Celtic opened a 10-point gap at the top of the Premiership on Wednesday night and, even before their match kicked off, plenty of Hoops fans were in a good mood after seeing the team news when published by @CelticFC on Twitter.
🍀 C O Y B I G ⚪️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 12, 2020
Manager Neil Lennon again started with two strikers for a league fixture (Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths), having done so for most of their top-flight matches in 2020 so far following a deviation from 4-2-3-1, a formation to which he returned in Sunday’s Scottish Cup win at Clyde. [via TransferMarkt]
Lennon went for a slight variance on his recently favoured 3-5-2 by moving midfielder Olivier Ntcham into a more advanced role to make a 3-4-1-2, a move that paid off with the Frenchman scoring the opening goal in their 5-0 thrashing of Hearts at Parkhead.
Despite the scoreline, and despite all five goals being scored by different players, neither Edouard nor Griffiths got in on the act, the former being kept scoreless for only the second time in his last six league games.
These Celtic fans on Twitter were happy to see Lennon once more going with two strikers for the game against Hearts:
The 3-5-2 😎
— JohhnyMartin88 (@JohhnyMartin88) February 12, 2020
Two up top HWG
— Crag🍋 (@Cragsville) February 12, 2020
Eddy & Griff pic.twitter.com/s6Vap6aB5K
— Mr Warnock⛳🎗️ (@walnuts100) February 12, 2020
Glad Lennons stuck with 3-5-2 and the same team who have been producing the goods.
That Hearts defence is rotten and is there to be annihilated!
— Ronnie (@RonnieJM67) February 12, 2020
Yesss Celtic 2 up top 😍😍🍀🍀
— RyanM🍀 (@RyanMal86283068) February 12, 2020
Strongest team! Love it. No mercy Celtic! 🍀
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) February 12, 2020
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