Wednesday night was certainly a dramatic one in terms of the Scottish Premiership title race. Rangers were held to a 2-2 draw with Aberdeen after blowing a two goal lead. Meanwhile, at Celtic Park, it looked like the Hoops were also going to drop points to Hamilton.
After taking the lead through Ryan Christie, the Hoops couldn’t find the second goal. That looked like costing them when Marios Ogkmpoe equalised in the 90th minute. One player had other ideas though.
Late winner moves Hoops clear at the top
Celtic captain Scott Brown took the game by the scruff of the neck and drove home the winner in the 92nd minute to give the Hoops a 2-1 victory, and two point lead over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
One man who had his say on the dramatic turn of events is Celtic legend Chris Sutton. He took to Twitter after the game to deliver a six word verdict on Celtic’s win.
“Scott Brown pretty influential this season” he said.
Scott Brown pretty influential this season…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 4, 2019
Brown delivered a captain’s performance in driving the Hoops onto victory, when it looked like they would unexpectedly drop points.
Dropping points to Hamilton would have been extremely annoying for the Hoops, especially on the same night Rangers dropped points.
Victory gives side momentum ahead of final
Brown wasn’t going to let that happen though. His goal helped the Hoops win their 11th game in a row, and give the team plenty of confidence heading into Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.
Sutton is correct to hail Brown’s impact on this season, and on the current Celtic side. It is because of players like him that Celtic have won the last nine domestic trophies in a row. His will to win is incredible, and is a big reason why the Hoops have been so successful in recent seasons.
If the Hoops go onto make it nine, then 10 in a row, then Brown will be a big reason for that.