Celtic manager Neil Lennon hasn’t been starting PSG loanee Tim Weah, so perhaps scoring when the boss wrote his name in the XI will help change that.
Making his first league start since Brendan Rodgers left for Leicester City, Weah nodded the Bhoys over the line in the 14th minute.
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The 19-year-old American now has four goals on his loan stint, three coming in league play, and has also produced an assist.
Weah’s versatility has found him at left wing, center forward, and right wing.
Celtic leads second place Rangers by 13 points.
Timothy Weah’s time at Celtic will likely be brief, but the U.S. national team youngster is doing plenty to leave a lasting impression in Glasgow.
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Having already scored three times in seven appearances (just two starts – all competitions) for the Scottish giants, Weah first made an impact on the field before making his way into the hearts of Celtic supporters with a fiery display of celebration and trash-talk following Scott Brown’s stoppage-time winner against Kilmarnock.
For 90-plus minutes, the seven-time defending champions — and runaway leaders once again — were stymied and appeared headed for a scoreless draw away from home. Dropping points would have allowed second-place Rangers to remain within six points, letting them off the hook for their scoreless stalemate with St. Johnstone on Saturday.
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Then came the winner, complete with Brown’s second yellow card of the game for an over-the-top celebration with a group of Celtic fans who staged a mini-field invasion. Tensions were high elsewhere on the field, as Weah, who came on as a substitute 15 minutes earlier, went out of his way to celebrate in the faces of Kilmarnock players Greg Taylor and Jordan Jones, with the referee standing in front of him.
While he’s expected to return to Paris Saint-Germain as soon as his six-month loan ends, Weah will long be welcomed back at Celtic Park anytime.
Timothy Tim Timo Weah becomes an international star or not is one thing, but he’s quickly proving rather adept for the Scottish Premiership.
On loan from Paris Saint-Germain and tipped by none other than Neymar for a monster half-season, Weah came off the bench to inspire Celtic’s 2-0 win at St. Johnstone with a goal and an assist on Sunday.
Weah, 18, subbed into a scoreless match with 16 minutes to play, and produced the result with an assist and then a goal. Celtic is six points clear of Rangers atop the table. The next Old Firm Derby isn’t until March 31 at Celtic Park.
The American attacker now has three goals and an assist in five appearances for Celtic, who is the best team in the Scottish Premiership has won those matches by a combined score of 14-0. And, notably, the league is somewhere between the Eredivisie and MLS in quality.
So there’s plenty of proving ground left for Weah. But so far, so great.
And remember: He has two goals in four senior appearances for PSG, plus a goal in eight caps for the #USMNT.
Video below the reaction of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) U.S. men’s national team forward Tim Weah made it two goals in his first two games for Celtic by scoring after coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.
Weah, the son of former AC Milan star George Weah, ran onto a through-ball and slotted home a first-time finish for Celtic’s fourth goal in the 86th minute.
The 18-year-old Weah scored on his debut for Celtic on Saturday in the Scottish Cup.
He is on loan at the Glasgow club from Paris Saint-Germain.
Celtic leads the Scottish league by one point.
Saturday was a Scottish Cup day, and two Americans had memorable debuts in their new homes.
Tim Weah and Ian Harkes came off the bench for Celtic and Dundee United, respectively, in victories over lower league sides.
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Harkes did it in stoppage time to cap off United’s 4-0 win at Scottish League One side Montrose.
A 70th minute sub, Harkes scored in the fourth minute of stoppage when he finished across goal from the outside of the six.
Weah needed less time. The 18-year-old ran onto a through ball from Dedryck Boyata and poked it home 14 minutes after arriving on the scene against visiting Airdrieonians, also of Scottish League One.
Calm finish from the Paris Saint-Germain loanee.