First half goals from Callum McGregor and James Forrest were enough to see off St Mirren in Paisley, while Odsonne Edouard also had a goal ruled out for offside early in the second half. [via Sky Sports]
The Hoops’ nerves were frayed late on when Cammy MacPherson halved the home side’s deficit in the 89th minute but Neil Lennon’s team had done enough to leave with the three points.
While St Mirren were indebted to goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky on several occasions, as per Martin Watt for BBC Scotland, the Buddies gave an improved performance in the second half and had a couple of good chances, with Ryan Flynn side-footing wide and Jon Obika drawing a save from Fraser Forster.
Celtic will remain top of the Premiership going into 2020 even if they lose on Sunday, but with their final game of the calendar year pitting them against second-placed Rangers, these Hoops fans on Twitter weren’t overly impressed with their display against St Mirren and feel that improvement is needed for Sunday’s derby:
Absolutely brutal second half
— Scott (@SDair3) December 26, 2019
2nd half was scary Celtic please don’t do that
— hoopster (@67Hoopy) December 26, 2019
Never do that to me again Celtic
— 4️⃣9️⃣ (@MartinTheTim_) December 26, 2019
Simply cant switch off like that on sunday.
— James (@J_dog256) December 26, 2019
2nd half was diabolical sometimes wonder what NL is on about in his interviews
— thomasryan (@thomasr8566) December 26, 2019
Borderline dire 2nd half
I hope and trust we’ll be fully on it come Sunday. H. H 🍀
— Gazzarinho (@gazzarinho1) December 26, 2019
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