MATT O’RILEY got rid of an unwanted Premiership record against St Mirren in Paisley yesterday.
The stylish Celtic midfielder was in pole position for the player who had most attempts at goal in the league without actually managing to get the ball behind the opposing keeper.
O’Riley had been clocked at 51 shots and not a solitary swish of the rigging as a reward for his endeavours.
That awful sequence came to a halt in the 72nd minute of the 5-1 victory over Stephen Robinson’s side when the left-sided Danish Under-21 international swept a RIGHT-FOOTED drive beyond the helpless Trevor Carson for the fourth strike as the champions restored their nine-point advantage at the Premiership pinnacle.
SPOT ON…Oh Hyeon-gyu strokes home Celtic’s fifth goal in the romp in Paisley.
O’Riley’s only other goal in the current crusade also came against the Saints when he flighted in one beyond the Northern Ireland netminder in the 5-1 Scottish Cup success at Parkhead last month.
South Korean striker Oh Hyeon-gyu, who scored his debut goal in the Cup win, notched his first league strike in Paisley when he slotted in No.5 via the penalty spot.
Watching the action – provided once again by the good folk at Celtic TV Unique Angle – may we suggest Oh sets his run-up to music? Have a look and see. All suggestions for a melodic accompaniment welcome.