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Dembele reacts on Twitter to win; sums up Celtic fans in two words

Celtic's Moussa Dembele scores their fourth goal

The 20-year-old was full of praise for Celtic fans on Twitter.

Celtic restored their 11-point lead at the summit of the Scottish Premiership with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Dundee at Parkhead on Saturday.

Rangers' victory at Hamilton the night before had reduced the gap to eight points, but Celtic, who still have two games in hand, managed to restore their massive cushion with a slender win at the weekend.

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Leigh Griffiths curled home a fine free kick on the stroke of half time, before Nir Bitton added a second on 52 minutes as the Bhoys looked to be cruising.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with Moussa Dembele and Erik Sviatchenko after the game

But Dundee nicked one back through Marcus Haber on 69 minutes, though it proved a mere consolation as Brendan Rodgers's side held out for the victory.

The Northern Irish managed elected to leave a number of his heavy hitters on the bench, while also resting fit-again Scott Brown following a hamstring injury.

Moussa Dembele, who has netted 17 goals in all competitions for Celtic this season, was among those benched, but the French sensation reacted to the victory on Twitter afterwards and praised the "top class" Hoops fans for their unwavering support.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele reacts

Dembele is slightly out of form by his standards. The former Fulham hitman has not found the net in any of his last five appearances in all competitions.

That being said, Celtic have four games in the space of 11 days - including a visit to second-placed Rangers on December 31 - and the PSG academy product will surely help the Glasgow giants negotiate such a rigorous schedule.

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