One of the best moments of a Monday for the Celtic support is when the club uploads the unique footage of the weekend’s game, which is usually a Hoops victory.

That is no different this week, as Celtic TV uploaded to Twitter the unique angle footage of Saturday’s 5-0 win over St Mirren.

A game that was most notable for Leigh Griffiths scoring a hat-trick. Indeed, it was Griffiths’ first hat-trick for the Hoops since a trio of goals in an 8-1 win over Hamilton back in January 2016.


Here are three things we spotted in the unique footage:

Hat-trick hero was a relived man

You can sense from the celebrations following his third goal for the Hoops that Leigh Griffiths was a relieved man to finally score his hat-trick for the Hoops.

After all, he has had to wait a long time to score three goals in one game for Celtic – four years, to be exact.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates his hat-trick

Leigh Griffiths celebrates his hat-trick (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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The player did take his third goal well, and it is hard to believe that before the winter break he looked far away from the Celtic first-team.

Thankfully he now looks almost back to his best, as his hat-trick showed. It will be interesting to see if he gets the nod to start at Ibrox against Rangers on Sunday. On his current form, there is no reason for him not to start the game for the Hoops.

Mercurial midfielder makes it look so easy

Tom Rogic seems to have played himself into contention for a start at Ibrox with his performances for the Hoops in the last two games.

Firstly came his last gasp equaliser against Livingston, quickly followed by an exquisite piece of skill against St Mirren.

Tom Rogic in action against St Mirren

Tom Rogic in action against St Mirren (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His pass to Leigh Griffiths for the striker’s second goal was a thing of effortless beauty. You would have thought he would have had all the time in the world, so causally did he take the chance.

With skills like that, there is no reason why he should not start against Rangers.

No doubt about spot kick taker

Callum McGregor seems to be the man who is now Celtic’s number one penalty kick taker, and judging by finish against St Mirren, it is easy to see why.

The Hoops midfielder hammered the ball into the net, giving the goalkeeper no chance.

Callum McGregor takes his penalty against St Mirren

Callum McGregor takes his penalty against St Mirren (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was perhaps unexpected that Leigh Griffiths wasn’t given the chance to add to his goal tally, but when you see how well McGregor took the penalty then perhaps it was no surprise that he was eager to take the spot kick.

McGregor should be kept on spot kick duties for the rest of the season, as it is a role that he looks very comfortable to be playing in.

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