JAMES FORREST and substitute Timothy Weah shot Celtic towards a 2-0 triumph over stuffy St Johnstone to restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premiership this afternoon.

It was a remarkable afternoon at McDiarmid Park where the Hoops finished the game with only nine men following Forrest’s injury and the red card for Kristoffer Ajer.

Weah came on for the unfortunate Odsonne Edouard who was only on the pitch for five minutes before being crocked by a challenge from Joe Shaughnessy.

The £10million French striker had to be stretchered off to add to manager Brendan Rodgers’ woes as he prepares for the visit of Hibs on Wednesday night.

He will be joined on the sidelines by Forrest who looks as though he has sustained a hamstring injury.

New Bhoy Jeremy Toljan came on at half-time for Mikael Lustig who was also taken off with an injury.

Despite the adverse fortunes, the champions still managed to pull off a superb victory.

Forrest hit the breakthrough goal with just 12 minutes to go, before Weah sealed the win in the final minute.

In stoppage time, Ajer was sent off after referee Willie Collum deemed he had prevented Callum Hendry a direct scoring opportunity.


About Author


Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

Loading ...