What a scintillating second half! We were amazing playing the Football that we became accustomed to in the InVIncible season.
Celtic played expansively threatening on the wings and breaking them down the middle, we ran them ragged and could have scored quite a few more if it were not for some goalkeeping heroics, desperate clearances off the line and dubious calls from the referee.
But no matter how much the man in black tried he couldn’t deny the super Celts, it all began with a halftime change when Christie came on for Ntcham and without a recognised defensive midfielder we had no option but to push forward.
Kouassi had already been replaced by Scott Sinclair who duly put in the penalty, this was not his only impact upon the game, his overlapping runs and trickery around the area were like the Scotty of old, it was great to see.
But the star of the game was Ryan Christie who himself may have just played himself into a contract extension, after earning the penalty he then took the shot which was saved only to offer Forrest a tap-in and then scored an absolute belter from distance.
His general play showed his quality as well, he is too good a player to be allowed to play for one of our rivals but at times has looked not quite Celtic quality, today he looked the finest player of the lot by some distance.
His passing and foresight were excellent as were those of James Forrest who loves this Cup, he always puts in an amazing performance and today was no different, he could of had 3 or 4 goals today.
Today’s win lifts the pressure not just off the team but the squad, truly this was a win for the entire Football club and dispelled a lot of the guff and fantasy written by the hacks about Celtic’s impending doom without Broony, Boyata and others.
Our squad players played like world beaters after a staid loss in Germany, we now have Dundee and then Hearts again, this time in Paradise, top of the League is a week away.
A spot in the League Cup final, top of the Premiership and chasing a treble treble is the position we will find ourselves in this time next week.
The Celts are back, let the beautiful Football flow.