It’s not often that a goal at home to Hamilton Accies is met with such rapturous scenes at Celtic Park. The stadium may have been at less than full capacity by the time last night’s clash reached it’s stunning climax, but that didn’t stop those left inside from going absolutely wild as Scott Brown grabbed the headlines.

The captain’s dragged finish into the corner earned us a crucial three points, and an eleventh win in a row, on a night when Rangers stuttered away to Aberdeen.

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It was a quite incredible way to set ourselves up for Sunday’s Betfred Cup final against our rivals. And as the players all roared with joy following the late drama, they were joined by the tens of thousands inside Paradise.

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Some of whom had never experienced such joy in a game against the Lanarkshire minnows.

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Why did the Celtic fans celebrate so wildly against Hamilton?

The celebrations inside Celtic Park did look pretty remarkable when Brown slotted in the winner after a surging run. There are a few obvious reasons for why this was the case.

Firstly, the nature of the game. We had been poor all night and looked destined to drop points after conceding so late. The fact we went from satisfaction at winning the game, to disgust at throwing away points, then utter disbelief that we’d scored again, probably added to the moment. It was a rollercoaster of emotions – from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.

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The close nature of the Premiership ‘title race’ is bound to have had a big effect too. Both ourselves and Rangers had only dropped five points prior to last night so we knew that any slip-ups would be costly. The fact that the Ibrox side had shipped points just as we netted the winner was another big factor.

And finally, the goalscorer. Could you have handpicked anyone better to net the winner? Need I say anymore?

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