Before Celtic’s game against Ross County, there had to be a concern amongst the Hoops fans about the lack of goals in the last two games.
The Hoops scored only one goal against Hibs and Livingston. To make matters worse, Rangers not only went top of the league, but also had a major goal difference advantage of six goals ahead of Celtic.
Neil Lennon must have been thinking about the goal difference ahead of the game against Ross County. That might explain the what he set Celtic up to play.
On the front foot from the start of the game
They were on the front foot from the very start, and opened the scoring after only four minutes thanks to a Mohamed Elyounoussi strike.
The Hoops dominated the second-half, but were somehow unable to add to their goal tally. They were denied by the goalkeeper, the post and had efforts cleared off the line.
That didn’t put the Hoops off though, and they made their advantadge count with four goals in 10 minutes at the start of the second-half.
The scoring was then completed by Elyounoussi as the Hoops won 6-0. Not only did the Hoops go back to the top of the league, but they now have the same goal difference – + 21 – as their biggest rivals. It has to be said that the Hoops have played a game more, but any concern about scoring goals is over.
Hoops should take plenty of confidence from win
Celtic should take plenty of confidence from the win over Ross County. It should give the side a boost ahead of two big games in the next week against Lazio and Aberdeen.
Neil Lennon will also be pleased that the games against Hibs and Livingston are looking like a blip. The performance against Ross County was more like the Celtic that the fans are used to. Hopefully that will continue on for the rest of the season.