On This Day: Celtic close in on title with win at Ross County

On This Day in 2022, Ange Postecoglou’s side took a step towards regaining the Cinch Premiership with a win over Malky Mackay’s Ross County. Following a Scottish Cup Semi Final defeat to Rangers, Ange picked up his players for the venture to the Highlands and goals from Kyogo and Jota took the Celts three points closer to the title.

Kyogo Furuhashi marked his return to the starting XI by heading Celtic into the lead in Dingwall. Jota floated an inch-perfect cross into the box after the Portuguese winger collected the ball on the right-hand side from Callum McGregor. The Japanese striker peeled off the defender, leaped and generated enough power to leave Ross Laidlaw helpless.

Jota made it 2-0. Substitute Abada did excellently well to take the ball and play Giorgos Giakoumakis in the box. The Greek striker’s strike clipped the bar and fell favourably. Jota was quickest to respond, sliding in and beating Conor Randall to the ball to net Celtic’s second. Jota created four chances and it could be crucial for next weekend that he has rediscovered some form. His contribution this season now sits at eleven assists and eleven goals and he duly collected the MOTM award.

Celtic finished with 22 shots but they were made to work hard in the second half by The Staggies. It could have been more but ultimately, Celtic did well to hold firm and switch the narrative of last week that Celtic were about to collapse.

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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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