Dundee Utd 0
(Kyogo 15, 40 & 45+2, Jota 45+6, Abada 50, 59 & 77, Juranovic 55 and Starfelt 81)
Celtic had 30 shots and they were at an average of 0.168 NP xG per shot and the shot map below tells the story of a dominant and clinical performance.
So many contributors in this match;
Abada had a contribution of 2.74 with 1.8 xG and 0.94 xA. His Post Shot xG was 1.97.
O'Riley (1.64) had xA 1.34 and xG 0.36.
Kyogo (1.44) had xG of 1.4 and Post Shot xG of 2.14.
Jota (1.34) had 0.7 xG, Post Shot xG 0.95 and xA of 0.64.
Hatate (1.2) had xG 0.53 and xA 0.67
A very interesting and impressive stat was that Mooy had 49 accurate passes in the 28 minutes he was on the pitch which takes him to 141 total passes per 90 (128 accurate passes) and above Stephen Welsh's 121 and Connor Goldson's 93. The only other midfielder in the top 10 is McGregor on 75 per 90. Obviously this game impacts Mooy's stats positively but it is interesting to note.
Celtic had 97% possession between 70 and 75 minutes and overall game possession was 76% in Celtic's favour.
I said in my Kilmarnock match review that this team would surpass the invincible's four 5 goal away from home games and I don't think that is in doubt now.
Celtic lined up with 3 changes to the team with Hatate, Abada and Starfelt coming in for Turnbull, Maeda and Jenz.
McCarthy came on to the bench for the unwell Giakoumakis.
Forrest, Turnbull, Maeda, Mooy and Bernabei came on as subs with Bernabei making his competitive debut but did so playing ahead of Greg Taylor in the left winger position.
I mentioned earlier in the year that our poorer performances came last year when our midfield 3 had a low % share of the team's passes. The midfield of McGregor, Hatate, O'Riley, Turnbull and Mooy had 247 passes in this match which was 35% of the total and the most the midfield has this season.
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