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Video highlights: Patient Celtic put Saints to the sword

It took a long time to finally break down St. Johnstone today, but when we did the rewards were there for all to see.

Our midfield was strong, our defence unfazed and frontman Moussa Dembele looked to have shaken off some early cobwebs to again recapture his deadly form in front of goal.

Captain Scott Brown was kicked from pillar to post in particular by Paton who could have picked up enough cards to play poker with.

Madden didn’t have the worst of games with the whistle, he allowed a bit of rough and was extremely lenient, we took some bruises today but we certainly handed a few out too.

The first goal was a training park move with Scott Sinclair scuffing a shot but getting enough on it to beat the keeper who was just inches from the ball.

He had no chance of stopping it though, the ball was past him before he moved.

Moussa then got in on the act with a deft touch after Celtic had built up the play from within our own half.

It was a Rodgers special of overlapping players, one-touch football and a sublime finish, themselves the hallmarks of this extraordinary record we now see ourselves holding.

The third goal was unfortunate for the Perth team, they played into their own net with Celts queueing up in front of goals.

The move was reminiscent of the 2nd goal, after securing the football around halfway Celtic sprang into action moving in numbers and it proved too much for St. Johnstone to handle.

Our 4th goal was the pick of them for mine, Ntcham was the scorer but a lot of the credit must go to Tom Rogic who again starting in his own half skinned his man and ran 40-50 metres before passing.

The ensuing one-touch football was then completed with a belter from Oli who smashed home from the edge of the box.

All in all a fantastic display from a historic team.

 

 

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