Celtic managed to sneak all three points into the bag this afternoon with a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen in Parkhead. It took just eight minutes for the Hoops to find the back of the net, but Aberdeen made it hard for the remaining 82 to get a sniff of extending their lead.
It was the ever-clinical Odsonne Edouard who found the back of the net, notching his 15th goal of the Premiership season and 19th overall this season, as per Transfermarkt. He was undoubtedly the player of the match as he managed to scoop all three points for his side, but the man who set up the goal also deserves his plaudits.
The Scotland international has received his fair share of criticism recently due to his below par performances, however, he has silenced his doubters. Ryan Christie has three goalscoring contributions to his name in his last five appearances for Celtic and was a solid performer in John Kennedy’s first match in charge of the club.
According to Sofascore, Christie maintained a 93% passing accuracy, which was the highest out of any other Hoops player on the pitch. He also contributed an impressive five key passes and completed three of his six attempted crosses.
His stats show that he was a real handful for the Aberdeen defence, especially considering he was fouled twice. His ability on the ball often results in the opposition bringing him down because they can’t dispossess him. Christie will be wanting to stand out from the rest of the Celtic midfield amid talks of a new manager coming in following Neil Lennon’s departure.
For now he will have seriously impressed interim manager John Kennedy, who he has made look very good on his first match in charge.