Scott Brown’s goal against St Johnstone today was certainly the shock of the match.
Brown netted the second of Celtic’s five goals against Saints at Parkhead this afternoon. A step forward to the treble-treble was secured, and the Hoops captain was clearly delighted.
But, taking eyes off of the overall show, it was a stunning strike from Brown. Picking the ball up deep in the Saints half, he let rip and fired into the top corner.
And speaking after the match via Celtic’s official Twitter account, the Hoops captain seemed pleased to get back on the scoresheet.
🗣️ SB: "They don’t come around that often. I struck it sweet and managed to hit the target. It was good for me to get forward and get the goal."#CELSTJ
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 10, 2019
Should this be a regular occurrence?
Brown certainly gets forward enough, but his last goal came all the way back in February 2017. In the 6-0 Scottish Cup romp against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Brown netted his last Celtic goal.
That was until today’s stunner against Saints. It marked his 37th strike for the Hoops, and not many will be better than that one.
The Celtic captain rarely likes to shoot when in an advanced position. Always looking to dictate the game, Brown likes to look for the flair players every time he gets into a good area.
Frustratingly for Celtic fans, however, the captain’s shooting hasn’t been great for a long time. He often snatches at the ball or hammers it convincingly over the cross-bar.
But today he showed exactly what he can be all about when he gets it right. Supporters would definitely love to see more goals from their captain, but that’s not his role at the end of the day.
Instead, he’ll just be delighted to be back on form. We spoke last week about how Brown was back to his best, and he showed all the signs of that once again this afternoon.
His dominance of matches certainly isn’t built on goals. But if he nabs a couple more in the near future, fans certainly won’t be complaining.
Another sensational display from the Celtic captain.