Timothy Weah scored on his Celtic debut as they strolled into the final 16 of the Scottish Cup at the expense of Airdrieonians.
Scott Sinclair overlooked a first-half of penalty nevertheless made amends merely five minutes later to present Celtic the lead.
He then had a really straight forward enact after Airdrie goalkeeper David Hutton flapped at a nook to fabricate it 2-zero.
And 14 minutes after coming off the bench, Weah raced thru to open his Celtic memoir.
The pick continues supervisor Brendan Rodgers’ unbeaten document in home cups with the Scottish champions, with Celtic taking but every other step in the direction of an phenomenal ‘treble-treble’.
Referee Andrew Dallas induced fury amongst the Airdrie gamers when he pointed to the attach after Emilio Izaguirre fell to the ground ultimately of the field.
The Honduran defender became once also surrounded by an mad visiting contingent, who felt he had taken a tumble with none contact.
But they had been celebrating when goalkeeper Hutton got his correct hand to Sinclair’s low effort and suggested it around the put up.
Celtic goalkeeper Scott Brain became once the hero with an succesful five saves within 10 seconds amid a goalmouth lag.
That became once as shut as Airdrie got, and Sinclair doubled Celtic’s lead when Hutton did no longer manage with a nook – nudging the ball into the poke of the Englishman who rifled dwelling from shut differ.
He’s going to bear had a hat-trick when he performed a rebound after Oliver Burke’s shot became once parried, nevertheless he became once harshly ruled to be offside.
Nir Bitton made a lengthy return from smash for the dwelling aspect – his first look in nearly a year – sooner than 18-year-venerable Weah launched his arrival with his first aim.
The on-mortgage PSG striker latched on to a stunning Dedryck Boyata thru ball and poked it first time previous advancing goalkeeper Hutton.
‘We started to secure gaps’ – response
Celtic supervisor Brendan Rodgers: “It took us a little bit of time to acquire going, nevertheless after that first 15-20 minutes, we started to secure the gaps.
“Scored three desires, overlooked a penalty, had plenty more probabilities and had a aim ruled out that would possibly perhaps seemingly bear given Scott a hat-trick.”
‘Weah is known as a staunch asset’ – prognosis
Frail Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner on Sportsound
Timothy Weah appears to be like to be like a flash and staunch. He’ll be a staunch asset for Celtic. I’m no longer clear Oliver Burke is an out-and-out striker, nevertheless his sprint became once better within the second half of and he’ll be elated to acquire ninety minutes underneath his belt.
Dumbarton supervisor Jim Duffy on Sportsound
Celtic are miles sooner than Airdrie in every division. But they kept at it and they also had that one chance. If they had got that correct on half of time, you never know, nevertheless Celtic had more gears to war thru.