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Timothy Weah Scores Game-Winner for Celtic

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The USMNT forward delivered in his first start since February

Celtic v Hibernian - Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Today, United States Men’s National Team forward Timothy Weah scored the game-winning goal for Celtic FC in a 2-0 away victory over St Mirren. Weah featured as a left-winger in this Scottish Premier League (SPL) match, earned his first start since February, and opened the scoring in the 15th minute.

Initially, defender Mikael Lustig forced a save from the St Mirren goalkeeper who pushed the ball right back to Lustig. From inside the six-yard box, Lustig took a second shot only to have it again saved by the keeper. However, the shot deflected up in the air to Weah whose header from about two yards out hit off the crossbar before going into the back of the net.

The goal was the Paris Saint-Germain loanee’s fourth for Celtic in 12 appearances (379 minutes total), since joining in January.

With the win, Celtic move 13 points clear of second-place Rangers. Celtic have just one league game left before the SPL splits in half into the top-six section and bottom-six section.

After the split, each club plays its fellow top-six or bottom-six sides once (for a total of five matches). Points from the pre-split portion of the season carry over and the club in the top-six section with the most points is the league champion.