Edouard seals Celtic comeback win against St Johnstone
Odsonne Edouard's double helped Celtic come from behind to win 2-1 at St Johnstone and move to within 18 points of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.Shaun Rooney's header had given the Saints a surprise lead five minutes into the second half, only for the champions to respond with two goals in the […]


Odsonne Edouard's double helped Celtic come from behind to win 2-1 at St Johnstone and move to within 18 points of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.Shaun Rooney's header had given the Saints a surprise lead five minutes into the second half, only for the champions to respond with two goals in the space of just two minutes and ten seconds, both from the in-form Edouard. The France U21 international showed brilliant instincts to equalise on the hour-mark, before firing his side ahead minutes later with a neat finish, the striker's sixth in his last six matches.That was enough to hand Neil Lennon's side a fourth straight win as they moved to within 18 points of leaders Rangers, with a game in hand, while St Johnstone stay eighth. Player ratings St Johnstone: Clark (6), Kerr (7), Gordon (6), McCart (6), Rooney (7), Bryson (6), McCann (6), Booth (7), Conway (6), Kane (6), Wotherspoon (7) Subs: Middleton (6), O'Halloran (6), May (6) Celtic: Bain (6), Kenny (6), Duffy (6), Ajer (7), Taylor (8), Rogic (8), Brown (6), McGregor (7), Turnbull (7), Christie (8), Edouard (9) Subs: Griffiths (6), Elyounoussi (6) Man of the match: Odsonne Edouard How Celtic stayed in touch with RangersWith Rangers once again winning on Saturday, the visitors knew that nothing less than three points would do at McDiarmid Park against opponents they had not lost to in their previous 14 league meetings. Celtic created the best opening of the first period when Edouard broke free down the left, before finding the unmarked Tom Rogic at the far post, only for the Australian's shot to be brilliantly cleared off the line by the covering Callum Booth. Image: Celtic's David Turnbull and Murray Davidson in action at McDiarmid Park However, the champions did not have it all their own way and it was Callum Davidson's team, who have a League Cup final with Livingston at the end of February, who made the breakthrough just after half-time. The well-worked move started down the left and after an interchange of passes, Booth's deep centre picked out Rooney at the back post and the defender rose highest of all to power a header home for his fourth goal for the Saints and first in Perth. Team news The hosts made three changes from the team that won 2-1 at Livingston last weekend, with Callum Booth, Craig Bryson and Craig Conway all starting in place of Scott Tanser, Liam Craig and Guy Melamed. Meanwhile, Celtic boss Neil Lennon made two changes from the side that beat St Mirren in midweek, with the injured Stephen Welsh replaced by Shane Duffy at the back, while Ryan Christie came in for Albian Ajeti, who dropped to the bench. That surprise goal, though, brought about a swift and decisive response from Celtic as Edouard showed why he is a forward in demand.The frontman's first strike to bring the visitors level was all about anticipation as after good work down the left from Ryan Christie, there was the arch poacher in the six-yard box to acrobatically equalise.Edouard was then on hand to finish off a neat move again involving Christie, whose clever dummy saw Greg Taylor escape to the left byline and cross for the Frenchman to twist and turn in a tight space to fire home his 20th goal of the season.What's next?St Johnstone travel to Motherwell next Saturday at 3pm, while Celtic host Aberdeen on Wednesday at 6pm.
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