Griffiths Runs The Show And Celtic Collect The Points

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Leigh Griffiths … what would we do without him?

He scored one, he made one, he rounded a keeper and hit the post.

It was that kind of day. He now has 30 goals this season.

It’s a fantastic achievement for the young striker, who ended a hell of a week with a fine performance.

When he was substituted, in a like for like swap towards the end, those who were in the ground applauded him warmly. He is a fan’s favourite now, and when you watch what he brings to the team it’s no wonder. He’s carrying us at the moment.

Boyata got our second goal today, after a neat Griffiths cross. It was one of those penalty box scrambles and we made Ross County pay for it.

We we had a number of chances to get a third, but as tends to happen the game petered out towards the end, although Ross County forced one absolutely sensational save from Craig Gordon with about seven minutes to go.

In the main this one was comfortable.

This wasn’t vintage stuff from Celtic, but today it didn’t have to be.

The only thing that mattered was getting three points and the club managed that without difficulty.

I like the look of our new defender, which is why I had my heart in my mouth when he went down in injury time, with what looked, for a second, like a bad one. But he was fine, and he got up and finished the game off. Partner him with the right player, and we might be onto something good.

We need three points today.

That was the be all and end all of it.

Aberdeen don’t play until Monday and it was important that our result game them no encouragement whatsoever.

At the end of the day this was a home tie against Ross County and the objective was to win.

Objective complete. Job done.

Leigh Griffiths, as ever, made the difference.

Let’s see how our title rivals respond.

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