Celtic went back to the summit in the Scottish Premiership this weekend with a comfortable 1-0 win away to Motherwell. A single goal from Nadir Ciftci proved the difference for The Bhoys who took advantage of Aberdeen's 2-0 defeat to Ross County yesterday to climb to the summit of Scottish football.
It was not vintage Celtic but they certainly deserved their win and put in a solid and sturdy performance on the road with their two central defenders in particular shining.
Tyler Blackett and Dedryck Boyata have had interesting starts to their Celtic careers. The Manchester United loanee has not impressed so far. The youngster, who was a regular for United last term, was not in the first-team picture at Old Trafford this season. With that in mind he was sent to Celtic Park where so far he had not impressed fans.
Boyata has had his good and bad moments but overall the Belgian looks like a good option for the club and he has put in some string defensive performances.
Today saw both playing well and that was recognised by the Celtic fans on Twitter...
Another steady show from Boyata... Hopefully when Jozo gets fit we will a strong CB pairing.— Bigirishmc (@Bigirishcelt) October 17, 2015
@MIchaelKB34 We can see Boyata getting better and better as he's getting used to playing every week think next season he'll be even better >— James Patrick (@martyonerous) October 17, 2015
Decent performance today, as usual failing to kill teams off. Brown immense, Commons very good, Boyata was assured. 3 points critical today.— Robert Bacon (@aarbee13) October 17, 2015
Thought Blackett and Boyata did well today, looked pretty calm. To be fair they didn't have a lot to deal with 1st half in particular.— Brian (@Stoneysnapper) October 17, 2015
back where we belong, not the beat performance but another 3 points, big boyata played well today— Jaimey Maloney (@jaimey_maloney) October 17, 2015
I tell you something, Boyata and Blackett have been excellent today.— Andrew Angus (@_AndrewAngus) October 17, 2015
Easy so far. Totally dominant. Boyata playing very well.— Remy McSwain (@RodneyFarmer) October 17, 2015
Boyata's been flawless today.— ☠ Ross ☠ (@UTLRSiempre) October 17, 2015