CELTIC have fired in TEN goals in their three Premiership encounters this season – and Carl Starfelt added his first contribution in the 5-0 romp against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this afternoon.
It’s the Swede’s first strike for the champions since joining from Russian giants Rubin Kazan in A £4.2million switch in July last year.
The Hoops were coasting 3-0 ahead with efforts from Kyogo Furuhashi, Filipe Jota and Moritz Jenz, his second in successive weeks, when Starfelt thumped a fourth past stranded Sam Walker after seeing his first attempt blocked by the keeper.
Following a 2-0 success over Aberdeen on the opening day of the season at Parkhead and the 3-1 victory over Ross County in Dingwall, the title-winners made no mistake in Ayrshire as they stretched their unbeaten league sequence to 35 games.
SWEDE DREAMS…Carl Starfelt thunders the ball beyond killie keeper Sam Walker for his first-ever Celtic goal – and the Hoops’ fourth in their 5-0 rout at Rugby Park.
Beaming boss Ange Postecoglou said: “Our discipline and commitment to play our own football was really good and we got the rewards for it.
“Days like this you can try and get through the game, get the win and leave, but that’s not the kind of football team we want to be. Every game gives us an opportunity to try and be as dominating as we can.
“If it doesn’t work out it’s not because we haven’t intended to do so, we don’t need to make excuses at the end of it, like I said we got our rewards.
HAPPY DAZE…Carl Starfelt is congratulated by skipper Callum McGregor, Greg Taylor and Josip Juranovic after his breakthrough Celtic goal.
“We want to be a team that has multiple goal threats going forward, our centre-halves are contributing at the moment which is great – not just the starting 11, though, but guys coming off the bench.”
Postecoglou, speaking to Sky Sports, added: “There’s no doubt about it we want to be a team that scores goals.
“There are different ways of scoring goals in football and your position doesn’t stop you from doing that, if you’re in that area you take your chances.
“It’s Carl Starfelt’s first goal for the club and I know he’s been trying hard to get it. It’s a memorable one for him.”