It was business as usual for Celtic as they maintained their two-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a win over Hibernian on Sunday – though they could have been in for a nervy finish if Christopher Jullien had headed into his own net late on.
With the French centre-back’s near-mishap ending up being one of Hibs’ best chances as Fraser Forster spared his blushes, the 26-year-old was able to laugh about the incident on Twitter following the result:
Another good W in the bag. Let’s keep the good work. 🍀👊🏽 By the way it was a pass to my goalkeeper ( i trust him) 😂🤦🏽♂️
S/o @JeremieFrimpong #HoopsUpsideYourHead#StillonTop#Gr8since1888 pic.twitter.com/oiJfHBTGcD
— Chris Jullien.. (@Chri6ViF) December 15, 2019
Fans were on the same page as their recent cup final hero, with many joking with the defender that he was merely keeping Forster ‘on his toes’, as one fan put it.
It is clear that spirits are high following their Old Firm cup glory of the previous week – and with the team responding well to their slight setback after losing in the Europa League on Thursday, the responses to Jullien’s performance at the weekend are a sure sign that the fans are well behind the team as they look to stave off Rangers in the race for the title:
You have both teams to score on your football coupon the day?
— bansko celtic (@BanskoCeltic) December 15, 2019
— Larry Cafiero-Bolingoli 🍀🏴☠️🌹 (@lcafiero) December 15, 2019
Trying to keep him warm big man. You strolled it today
— Stevie Chalmers (@StevieChalmers2) December 15, 2019
Like your style big fella #confidence
— TONY CARROLL (@papatony7) December 15, 2019
Keeping him on his toes big man 🤣🤣
— Golden Plimsoles (@goldenplimsoles) December 15, 2019
You woke him up, mind you.
Come to mention it, you made me jump a bit, too!
— NIK (@Rac1ngGreen) December 15, 2019
Knew you had it under control big man, well done 🍀
— Mark Traynor (@bigt1980bhoy) December 15, 2019
We know you were just checking he was paying attention 😉
— Glesga_keelie (@Frances_Traynor) December 15, 2019
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