‘Arguably His Best Game For Us’ ‘He Was Outstanding’ Fans Hail Celtic Star After Starring In Derby Victory

‘Arguably His Best Game For Us’ ‘He Was Outstanding’ Fans Hail Celtic Star After Starring In Derby Victory

Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart was in excellent form as the Hoops won the first Glasgow derby of the season against Rangers at the weekend.

The 36-year-old made a number of outstanding saves to keep a clean sheet, ensuring that Brendan Rodgers’ side secured a 1-0 victory at Ibrox.

Hart has been the subject of a lot of criticism from his own fans over the past six months but supporters on X were quick to pay tribute to the veteran shot-stopper after the match:

Many fans wanted to replace Hart

Despite a new keeper not being a priority in the summer transfer window, a large section of the fanbase were calling on the club to find a replacement for their current no.1.

There was some speculation about Croatian international Dominik Livakovic being a target but that ultimately proved to be a dead end as he sealed a transfer to Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Silencing the doubters

Although one match will not stop questions being asked about Celtic’s no.1, it was a really impressive display from the ex-Manchester City player at Ibrox.

Hart produced two great saves to keep substitute Danilo from scoring late on, and he did just enough to put off Sam Lammers when the Dutchman fired his shot wide of the post.

Of course, supporters will want to see these sorts of performances from Hart on a consistent basis going forward but he deserves huge credit for his contributions on Sunday.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.