They didn't and I was pleased with the performance, especially with Regi Blinker
, who was the man of the match.
Gould 7; Boyd 7, Mahe 7, MCNAMARA 9, Rieper 6 (Annoni 8), Stubbs 7, Larsson 7, Burley 8, Wieghorst 6, Lambert 7, Blinker
5 (Brattbakk 7).
The Dutchman and the Swede first came together at Feyenoord but Blinker
admits that since joining up with Celtic, Larsson has grown as a player.
Many of the Parekhead fans didn't see Blinker
as the man to fill the Italian's multi-coloured boots.
But we weren't helped by what I thought was inconsistent refereeing - although I think Blinker
deserved to be ordered off.
said: "When I was young I used to enjoy watching him play on the TV as in Holland we could pick up pictures from the BBC.
Gould 6; Boyd 7, Mahe 5, McNamara 7, Reiper 7, Stubbs 6, Larsson 7, BURLEY 9, Donnelly 6, Wieghorst 5, Blinker
Larsson was heavily involved again, selflessly turning a Tosh McKinlay cross back for the in-rushing Blinker
to fire a 15-yard shot past Rousset into the back of the net.
I think the way the players have been shuffled around shows how good the spirit and confidence of the team is," says Blinker
, who was used in midfield in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock in midweek.
continued to shine in the second half and danced around Alan McManus before sending a fierce left-foot shot just wide.
, one of the Hoops' highest-paid stars, decided to relieve himself in the middle of a city centre street.