After extending their Champions League winless run to an extraordinary 15 matches with a 2-0 loss at Lazio last Tuesday, Scottish champions Celtic
stretched their unbeaten spell in the Premiership to 15 contests by completing a second-half comeback at St Johnstone on Sunday afternoon.
Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he was the angriest he has ever been at half time as his side found themselves behind after 45 minutes due to a Diallang
Jaiyesimi opener for the hosts, but second-period strikes from captain Callum McGregor, Matt O’Riley and James Forrest secured a 12th win of the league term.
A brace from Ciro Immobile for Lazio at Stadio Olimpico last week ensured that Celtic would not be participating in European football in the New Year, so the Hoops now have the task of
focusing on domestic matters for the remainder of the season, with the Glasgow giants currently first in the Premiership standings, eight points ahead of Philippe Clement’s Rangers.
Rodgers’s men have a formidable record at Paradise Park – dropping only four points in their opening seven home matches – however strugglers Motherwell managed to grab a point
at the home of the Bhoys on November 25, with a 90th-minute goal from Jonathan Obika cancelling out David Turnbull’s penalty.
Two midfielders are leading the Golden Boot race at Celtic Park this season, with Denmark international O’Riley and Turnbull both bagging seven goals so far, and. the former has recentl
y explained how Pilates has allowed him to become more comfortable shooting on his weaker right foot, as seen on Sunday at McDiarmid Park.