It’s been another momentous weekend for Celtic in the quest to win a ninth successive Scottish league title after a 4-1 victory over Hamilton Accies this afternoon.
Rangers dropped more points at home to Aberdeen on Saturday, following on from last week’s defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle.
With the pressure on Neil Lennon’s men to deliver the points away to Accies, Odsonne Edouard and company delivered despite going behind in the match.
The Frenchman scored a superb double to sink the relegation-threatened outfit, with Christopher Jullien and James Forrest also on the scoresheet.
It was Edouard who Chris Sutton paid tribute to after the match, calling his contribution ‘phenomenal’ on Twitter.
Celtic certainly not at their best… big 3 points…Edouard is phenomenal… good substitutions won the game… Hamilton didn’t deserve that… Gogic immense
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 2, 2020
Another former striker, John Hartson, described it as a ‘great win’, recognising that the reigning champions had to show a bit of spirit to dig out the win.
Great win.. kept going persevering.. finally got the goals.. not always easy but Celtic got it done 3 points. 👍🏻👍🏻🍀
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) February 2, 2020
The schedule that Celtic are navigating right now doesn’t get any easier with Lennon’s team back in action on Wednesday night away to Motherwell.
Rangers will host Jack Ross’ Hibernian side at Ibrox.
While it’s a gruelling gauntlet for the players, at the moment every matchday feels like an opportunity to pull further ahead of Steven Gerrard’s team given their middling form.
Fans were obviously delighted to open the gap up over our rivals, taking to Twitter to share their own thoughts on the win…
3 big points that’s all it matters 🍀🍀🍀
— Luke O’Farrell (@Luke14728103) February 2, 2020
That’s what Champions do😉
You know this!🍀🏆🏆🏆🏆🍀
— D7 SHV 🍀🏆🍀 (@Shiv1888) February 2, 2020
It was like the St Johnstone game in reverse.
Devastating for 20mins 🍀
— Gazzarinho (@gazzarinho1) February 2, 2020
Thirteen goals in four league games…seven points clear…what’s not to like….btw last two Hamilton games have been single goal wins…today shows why we are champions…not at our best but still winners!
— Michael O’Neill (@mickybhoy55) February 2, 2020
7 points clear, best centre forward in Scotland at it again. There are the days amigos, THERES SOMETHING THAT BHOYS WANT U TO KNOW… 9th straight title is close😎🍀
— Liam Oliver (@liamoliver7) February 2, 2020
7 clear baby!!! A MASSIVE 3 points!!! https://t.co/hcrpd2Ewzo
— Terry O'Brien (@terry_obrien86) February 2, 2020
7 points clear! By no means as easy as the scoreline suggests turned on style last 15mins Taylor coming off for Hayes made a big difference i feel #WelcomeToTheParty
— 🤘MetalheadCelt🍀🏴 (@MetalheadCelt) February 2, 2020