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MATCHWINNER GRIFFITHS IN DREAMLAND

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS has revealed he had a premonition that Moussa Dembele would set him up for Celtic’s winning goal against Hamilton Accies at Parkhead last night.

The Hoops strike duo teamed up nine minutes from half-time to give the champions a victory that lifted them 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Tom Rogic’s excellent through pass gave Dembele the opportunity to score in a one-on-one situation with keeper Gary Woods.

But, instead, the French ace unselfishly squared the ball across the box to his frontline partner to notch his 11th goal of the campaign.

Griffiths insisted he had seen the move happen in his mind before the game and even went as far as telling people before the match that it was going.

He said: “I can’t thank the big man highly enough for his very unselfish act when we were running through on goal.

“I almost missed it, to be fair, but I am glad I tucked it away.

“Would I have passed if I was in the same situation? I did it earlier in the season at Hampden.

“I was actually speaking to Scott Brown at the hotel before the game and I told him I thought one of us would run through on goal and the other would square it.

“Thankfully the big man has put it on a plate for me and I have tucked it away.”

It was just the sixth time the pair have started together and Griffiths added: “The manager has decided to change it up and we tried to link as best we could.

“The gaffer likes to mix it up a bit, but it’s not always going to be the two of us up front and one of us is going to have to miss out at times.

“However, if he can play both of us together then I am sure we would both be delighted.

“That’s two 90 minutes I’ve played in a row now and I feel good. I feel 100 per cent fit and I just want to play as many minutes as I possibly can.

“If I keep doing that then, hopefully, my goals tally will keep going up and up.”

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