When St Mirren went ahead at Celtic Park on Sunday and subsequently saw another chance hit the bar in the second half, it looked like Celtic’s dream of the treble was at serious risk on Sunday.
However, a storming comeback from the Scottish champions provided a 4-1 victory on the day and booked their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden.
It was Harry Davis who gave the Buddies a shock lead, knocking in a headed pass from John Sutton who rose highest and out-muscled Erik Sviatchenko on a high back post cross.
Celtic couldn’t buy a goal in the first half with the likes of Gary Mackay-Steven wasting opportunities in the final third as St Mirren frustrated the Hoops.
Patrick Roberts and then Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to rescue the Bhoys though and both were involved in the equaliser, Griffiths winning a free-kick that Roberts cross in for Mikael Lustig to head home.
From that point on there was only going to be one winner and goals from Scott Sinclair, Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths sealed the victory.
The win means Celtic’s dream of a treble lives on. Of course, the result delighted supporters and they took to Twitter to share their joy with the Scottish Cup win…
Proverbial game of 2 halves.
Scott sinclair and Griffiths goals were top class
— Brendan'sGreen&White (@top_tipz) March 5, 2017
Brilliant second half performance, Roberts and Griffiths coming on made the difference????
— Ryann_cfc (@_R_1967) March 5, 2017
Poor first half, brilliant second half. Brendan's subs changed the game, Great to see Griffiths get a goal ????????????
— Liam Paterson (@LiamPaterson_98) March 5, 2017
Got to say I take my hat off to St Mirren & their fans they were superb today at Parkhead gave as a real fright and had a go at Celtic
— Tony Conlin45%1888 (@TonyConlin) March 5, 2017
Exquisite finish from Sinclair! Superb turnaround from Celtic, come on you bhoys in green!
— Yayymes (@Yayymes) March 5, 2017
180 minutes from a treble.
Don't let me down Celtic.
— Bhean (@BheanyArLa) March 5, 2017
The old cliche a game of two halves never more evident than today. Treble still alive! #celtic ????????????
— Vinny O'Kane (@vinster85) March 5, 2017
Dembele is a better player than Griffiths, but the latter made the difference today for Celtic. Just two games away from the treble.
— Ruairí Daly (@Ruairi_Daly) March 5, 2017