Celtic picked up another crucial three points on the road as they defeated Hamilton 4-1.
It was a slow and lacklustre start to the match from Celtic, the complete opposite to how the Bhoys kicked off against St Johnstone in mid-week.
The best chances of the half fell to Hamilton and while Forster pulled off a few good saves, there was nothing he could do in the 26th minute.
A Hamilton corner found the head of Ogkmpoe who bulleted his header home. Forster was left helpless but questions have to be asked of Christopher Jullien’s defending.
Accies lead didn’t last long however. Leigh Griffiths was set to strike when young Jamie Hamilton hauled him back on the edge of the box, resulting in him seeing red.
Odsonne Edouard scored the free kick, managing to lift it above the wall with pace and precision meaning the Hoops headed into half-time level.
The second-half was unsurprisingly all Celtic as Hamilton had all 10 men with their backs against the wall.
Celtic’s pressure finally paid off as Christopher Jullien latched onto a Ryan Christie cross with a finish a striker would’ve been proud of.
Three minutes later and his fellow Frenchman sealed the three points. Edouard linked up perfectly with Tom Rogic and neatly tucked the ball into the net.
James Forrest deservedly got in on the act and grabbed the fourth late on.
Here’s how we rated the Celtic players.
FRASER FORSTER: 7
Could do nothing for the goal.
Pulled off a few good saves in the first half when Hamilton were on top.
STEPHEN WELSH: 7
Really solid debut from Welsh.
Did the basics well and looked comfortable in a three-man defence.
CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN: 7
If his rating was based solely on his attacking, it’d be a nine but his defending today was questionable.
At fault for the goal and didn’t look comfortable at all with Ogkmpoe and his strength.
Great finish to put the Bhoys ahead and redeemed himself.
KRISTOFFER AJER: 6
Like Jullien, didn’t look comfortable with the ball at his feet.
Don’t think the surface favours either of them and it showed, stark resemblance with the Livingston game.
JAMES FORREST: 8
Outstanding and underrated.
If anyone looked like creating something in the first half, it was Forrest.
Was energetic and lively down the right and is looking back to his best.
A fabulous finish to seal the deal late on.
SCOTT BROWN: 7
700 club career games and today was another vintage performance from him.
Crucial infront of the defence when Hamilton were all attack.
OLIVIER NTCHAM: 6
Linked up well with Edouard again and produced a few delightful long balls.
Comfortable and controlling in possession again.
Subbed after an hour.
CALLUM MCGREGOR: 7
Controlled the midfield really well and started numerous attacks in the second half.
GREG TAYLOR: 6
Energetic down the left hand side, would’ve liked to have seen him test McGowan more.
A few decent deliveries into the box but failed to find a teammate.
Subbed after 70 minutes as on a booking.
LEIGH GRIFFITHS: 8
Did everything today except grab a goal and he was unlucky not to do so.
Set pieces, link-up play, tracking back, he did it all.
Forming an impressive partnership with Edouard.
ODSONNE EDOUARD: 9
Another Man of the Match performance from French Eddy.
Two fantastic finishes and should’ve grabbed his hat-trick with the easiest finish of them all.
Standout performer in the second half especially.
SUB: RYAN CHRISTIE: 7
Great addition and injected some much needed energy into the side.
Crucial in setting up Jullien.
SUB: JONNY HAYES: 7
Massive impact from the bench yet again.
Got it all started for Jullien’s goal with some quick thinking.
SUB: TOM ROGIC: 7
Delightful link-up play for Edouard’s second and looked well up for it.