Scottish Premiership results could hardly have gone better for Celtic tonight
It was a very good night for Celtic all-round in the Scottish Premiership, after the Bhoys beat Hibernian 3-1 at Easter Road.
Goals from Anthony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyogo made the difference for Celtic, who were in full-flow in the first-half. And although the second half was less comfortable, it’s a huge win for Postecoglou’s Hoops.
Not only that, results went our way around the Scottish Premiership. The Hoops have leapt up to second in the table, closing the gap on Rangers to just 2 points.
Rangers were extremely lucky to nab a point against Aberdeen. Scott Brown was amongst the goals as the Dons established a 2-0 lead, but Morelos, and a rather fortunate penalty decision, meant it was spoils shared at Ibrox.
Hearts now trail Celtic in third, having drawn away at St Johnstone. An equaliser from Josh Ginnelly was enough to secure a point for the Jambos [BBC].
Elsewhere, Dundee United drew with Livingston, and now there’s a six point gap between fourth and fifth in the SPFL Scottish Premiership.
Celtic could go top on Saturday if we beat Livingston at home, and overturn a frustrating result at the Tony Macaroni arena. If Rangers draw again, Celtic will still be top, with a considerably better goal difference to not just our rivals, but the whole league.
Things are looking much better for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership
So, a dramatic night in Scotland’s top flight. And it’s changed the landscape at the top of the table in emphatic fashion.
It was ridiculous to write Celtic off before October. We knew there’d be a few growing pains as Postecoglou implemented his tactics. Now, patience has been rewarded, with three excellent wins in a row domestically.
There’s still a lot of football left to be played of course. But this feels like an important night in the overall story of the 21-22 Scottish Premiership season.
If Celtic can continue this momentum through a busy winter period, things are going to start looking very promising indeed. Livingston, Dundee, Aberdeen and Hearts follow; four potentially crucial games. To get 12 points out of those could be pivotal in the longer-term.
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