'Struggling' - Celtic fans react to senior player display in win against St Johnstone
By Danny Wright
Celtic fans on Twitter have praised Dedryck Boyata for his performance against St Johnstone on Saturday afternoon at McDiarmid Park.
Boyata, 26, played all 90 minutes as the Bhoys cruised to a 4-0 win courtesy of goals from Scott Sinclair, Moussa Dembele, a Steven Anderson own goal and Olivier Ntcham.
Centre-back Boyata has had to play a lot of football recently for the Hoops due to Brendan Rodgers’ on-going injury crisis at centre-back with Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko out injured.
Although one fan saw the senior player to be “struggling” most of the supporters were thoroughly impressed with his solid performance at the heart of the Celtic defence.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
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great goal from corner, lovely ball from sa, good run from SS but also great blocking from Boyata to help create the space.
— Kenny* (@Kenny__79) November 4, 2017
Great performance, Boyata n Bitton superb
— rockerfella (@joycer36) November 4, 2017
Boyata struggling will we ever have 2 fit centre halfs again?
— Dylan Peters (@Dylan_P98) November 4, 2017
Well done Boyata.
— James McKenzie (@JamesMck1888) November 4, 2017
Looks like that pitch hasn't been watered for a few months. Heart in mouth every time Nero and Gordon and Boyata play ball along back 4
— Briandamage (@Briandamge64) November 4, 2017
Boyata should get an assist for the goal. Blocks several St J players using the power of mime.
— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) November 4, 2017
Boyata and gordon passin tae each other gees me fear av never felt before
— Liam (@LiamAnderson411) November 4, 2017
Boyata has been ever-present since returning from an injury blow of his own that saw him miss most of the early parts of the season.
He has made 11 appearances across all competitions since coming back, with varying degrees of success as it seemed he was rushed back from his spell to make up for the lack of options in defence.
Celtic moved four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table on Saturday with their win against St Johnstone, however that lead can be cut back down to one point by Aberdeen later in the day if they win at Hamilton.
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