reo Hatate opened the scoring as the relentless press from Celtic forced a mistake at the back with the Japanese Internationalist firing beyond Clark. It was 2-0 when a back pass allowed for Giorgos Giakoumakis to take the ball beyond Clark and slot cooly into the net at an acute angle. It was the only worry coming from the afternoon as the big Greek left the field complaining of a hamstring problem.

Daizen Maeda scored the third before the break. The Japanese attacker took up a central role after Giakoumakis left the field. A Jota cross was directed goal bound with Clark unable to prevent it becoming 3-0.

The break offered a rest for the Perth club but they faced a relentless Celtic. Matt O’Riley replaced Tom Rogic but the onslaught continued. Hatate was fouled in the box, Josip Juranovic converted the penalty.

O’Riley made it 5-0 after finding himself on the end of a Turnbull cross. The Danish U21 made it 6-0 with an excellent curling effort. It was maybe pick of the day.

7-0 came thanks to a Liel Abada. Kyogo Furuhashi, came short, turned and clipped an excellent pass into the path of Maeda, he left it for Abada and he finished it off brilliantly.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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