Watching how easy it was for Celtic against Livingston you could be forgiven if it slipped your mind that our league challenge effectively ended in back-to-back draws against the same opponents three months ago. The regrets of this campaign are many and will last long in the memory.
One of the pleasing aspects of the win was that it was achieved with Celtic never having to hit top gear. Livi defended well in the first half but a deflected cross and an own goal either side of the break was enough to see Celtic stroll through the second period. We also got to see what may be Celtic Park’s last ‘Efe moment’, when the former Celtic defender made the kind of error that has littered his career, setting up Ryan Christie for the sixth goal. Kids, Shane is only the most recent in a long line……
The structure, control and patience the team had on Saturday has been missing for most of the season. Some credit to John Kennedy for stabilising the ship. Let’s see what he can do next weekend.
Scottish Cup week, said Philip… watch the Celts don’t step in!