For the first 20 minutes of this game Celtic were in a game with Partick, the away team were creating chances with Celtic hitting on the break. Say what you want about Ronny and his team, when they play, THEY PLAY! The game changed on 43 minutes when a terrible tackle on John Guidetti by Stuart Brannigan and off he went. Celtic were already 1-0 up at this point with a superb free kick from new Celtic star player Super John Guidetti, he won the free kick and hammered it high into the net, this was half an hour in and seemed to settle Celtic as we got more into the game
Half time, Celtic 1-0 Partick Thistle
Guidetti 1-0 Video. Thanks to @Celticgoals
Wakaso replaced Callum McGregor at half time and Wakaso to be fair can cross a ball well. 2 minutes into the 2nd half it was 2-0, Stokes played the ball over the Partick defence with a chip, he was looking for Scott Brown but over hit it, there was Emilio Izaguirre to get to the ball and hammer home for 2-0
We waited under 5 minutes for 3-0, again Guidetti with a free kick and this lad just oozed class. If Celtic have not already offered this kid a deal I would be surprised. I am told he was on £15,000 a week at City with bonus’s that were huge should he play 1st team football, so we should be able to offer the kid a 15 year contract! Joking aside I would be throwing a luxurious 5 year deal at the kid, he is the best player since Larsson in that position. He has a mixture of Nakamura, Sutton and Larsson in there and that is a hard player to find. We have him, let’s keep him!
4-0 came on 55 minutes Guidetti had the ball in the box stand side and was fouled, penalty and he slotted home for a brilliant hat trick for a man we are all growing to love, I get the feeling John is loving us back. He is good friends with Jordon Larsson, yes, Henrick’s son. So I am guessing John has been told how special a club we are. John had tried the Premiership and got nowhere, he is the type of player who NEEDS wanted and adored by all around him, he gets that from the fans, his team mates and the club, as Ronny said “This looks like his home” Let’s hope a deal has been offered already as John can speak to anyone in about 8 weeks
Stokes came off for Griffiths on the hour mark and it was Leigh who made it 5-0, a superb run and cross by Izaguirre and Griffiths headed home, delighted he was and rightly so, he said he would fight to get into the team and he did himself no harm tonight.
Celtic at this stage were just powering through Partick, Van Dijk had a shot on the turn curled just past the far post as Celtic kept creating and on the night it could have been 10 easy. Scepovic came on with half an hour to go and he should have buried a couple of chances. 6-0 and the final goal was comedy gold but Leigh Griffiths won’t be complaining. Partick Thistle right back played the ball back to the Thistle keeper he went to kick long but Griffiths was having none of it, he got a foot to the goalies kick and it went in, 6-0 to Celtic and the Semi Final of the League cup awaits. The draw is on Saturday at 5pm. Do we dare dream of getting Sevco? or would we rather hammer them in the final? I don’t know, maybe not getting them at all would be better, it will only generate money for them
Man of the Match – John Guidetti – The best find in many a year, we MUST get this lad signed
Final Score. Celtic 6-0 Partick Thistle