Lovely pass from Johansen there but Balde’s control let him down.
Another nice pass from Johansen nearly put Pukki in.
Playing much better now since Brown and Commons came on and found their rhythm.
Pukki is a fanny. Stuck out his arm there as he was afraid to get hurt. Balde’s touch is abysmal.
Correct on both counts.
Balde is plain useless. No need to persist with him again.
Pukki has some degree of talent but isn’t sharp enough, lacks confidence and self-belief, gets bullied too easily and has nothing to offer for next season either.
Good patience from Mulgrew there. He’d have been tempted to just smash that. Decent movement from Pukki in fairness to finnish that.
Do we know why Balde’s biggest fan isn’t watching this? I suspect he’d find a way to find a positive in this for him anyway.
See that story today about the Portuguese bird Helena Costa being appointed to a manager job in Ligue 2 in France? She scouted Spain and Portugal for Celtic and the only explanation I can think of for signing somebody as chronically bad as Balde is that a woman was involved.
Good run from Brown, composed finish.
Sheer class by Virgil.
Juarez, Balde… makes sense.
The occasional fan will be on in a few days/weeks reminding people who watch games that Commons is overrated and should be sold.
He and Brown have made a huge difference tonight and it’s been the same all season.
Scott Brown involved again. This time it’s their Scott Brown and their goal.
Oh dear, this is Liverpool-esque.
Hasselbaink has always caused us problems every time he faces us and he held that up well. Not sure why we had stopped marking though.
Palace-Liverpool all over again. Can’t cope with the stress of this.
Sick after that. Threw it away. Afraid to even look at the table to see where that leaves things.
Boerrigter, Balde and Pukki need to get to fuck. Kayal should be punted too. We bought poorly last summer with the obvious exception of the outstanding Van Dijk.
Pukki is better than Hooper.
We have a couple of very decent players, a handful of reasonable players and then a shit load of crap players.