ANGE POSTECOGLOU witnessed shot-shy Celtic fire blanks against Livingston in his first two games against the West Lothian club during his debut campaign.
On September 19 2021 in only his third away Premiership match, Neil Lennon’s successor saw a goal from Andrew Shinnie dump his side.
There was a slight improvement when the teams locked horns again at Parkhead on October 30. On this occasion, it ended scoreless after Giorgos Giakoumakis blew the opportunity to claim three points when he squandered a late penalty-kick.
BOGEY GROUND? WHAT BOGEY GROUND? Ange Postecoglou celebrates his second successive win in West Lothian after the 3-0 victory in October last year.
Thankfully, Postecoglou has now got his champions on course with four successive triumphs over troublesome Livi – with 11 goals to celebrate along the way.
Daizen Maeda, Nicky Devlin (og) and James Forrest stopped the rot on their opponents’ dreadful plastic pitch when the visitors claimed a 3-1 victory on March 6 last year.
That was followed by a 3-0 success this season with Kyogo Furuhashi, Greg Taylor and Filipe Jota on target on October 30. Giakoumakis even managed to miss from the spot for a second time with an effort that hit the outside of the keeper’s right-hand post.
Celtic completed their personal Livi hat-trick with a 2-1 win at Parkhead on December 21 where Ayo Obileye put through his own goal and Kyogo hit what turned out to be the winner.
CREST OF A WAVE…Matt O’Riley congratulates Greg Taylor after the defender’s opening goal in the 3-0 win last night. Image courtesy Celtic TV.
And the Hoops continued the sequence with last night’s 3-0 triumph in the east end of Glasgow where Taylor, Maeda and Kyogo hit the first-half goals.
So, it’s all-change for Postecoglou and his players.
Who’s a lucky Bhoy, Ange?
The rain lashed down in torrents in Paradise last night, but it was an enjoyable experience for all of a Celtic persuasion and the three goals are well worth a second look courtesy of the good folk from Celtic TV Unique Angle.