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Elyounoussi Gets 9, Bain With 7 | Celtic Players Rated In Their 6-0 Win Against Livingston

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With little to play for in the league, Celtic hosted Livingston this afternoon in a Premiership contest. Yet the Parkhead side showed the urge to exhibit glimpses of their earlier self with a thumping 6-0 win at Parkhead.

Below are the Celtic players rated in their commanding win against Livingston.

Scott Bain: 7

Was not troubled at all except one crucial stop. Did well with his distribution and maintained concentration while clinching the cleansheet.

Jonjoe Kenny: 8

Another impressive display from the Everton loanee who kept on creating chances while surging forward from the right-hand flank. Played his part in Mohamed Elyounoussi’s first of the afternoon within ten minutes into the second half.  Performed his defensive duties by tracking back and making blocks and interceptions.

Stephen Welsh: 8

Completed the most passes in the match and dominated the game defensively with his timely tackles, recoveries and clearances. Won the majority of duels using his physical as well as aerial prowess.

Kristoffer Ajer: 8.5

The Norwegian was in the right place at the right time defensively and assisted Elyounoussi following a tremendous run. Maintained a high passing accuracy and never lost concentration or composure despite the visitor’s failure of producing enough attacking threats.

Greg Taylor: 8

Made his first league start under John Kennedy and showcased his all-round attributes while featuring as a left fullback. Played his part in David Turnbull’s goal as he set it up for Elyounoussi before the latter registered an assist for the young Scotsman.

Scott Brown: 7.5

The skipper dominated the midfield game, and his header eventually led to a Jack Fitzwater own goal early into the second half. Made his way for Ismaila Soro with 15 minutes remaining of the regular time.

Callum McGregor: 8

Kept on dribbling past the Livi midfield time and again. Carried the ball out from the back and operated in the advanced areas of the pitch. Worked tirelessly throughout as he kept on winning the ball back whenever the visitors were trying to calm things down in the centre of the pitch.

Mohamed Elyounoussi of Celtic celebrating his goal against Livingston
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James Forrest: 7.5

Back to back goals for the Scotsman as he found the net around the half-hour mark to break Livingston’s resilience. Made way for Ryan Christie moments before the hour clock.

David Turnbull: 8

Kept creating chances from his attacking midfield role. Combined well with his teammates and bridged the gap between attack and defence expertly. Found the net too to make it 2-0, as mentioned above. Got replaced by Tom Rogic around the 68th-minute mark.

Mohamed Elyounoussi: 9

Enjoying a stunning form as he not only scored twice but also assisted Turnbull in the first half. Got denied by Robbie McCrorie in Livi goal on a couple of occasions. Was taken off to make way for Leigh Griffiths with 15 minutes remaining.

Odsonne Edouard: 7.5

Celtic hit half a dozen, but the Frenchman could not get on the scoresheet. Got denied thrice by McCrorie and laid on for Forrest to find the net. Made way for Albian Ajeti midway through the second half.

Celtic Substitutes Vs Livingston

Ryan Christie: 7

Was introduced in place of Forrest, and similar to his fellow countryman, Christie made his mark with successive goals after last week’s strike against Falkirk.

Albian Ajeti: 5.5

Enjoyed the minutes but could not provide anything spectacular.

Tom Rogic: 5.5

Enjoyed the minutes but could not provide anything spectacular.

Ismaila Soro: 6.5

Dominated possession from the deep-lying midfield role since replacing skipper Brown.

Leigh Griffiths: 5.5

Enjoyed the minutes but could not provide anything spectacular.

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