Some Celtic fans react to Hatem Abd Elhamed's performance vs Rangers

By John McGinley

September 1, 2019

Celtic have opened up a three point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership after winning 2-0 against Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday.

Goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes ensured fans enjoyed a big derby victory after weeks of criticism and unrest.

The recent defeat to Cluj left a lasting mark on the Hoops support but today Neil Lennon and his side produced the perfect performance to turn the page on all that drama.

Although Edouard’s goal will see him hit the headlines again, it was Celtic’s defensive performance that left many fans delighted.

New signings like Hatem Abd Elhamed, Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli were all superb in their first derby, defending robustly and showing the kind of composure needed in these fixtures.

Israeli international Elhamed produced a huge performance to do a job on the right flank as a right-back and in the middle as a centre-back following Nir Bitton’s substitution.

He’s made quite the impact since arriving and looks a capable enough replacement for the long-serving Mikael Lustig, who left the club at the end of last season.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Fans were left absolutely delighted by his display, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on Sunday…

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