By Tom Blackburn
Scott Sinclair scored the winner on his Celtic debut hours after being unveiled as the club’s new signing – and Twitter went wild for the winger.
The Bhoys won the tie against Hearts 2-1, as they began their Scottish Premiership defence with three points.
The winger came off the bench in the 61st minute with the score at 1-1, and in the 81st minute he scored to send Celtic fans home jubilant.
— Celtic Goals ⭐ (@CelticGoals) August 7, 2016
The Hoops are hoping to win their sixth successive league title, but face stiff competition this year with Rangers returning.
This win is surely a good omen for the season, after their Glasgow rivals drew to Hamilton yesterday, and fans quickly saluted Sinclair and the rest of the Celtic side.
Here are a selection of their messages:
Great start a win on the board & Sinclair of the mark #HailHail
— John D (@gsjohn67) August 7, 2016
@celticfc well done celts great win & great debut for Sinclair let's take this momentum on to the next game hail hail??
— Jim white (@stanleyliam1966) August 7, 2016
— Shannon (@_ShannonKerr) August 7, 2016
I didn’t even know Sinclair had signed before he came on. Not a bad start for him and the Lhads.
— Mongoose Colm (@MongooseColm) August 7, 2016
Buzzing for Sinclair, not the best game but big 3 point, the Huns are gutted, 2 points clear already???
— MacauleyMcBride (@MacauleyMcBride) August 7, 2016
Massive win!! Sinclair is a legend ???
— Danny Watters (@dannyw3369) August 7, 2016
Scott Sinclair, now that's a debut! #bbcsportscot
— Andrew Priestley (@A_Priestley89) August 7, 2016
In other Celtic news, boss Brendan Rodgers hopes to finalise two new Celtic signings by Monday night.