Celtic’s David Turnbull, a midfielder, impressed Leanne Crichton with his play against Greenock Morton at Celtic Park. There was one goal scored by the Hoops superstar in their 5-0 Scottish Cup victory.
Four different players scored against the Championship team on Saturday: Aaron Mooy (18′, 84′), Kyogo Furuhashi (21′, 45+1′), and Turnbull (42′). However, Mooy scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot after Efe Ambrose was controversially called for handling the ball.
The Hoops’ energy was boosted by the penalty kick, and Furuhashi promptly increased their advantage. Then, after Turnbull turned the ball home with a neat finish, he scored again. The 23-year-old midfielder now has four goals in the season after playing in 25 games across all competitions.
Turnbull has scored three goals and assisted on four others for Celtic in Premiership games. However, Ange Postecoglou has only given the five-cap Scotland ace six starts in 17 league games. He played in five Group F Champions League games but saw little action at the outset.
On Saturday, Turnbull proved his worth to Postecoglou by helping Celtic seal the deal before halftime. The famous Wishaw native also prompted Brian Schwake to make another outstanding save. If not for it, he would have scored twice in the 77th minute and been taken off the field.
Turnbull, star for Celtic, was first frustrated by Morton, but he replied well. From 20 yards out, just before halftime, he pinpointed the bottom right corner of Schwake’s goal. He scored again after scoring against St. Mirren, making it two goals in two games.
The 5-0 victory against Morton was highlighted by Turnbull’s goal, which gave Celtic a 3-0 lead. This performance absolutely floored Crichton. The former Scotland international was quite impressed by the Motherwell product’s prowess as he scored his 23rd goal for the Hoops.
“He makes it look so easy,” Crichton enthused on BBC Sportscene. “He’s a tremendous footballer, David Turnbull. It comes from [Liel] Abada down that right-hand side. Kyogo drags defenders towards him. What a brilliant finish it is. I think that might be curtains,” he added.