By Emma Sanders
Celtic fans were ecstatic on Twitter as Tom Rogic netted a superb goal to give his side an early lead in the Betfred Cup final against Aberdeen.
The 23-year-old came in off the right wing to collect the ball and deliver a fantastic strike into the bottom left corner of the goal after 17 minutes of a clash that Celtic went on to win 3-0.
Rogic’s left-foot strike was his ninth goal of the season and his third in the Betfred Cup after he netted a brace against Motherwell in August.
15: GOAL FOR CELTIC!!!! pic.twitter.com/Ct25gLhie5
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 27, 2016
The playmaker has had to fight for his place in the side since joining for £400,000 in January 2013 and has made just 35 league starts in total.
He’s proven to be a reliable goalscorer though and he has already scored against Aberdeen this season, during Celtic’s 1-0 victory in the Scottish Premiership last month.
The two sides are battling it out at the top of the league table, with Celtic enjoying an eight point lead over Rangers and a further 10 over Aberdeen but were dominant once again as they picked up their first piece of silverware for the season.
Celtic’s victory was their third against Aberdeen this season, including a 4-1 thrashing at Celtic Park in August at the start of the league campaign.
The Australia international has now started the last two games for Celtic and fans were delighted when he gave his side an early lead in the cup final.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Can he bend it yes he can tom rogic HH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) November 27, 2016
Bhoy like Tom Rogic💚
— Ciarán Farrell (@CiaranF96) November 27, 2016
@jirvine36 was man of the match last season, looking like Tom Rogic will be following him.
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) November 27, 2016
— Kerry-Frimpong 🍀🤫 (@wee_kezza) November 27, 2016
Tom Rogic and his magical left foot.
— David Hackett (@Hackett67) November 27, 2016
— Ryan Adamson (@radamson15) November 27, 2016
@Tom_Rogic You sir are a beautiful human being👍🍀
— Wullie Mac (@WilliamMcGinn11) November 27, 2016
Yassss ya big Aussie @Tom_Rogic 🍀😊
— CELTICBHOY🍀 (@oioioioioioipo) November 27, 2016
In other Celtic news, Jose Goncalves believes this player can be a star for the club.