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‘Out to prove a point’ – Some Celtic fans praise fringe man for role in cup win

Celtic made their way into the next round of the Scottish Cup after a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Saturday evening, and after the game fans took to social media to react to a key man being back in the goals

The Bhoys were pretty comfortable throughout the contest, as they began their defence of another crown, in their quest for what would be a truly amazing fourth treble.

After almost three weeks since their last match, a Scottish Premiership defeat to Rangers, it would have been understandable if there were some doubts around Neil Lennon’s men and some rustiness, but if there was it wasn’t apparent.

The cup tie was the start of a huge few weeks for the Bhoys, who will be hoping to make progress both domestically and in Europe over the next month or so, and they made the perfect start to that.

They were up and running almost immediately at Firhill, courtesy of a first Celtic goal since August for the goal machine Leigh Griffiths, who opened the scoring just 12 minutes into the game.

Callum McGregor then went on to add a second deep into the second period, to put the tie beyond Partick Thistle and send the Bhoys into the hat for the draw for the next round.

It is fair to say that Griffiths has had his critics in recent times, but he went some way to answering them with his goal in the contest, one which most Celtic fans will be hoping kick starts a prolonged spell of fitness where the goals will flow once again for the Scotland international.

He was the subject of plenty of posts on social media after the final whistle, with a lot of Bhoys supporters delighted he is finding the back of the net and hopeful that there is more to come from him.

Here are some of their posts:

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