The pacey striker was on top form to ensure Celtic's progression in the League Cup.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was the star of the show as the Hoops booked their place in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish League Cup with a win over Hearts last night.
The Edinburgh club were stubborn in defence and kept Ronny Deila’s men at bay until the 70th minute when Griffiths produced a moment of real quality to break the deadlock.
Picking the ball just outside the Hearts’ box, Griffiths burst away from one defender, nutmegged another and then opened up his body to cooly slot past Neil Alexander.
The 25-year old was also instrumental in Celtic’s second after his powerful, driven run and cross was turned in by a clever flick from close range from substitute Tom Rogic.
The win ensures Celtic continue to fight on all fronts this season and the form of Griffiths will give Deila’s team a chance against anyone.
His goalscoring record since his arrival in January last year has been immense – averaging more than a goal every other game with 41 in 76 appearances - and the Celtic faithful are eager to see what else is to come from the diminutive forward.
Reaction to Griffiths’ performance was in plentiful supply on Twitter and below is a selection of the best:
Early days yet but could Leigh Griffiths be a contender for player of the year in Scotland? Having a fine spell pic.twitter.com/SwZFlIxvo2— Lisbon Lion (@tirnaog09) October 29, 2015
Leigh Griffiths hasn't half developed into a fine player for Celtic, attitude on and off the park is spot on— Liam (@liammccoll89) October 29, 2015
Leigh Griffiths : Jinky Incarnate— John Joe Irvine (@jjthefenian) October 29, 2015
@Leighgriff09 100%er carrying the team atm, there's only one leigh griffiths— Samvandam (@Samvandam7) October 28, 2015
That's a goal Messi would be proud of from Griffiths tonight.— Shawn Ayres (@S_Ayres) October 28, 2015
Leigh Griffiths: The best striker at Celtic since Henrik Larsson?— Paul Fisher (@Steakheed) October 28, 2015
Leigh Griffiths goal scoring record for celtic is absolutely quality, so underrated!— Daniel Fitzpatrick (@dannyf97) October 28, 2015
What a goal by Leo Griffiths the night different class @Leighgriff09— Boab (@BoabHailHail) October 28, 2015
Leigh Griffiths is the man. One of the few players who actually realises what it means to pull on the Hoops these days.— Ali MacDonald (@ali__md) October 28, 2015
We'll do well to find a more clinical finisher than Leigh Griffiths. His goal tonight was of the highest standard. An excellent striker.— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) October 28, 2015
Griffiths on the score sheet again. If that bhoy plays his cards right he could be a Celtic legend— Cleary (@connorclearycfc) October 28, 2015