Plenty of Celtic fans have been gushing over a statistic posted by @celticbible on Twitter outlining that Neil Lennon’s side have already surpassed their goals tally from the whole of last season with three months of the current campaign still remaining.
The Hoops have scored 127 goals in their 46 matches so far this term (2.76 per game), with 77 in the Premiership, 16 in the Champions League qualifiers, 16 in Europa League qualifying and group stage, 13 in the Betfred Cup and five in the Scottish Cup. In 2019/20, Celtic have hit seven and six goals in one match apiece, as well as scoring five on five separate occasions and four goals in a further six games. [via TransferMarkt]
Celtic have already beaten their goal tally from last season — despite playing 17 games fewer. pic.twitter.com/k0hznZB97W
— celticbible (@celticbible) February 14, 2020
Last season they found the net 121 times in 63 matches (1.92 goals per game), made up of 77 in the Premiership, 11 in Champions League qualifying, 10 in Europa League qualifying and proper, eight in the Betfred Cup and 15 in the Scottish Cup (as per TransferMarkt). It has actually taken the Hoops 18 fewer games this term to surpass their goals tally from 2018/19, having already done so prior to Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Hearts.
These Celtic fans on Twitter lapped up the statistic that was quoted by @celticbible, with one fan understandably labelling it as “incredible”:
— PFizz (@pfiz19) February 14, 2020
But but but Lenny was meant to be a backwards step! 😂🍀 10iar
— Mark (@MarkCochrane67) February 14, 2020
@jadepaj that’s a stat
— Matthew McCarthy (@fattmatt31) February 14, 2020
— Douglas Barrett (@IamShuggz) February 14, 2020
— Declan (@Dechass) February 14, 2020
— El Disco Lights (@DavyBoy1888) February 14, 2020
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