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Idah leads the way- watch all of the goals from Celtic’s title party

Adam Idah took just five minutes to justify his place in the Celtic side as he kicked off the title party with a 5-0 win away to Kilmarnock.

All the build up about the difficulties of the plastic pitch and two defeats at Rugby Park earlier in the season were blown away in a devastating opening spell in front of 3,000 vociferous travelling supporters who cheered home three well taken goals.

Idah took the place of Kyogo Furuhashi in the only change from the side that started the Glasgow Derby with Brendan Rodgers anticipating a physical battle best suited to his on loan striker.

Robbie Deas got very close to Idah but was brilliantly turned by the striker inside the centre circle, the ball was fed out right to James Forrest who found Matt O’Riley with Idah getting in front of Daizen Maeda to power in the opener from close range.

Idah 1-0, 5 minutes

Maeda wasn’t to be denied, seven minutes later he was perfectly placed inside the six yard box to send a cut-back from Alistair Johnston high into the net.

‘Putting on the agony, putting on the style’ boomed from the Chadwick Stand as the players turned on a dynamic brand of football that the home side had no answer to.

It was a joy to watch as the side that toiled at home to Kilmarnock in February hit top gear with every area of the team in sync as the ball zipped about carving up chances.

Maeda 2-0, 12 minutes

Playing in his fourth successive match for the first time in four years Forrest put Celtic 3-0 in front with Idah sending Maeda clear on the left with Forrest in front of the goal as he slid home in front of the ecstatic away support.

Forest 3-0, 35 minutes

Six minutes into the second half O’Riley popped in his 17th goal of the season with another exquisite finish, rifling home from 20 yards out after a fierce Hatate shot had been blocked.

Celtic’s Player of the Year was in sublime form as he glided across the plastic, picking out his passes and getting into the pockets of space to damage the home defenders.

O’Riley, 51 minutes

Idah, Forrest and Maeda were replaced by Luis Palma, Kyogo and Nicolas Kuhn after 63 minutes but there was no let up as Celtic played with the confidence of champions, savouring every minute of the performance that was about to tie up their 54th Scottish title.

Good work from Kuhn down the right created an opening in the 71st minute with who else but O’Riley rounding off the scoring on a night of joy for everyone associated with the club.

O’Riley 5-0, 71 minutes

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