Celtic restored their nine-point benefit over Rangers on the prime of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-0 win at Dundee United, with Ange Postecoglou filled with reward for Aaron Mooy and even taking a cheeky shot at a rival coach.
Two targets in 5 minutes early within the second half from Jota and Mooy did the harm for the Hoops as Ange Postecoglou racked up a fiftieth league win in simply 61 video games in command of Celtic.
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“We began the second half rather well, scored a pair targets may have scored a pair extra,” stated Postecoglou. “A very sturdy efficiency.”
On the bottom the place they received 9-0 earlier within the season, the guests have been pissed off earlier than half-time by United and the intervention of VAR.
Celtic thought that they had a penalty when Mark Birighitti caught Kyogo Furuhashi because the goalkeeper punched clear.
Nevertheless, referee Don Robertson modified his preliminary resolution after reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor.
Celtic didn’t have to attend lengthy to make the breakthrough after half-time with Birighitti this time at fault.
The Australian misplaced the flight of Mooy’s cross and Jota headed in from the narrowest of angles on the again submit.
Moments later, VAR did come to the Scottish champions’ support as Kieran Freeman dealt with contained in the field and Robertson was once more suggested to alter his unique name and level to the spot.
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Mooy despatched Birighitti the flawed technique to finish any doubt over the end result.
Postecoglou was filled with reward for Mooy post-game, telling Sky Sports activities the Australian is “going rather well”.
“He’s constructed up his match health again to a degree I do know he can get to,” Postecoglou added.
“He’s a high quality participant and in some other universe he’d be enjoying within the English Premier League however we have been fortunate he fell on our doorstep and I used to be joyful to open the door.”
Postecoglou added: “Possibly you should use that time period ‘I’m a fortunate man’, referring to Rangers supervisor Michael Beale’s claim earlier this year that the Australian has been fortunate to have so much money to spend within the switch market.
“Aaron’s obtained this actual capability to maintain working,” Postecoglou added of Mooy.
“He’s obtained an amazing engine – he runs all day. Earlier than he got here to us, he didn’t play a variety of soccer which I’m sort of hoping means he’s saved it up for the remainder of his profession.”
Postecoglou additionally reserved particular reward for Celtic captain Callum McGregor in his four-hundredth look for the membership.
“I stated to the lads in there that they’ve obtained to understand they’re sharing a dressing room with a particular particular person,” added Postecoglou.
“He’ll go down as a legend of this membership. The most important praise I will pay him is he performs each sport prefer it’s his debut, as if he has all the pieces to show. He’s achieved all of it right here in Scotland. It’s a credit score to him.”