Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v Motherwell - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - May 14, 2022 Celtic fans let off smoke flare during the match Action Images via Reuters/Molly Darlington

Celtic got their SPFL campaign off to a winning start on Sunday afternoon at Celtic Park.

The Scottish Champions beat Aberdeen 2-0 with goals from Stephen Welsh and a stunning strike from Jota.

Stephen Welsh’s goal in the third minute set the bhoys off on their way and by the looks of one particular image from Sunday, Gavin Strachan had a lot to do with it.

When Matt O’Riley swung the ball in and Stephen got on the end of it, losing his marker, Ange Postecoglou went to his first team coach – it didn’t seem like it was just out of celebration but acknowledgment on the Celtic manager’s part.

Celtic have not been known for their set piece prowess dating back to Brendan Rodgers’ time tag the club and to score our opening goal of the campaign with a corner was satisfying.

Chris Sutton even branded the goal as a ‘good sign’ going forward for the Champions.

The bhoys need to find goals from all over the park. Open play will always give us the best chance of success, but when we’re up against it or in need of a spark, or jolt, having a few game winners from a corner can’t be a bad thing.

If Gavin Strachan is working with the players on how best to make the most of their corners, then it’s good news. We are a dominant team who will get a lot of corners during many domestic matches. Using them to our advantage should be high on the agenda.



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