Mikey Johnston continued his fine start to the season on Saturday afternoon as he scored the opening goal in Celtic’s narrowly 2-1 win over Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup.
The 20-year-old has scored three and assisted three in six appearances in all competitions this season, but his goal against Dunfermline has caused a stir on social media as to whether or not he meant to lob the keeper from range.
These Celtic supporters are convinced he meant to score.
Twitter: @HereCelts @celticjoe86 100% went for goal (@Davie_1967)
Twitter: @HereCelts @ShannyTheTim Hat’s off. A cracker! (@IncubatorMan)
Twitter: Mikey Johnston is on fire https://t.co/EOkDE8mVqH (@SwidzinskiD1888)
Twitter: @DomSwindon @darylbhoy Screamer (@TanyaxMiller)
Others, however, believe it was an attempted cross.
Twitter: @DomSwindon @CelticGossip Lovely cross! (@whosaghirlie)
Twitter: @HereCelts Over hit cross (@BabyBoo4444444)
Twitter: @DomSwindon That was a cross (@Jimmilaw)
Twitter: @SwidzinskiD1888 that’s a cross…didnt even celebrate (@DavidOReilly3)
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As much as I’d love to give Johnston credit for an impeccably placed curling effort, I certainly think it was a cross rather than a shot.
Either way, he still found the back of the net to add to his tally for the campaign and play an important role in Celtic’s victory against Dunfermline.