Celtic’s excellent start to 2018 continued on Tuesday night as they put together a dominant performance against Hearts at home in the Scottish Premiership.
The 3-1 victory means Celtic are now 14 points clear of both Rangers and Aberdeen, having played one more game than the chasing duo.
The star of the show was undoubtedly Moussa Dembele, who was in imperious form in the first half, perhaps a sign that he is just as committed to Celtic as ever after a long month of transfer speculation.
He provided assists for Odsonne Edouard and Dedryck Boyata before knocking one in himself from a Kieran Tierney cross, scoring his ninth goal of the season.
Brendan Rodgers remains confident of keeping him at the club on deadline day which will be a huge boost to Celtic’s chances of winning another domestic treble in the second half of the season.
Fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to his performance on Tuesday night…
Best performance of the season so far. This has been brilliant. Full team has performed. Special props to Dembélé, a goal and two assists from someone who isn't interested is good going!
Always good to put Lafferty in his place
— Marty Vanucci (@martydeila) January 30, 2018
@MDembele_10 on fire tonight. Glad we back to our best HH 🙌🍀
— Anthony Wiltshire (@antonwiltshire) January 30, 2018
14 points clear after a frightening display of attacking and free flowing football. The 3 French boys were brilliant but @MDembele_10 showed why he is so highly rated. Phenomenal display from the big man 🍀🍀🍀
— Paulo (@uriebhoy) January 30, 2018
Moussa Dembele 2x assists and 1x goal. Much more like him 🍀
— davidsmith2017 (@davidsmith20171) January 30, 2018
Moussa Dembele has been excellent tonight.
— Chris (@ChrisNinetyFour) January 30, 2018
Big @MDembele_10 back on the score sheet! Superb big man! 💪🏼🍀
— Jay Houston (@JayHou) January 30, 2018
— James Gray (@JazzaGray) January 30, 2018
Moussa Dembele first half:
1 Goal ⚽️
And some people say he isn’t trying 😏 #CELHEA
— Aidan C. Flynn (@aidancflynn97) January 30, 2018
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