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Rocket Man! Watch Kyogo’s stunning opener at Livingston

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Celtic took the lead after just nine minutes at Livingston thanks to a brilliant strike from Kyogo Furuhashi.

The Japanese striker has struggled in front of goal in recent weeks but got the vote over Giorgos Giakoumakis to start the match at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Celtic enjoyed all of the early possession, when a gap opened up Greg Taylor delivered the perfect pass with Kyogo taking two touches then instinctively firing an unstoppable shot past Jack Hamilton at his near post.

Ange Postecoglou had made three changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek, on the bench there was the welcome sight of Jota after a three week absence.

Celtic pushed on strongly after opening the scoring with James Forrest and Aaron Mooy shooting narrowly wide in the first half hour.

At half-time Celtic were leading by 1-0 thanks to Kyogo’s early strike.

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