Griffiths back with a bang on Celtic return
LEIGH GRIFFITHS overcame the “dark times” of being sidelined for six weeks by returning to score the third goal in Celtic’s 3-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win at Hamilton.
The Hoops striker had been absent since the 6-0 win over St Johnstone on October 7 due to a calf problem and illness. The 28-year-old started on the bench, but after replacing Odsonne Edouard in the 73rd minute, he drilled in a 25-yard free-kick nine minutes later. “It is always nice to be back on the pitch,” Griffiths said. “It was dark times, a lot of frustration, but you just have to get on with it.”
Goals from Ryan Christie and Scott Sinclair — which owed a lot to the deflection off Hamilton midfielder Scott Martin — had put Celtic 2-0 up before Griffiths’ introduction.
Manager Brendan Rodgers said: was a good win, a good result.” “It Stadium. Farke said: “We are enjoying the moment. But we are also greedy to win as many points as possible.”
Swansea skipper Mike van der Hoorn diverted the ball into his own net before Emiliano Buendia placed a shot into the net. Marco Stiepermann tapped in from close range. Daniel James lifted the gloom, but Teemu Pukki scored to complete the victory. league games. But boss Karanka said: “We are showing we are still improving and I’m really pleased.”
Once Lewis Grabban seized upon a desperate mistake from Hull defender Jordy De Wijs after 61 minutes, the game was effectively over. Joe Lolley doubled Forest’s lead three minutes later, albeit via a deflection. when Hernandez headed home Samuel Saiz’s perfect cross minutes from time.
“I thought they were lucky,” City boss Lee Johnson said.