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Celtic: David Turnbull stole the show against Dundee

With Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side heading into today’s Scottish Premiership fixture on a run of seven consecutive games without defeat, the 56-year-old Hoops manager would have undoubtedly been hoping to maintain this record when the Bhoys’ made the trip to Dundee.

And two goals each from Kyogo Furuhashi and Jota would ensure that Celtic saw this unbeaten run stretch to eight fixtures, with the Hoops running out 4-2 victors at the Kilmac Stadium – a result which takes the Bhoys back up to second in the Premiership standings.

However, while the two Celtic goalscorers undoubtedly deserve credit for their respective performances against the Dark Blues, the display of central midfielder David Turnbull should not be overlooked, as the 22-year-old was influential from the middle of the park in the Hoops victory on Sunday.

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Eight key passes

Indeed, over his 90 minutes on the pitch this afternoon, the £4.5m-rated man stole the show for Celtic, enjoying 100 touches of the ball, completing 67 passes, finding his man with five of his nine attempted crosses and four of his six attempted long balls, as well as making a rather extraordinary eight key passes.

The £14k-per-week midfielder also created two big chances for his teammates, in addition to making one interception, one tackle and winning four duels – with his returns seeing him earn a SofaScore match rating of 8.2, a score which was only bettered by Jota and Kyogo.

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Indeed, with Tom Rogic currently being out of the side due to injury, Postecoglou will be delighted that the man who the 56-year-old himself dubbed an “outstanding” talent has stepped up to the creative plate within his side.

And, with Bayer Leverkusen up next for the Bhoys, the Greek-Australian manager will certainly be hoping the 22-year-old can continue this form after the international break, or else Celtic’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League could well be all but over.

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