"Woeful"; Dominant Celtic win leaves Killie fans fuming with Alex Dyer

By David Walton

December 14, 2020

It appears that yesterday’s 2-0 win for Celtic over Kilmarnock has left many of a Killie persuasion absolutely fuming with manager Alex Dyer.

Going into the game, it seemed as though all of the pressure was on Neil Lennon. Sure, he may have managed a fine win against Lille on Thursday night, but so much damage had been done to our form domestically.

Defeat to Kilmarnock and that surely would’ve been the end for Lennon. There was almost certainly no coming back from that, and even would’ve known it given it would’ve had us 16 points behind Rangers with only two games in-hand.

But all of that was overshadowing just how poor a season Kilmarnock are having. Dyer’s Killie went into yesterday’s match having only won two of their last seven league games and knocked out of the Betfred Cup,. Defeats to the likes of Motherwell, Aberdeen, Hibernian, Rangers, St Johnstone, and Hamilton were clearly difficult for Killie fans to dismiss.

Their form didn’t pick up yesterday either. They ended up being Celtic’s first clean sheet in 10 games as they failed to trouble Chris Jullien, Kris Ajer, or Shane Duffy at the back.

Nope, instead Kilmarnock could only watch on as Celtic put in a powerful second-half showing to win the game comfortably. Dyer’s side ended the game with only 36% possession and two shots to Celtic’s 26 (BBC). They also ended the day in eighth place.

Indeed, young shot-stopper Conor Hazard only had one reaction stop to make from a corner-kick as Kilmarnock struggled to even get a kick of the ball in the second 45.

Alex Dyer with Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A defeat for Celtic and it may very well have been the final straw for supporters regarding Lennon. However, it appears that it was the same for Dyer, with Killie fans left furious after being overturned so easily by the Hoops.

Here’s a look at some of the reaction from the other side to yesterday’s result:

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