NEIL LENNON can be forgiven for a slight memory lapse considering Callum McGregor’s expertly-despatched penalty-kick to make it 5-0 against St Mirren at the weekend was Celtic’s FIFTIETH Premiership goal at Parkhead this season.
It also took their scoring to a phenomenal 89 in 30 league outings as the champions zero in on nine in a row.
The encounter against the Paisley outfit also saw comeback Bhoy Leigh Griffiths rattle in his first hat-trick in just over four years as he hoisted his tally to eight in 2020 and 11 overall.
GOAL…Leigh Griffiths takes the applause on his way to a hat-trick against St Mirren at the weekend.
The Hoops boss was swift to assert the 29-year-old Scotland international had answered his critics, as CQN reported, and, looking at the third goal, the team’s fourth, added: “We’ve not see that from him in a while”.
Actually, it was almost an action replay from Griifiths to the effort that saw the attacker flash a low drive from the edge of the penalty area against St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark in the east end of Glasgow in the 7-0 rout on Flag Day on Saturday, August 3 last year.
And here are the images to prove a moment of deja vu from the lively frontman who now has Steven Gerrard’s side in his sights at his Ibrox happy hunting ground on Sunday.
FLASHBACK…Leigh Griffiths, on the edge of the box, zips a low left-foot shot past St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark in Celtic’s 7-0 win in August.
ACTION REPLAY…Griffiths drills another left-foot shot low beyond St Mirren’s Vaclav Hladky in the 5-0 victory on Saturday.