Celtic scored four goals to keep the pressure on Rangers in one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Scottish Premiership. Celtic started the stronger of the two sides when Jota tapped in after a shot from Anthony Ralston came off the post. They doubled their lead midway through the first half when Kyogo Furuhashi rose highest to nod in a Ralston cross. Dundee came out the stronger in the second half and managed to pull one back through Danny Mullen. Their joy was short-lived as Celtic scored two quickfire goals to take a three-goal lead. The hosts managed to pull one back when Lee Ashcroft scored but it proved to be a mere consolation in the end as the Hoops took all three points.
Dundee manager James McPake: “The overriding thing is a disappointment from the third goal.” he added. “Celtic started really well, we took a while to get ourselves sorted, but when you give yourself a lifeline to get back into the game, you have to start the second half better, we [made it easy for them] with that third goal.”
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou: “For the most part it was good. We dominated the game, scored some fantastic goals, and created [lots of] opportunities – but disappointing to concede twice.” he added. “I didn’t really feel we were under any threat at any time, but, overall, after a European trip, which was always going to take a bit out of us, I thought it was good.”
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