Rangers 1-5 Celtic at Ibrox Stadium in April 2017 – remember that one? Leigh Griffiths certainly does.
It was the first time the Scotland international had ever bagged a goal at the home of our rivals. His absolutely stunning strike, which put Celtic 2-0 ahead on the day, really set the tone for a totally dominant display.
Therefore, it’s no surprise to see Griffiths pick it out as his favourite Celtic goal of all-time. He has plenty to choose from too, with 115 strikes to his name at Parkhead (Transfermarkt). But that’s the one that appears to stand-out most of all.
Speaking on Celtic’s official Instagram story, this is what the club posted in a Q&A with the clinical forward:
A day that shouldn’t ever be forgotten
It’s a result that should never ever be forgotten about. It doesn’t matter what state Rangers were in at the time – the win itself was simply stunning.
It was also our biggest win at Ibrox in the club’s history. That’s something that shouldn’t be taken for granted either. Griffiths’ goal added to Scott Sinclair’s penalty. There were three further strikes from Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata, and Mikael Lustig respectively.
The goal itself from Griffiths was sublime. Stuart Armstrong had battled brilliantly to win the ball in midfield before spreading a through ball to Griff, who had found space down the left. He darted into the box before slamming a powerful effort into the top far corner, way beyond Wes Foderingham’s reach.
In truth, all of the goals were top notch that day. From Sinclair sending Foderingham the wrong way, to Lustig darting through their defence as if it wasn’t there.
It was one of Brendan Rodgers’ finest hours as Celtic boss. Even now it still doesn’t get spoken about anywhere near enough, but it’ll forever live long in the memory of the Hoops support.
You can watch highlights of the game by clicking here.