Tim Weah has done it again. The kid who is a couple weeks shy of his 19th birthday came off the bench and singlehandedly brought the victory home for Celtic FC in a 2-0 victory against St. Johnstone.
Weah entered the match as a substitute in the 74th minute with both teams still scoreless, and he made an impact just minutes later. In the 78th minute, he calmly collected a long ball just inside the 18 yard box, made a great move to the left side of the box and then sent a cross into the 6 yard box. James Forrest was there to finish it for the 1-0 lead.
Here is video of Tim Weah’s assist today for Celtic to break a scoreless #USMNT pic.twitter.com/6VJeEDwwrH— American Soccer Now (@ClassicASN) February 3, 2019
Weah wasn’t done. In the 89th minute, on the counter attack, he received the ball and sent it forward to Callum McGregor. Continuing to run with the play, McGregor continued down the left and sent a cross into the right side of the box, where Weah was waiting to fire it home.
What a counter attack goal from Tim Weah to cap a remarkable effort off the bench. The Brooklyn native assists on the opener and scores the second in a 2-0 win for Celtic over St Johnstone #USMNT pic.twitter.com/T6cltBitD3— American Soccer Now (@ClassicASN) February 3, 2019
It made the score 2-0 and that’s how it would end. Weah had 25 minutes of play, one goal and one assist, and he was directly responsible for all of Celtic’s scoring. It continues his torrid pace since he moved to Scotland to join The Bhoys last month. Celtic is in first place in the Scottish Premiership, 6 points clear of Rangers FC and has 8 points more than 3rd place Aberdeen FC. It may not be long before the super sub has a permanent place in the lineup for the Premiership leaders.