It didn’t seem likely for the majority, but Celtic eventually won against St. Johnstone on Sunday. The Hoops’ first-half performance left Brendan Rodgers incensed, but they came back and ran out 3-1 victors in reaction.

Captain Callum McGregor drew his team level before James Forrest secured the points late on. The strike that got Celtic in front, though, was particularly impressive.

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3rd December 2023; McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Matt ORiley of Celtic celebrates after he scores to make it 2-1 to Celtic in the 79th minute

It came from Matt O’Riley, and it was a goal-of-the-season contender. The 23-year-old rattled the ball into the top corner, leaving fans in raptures and equal awe.

Also with a positive reaction to the goal was a St. Johnstone steward. As seen in the below image, he seemed rather delighted when O’Riley was celebrating:

The steward’s reaction mirrors that of many Celtic supporters and thanks to O’Riley’s strike, a crucial victory and resultant three points were secured in Perth. Going forward, Hibernian lie in wait on Wednesday. We will be keeping a close eye on the security staff then.

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