KYOGO FURUHASHI made up for two successive blanks by claiming his 50th Celtic goal in Edinburgh yesterday.
And the Japanese striker, a bargain £4.6million recruit from Vissel Kobe in July 2021, proved once again he possessed immaculate timing.
Not only was his trademark strike against Hearts at Tynecastle a personal landmark, but it was also the breakthrough effort to propel the champions on their way to a second successive title.
GOAL-DEN BHOY…Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates his strike at Tynecastle.
It was a perfectly constructed goal by the Hoops in the 68th minute with captain Callum McGregor releasing Reo Hatate with a superbly-timed through ball into the penalty area.
The energetic and enterprising Japanese midfielder took a touch before whipping in a low cross from the right and his compatriot arrived at the precise moment to clip the ball away from keeper Zander Clark.
That was the goal that got the party in motion and Oh Hyeon-gyu, who had replaced Kyogo in the 70th minute, sealed the championship with the second 10 minutes later.
It was certainly capital finishing in the capital from the Celtic hitmen.