Celtic romped to a 3-1 win over Hearts at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon, making it three wins from three in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Goals from Vakoun Bayo and Callum McGregor sealed the victory in a vibrant display from the Hoops.
Craig Levein’s side rarely threatened throughout and were only able to score through a penalty.
It was a huge opportunity for Bayo, who was starting a Celtic match for the first time.
With fitness problems halting his progress since January, fans were eager to see what he had to offer. He didn’t disappoint.
His work ethic was exceptional and he was only eventually substituted because of fatigue. The player gave everything to help secure the result.
Forcing a goal in the first half, he also netted after the interval. He has ensured everyone knows he’s up for competing with Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths.
Where he goes from here remains to be seen. Edouard is an exceptional talent after all.
However, the Ivorian deserves more chances when they come around going by this display.
Will Lennon start to include him on the teamsheet more often?
Supporters were delighted with his performance. This lot took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Well done Bayo. Thrown in to be tested and nearly a hat-trick.
Looks a 6 to 10 yard line man we've been missing. @CelticFC
— Brian S McMurtrie 💚🍀 (@Bracko1888) August 25, 2019
Bayo >>>> Griffiths
— Liam ❄️ (@_LG67) August 25, 2019
That was a nice performance from Bayo. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s ahead of Griffiths in the pecking order moving forward.
Please be OK, Ajer.
— Yankee1057O (@Yankee1057O) August 25, 2019
Bayo is going to be big news this season 🔥🍀
— Dan McDonald (@DanKG91) August 25, 2019
Excellent today Celtic once we broke the hearts rearguard tactics is was to easy. Bayo looks the part given more game time he will get even better pace skills goals defence looking more settled as well. More players coming in as well what's not to like. HH☘️
— Celtic bhoy (@Pedroshome67) August 25, 2019
Solid performance the day, Bayo is a different class 😎
— saskia (@sasflan) August 25, 2019
Bayo is a god.
— Aidan George McMillan (@aidanmcmillan_) August 25, 2019
One thing I really like about big Bayo is when we attack he’s right in the middle of the 6 yard box every time .
Even before the 1st goal umpteen times a jambo defender had to slide a ball away from his toes . I like it
— Derek (@TheBhoyMoz) August 25, 2019
The fact we have Edouard, Bayo and Griffiths as our 3 strikers this season is giving me a lot of confidence
— Oran (@oranstorrie99) August 25, 2019