CELTIC 7-0 MOTHERWELL
Celtic said sayonara to Ronny Deila with sunshine, silverware and seven goals against Motherwell.
This was far from a sold out Celtic park and despite the perfect conditions to watch football, the empty seats told their own story about Deila’s reign at the home of the champions.
It was perhaps fitting that Kieran Tierney and Celtic’s youngest ever debutante Jack Aitchison scored in this match, because the club will need to nurture their own talent more and more as the English Premier League disappears over the horizon with untold riches.
European football and eventually Rangers ignites the interest of Celtic supporters with cash to spend, not fake title races with Aberdeen.
Tierney set the ball rolling on ‘5 in-a-row’ day with his first senior goal after 21 minutes with a right foot shot from the edge of the box. Five minutes later, Tom Rogic made it 2-0 with a simple tap in from Stuart Armstrong’s shot which came back off the post.
Suddenly, you sensed a rout was on the cards.
Motherwell were hopeless and already thinking about being on the beach.
Captain for the day, Mikael Lustig made it 3-0 just before the half hour with an easy header from Armstrong’s corner.
Armstrong hit a sweet strike to make it 4-0, five minutes into the second half and Patrick Roberts had his customary curling shot nestling in the net for number five.
Ryan Christie made it 6-0 approaching the hour to take everyone’s mind of an embarrassing sitter he had in the first half with the goal at his mercy.
The highlight before the trophy presentation belonged to young Jack Aitchison, the young sub came on and duly scored with his first touch to finish off Motherwell.
Scott Brown held the Premiership trophy aloft, Ronny Deila said his thank you to fans, players and staff, and by the time you read this, the manager will already be back in Norway bringing to an end a two year reign that delivered three trophies but very little hope or optimism for the future.