Celtic 4-0 St Mirren: Leaders preserve 100% house file

Kyogo Furuhashi’s beautiful lob put Celtic 2-0 in entrance

Celtic continued their formidable home house type with an emphatic Scottish Premiership win towards St Mirren.

Liel Abada crashed within the opener after quarter-hour as St Mirren’s constructive begin was rapidly extinguished.

Kyogo Furuhashi added a fragile lob earlier than the break, after which completed off a sweeping transfer to make sure Celtic gained their eleventh straight house league recreation.

David Turnbull rifled within the fourth from 25 yards to seal the factors.

Ange Postecoglou’s facet stay 9 factors away from rivals Rangers after convincingly seeing off the one Scottish facet to beat them this season.

St Mirren, who drop to seventh, are additionally the final to win at Celtic Park domestically virtually two years in the past, and so they threatened to trigger the champions extra issues after a vibrant begin.

However two minutes after Curtis Essential’s objective was dominated out for a good offside, Abada smashed house from contained in the field after Trevor Carson denied Carl Starfelt and Jota struck a submit.

From that time, Celtic have been in management. Reo Hatate’s great move in behind discovered Kyogo, who managed to acrobatically scoop the ball up over the advancing Carson and into the web.

And the Japanese ahead added his nineteenth objective of the season eight minutes into the second half as Celtic struck rapidly when successful possession in their very own half.

Jota was let loose down the left and crossed for Kyogo side-foot house, and the unique choice to disallow the strike for offside was overturned after a VAR examine.

Kyogo was then confirmed as offside by VAR after establishing James Forrest for what Celtic thought was their fourth objective, which did arrive in spectacular vogue from Turnbull.

The substitute clinically drove a long-range shot previous Carson after a brief nook routine from Celtic, who prolonged their unbeaten home house file to 40 matches.

St Mirren have nonetheless solely gained as soon as on the street however stored plugging away, and got here near a comfort objective when Declan Gallagher headed Ryan Pressure’s cross onto the bar.

Participant of the match – Kyogo Furuhashi

Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates after making it 3-0 during a cinch Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park
The Celtic ahead’s motion was electrical on the shoulder of St Mirren’s defence, and he acquired his reward with two targets.

Tactical tweak helps Celtic settle – evaluation

Celtic have been sloppy earlier than, and briefly after, Abada’s objective as St Mirren took the sport to them. Full-backs Josip Juranovic – who was enjoying out of place on the left – and Alistair Johnston have been crowded out by St Mirren each time they got here in-field, as is repeatedly the case with Celtic.

Postecoglou presumably informed them to maintain their width, as a result of they began hugging the touchlines extra and gave St Mirren’s wing-backs and midfielders extra to consider.

It stretched the guests, and from there Celtic’s motion and talent out huge took maintain and there solely appeared like one final result. Kyogo was a pleasure to look at as his speedy adjustments of route and intelligent motion proved a continuing menace.

St Mirren, in the meantime, could be comparatively happy with their efforts. That appears unusual given the scoreline, however they began strongly and stored entering into assault all through. Stephen Robinson’s facet have solely gained one in every of their final 10 league video games, however there is no such thing as a instant concern.

That is solely the second time in that run they’ve misplaced by greater than a objective, and they’re removed from the one Premiership workforce to go on a poor run. They should reply rapidly, however the proof of this season up to now is they are going to be pushing for a top-half end.

What’s subsequent?

It is Scottish Cup weekend as Celtic host Morton of their fourth spherical tie on Saturday (12:15 GMT), whereas St Mirren additionally host a facet from the Championship in Dundee, who go to Paisley (15:00).



Coaching 4-3-3

  • oneHart
  • 2Johnston
  • 4starfelt
  • 18Kobayashi
  • 88juranovic
  • 33o’rileysubstituted forturnbullat 70′minutes
  • 42mcgregor
  • 41hatesubstituted formooyat 70′minutes
  • elevenabbeysubstituted forForrestat 69′minutes
  • 8furuhashisubstituted forMaedaat 79′minutes
  • 17Filipe Nevessubstituted forhaksabanovicat 80′minutes


  • 9haksabanovic
  • 13mooy
  • 14turnbull
  • 24Iwata
  • 29Bain
  • 38Maeda
  • 49Forrest
  • 56ralston
  • 57Welsh

St Mirren

Coaching 5-3-2

  • oneCarson
  • 23pressuresubstituted forflynnat 84′minutes
  • 4shaughnessy
  • 31gallagher
  • 18Dunnesubstituted forTaylorat 61′minutes
  • 3Tanser
  • 17Baccussubstituted forKiltieat 61′minutes
  • 16Erhahon
  • 13Gogic
  • 10Essential
  • 7quicksubstituted forGreiveat 61′minutes


  • 5Taylor
  • 8flynn
  • 9brophy
  • elevenKiltie
  • twentyOlusanya
  • twenty-oneGreive
  • 27Urminsky
  • 30Taylor
  • 32kenny


assistThe way to play

Fee gamers out of 10 all through or after the sport. The rater will shut half-hour after the ultimate whistle.

Ranking vary keyone = Give it up10 = pure perfection


  1. squad quantityoneparticipant titleHart

  2. squad quantity2participant titleJohnston

  3. squad quantity4participant titlestarfelt

  4. squad quantity18participant titleKobayashi

  5. squad quantity88participant titlejuranovic

  6. squad quantity33participant titleo’riley

  7. squad quantity42participant titlemcgregor

  8. squad quantity41participant titlehate

  9. squad quantityelevenparticipant titleabbey

  10. squad quantity8participant titlefuruhashi

  11. squad quantity17participant titleJot

  1. squad quantity9participant titlehaksabanovic

  2. squad quantity13participant titlemooy

  3. squad quantity14participant titleturnbull

  4. squad quantity38participant titleMaeda

  5. squad quantity49participant titleForrest

St Mirren

  1. squad quantityoneparticipant titleCarson

  2. squad quantity23participant titlepressure

  3. squad quantity4participant titleshaughnessy

  4. squad quantity31participant titlegallagher

  5. squad quantity18participant titleDunne

  6. squad quantity3participant titleTanser

  7. squad quantity17participant titleBaccus

  8. squad quantity16participant titleErhahon

  9. squad quantity13participant titleGogic

  10. squad quantity10participant titleEssential

  11. squad quantity7participant titlequick

  1. squad quantity5participant titleTaylor

  2. squad quantity8participant titleflynn

  3. squad quantityelevenparticipant titleKiltie

  4. squad quantitytwenty-oneparticipant titleGreive

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