Celtic beat St Mirren 2-0 at home on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter praised Mohamed Elyounoussi for his performance.
The winger opened the scoring in the 49th minute with a close-range finish, as he reacted quickly to tap in his fifth goal of the season in just nine appearances across all competitions for the Bhoys.
James Forrest, who had earlier signed a new four-year contract, scored the second shortly after to wrap up three vital league points.
Neil Lennon’s team stay top of the division standings, but second-placed Rangers are level on points with them and trail by just a single goal on the goal difference.
The Bhoys have genuine competition to defend their title this campaign and are under pressure even game to win.
Elyounoussi looked a real threat with his quick dribbling from the left flank against St Mirren and has been dangerous during his time at Parkhead so far.
The 25-year-old Norwegian moved to Celtic in the summer on a season-long loan from Premier League outfit Southampton and has quickly become a fan favourite.
He’s making a real difference in the attacking third whenever he features and has managed to nail down a spot in the league XI.
A selection of Celtic supporters raved about his latest contribution and are keen for him to join on a permanent basis.
Here are some Celtic fans on Elyounoussi:
Can we keep Elyounoussi forever pls
— K (@laylaykee) October 31, 2019
Said it before, just offer Southampton whatever it is they want for Elyounoussi. Guy is a serious baller. His movement is unreal. He’s going to be vital for us winning the league this year.
— Michael Mclean (@mikeymclean1987) October 30, 2019
Solid debut for Taylor, I’m a big fan of his. What a signing Elyounoussi is, his movement & quality is a level above. Ntcham starts on Saturday for me, don’t ask who I’m leaving out though 😂
— Ryan (@Ryanmc67_) October 30, 2019
Another goal for Elyounoussi tonight. Not his best performance but he looks like he’s capable of scoring goals even when he’s been quiet
— Greig O’H (@hAllmhurin1) October 30, 2019
Greg Taylor was class tonight, as were Elyounoussi and Forrest
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) October 30, 2019
Elyounoussi is going to me massive for us this season. Literally a game changer. Get him & big Forster signed permanently.
— Séan 🇮🇪 (@CelticSean81) October 30, 2019
Going to start a go fund me so we can buy elyounoussi at the end of the season cheers
— Nicky (@CelticNick) October 30, 2019
I like Elyounoussi. I really think he has a lot to offer.
— Juan Román Rogic (@JuanRomanRogic) October 30, 2019