CELTIC’S 4-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill last night means they have beaten EVERY Premiership team this season.
Brendan Rodgers’ men opened up an eleven-point gap at the top and have two games in hand as they racked up their ninth successive league victory on their way to six championships on the trot.
Leigh Griffiths made a scoring return to the team and also set up two for Stuart Armstrong on the way to a comfortable win over the Jags. Callum McGregor sealed the triumph with a fourth eight minutes from the end.
Moussa Dembele dropped to the bench after going off the boil in recent weeks – his last goal from open play was at Ross County on October 26 – and the Scotland international striker claimed he had no axe to grind being on the outside looking in recently.

He said: “It’s a team game and if I can’t score then I’ll try to put it on a plate for someone else. I don’t think Stuart will have an easier goal this season than the first one.

“There was a little bit of creativity for the second. I saw him at the edge of the box, so I just gave him it and Stuart has been great all season. He deserved his two goals.

“I’m pleased with my 10 goals so far. It would have been more if I hadn’t been injured, I’ve no doubts about that. Now it’s all about getting a run of games and, if I do that, I’m confident I will score.

“The manager names the team. I was in this time but we will wait and see what happens against Hamilton on Tuesday.

“If I’m back on the bench, then I’ll have to wait my turn and give him a selection headache.

“Of course, it’s hard, but I have said it before I can’t fault Moussa for his efforts and goals. If the shoe was on the other foot and if I had scored lots of goals when he was injured and then he got into the team, I would be asking questions.

“I’ve had to bide my time. I got a chance here, scored a goal got a couple of assists, so we will see what happens next week.”

Meanwhile, Jags goalscorer Liam Lindsay admitted he was handed a lesson that overshadowed his 61st-minute header in his 50th appearance for the club.

He said: “I was pleased with my goal, but we saw what a top quality team are all about. Celtic worked harder than us and we were punished for basic mistakes.

“We need to learn fast. Celtic are 100 per cent the best team I’ve faced this season – ever, even.

“We made criminal mistakes and a side as good as Celtic will punish them.”


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