Neil Lennon’s Celtic have moved further clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a fantastic day of football.
The reigning champions are now 12 points ahead of Rangers after they could only draw at McDiarmid Park against St Johnstone, with Celtic romping to a 3-1 victory at home to Kilmarnock.
Today’s match threatened to go badly for Lennon’s Bhoys, going behind early on after an Eamonn Brophy penalty.
However, goals from Kristoffer Ajer, Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths secured the victory.
The manager was even able to take Edouard off early to preserve him for Thursday’s showdown against Copenhagen.
Griffiths was superb before being substituted off himself, to great applause. He linked up with his French striker partner expertly and took his big chance to put the game out of sight.
It’s his fifth goal in nine matches since returning to the team regularly following the winter break.
Following off the pitch problems and having to endure taunts from rival fans, his resurgence is one of the best stories at Celtic this season.
He’s now a crucial part of our trophy chase in the second half of the season and it’s all on merit.
It seems likely that he’ll have the chance to pair up with Edouard on Thursday in an attempt to push Celtic through to the last 16 of the Europa League.
These fans have taken to Twitter today to share their delight with his performance…
Leigh Griffiths gets a rest after another exemplary performance. His return has been the equivalent of a top class mid-season signing. 🍀🍀🍀
— Archie MacKay (@paperbhoy) February 23, 2020
— Mick Reid ®™ (@mickreid) February 23, 2020
Announce Trophy 🏆 day please
— Shaun (@SPA1888) February 23, 2020
Announce the title
— Michael Barnes (@weemikeyb) February 23, 2020
For a guy who won’t be playing football, he sure does score a lot…
— 🍀Smithers🍀 (@Smid44) February 23, 2020
Scenes when Leigh “You wont be playing football anymore” Griffiths finishes the season with more goals than the Alfredo “the 50 Million pound striker” Morelos
— Grand Auld Team🍀 (@GrandAuldTeam_) February 23, 2020
Leigh griffiths recovery really does make me a happy man. Amount of folk that told me he was finished in hoops proved wrong
— Danny Michael Walshe (@danny_w1998) February 23, 2020
He lives in their head rent free. I have had this confirmed from my Rangers’ supporting mate 🤣 https://t.co/r4Yzpr692D
— Connor McQuade (@ConMcQ) February 23, 2020