Former Celtic centre-forward and now outspoken pundit Chris Sutton has recently given a timely reminder of a few of his Glasgow Derby goals.

Sutton appeared on BBC 5 Live’s Monday Night Club where the panel – which included Luton Town duo Tom Lockyer and Andros Townsend – discussed various topics, particularly early goals.

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Such a subject came about amid the recent number of quick strikes in games; Austria went a goal up six seconds into their game away at Slovakia on Saturday while Florian Wirtz gave Germany the lead seven seconds after the start versus France on the same day.

This discussion prompted Sutton to recall a few of his iconic moments in green and white. He said: “Yeah, I don’t like talking about myself. But I scored inside a minute at Ibrox and Celtic Park.”

At Parkhead in his maiden derby appearance, the big Englishman opened the scoring 52 seconds into a 6-2 demolition with a back-post tap-in. A few years later at Ibrox, he made it 1-0 to Celtic after 19 seconds with what still stands as the earliest derby strike although on that day, the Hoops fell to a 3-2 loss.

A result of the same ilk cannot be accepted a week on Sunday but an early goal could do Brendan Rodgers’ side a lot of good.


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