Steve Clarke has guided Scotland to a win in his first game as manager of his nation. It was a tight affair against Cyprus but a late goal from Oliver Burke secured all three points for the home side.
Andrew Robertson had given Scotland the lead with a stunning strike, just one week after winning the Champions League with Liverpool. However, Ioannis Kousoulous’ 87th-minute goal appeared to have earned Cyrpus a point.
But minutes later, Burke scored the goal that had plenty of Celtic fans confused on Twitter.
The West Brom star spent the second part of last season on loan at Celtic. His time at Parkhead was, at best, something of a mixed bag.
Burke scored twice on debut against St Mirren but soon found himself in and out of the Celtic starting XI.
By the end of the campaign, with Neil Lennon as manager, the 22-year-old was finding himself out of the squad entirely.
Celtic fans certainly saw the best and worst of Burke during his time at Parkhead. Strong, fast and powerful, the raw ingredients are all there. However, he demonstrated a lack of composure at times that left some Celtic fans glad when Lennon started using him sparingly.
So whilst Celtic fans were over the moon that Burke had secured a crucial win for Scotland in their Euro qualifier last night, many were left wondering if he would have missed the same chance in green-and-white hoops…
Oli Burke has done more for Scotland in 10 minutes than he did for 6 months at Celtic 🙈
— Caoimhin McLaughlin (@CaoimhinMcLaug1) June 8, 2019
Oliver Burke what a guy. Played his part in the best goal that Celtic scored last season and scores the winner for Scotland tonight. Hero
— SM (@SM1967_) June 8, 2019
Been a big critic of Burke the last few weeks after his end at Celtic but the big man stepped up the night. Unlucky wae the header at first, but nice, easy tap in from the rebound.
— Nicky Laing (@lickynaing) June 8, 2019
Burke would’ve missed that for Celtic! #SCOCYP
— Aidan Linning (@ajlinning) June 8, 2019
Anyone else think Burke would miss the rebound?
— celtic celtic (@celts21) June 8, 2019
Oli Burke on for Scotland in all ma 46 years watching Celtic I think he’s the worst striker I’ve ever seen including mo bangara and Wayne biggins
— Steven Devlin (@Devlin72Devlin) June 8, 2019
Celtic should go for that boy Burke
— Tofu (@tofu1888) June 8, 2019
Can we sign Ollie Burke for Celtic?😂
— A Lost Celt (@jestejedno) June 8, 2019