In any other season Christopher Jullien’s last gasp winner over Lazio would be a contender for goal of the year. The Frenchman’s wonderful late header clinched victory over the Serie A giants Lazio in a major Celtic Park result, but it’s kind of been overshadowed by what’s happened since.
As Jullien’s compatriot Olivier Ntcham chipped in an equally dramatic winner in the reverse fixture against the Italians, you would have forgiven the centre-back for feeling like he’d been a little upstaged.
Oh well, at least Jullien could rely on winning Celtic TV’s ‘October Goal of the Month’ given that Ntcham’s strike was in November. At least he had that one accolade to fall back on. Enter James Forrest.
October Goal of the Month⚽️
It went down to the wire but after the votes have been counted…
James Forrest's strike v Aberdeen beats @Chri6ViF's header v Lazio by 1⃣ VOTE!
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— Celtic TV (@CelticTV) December 4, 2019
Forrest’s goal had it all
The winger’s wonderfully crafted goal in the 4-0 success against Aberdeen has won October’s award, by the slimmest of margins. Celtic TV tweeted the news of his victory, by one single vote, ahead of Jullien’s superb header.
It’s a little hard to argue with the overall verdict either. Both goals were worthy of the award but Celtic are just so good now, and competition is high in every area of the club.
Forrest’s sublime goal at Pittodrie, which also involved Tom Rogic and Mohamed Elyounoussi, is perhaps a fitting winner of the award. The goal had it all – individual skill, great movement and wonderful teamwork. It was a reflection of everything that is great about Neil Lennon’s team right now. Jullien will just have to concede that.
As for November’s winner, I sense that will be a little more clear cut.