Ton Up Rodgers, Piling on Dee Agony, putting on Dee style


BRENDAN RODGERS led Celtic to his 100th Competitive win as Celtic manager tonight as Ten in a Row moved one step closer.

Five star Celtic hit Jim McIntyre’s rock bottom Dundee side for five this evening and went back ito the dressing room to discover that Hearts had dropped points at home to Hibs (0-0) and Kilmarnock dropped two points at Ibrox (1-1). And it was five different goalscorers for Brendan Rodgers’ side with Tom Rogic starting the party with a stunning opening goal on the 19th minute.

This was Rogic’s 150th appearance in a Celtic jersey for the Australian who must be wondering what he has to do to justify getting a song from the traveling support who need to focus more on the team and less on The Troubles.

Then Scotty Sinclair got his second penalty conversation on 31 minutes after Craig Gordon started the move by nutmegging a Dundee forward. The award looked soft though as Mikael Lustig looked to go down a little bit too easily. Let’s put it this way, we’d have been angry if that had been awarded against us.

Scotty Sinclair, realising that Dens keeper Hamilton will have watched his goal at Murrayfield, performed exactly the same routine but selected the opposite corner. Just like on Sunday, the keeper went to the wrong way and Celtic were in easy street.

Things went from bad to worse not long after that when Callum McGregor, so accomplished in that deeper role, sent Kieran Tierney away down the left with a fine pass. His cut back was right into the path of the fast advancing James Forrest and he didn’t have to break his stride to turn to ball past Hamilton and into the Dundee net.

Celtic weren’t done at three though and Odsonne Edouard added a fourth in first half stoppage time. Some Dundee fans left others starting fighting among themselves. The Celtic fans started singing Bob Marley’s Don’t Worry About a Thing…it was that kind of night on the City of Discovery.

The second half started as the first ended with Ryan Christie dressing up as Stuart Armstrong for Halloween to dash into the box to connect to a fine pass for Edouard and direct the ball into the net. If this was a boxing match the referee would have stopped the contest at this point.

Brendan Rodgers brought on Daniel Arzani and Lewis Morgan on 56 minutes with goalscorers Tom Rogic and Odsonne Edouard both being protected for the weekend.

Armani looked to make an impact and put a sixth goal on a plate for Kieran Tierney who will be embarrassed at the miss. The young Australian did indeed impress but went over on his knee with ten minutes remaining and had to go off. Celtic had replaced Boyata with Ajer by that time so Celtic had to see out the game with ten men. Not that it mattered.

This was always going be a critical night in the Scottish Premiership and after this five star showing Celtic emerged as the big winners. Bring on the Hearts…

The Celtic Star Man of the Match – Tom Rogic

Also on The Celtic Star today…

Oh, Oh, Oh It’s Magic…Rod falls in love at Dens Park…See HERE.

The Celtic Team to take care of Dundee this evening…See HERE.

Celtic blow Italian Giants away in 7 goal Champions League thriller…See HERE.

‘Peter Lawwell has earned £11,320,000 at Celtic,’ Price of Football…See HERE.

‘He looked different class but he’s a big game player,’ Rodgers on Scotty Sinclair…See HERE.

‘That was 10 kilos of muscle there but he can carry that,’ Brendan on Christie…See HERE.

Jim Craig – New Bhoy Billy McPhail stars as Celtic win the League CupSee HERE.

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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

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