Celtic continue scoring record vs Hamilton Accies

By Connor Gordon

February 3, 2020

Celtic are keeping up their run of being the record European goal scorers thanks to the Hamilton Accies win.

The Scottish Premiership champs are on 68 goals for the season. [Daily Record]

This is beating several heavyweights across the continent with Red Bull Salzburg running the Celts close.

However, it’s not all rosey in the world of Celtic and goals.

The Hamilton Accies opener proved the club are still susceptible to the crossed or headed goal.

Celtic on scoring run after Hamilton Accies rout

One thing anyone can see from a Neil Lennon team is that it’s set up to score loads of goals.

Neil Lennon is to thank for Celtic scoring record thanks to Hamilton Accies rout. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The Irishman loves the good old two up front and it’s finally paying dividends.

Number crunchers have found this season’s Hoops team sitting top of the European goals scored charts.

As previously stated, the magic number is 68 goals in 24 league matches this season.

Red Bull Salzburg are on the champions’ coat tails with 66 while Man City and The New Saints are on 65.

RB Salzburg have ex striker Erling Braut Haaland to thank for high scoring record. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

There is still half a season of games to go until the quest for nine-in-a-row comes to an end.

If the Hoops are to achieve the record matching feat, then there are a lot more goals to come.

Hoops are still not learning from old errors

The first goal of the Hamilton Accies match is showing that old habits aren’t dying hard.

Celtic’s vulnerability with the crossed ball and/or header still appears to be lingering.

Accies forward Marios Ogkmpoe had his way with the Celtic backline, especially Christopher Jullien.

The Cypriot attacker rose up and bullied the Frenchman to bullet a header past Fraser Forster.

Fraser Forster has seen a few crosses and headers go into his net. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

However, he isn’t the only man to score from a similar position, but he is the latest.

Celtic haven’t conceded from such a manner in a few games but there was a quick wake up call when the red and white hoops took the lead.

Accies weren’t good enough to push the Hoops the full way as a red card saw to that.

But, a bigger and stronger team could have that chance in future.

The Celtic defensive team need to brush up in that area as the same old mistakes are still there.