‘Knew This Guy Was Going To Flourish’ ‘Outstanding’ ‘Baller’ Fans Hail Celtic Star Who Has 5 Goals in 7 Games

‘Knew This Guy Was Going To Flourish’ ‘Outstanding’ ‘Baller’ Fans Hail Celtic Star Who Has 5 Goals in 7 Games

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley scored his 5th league goal in only 7 appearances as the Hoops sealed a dramatic last-gasp 2-1 win against Motherwell at the weekend.

The score was 0-0 after 87 minutes but a late flurry of goals resulted in a dramatic finish, with the Scottish champions ultimately securing the 3 points and maintaining their advantage at the top of the Premiership table.

Understandably, supporters on X have been full of praise for O’Riley, who has thrived following the arrival of Brendan Rodgers in the summer:

O’Riley’s hot streak in front of goal

The Danish Under 21 international had only scored 6 times in the league for Celtic over the course of his first 18 months in Scotland.

However, O’Riley has nearly doubled that total in a matter of weeks, following the start of the 2023/24 campaign. Whether he can maintain this purple patch, we shall have to wait and see.

Celtic will be relieved to secure the 3 points at Fir Park

It looked for all the world that Luis Palma had sealed a late victory for the Hoops on Saturday, with the Honduran international getting his first goal for the club since his £3.5m from Aris Thessaloniki.

However, Motherwell equalised deep into added time after a strike from Blair Spittal and it seemed that the home side had salvaged a point. O’Riley’s late intervention, though, proved to be crucial.

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.