Odsonne Edouard’s brace for Celtic against Hamilton was the kind of performance that wins you league titles.

We’re getting used to this now from the Frenchman. His goals yesterday at the Fountain of Youth stadium were strikes number 21 and 22 of the season for Edouard (Celtic Twitter). But it wasn’t just the fact he got on the scoresheet today, it was everything about his goals and assist for James Forrest’s fourth.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard (Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images)

With Celtic 1-0 down at Hamilton, Edouard stepped up to finesse a free-kick into the top corner with a superb strike. He would then bag his brace late on when he collected a fine Tom Rogic pass to slot beyond Luke Southwood. To top it off, he sent a clever back-heel into the path of Forrest for goal number four, moments after missing a sitter himself.


Supporters have an incredible love for what French Eddy is producing this season, and reacting to his display yesterday, here’s what some have been saying:


Partnership not at its best, but Edouard was

It shows just how classy Edouard is that he can step up even when his partnership with Leigh Griffiths isn’t clicking. The pitch didn’t help, but the duo just didn’t click with the same vibrancy and accuracy to which they did at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night.

Much of this was down to the fact that Griff was having a poor game. He couldn’t get anything to stick to him, and his passing was pretty poor throughout. Edouard, meanwhile, was making positive contributions even before his goal.

He collected the ball in the box on several occasions and managed to wiggle into some room. Due to some brilliant last-ditch defending, however, he wasn’t able to add to his tally further.

Celtic’s Edouard at Ibrox (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet when he’s at his best as an individual, it doesn’t matter how Griffiths performs. Edouard has the ability to tackle Scottish defences on his own. Nobody was surprised when he smashed that free-kick home yesterday. The same could be said for his second goal that was a typically cool finish from the Frenchman. It’s just what he does.

Of course, Neil Lennon must still stick with his two up-front system for Wednesday night’s trip to Fir Park. With the surface in North Lanarkshire sure to be slicker, it should allow for some smoother combination play between Edouard and Griffiths.

But it’s great to know that, even if they don’t click as a partnership, we can always rely on Edouard’s individual quality to come to the fore.

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