Celtic fans on Twitter were buzzing after their 1-0 win over Rangers in the first Old Firm derby of the season, with matchwinner Olivier Ntcham receiving huge praise from the Parkhead faithful.
The Bhoys peppered the Rangers goal throughout the game, hitting the crossbar three times and forcing 36-year-old keeper Allan McGregor to make a number of smart stops before Ntcham eventually finished off a sweeping counter attack to put Celtic ahead just after the hour mark.
The French central midfielder ran almost the length of the pitch to latch onto James Forrest’s square pass and put the ball into the empty net for what would eventually be the winning goal in Rangers boss Steven Gerrard’s first Glasgow derby.
5ft 11in tall Ntcham joined Celtic from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 and has made 12 appearances so far this season for Brendan Rodgers’ side, scoring an impressive four goals and providing one assist from central-midfield.
The 22-year-old’s goal and overall performance certainly excited Celtic fans on the weekend. Check out some of the best tweets below.
Ntcham is the best player Celtic have had since Van Dijk and by a huge margin. He is a levels above anyone else in Scotland.
— Michael Gordon (@MichaelGordon30) September 3, 2018
There is a good chance Celtic will make more from the eventual sale of each of the 2 Frenchmen still at the club than the one we let go, Ntcham was excellent today.
— Rab (@bhoab) September 2, 2018
For someone in such a deep lying position Ntcham’s goal return is really impressive. 13 goals in 60 appearances for Celtic.
— (@GlasgowGandW) 2 September 2018
— CXVI (@chattinchite) September 2, 2018
Great atmosphere at Celtic Park today. Solid performance against a plucky Rangers team.
Boyata/Ntcham/Brown all terrific. #inBrendanwetrust
— Brendan McKenna (@brendanmckenna1) September 2, 2018
— Brendanlee sweeney (@Brendanleeswee7) 3 September 2018
Just watching that goal again, brilliant to see Ntcham go from our own 6 yard box to theirs to score!
— Stevie Little (@Stev1967) September 3, 2018
Watching sportscene again the ground Rogic and Ntcham covered for the goal Usain Bolt would be impressed.
— Patrick Killoran (@daddykplay4) September 3, 2018
Oliver ntcham we love you
— herefor10inarow (@kelzybhoy) 3 September 2018
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