Leigh Griffiths scores a hat-trick to help Celtic win 5-0

Leigh Griffiths scored a hat-trick at the Parkhead as Celtic registered an emphatic 5-0 victory over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

The 29-year-old striker struck the first blow in the 18th minute of the game before doubling the Bhoys’ lead in the ending stages of the first half.

The Scotland international completed his hat-trick in the second half after in-form player Odsonne Edouard netted his first goal in the 54th minute.

Jim Goodwin’s side suffered one more humiliation towards the end as Callum McGregor also got on the scoresheet through a penalty.

Neil Lennon’s side have been spectacular in 2020, winning 12 of their 13 domestic games in the new year.

While their opponents St. Mirren are currently struggling at 11th in the league table after suffering 15 defeats and 8 draws this season.

The Buddies have been winless in their previous three matches, and they are currently just three points ahead of bottom side Hearts at the league table.

The Hoops are nearing towards their 9th consecutive league title with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers 13 points behind them at the second position.

Lennon hailed Griffiths’ performance after the match saying:

“Leigh’s been working hard since the beginning of the year. I’m just pleased for him personally.

“And I’m delighted for Tom Rogic. We’ve been rotating him and Ryan Christie and he shows great intelligence and great feet.”

While the Saints manager was also effusive in his praise for Celtic, according to the BBC:

“We didn’t really get close enough to Celtic, we didn’t show enough aggression all over the park.

“Celtic are miles ahead of anyone in this league. It’s quite scary really, they probably never got out of second gear this afternoon and still managed to put five past us so we’ve just got to take it on the chin.”

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