Celtic ran out deserved 3-1 winners at McDiarmid Park on Sunday. The Hoops scored three goals of optimum quality, and Kyogo’s reaction to one of them was particularly funny.

After Matt O’Riley arrowed the ball into the top right corner, the Japanese internationalist immediately collected the ball and headed towards the jubilant travelling fans. On his way, though, the home ‘keeper, Dimitar Mitov, looked to stop him in his tracks.

3rd December 2023; McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Daniel Phillips of St Johnstone tackles Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic

Kyogo had none of it, and didn’t allow the Bulgarian internationalist to get in his way, indeed shoving Mitov who fell to the ground:

For this action, Kyogo was rather harshly booked. It would have been classed as an off-the-ball incident by referee Don Robertson. Interestingly, though, Mitov was yellow-carded at the same juncture.

Moments after it, the 28-year-old was brought off. He was replaced by his fellow countryman Tomoki Iwata who played a part in the Hoops’ third of the game.


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