Brendan Rodgers opted to make some changes and hand fringe men the chance to impress with a busy fixture schedule coming up and it was sub Oh who grabbed the headlines.
Oh Hyeon-gyu grabbed the headlines at Parkhead as he climbed off the bench to net Celtic’s winner against St Mirren.
Brendan Rodgers has rarely used the back-up striker but when he was called upon in the chase of a goal with less than 20 minutes to play in Glasgow’s east end he stepped up to the plate as he smashed high into the net after an excellent team move involving Kyogo Furuhashi and Odin Thiago Holm. It could prove to be a big moment in his Parkhead career as the champions bounce back from their dropped points at Easter Road to pick up all three points and make it nine wins and two draws from 11 outings so far.
David Turnbull – handed a rare start of his own – scored a stunner to level after Conor McMenamin had fired Stephen Robinson’s men into an early lead as he headed beyond Joe Hart. But the Hoops wouldn’t be denied all three points on their own patch as they completed a comeback win with seven minutes to play. Here’s how we rated the home side.
Joe Hart – 6
No chance at opener as beaten with close-range header after just seven minutes. Quiet night for Hoops No1.
Alistair Johnston – 6
Fears after going off at weekend he wouldn’t make this one but retained his spot. Strong defensively and likes to support attack.
Nat Phillips – 6
Rare start for the Liverpool loanee with Cameron Carter-Vickers rested. Did ok.
Liam Scales – 7
Surprise package for Brendan Rodgers this season. Continues to hold down his starting spot. Defended well again. Calm and composed.
Greg Taylor – 6
Looked questionable at St Mirren opener with Conor McMenamin picked out for a free header. Grew into occasion and offered attacking threat down left side.
Callum McGregor – 7
Ever-present in the side and controls the pace and tempo. Vital to Brendan Rodgers and this team. Showed up well once again.