Celtic still to go behind under Neil Lennon

By Hamish Carton

May 4, 2019

Celtic wrapped up their latest Premiership title with a deserved 3-0 win against Aberdeen. Goals from Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic and Odsonne Edouard did the damage at Pittodrie as Neil Lennon’s side moved twelve points clear with just two games to play.

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The win was Lennon’s eighth from 11 matches since taking over from Brendan Rodgers in February. The Hoops have now kept six clean sheets in a row and the defence is responsible for an even more incredible stat too.

Celtic are still to go behind at any moment of any game in Lennon’s second spell. That means that the Bhoys have been level or ahead for all of the 1000+ minute since Lennon has been in charge.

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A sense of perspective

Lennon’s side have come in for criticism from vast swathes of the support for the lack of style in their performances. While the Hoops have flattered to deceive at times, their winning mentality can’t be faulted.

Lennon came in during trying times at the club, when Rodgers and three other key members of the coaching staff departed at a days notice. He has steadied the ship, winning the title with a bit to spare and guiding the team into the Scottish Cup final where we’ll go for another treble.

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Perhaps Lennon deserves more credit than he is getting from the media and support. He and the players have continued the winning feeling even if the level of performance has taken a dip.

If Lennon is given money to spend in the summer, and brings in some of his own players then he may be the perfect man to take us to the fabled ten.