Celtic moved five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table on Wednesday, comfortably beating Partick Thistle 2-0 at Celtic Park.
Goals from Stuart Armstrong and Kieran Tierney were enough to secure the victory, with the Hoops getting back to winning ways after a shock defeat to Hearts at the weekend.
Brendan Rodgers’ side now head into a huge trio of fixtures against Aberdeen, Dundee and Rangers as they look to open an even bigger gap over the teams chasing them for the league title.
Fans were pleased with the performance, especially from the likes of Kristoffer Ajer, who was getting a rare chance to impress in the heart of the Hoops defence after the Celtic boss made some changes in the wake of the Tynecastle performance.
Rodgers also gave another youngster, Michael Johnston, a chance from the bench too, bringing him on for the last 20 minutes of the match. The teenager didn’t waste time getting involved, attempting dribbles and combining well with his teammates.
Supporters were impressed enough to want to see more from the 18-year-old and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his appearance…
While Roberts is out Young Mikey Johnston should take his place in the squad. He looks like he could make the step up.
— Simply [⭐] Celtic (@TheHoopsFan) December 20, 2017
Comfortable win, great goals, players given time. Positive showing all around. Could have easily been more. Like the cut of Mikey Johnston’s jib.
Now for some succulent lamb on Saturday.
— Raffles (@metalrafferty) December 20, 2017
More Mikey Johnston pls @celticfc
— Daniel 🏴 (@danielconner88) December 20, 2017
Michael Johnston is pure class
— connor thomson🤙🏼 (@connortth) December 20, 2017
That Johnston lad looks to be a real player too. So positive on the ball, sprints at defenders. Hope he gets a few more chances, in the cup.
— Chris🍀🍀 (@UsainWatmore) December 20, 2017
Not at our electrifying best tonight but it was comfortable throughout. 2 fantastic goals from Armstrong & KT! Also thought young Mikey Johnston looked very good when he came on. 5 points clear — time to kick on against Dons on Sat. @celticfc #celtic #COYBIG
— Daniel Ferguson (@DFerg777) December 20, 2017
Well 3 points great to see the old Armstrong in stages took his goal well. Thought young boy Johnston did well when he came on so did Hayes. Not happening for Wee Grif at the moment but that will come now bring on Aberdeen 👍🍀
— Brennan Bhoy (@BrennanMatin) December 20, 2017
Class performance the day, just what we needed. Tierney, ajer, Johnston and Armstrong good performances
— Celtic Fans FC (@celticfanfc) December 20, 2017